Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill [B40B-2015]

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NCOP Security and Justice

The Select Committee on Security and Justice invites you to submit written comments on the Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill [B40B-2015].

The Bill seeks amend the Protected Disclosures Act, 2000, so as to:
▪ extend the application of the Act to any person who works or worked for the State or another person or who in any manner assists or assisted in carrying on or conducting the business of an employer or client as an independent contractor, consultant, agent or person rendering services to a client while being employed by a temporary employment service;
▪ regulate joint liability of employers and their clients; to introduce a duty to inform employees or workers who have disclosed information regarding unlawful or irregular conduct;
▪ provide for immunity against civil and criminal liability flowing from a disclosure of information which shows or tends to show that a criminal offence has been committed, is being committed or is reasonably likely to be committed;
▪ create an offence for the disclosure of false information.

These are the changes [B40A-2015] made by the Portfolio Committee as incorporated into the [B40B-2015]

Comments can be emailed to Mr G Dixon at gdixon@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday6 January 2017.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr G Dixon on tel (021) 403 3771

Issued by Hon. DL Ximbi, MP, Chairperson: Select Committee on Security and Justice