8. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Adherence and compliance to applicable laws and regulations remain a Board priority as the organisation finds its feet. As a Schedule 3A public entity, SAHPRA is governed by the PFMA (1999, as amended), and National Treasury Regulations published under the PFMA (1999, as amended) and other legislative prescripts. Compliance is an ongoing activity within the organisation and monitoring of any non-compliance with legislative regulations resides with the office of the Board Secretary and the respective Executive Authority. Compliance is tracked regularly by the respective Executive and where non-compliance is noted, corrective actions are immediately developed.
A PFMA compliance checklist is used to monitor compliance with the PFMA (1999, as amended), and reporting is done on a quarterly basis to National Treasury and the Minister of Health. The checklist is part of management’s reporting responsibilities to the Board through its sub-committees, especially RAG and finance committees.