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National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act No. 25 of 1999)

Chapter I : System for Management of National Heritage Resources

Part 2 : Constitution, function, powers and duties of heritage resources authorities

20. Employees of Council


(1) The Council must appoint a senior member of staff as chief executive officer, who must—
(a) be responsible for the management of the affairs of SAHRA and who must report on those affairs to the Council as the Council may require;
(b) be the accounting officer charged with the responsibility of accounting for all the money received and the utilisation thereof and be responsible for the property of SAHRA;
(c) furnish the Council with an annual report on the financial affairs of SAHRA;
(d) be responsible for the appointment and management of the staff in accordance with the staffing policy in terms of subsection (2); and
(e) perform any other activities and duties assigned to the chief executive officer from time to time by the Council.


(2) The Council must, in consultation with the chief executive officer, determine the staff needs and staffing policies of SAHRA and the posts, conditions of service, remuneration, allowances, subsidies and other benefits of the staff in accordance with a system approved by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance.


(3) The Council must designate one of the staff of SAHRA as acting chief executive officer when the office of chief executive officer is vacant or when the chief executive officer is absent.