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Natural Scientific Professions Act, 2003 (Act No.27 of 2003)


Notice No. 1738 of 2003


1. Definitions

2. Establishment of South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions

3. Composition of Council

4. Nomination procedure

5. Term of office of members of Council

6. Disqualification from membership of Council and vacation of office

7. Election of president and vice-president of Council

8. Appointment of chief executive officer and other officials of Council

9. Decisions of Council

10. Administrative powers of Council

11. Powers of Council with regard to registration

12. Powers of Council with regard to fees and charges

13. Powers of Council with regard to education and training in natural sciences

14. General powers of Council

15. Funds of Council and keeping and auditing of accounts

16. Reports to Department

17. Committees of Council

18. Categories of registration

19. Fields of practice in natural scientific professions

20. Registration

21. Cancellation of registration

22. Authorised titles

23. Renewal of registration

24. Return of registration certificate

25. Grievance procedure in relation to registration

26. Recognition of voluntary associations

27. Identification of work

28. Professional conduct

29. Investigation of charge of improper conduct

30. Charge of improper conduct

31. Appointment of disciplinary tribunal

32. Disciplinary hearing

33. Proceedings after hearing

34. Appeal against decision of disciplinary tribunal

35. Professional fees

36. Objections against certain decisions of Council

37. Regulations and rules

38. Procedure and evidence

39. Rectification of errors

40. Delegation of powers

41. Offences and penalties

42. Transitional provisions and savings

43. Act binding on State

44. Repeal of laws

45. Short title and commencement