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Non-Profit Organisations Act, 1997 (Act No. 71 of 1997)

Chapter 2 Creation of an Enabling Environment

9. Panel of Arbitrators and Arbitration Tribunal


Referenced by:


1) The Minister must appoint persons so as to maintain a panel of arbitrators consisting of at least seven persons.


a) The Minister must designate one member of the panel of arbitrators to act as the chairperson.
b) If the chairperson is unable to act in this capacity or the post becomes vacant, the Minister may designate any other member of the panel to act as chairperson.


3) Whenever the Minister is required to appoint a person to the panel of arbitrators in terms of subsection (1), the Minister must--
a) publish in the Gazette and by any other widely circulated means of communication, a notice calling for nominees and stating the criteria for nominations;
b) consider all nominations submitted in response to the notice;
c) compile a short-list of nominees and publish it for comment in the manner contemplated in paragraph (a); and
d) consider any comments received in response to the publication of the short list.


4) The terms and conditions of appointment of members of the panel of arbitrators must be prescribed by the Minister.


5) For the purposes of this Act, an Arbitration Tribunal may be composed of not more than three members of the panel of arbitrators appointed by the chairperson.