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Regional Services Councils Act, 1985 (Act No. 109 of 1985)

6. Constitution of council


(1) A council shall consist of a chairman appointed in terms of section 7 (1), such number of members as the Administrator may from time to time determine by notice in the Official Gazette and who are nominated in terms of subsection (2) of this section, such number of members as may be admitted by agreement in terms of section 4 (3) (a) (iii) and anyone nominated under subsection (4) of this section.


(2) Every local body represented on a council shall from its members nominate one member of the council for every 10 per cent or part of 10 per cent of the total number of votes to which it is entitled in terms of section 9 (1) (a) or (4) (b), but no local body shall nominate more than five members: Provided that each local body may nominate at least one member.


(3) Simultaneously with the nomination of a member in terms of subsection (2), an alternate member shall be nominated in respect of that member, in the same manner as such member, to act in the place of such member when such member is for any reason absent or unable to exercise or perform any of his powers and duties as a member of the council.


(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, any person or body referred to in section 29(2) (c) (ii) or 29A of the Black Local Authorities Act, 1982 (Act 102 of 1982), may nominate any person, including such person himself or any member of such body, to cast the total number of votes to which the local authority concerned is entitled in terms of section 9 (1) (a) or (4) (b).