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

7. Chairman and deputy chairman


(1) Subject to the provisions of section 2 (2) (a) (ii) and (iv), the Administrator shall in respect of every council appoint a chairman, and may at any time in his discretion rescind such appointment.


(2) The council shall, subject to the provisions of section 11 (1A), at its first meeting and annually thereafter, elect one of its members as deputy chairman, who shall act as chairman whenever the chairman is for any reason absent or unable to act as chairman or whenever he is requested thereto by the chairman.


(3) Whenever the chairman and the deputy chairman of a council are for any reason simultaneously absent or unable to act as chairman, the council shall from among its number elect a person to act as chairman.