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Academy of Science of South Africa, 2001 (Act No. 67 of 2001)

6. Council

 

(1) The Academy is controlled and governed in accordance with this Act by the Council.

 

(2) The Council must ensure that the objectives of the Academy are actively pursued and must exercise general control over the performance of the functions of the Academy.

 

(3) The Council consists of the following persons:
(a) The president of the Academy who is the chairperson;
(b) two vice-presidents, one of whom must be designated by the president to chair the meeting in the absence of the president;
(c) the general secretary;
(d) the treasurer;
(e) seven other members; and
(f) one member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation appointed by the Minister.

 

(4) The members of the Council, except the member contemplated in subsection (3)(f), are elected by Members of the Academy from their number and appointed by the Minister.

[Section 6(4) substituted by section 6 of Act No. 16 of 2011]

 

(5) The Chairperson of the Council shall be styled "The President of the Academy of Science of South Africa" and shall be elected by secret ballot from among the members of the incoming Council, at its first meeting in conjunction with the relevant Annual General Meeting.  Nominations of Council members for election as President shall require the support of at least two members of an incoming Council.

[Section 6(5) inserted by section 6 of Act No. 16 of 2011]

 

(6) The two Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer and the General Secretary of the Academy shall be elected by secret ballot at the same meeting from among the members of the Council after nomination in each case by at least two members of the incoming Council.

[Section 6(6) inserted by section 6 of Act No. 16 of 2011]

 

(7) The Council exercises the powers and performs the duties conferred or imposed upon the Council by or under this Act.

 

(8)
(a) The Council meets at such times and places as the president may direct.
(b) A quorum for a meeting of the Council is a simple majority of its members.