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Commission for Gender Equality Act, 1996 (Act No. 39 of 1996)

5. Meetings of Commission



(1) The meetings of the Commission shall be held at the times and places determined by the Chairperson: Provided that the first meeting shall be held at the time and place determined by the Minister.


(2) If both the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are absent from a meeting of the Commission, the members present shall elect one from among their number to preside at that meeting.


(3) The quorum for any meeting of the Commission shall be a majority of the total number of members appointed in terms of section 3 (2).


(4) The decision of the majority of the members of the Commission present at a meeting shall be the decision of the Commission, and in the event of an equality of votes concerning any matter, the member presiding shall have a casting vote in addition to his or her deliberative vote.


(a) The Commission shall determine its own procedure: Provided that due regard shall be given to the principles of transparency, openness and public participation.
(b) The Commission shall cause minutes to be kept of its proceedings.


(6) The Commission shall from time to time by notice in the Gazette make known the particulars of the procedure which it has determined in terms of subsection (5).