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

7. Staff of Commission

 

 

(1) The Commission shall at its first meeting or as soon as practicable thereafter—
(a) in consultation with the Minister of Finance, appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person or a person seconded in terms of subsection (4) as Chief Executive Officer of the Commission for the purpose of assisting the Commission in the performance of its financial, administrative and clerical functions; and
(b) be assisted by such staff, seconded in terms of subsection (4) or appointed by the Commission in consultation with the Minister of Finance, as may be necessary to enable the Commission to perform its functions.

[Sub-section (1) substituted by section 35 (1) of Act 47 of 1997.]

 

(2) The persons appointed by the Commission in terms of subsection (1) shall receive such remuneration, allowances and other employment benefits and shall be appointed on such terms and conditions and for such periods as the Commission may, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, determine.

[Sub-section (2) substituted by section 35 (1) of Act 47 of 1997.]

 

(3)
(a) A document setting out the remuneration, allowances and other conditions of employment determined by the Commission in terms of subsection (2), shall be tabled in Parliament within 14 days after such determination.
(b) If Parliament disapproves of any determination such determination shall cease to be of force to the extent to which it is disapproved.
(c) If a determination ceases to be of force as contemplated in paragraph (b) —
(i) anything done in terms of such determination up to the date on which such determination ceases to be of force shall be deemed to have been done validly; and
(ii) any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred up to the said date under and by virtue of such determination, shall lapse upon the said date.

 

(4) The Commission may, in the performance of its functions contemplated in subsection (1) (a) , at its request, be assisted by officers in the public service seconded to the service of the Commission in terms of any law regulating such secondment.

[Sub-section (4) substituted by section 35 (1) of Act 47 of 1997.]

 

(5) The Commission may, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, in the exercise of its powers or the performance of its functions by or under this Act or any other law, for specific projects, enter into contracts for the services of persons having technical or specialised knowledge of any matter relating to the work of the Commission and determine the remuneration, including reimbursement for travelling, subsistence and other expenses, of such persons.

[Sub-section (5) substituted by section 35 (1) of Act 47 of 1997.]