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Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)


Constitution of the Chemical Industries and Training Authority (CHIETA)

13. Executive Committee


13.1 The principal role of the Executive Committee is the implementation of appropriate management systems, policies and procedures approved by the Governing Board so as to ensure effective government of the affairs of the CHIETA. The Executive Committee works as the operational arm of the CHIETA, maintaining the daily operational requirements of the CHIETA. The Executive Committee is vested with the power to promote the aims and objectives of the CHIETA.


13.2 Composition of the Executive Committee


13.2.1 The Executive Committee is composed of: the Chairperson of the Governing Board; the Deputy-Chairperson of the Governing Board; the Executive Officer; one (1) ordinary member of the Governing Board representing organised employers; and one (1) ordinary member of the Governing Board representing organised labour.


13.2.2 The Executive Committee may co-opt any person to attend any meeting for a specific period or purpose, but such person will not be entitled to participate in any voting.


13.2.3 The Executive Committee will be supported by a full time Secretariat consisting of the Executive Officer, the Secretary and any other persons as may be determined by the Governing Board.


13.3. Meetings of the Executive Committee


13.3.1 The Executive Committee will decide on the number of meetings to be held provided that one ordinary meeting is held per month.


13.3.2 Special meetings may be called at any time by the Executive Officer with a view to disposing of urgent business.


13.3.3 50% of the voting members of EXCO constitute a quorum, provided that both labour and employers are equally represented by members. They must be present before a meeting can begin or continue.


13.3.4 The Executive Committee may determine its own procedures for the conducting of its meetings and affairs.


13.3.5 Each voting member has one vote on any matter before the Executive Committee, provided if at the meeting the members representing organised employers or organised labour are not equal in number, the side that is in the majority must withdraw as many of their members from voting at that meeting as may be necessary to ensure that the two sides are of equal numerical strength at the time of voting.


13.3.6 The Secretary must prepare a written notice of every Executive Committee meeting showing the date, time and venue of the meeting and the business to be transacted and must send the notice to each member of the Executive Committee at least seven days before the date of the meeting. Shorter notice may be authorised for special meetings.


13.3.7 The Secretary will keep minutes of all meetings and distribute these within seven days after the meeting.


13.4 Functions of the Executive Committee


13.4.1 The Executive Committee will be responsible for the following functions: investigating and reporting to the Governing Board on any matter relating to the sector; informing the Governing Board of the appointment of employees to positions within the agreed establishment, to assist the CHIETA in performing its functions as well as on terms and conditions of employment; recommending to the Governing Board where there is a need to appoint employees in excess of the agreed establishment; handling disputes concerning the interpretation or application of this Constitution; exercising and performing any function and duty conferred or imposed on it by this Constitution or delegated to it by the Governing Board.