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


Constitution of the Chemical Industries and Training Authority (CHIETA)


Annexure G : Rules and Regulations of the CHIETA


1. A motion proposed at a meeting may not be considered unless it has been seconded.


2. The Chairperson may require a motion, which has a proposer and seconder to be submitted in writing in which case the Chairperson must read the motion to the meeting.


3. No motion may be withdrawn or amended without the consent of the member proposing and the member seconding the same motion.


4. Unless this Constitution provides otherwise, all motions must be decided by majority of votes of those voting members present. Voting can take place on a show of hands or secret ballot.


5. Where at least 75% of the members have reached agreement on a matter referred to them, via letter, fax or telephone, by the Chairperson without convening a meeting and have conveyed their agreement to the Governing Board via letter or telefax, such resolution shall be deemed to be a resolution of the Governing Board, shall be recorded in the minutes of the next ordinary meeting and the Register of Resolutions.


6. If a member is unable to attend a meeting, his/her views on any matter on the agenda concerned may be communicated to the meeting in writing but shall not count as a vote by the member concerned.


7. No member may participate in a discussion or vote on a matter in which he/she has a direct or indirect pecuniary, financial or other material interest, unless he/she first discloses the extent of his/her interest and obtains the permission of the meeting to participate in the discussion or vote on the matter or both.


8. If a member, without obtaining the Governing Board‘s permission, participates in the proceedings in connection with the matter in which he/she does have a direct or indirect pecuniary, financial or other material interest and vote on such matter, such vote shall be deemed invalid.


9. The ruling by the Chairperson on any point of order or procedure shall be binding.