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


Constitution of the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Training Authority (THETA)

Chapter 5 : Office-Bearers of THETA

16. Absence or vacant office


16.1 In the absence of the Chairperson or should the office of Chairperson be vacant, the Deputy Chairperson shall act as Chairperson. If the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson are absent, or if each of these offices is vacant, the Board shall appoint an acting Chairperson and acting Deputy Chairperson from amongst the Board Members of THETA representing organized business and organised labour. A vacant office shall be filled with a member from the constituency from whom the incumbent is drawn.


16.2 Such acting Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson shall hold office during the absence of the officer in whose place they stand, or until the next Annual General Meeting of THETA, at which a Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson as the case may be shall be elected as provided in this constitution. During this acting period, the acting Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson shall have all the powers, rights, duties and privileges which this constitution confers upon the officer in whose place they stand.