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


Constitution of Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&R SETA)

18. Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Board Members


18.1 The voting members of the Board shall elect at its general meeting from amongst its voting Board members a Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and such other office bearers as it shall from time to time determine necessary.


18.2 The term of office of a Chairperson, deputy Chairperson and Board members and shall not exceed 2 (two) years from the date of his or her appointment.


18.3 If the appointed Chairperson is a representative from an employer's organisation only a representative of an employee's organisation may be elected as Deputy Chairperson and vice versa.


18.4 The role of a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson will alternate between an employer representative and an employee representative every 2(two) years subject to the provisions of this Constitution.


18.5 The voting members of each Committee or chamber shall no less than every two (2) years elect their own Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson at a meeting convened for this purpose or any other meeting contemplated in Clause 19.2.3 and the term of office of the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson shall not exceed 2(two) years from the date of appointment.


18.6 In the absence of the Chairperson appointed in terms of Clauses 18.1 and 18.5 respectively, the Deputy Chairperson shall perform the functions of the Chairperson and in the absence of both the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson, the Board or the relevant Committee or chamber, shall be entitled to appoint a temporary Chairperson whose appointment shall automatically terminate upon the attendance of the Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson as the case may be.


18.7 The Chairperson shall:
18.7.1 Cause meetings to be convened;
18.7.2 Ensure the orderly conduct of meetings; and
18.7.3 Order Board members to leave a meeting if in the opinion of the Chairperson the behaviour of such Board members is disruptive to the orderly conduct of meetings.