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Co-operatives Amendment Act, No. 6 of 2013
To amend the Co-operatives Act, 2005, so as to provide for the substitution and addition of certain definitions; to provide for associate membership of cooperatives; to provide for categories of primary co-operatives; to provide for the national apex co-operative; to provide for the annual submission of information to the registrar; to amend the accounting practices and requirements for cooperatives by providing for audit and independent review of co-operatives; to provide for the payment of fees by co-operatives for the amalgamation, division, conversion or transfer of co-operatives; to provide for the voluntary winding-up of co-operatives by special resolution; to provide for the registrar to apply for a declaratory order in respect of the liquidation process; to provide for the Co-operatives Tribunal to order the winding-up of a co-operative; to substitute the Advisory Board with the Advisory Council; to provide for the establishment, functions and powers of the Co-operatives Development Agency; to provide for the funding and financial management of the Agency; to provide for oversight and executive authority of the Agency; to provide for the establishment, composition and functions of the Co-operatives Tribunal; to ensure compliance with the principles of intergovernmental relations; to provide for intergovernmental relations within the co-operatives sector; and to provide for the substitution of the long title and the Preamble; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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