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South African Language Practitioners’ Council Act, No. 8 of 2014

Long title


To provide for the establishment of the South African Language Practitioners’ Council; to provide for the objects, powers, duties and functions of the Council; to determine the manner in which the Council is to be managed, governed, staffed and financed; to regulate the training of language practitioners; to provide for control of the accreditation and registration of language practitioners; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CHAPTER 1 DEFINITIONS AND APPLICATION
1. Definitions
2. Application of Act
CHAPTER 2 SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGE PRACTITIONERS’ COUNCIL
3. Establishment of South African Language Practitioners’ Council
4. Objects of Council
5. Functions of Council
CHAPTER 3 BOARD OF COUNCIL 
6. Composition and dissolution of Board
7. Disqualification from membership of Board
8. Declaration of financial or other interests of members
9. Term of office and re-appointment of members
10. Vacancies, suspension, removal and resignation from office of members
11. Meetings and procedures at meetings of Board
12. Recusal of member from meetings and proceedings of Board
13. Remuneration of members
14. Establishment of committees to assist Board
15. Co-opting of persons to, or committees of, Board
CHAPTER 4 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND STAFF OF COUNCIL
16. Appointment of chief executive officer
17. Functions of chief executive officer
18. Resignation and removal from office of chief executive officer
19. Staff of Council
CHAPTER 5 CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LANGUAGE PRACTITIONERS AND POLICY DIRECTIVES
20. Code of conduct for language practitioners
CHAPTER 6 ACCREDITATION BY COUNCIL
21. Application for accreditation
22. Accreditation certificates
CHAPTER 7 FUNDING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF COUNCIL
23. Funds of Council
24. Financial management
25. Audit and annual report
CHAPTER 8 KEEPING OF REGISTERS, REMOVAL AND RESTORATION TO REGISTER AND ANCILLARY MATTERS
26. Keeping of registers
27. Removal of name from, and restoration to, register
28. Effect of suspension or removal from register
29. Right to appeal
30. Custody and publication of registers
31. Register as proof 
32. Issue of duplicate registration certificate, certificate of status, extract from register or certificate by registrar
33. Qualifications and experience prescribed for registration
34. Levying of annual fees on accredited and registered persons
CHAPTER 9 GENERAL PROVISIONS
35. Security of confidential information held by Council
36. Dissolution of Council
37. Use of name of Council
38. Delegations
39. Offences
40. Penalties
41. Regulations
42. Transitional provisions
43. Short title and commencement 
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