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Science and Technology Laws Amendment Act, No. 9 of 2020

Long title


To amend the Scientific Research Council Act, 1988, the Academy of Science of South Africa Act, 2001, the Human Sciences Research Council Act, 2008, the Technology Innovation Agency Act, 2008, and the South African National Space Agency Act, 2008, so as to harmonise the processes for the termination of the membership of Boards or Councils of the entities established by these Acts; to clarify the requirements for the disqualification of persons from membership of Boards or Councils; to provide for the appointment of external persons to committees of Boards or Councils; to provide for the determination of the remuneration and allowances of members of the Boards or Councils and committees of the Boards or Councils; to provide for consultation with the Minister in the appointment of the Chief Executive Officers of the entities; to provide for the determination by the Boards or Councils of the procedures at Boards or Councils meetings; to provide for the procedure for the convening of the Boards or Councils meetings at the request of members of the Boards or Councils; to provide for disclosure by members of the Boards or Councils of interests in the business of the entities and to harmonise the timeframes for making such disclosures to the Minister; to provide for the circumstances where members of Boards or Councils are prohibited from participating or voting in Boards or Councils meetings; to provide for the circumstances where the decisions or acts authorised by the decisions of Boards or Councils may not be invalidated; to provide for the appointment and secondment of employees of the entities by the Chief Executive Officers and the determination of the conditions of appointment and secondment of employees by the Boards or Councils; to provide for the repeal of sections dealing with matters that are contained in the Public Finance Management Act, 1999; to provide for the circumstances under which the entities may be liquidated; to provide for consultation by the Minister with the Boards or Councils of the entities before making regulations in terms of these Acts; to provide for the delegation of functions in writing by the Boards or Councils of the entities to individual members or committees of Boards or Councils; to provide for the requirements for the performance of functions by the entities outside the Republic; and to provide formatters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 7 of Act 46 of 1988...
2. Amendment of section 9 of Act 46 of 1988
3. Amendment of section 10 of Act 46 of 1988...
4. Amendment of section 11 of Act 46 of 1988...
5. Amendment of section 12 of Act 46 of 1988
6. Repeal of section 14 of Act 46 of 1988
7. Amendment of section 15 of Act 46 of 1988...
8. Insertion of section 15A in Act 46 of 1988
9. Amendment of section 18 of Act 46 of 1988...
10. Amendment of section 19 of Act 46 of 1988
11. Amendment of section 1 of Act 67 of 2001...
12. Amendment of section 2 of Act 67 of 2001...
13. Amendment of section 5 of Act 67 of 2001...
14. Amendment of section 6 of Act 67 of 2001...
15. Amendment of section 7 of Act 67 of 2001...
16. Amendment of section 8 of Act 67 of 2001...
17. Insertion of sections 9A and 9B in Act 67 of 2001
18. Amendment of section 10 of Act 67 of 2001...
19. Insertion of sections 15A and 15B in Act 67 of 2001
20. Insertion of section 4A in Act 17 of 2008
21. Amendment of section 5 of Act 17 of 2008...
22. Substitution of section 6 of Act 17 of 2008
23. Amendment of section 7 of Act 17 of 2008
24. Amendment of section 8 of Act 17 of 2008
25. Amendment of section 10 of Act 17 of 2008...
26. Amendment of section 11 of Act 17 of 2008
27. Amendment of section 12 of Act 17 of 2008
28. Amendment of section 15 of Act 17 of 2008
29. Amendment of section 16 of Act 17 of 2008
30. Insertion of section 16A in Act 17 of 2008
31. Amendment of section 17 of Act 17 of 2008
32. Amendment of section 2 of Act 26 of 2008
33. Insertion of section 4A in Act 26 of 2008
34. Amendment of section 6 of Act 26 of 2008
35. Amendment of section 7 of Act 26 of 2008...
36. Amendment of section 9 of Act 26 of 2008
37. Amendment of section 10 of Act 26 of 2008
38.  Amendment of section 11 of Act 26 of 2008...
39. Amendment of section 12 of Act 26 of 2008
40. Amendment of section 13 of Act 26 of 2008
41. Insertion of section 14A in Act 26 of 2008
42. Amendment of section 16 of Act 26 of 2008
43. Insertion of section 5A in Act 36 of 2008
44. Amendment of section 7 of Act 36 of 2008...
45. Amendment of section 8 of Act 36 of 2008...
46. Substitution of section 10 of Act 36 of 2008
47. Amendment of section 11 of Act 36 of 2008
48. Amendment of section 12 of Act 36 of 2008
49. Amendment of section 13 of Act 36 of 2008
50. Amendment of section 14 of Act 36 of 2008...
51. Amendment of section 15 of Act 36 of 2008
52. Substitution of section 18 of Act 36 of 2008
53. Insertion of section 18A in Act 36 of 2008
54. Short title and commencement
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