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REQUIREMENTS WITH WHICH A VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION SHALL COMPLY IN TERMS OF SECTION 14(d) OF THE QUANTITY SURVEYING PROFESSION ACT, 2000 (ACT NO. 49 OF 2000) IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR RECOGNITION UNDER SECTION 25 OF THE SAID ACT:

Notice is hereby given that the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession has, in terms of section 14(d) of the Quantity Surveying Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 49 of 2000) determined the requirements with which an association must comply in order to qualify for recognition as a voluntary association in terms of section 25 of the Act, as set out in the schedule hereto.
SCHEDULE In this schedule, unless the context indicates otherwise, an expression or a word to which a meaning has been assigned in the Quantity Surveying Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 49 of 2000), shall bear the same meaning, and:

1.1 "Act” means the Quantity Surveying Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 49 of 2000);

1.2 "Association” means an association of natural persons engaged in the Quantity Surveying profession within any of the categories specified in section 18(1) of the Act, or an association of natural persons engaged in various professions, inclusive of natural persons engaged in the Quantity Surveying profession within any of the categories specified in section 18(1) of the Act;

1.3 "Council” means the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, established in terms of section 2 of the Act;

1.4 "Division” means the quantity surveying division of a multi-professional association; and

1.5 "multi-professional association” means an association of natural persons engaged in various professions, inclusive of natural persons engaged in the Quantity Surveying profession within any of the categories specified in section 18(1) of the Act.
In order to qualify for recognition as a voluntary association under section 25 of the Act, an Association must comply with the following requirements:

2.1 The Association or Division must solely promote the interest of the quantity surveying profession;

2.2 The Association must be formed as a juristic entity with the main object of the Association or Division being to promote the Quantity Surveying profession or the professional interests of its quantity surveying members;

2.3 The Association or Division shall have a constitution, which is not in conflict with the rules and regulations published under the Act, which is approved by its members, and which:

2.3.1 provides for its management structure, nomination procedure and requirements with which its members elected to the management board shall comply;

2.3.2 sets out, in detail, the aims and objectives of the Association or Division, its administrative powers and power relating to the enrolment of members, termination of membership, education in quantity surveying, appointment of staff, financial arrangements and other Association or Division matters;

2.3.3 provides the requirements for membership in different categories and the rules for cancellation and the re-instatement thereof; and

2.3.4 provides a code of professional conduct for its members, which is not in conflict with the Council’s code, and a system of disciplinary procedures that includes appropriate sanctions when the code is contravened;

2.4 The Association or Division shall not have less than 50 members registered with the Council in terms of section 19 of the Act;

2.5 A majority of the members of the Association or Division shall be registered with the Council in terms of section 19 of the Act and shall have full voting rights in the Association or Division;

2.6 If the Association or Division is representing a particular category or categories of registered persons, the majority of its members shall be registered in such category or categories;

2.7 The Association or Division must have an established secretarial office with sufficient staff to maintain it in a proper manner, or be able to satisfy the Council with an approved alternative arrangement;

2.8 The Association or Division must maintain a register (roll) of members, which register (roll), must be made available at its secretarial office at any time for perusal by its membership or any other member of the public;

2.9 In respect of a multi-professional association, only the Division will have voting rights with regard to any quantity surveying matter;

2.10 The Association must be able to satisfy the Council that it is able to financially sustain itself for the period during which the certificate is granted;

2.11 The Association or Division must keep its quantity surveying members informed of any matters brought to its attention by the Registrar of the Council;

2.12 The Association or Division must be able within its constitution to make provision for annual general meetings and special general meetings of its quantity surveying members and to disseminate other reports and publications whenever it is necessary to do so;

2.13 The Association or Division must keep proper accounting records of all moneys collected by way of subscriptions or by any other method set out in its constitution and produce annual financial statements / audited accounts for dissemination to its members. At any time the books of account shall be open for inspection by the members.
The period of recognition by the Council of the voluntary association shall be valid for a period of 5 (five) years from the date of signature of the certificate, whereafter the recognition will be subject to review by the Council.
Applications for recognition in terms of section 25(2) of the Act must include a copy of the Association or Division’s constitution, which includes reference to furthering the aims and objects of the quantity surveying profession and be committed to the promotion and regulation of the quantity surveying profession within the Republic of South Africa.
All applications for the recognition and registration as a voluntary association will be subject to an initial once-off non-refundable administration fee of R600,00 (Six Hundred Rand). No subsequent annual subscriptions will be levied thereafter.

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