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  1. South Africa - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Co-operatives Management Act, [No. 6 of 2013]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-08-05 | ZAF-2013-L-94053

    Amends the Co-operatives Act 2005 [No. 14 of 2005] to provide for the substitution and addition of certain definitions; to provide for associate membership of 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 co-operatives by providing for auditing 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 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-operative 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 with the co-operative sector; and to provide for the substitution of the long title and the preamble.

  2. South Africa - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Higher Education Laws Amendment Act, 2011 [No. 21 of 2011]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-12 | ZAF-2011-L-89629

    To amend the Higher Education Act, 1997, so as to regulate the conduct of members of the council, members of committees of the council and employees of a public higher education institution engaging in business with the relevant public higher education institution; and to adjust the period within which an independent assessor appointed by the Minister must finalise an investigation; to amend the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act, 1999, so as to empower the Minister to intervene in the case of poor or non- performance or maladministration by the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme; to provide for the dissolution of the board, as well as the procedure for such dissolution; to provide for the appointment of an administrator to temporarily take over the management, governance and administration of the board; and to repeal the provisions placing an obligation on the employer of a borrower to make deductions from the remuneration of the borrower; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  3. South Africa - Cooperatives - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations under the Co-operatives Act 2005 (No. 14 of 2005) (No. R. 366). - Regulation online

    Adoption: 2007-04-30 | ZAF-2007-R-76448

    Provides for electronic services, records, forms and fees, inspection of documents, registration etc.

  4. South Africa - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Co-operatives Act 2005 (No. 14 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-08-18 | ZAF-2005-L-71774

    Chapter 1 - Definitions, purpose and application of Act
    Chapter 2 - Registration, constitution, pwoers of coopertive and registered office and record keeping by co-operative
    Chapter 3 - Membership of co-operatives
    Chapter 4 - General meeting
    Chapter 5 - Managment of co-operatives
    Chapter 6 - Capital structure
    Chapter 7 - Audit of co-operatives
    Chapter 8 - Amalgamation, division, conversion and transfer
    Chapter 9 - Winding-up and de-registration of co-operatives
    Chapter 10 - Judicial Management
    Chapter 11 - Administration of Act
    Chapter 12 - Co-opertives Advisory Board
    Chapter 13 - Miscellaneous provisions

  5. South Africa - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Co-operatives Amendment Act, 1993 (No. 37 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-03-25 | ZAF-1993-L-33776

    Amends certain obsolete definitions. Deletes obsolete transitionnal clauses. Regulates the manner in which membership of cooperatives is obtained, and the requirements for such membership in general. Provides for the amendment of the objects of cooperatives. Makes provision for simplified procedures regarding the registration, conversion and amalgamation of cooperatives. Transfers powers of the Minister to the Registrar of Cooperatives. Provides for the expansion of business with non members. Regulates the representation and voting rights of members at general meetings. Provides for the delegation of powers by the board of directors. Prepares and consolidates annual statements. Sets up the incorporation of cooperatives as public or private companies or as close corporations.

  6. South Africa - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Cooperatives Amendment Act, 1988. No. 38 of 1988.

    Adoption: 1988-04-08 | ZAF-1988-L-32055

    An Act to amend the Cooperatives Act, 1981 to provide for the application of surpluses of cooperatives.

  7. South Africa - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Cooperatives Amendment Act, 1987. No. 80 of 1987.

    Adoption: 1987-10-14 | ZAF-1987-L-32058

    This Act amends the Cooperatives Act, 1981, in respect of agricultural cooperatives and marketing of agricultural products, and administrative matters concerning cooperatives in general.

  8. South Africa - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Cooperatives Act 1981.

    Adoption: 1981-10-06 | ZAF-1981-L-11419

    This Act applies to cooperative societies and cooperative companies. Appoints a Registrar and a General Director, who may perform registrar functions and review his decision. Incorporates three kind of cooperatives: agricultural cooperatives, special farmer's cooperatives, trading cooperatives. Regulates the registration of the statutes as well as the incorporation of cooperatives, subjected to the Minister approval. Provides for the contents of a statute and enumerates the circumstances under which cooperatives shall be dissolved. Establishes the powers of cooperatives and sets up restrictions relating to granting of financial assistance and to borrowing of money. Other provisions cover membership, capital and application of surplus, management of cooperatives, auditing, conversions and amalgamation, and winding up of cooperatives. Offences against this Act are criminally sanctioned. This Act repeals the Cooperative Societies Act No. 29 of 1939, the Cooperative Societies Amendment Act No. 44 of 1960, the Cooperative Societies Amendment Act No. 56 of 1963, the Cooperative Societies Amendment Act No. 65 of 1964, the Cooperative Societies Amendment Act No. 44 of 1975, the Cooperative Societies Amendment Act No. 69 of 1979.


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