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Rules of Order for Internal Arrangements By-law, 2013
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 7090 on 8 February 2013
- Commenced on 8 February 2013
- [Up to date as at 29 July 2020]
1. DefinitionsIn this By-law, including the rules, unless the context indicates otherwise—"committee" means a committee established by the Council in terms of section 79 of the Structures Act;"Council" means the municipal council of the Municipality of Kannaland;"councillor" means a member of the Council, including a political office bearer as referred to in section 1 of the Systems Act;"Constitution" means the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996;"meeting" means any meeting of the Council;"member of the public" means a person who is not a councillor and who attends a meeting of the Council or a committee;"municipality" means the Municipality of Kannaland;"rules" means the rules set out in the Schedule;"Speaker"means the Speaker of the Council elected under section 36 of the StructuresAct or a councillor elected as acting Speaker under section 41 of the Structures Act;"Structures Act" means the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998);"Systems Act" means the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000).
2. Application of rules
3. Duty of Speaker, councillors and members of publicThe Speaker, councillors and members of the public must familiarise themselves with these rules.
4. OffencesA councillor or a member of the public who—(a)refuses to withdraw from a place of meeting of the council or a committee when directed to do so by the Speaker or chairperson of a meeting in terms of rule 16, or(b)returns to a meeting from which he or she has withdrawn or was removed in terms of rule 16,may be forcibly removed and is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.
5. Short titleThis By-law is called the Rules of Order for Internal Arrangements By-law, 2011.
- Entire By-law
- 1. Definitions
- 2. Application of rules
- 3. Duty of Speaker, councillors and members of public
- 4. Offences
- 5. Short title
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 2 – Meetings
- Chapter 3 – Decisions
- Chapter 4 – Attendance of members of public
- Chapter 5 – Conduct in meetings
Chapter 6 – Debate and motions
- 17. Address to speaker
- 18. Right to speak and limitation
- 19. Content of debate
- 20. Points of order
- 21. Explanations
- 22. Motions
- 23. Notice of motions
- 24. Questions
- 25. Motions of exigency
- 26. Motions of course
- 27. Precedence of debate
- 28. Amendment motions
- 29. Motion for postponement of matter
- 30. Motion for adjournment of meeting to another date
- 31. Motion for adjournment of meeting for specified time
- 32. Motion of adjournment of debate on matter for specified time
- 33. Motion that matter be put to vote
- 34. Motion to remove matter from agenda
- 35. Motion to refer matter to committee
- 36. Withdrawal of motions or questions
- 37. Absence of councillor who gave notice of motion or question
- 38. Re-introduction of motions or questions
- 39. Motions or questions on matters referred to committee
- 40. Recommendation by Executive Mayor or Executive Committee
- Chapter 7 – Legislative process
- Chapter 8 – Committees
- Chapter 9 – Miscellaneous matters
History of this By-law
8 February 2013 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 7090By-law commences.