To provide for rules of order for the internal arrangements and the business and proceedings of the Council of the municipality; to provide for the establishment, composition, procedures, powers and functions of the committees of the Council; and to provide for matters in connection therewith.
Rules of Order for Internal Arrangements By-law,
In 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
(1)These rules apply to all meetings.(2)Except where it is clearly inappropriate, a rule applying to a councillor in any proceedings, also applies to a member of the public who takes part in those proceedings.(3)Except where it is clearly inappropriate, the rules also apply to a committee meeting, in which case, unless clearly inappropriate, any reference to the Council is regarded as a reference to the committee, and any reference to the Speaker is regarded as a reference to the chairperson of the committee or a person acting as the chairperson of the committee.
3. Duty of Speaker, councillors and members of public
The Speaker, councillors and members of the public must familiarise themselves with these rules.
A 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so by the Speaker or chairperson of a meeting in terms of rule 16, or(b)returns to a meeting from which he or she has withdrawn or was removed in terms of rule 16,may be forcibly removed and is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not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 title
This By-law is called the Rules of Order for Internal Arrangements By-law, 2011.