Part II

Council Administration

  1. Council Offices and Registrar.
    (1) There is established within Swaziland offices of the Council. (2) The Council offices shall be administered by a Registrar who shall be appointed by the Council. (3) The Council may appoint such assistant registrars and such other staff as Council may determine.

Functions of the Registrar.

(1) The Registrar shall be responsible for the day to day administration of the Council offices. (2) The Registrar shall amongst other things be responsible for the proper handling and safekeeping of funds of the Council by ensuring that – (a)   A bank account is opened in the name of the Council with a reputable bank; (b)  All monies received on behalf of the Council are promptly deposited in the bank account of the Council; and (c)  Proper cash handling procedures and guidelines are put in  place to avoid loss or misappropriation of funds of the Council. (3) The Registrar shall recommend to Council, the employment of adequately qualified staff to assist in the handling of funds and maintenance of proper accounting records. The Registrar shall cause – more than one (1) bank account to be opened in the name of the Council where desirable; (b) Proper accounting records of funds and assets of the Council to be maintained; (c)  the accounts of the Council to be audited at least once a year and no later than three (3) months after the close of the financial year of the Council; and (d) Present to the Council audited financial statements as soon as they are available for the consideration and direction of Council. (5)  The Registrar shall be responsible for – (a)  Handling of all correspondence of the Council; (b) Receiving all applications for registration, assessment and evaluations, examinations and any other application; (c)  Assessing all applications for completeness and propriety and if complete and proper, process and present them to the Council for consideration, evaluation and decision; (d) Ensuring proper dispatching of all correspondence from the Council including decisions of Council on applications and certificates where issued; (e) Recruiting and disciplining all staff in the Council offices, save that the Registrar shall recommend the recruitment, discipline and dismissal of staff to Council and the Council shall give directions to the registrar in this regard; (f)  Recommending to the Council the acquisition and disposal of any assets of the Council; (g) The proper management, maintenance and upkeep of the assets of the Council; (h)  ensuring that assets of the Council are not misused, damaged or lost through negligence of staff or any other person; and (i)  Attending all meetings of the Council and ensuring that proper records of the meetings are kept.  (6) The Registrar shall keep and maintain registers in terms of section 20 of the Act.(7) Each register shall contain the following entries for each person registered – the date of entry; name and postal address; qualifications; registration number; category of registration; and any other particulars which the Council may direct.

Expenses of Council.

All Council expenses including wages and salaries, allowances and others shall be paid out of the funds of the Council.

Financial Year of Council.

The financial year of the Council shall commence on the 1st April and end of the 31st March in each year.

Committees of Council.

(1) The Council may, subject to the provisions of section 17 of the Act-        (a)  appoint committees from amongst its members or other persons it considers necessary to perform duties assigned by Council;  and (b) dissolve a committee at any time.  (2) A committee appointed in terms of sub-regulation (1) may invite any person to attend its meetings and take part in the deliberations but such person shall have no vote. (3) A committee appointed in terms of subsection (1) shall consist of members of the Council and may include non-members but shall be chaired by a member of the Council.

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