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CHARTERED SECRETARIES (PRIVATE) ACT (CHAPTER 27:03)

CHAPTER 27:03

CHARTERED SECRETARIES (PRIVATE) ACT

Acts 35/1971, 29/1981 (s. 59); 22/2001 (s. 4), 14/2002(s. 41);. R.G.N 124/1974; S.I 362/1980 (s. 2).

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title.

PART II

THEINSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SECRETARIESAND ADMINISTRATORS IN ZIMBABWEAND THE COUNCIL OF THAT INSTITUTE

  1. Incorporation of Institute.
  2. Objects of Institute.
  3. Powers of Institute.
  4. Council of Institute.
  5. Appointment of officers.

PART III

REGISTER OF CHARTERED SECRETARIES

  1. Establishment of Register of Chartered Secretaries.
  2. Keeping of Register.
  3. Offences in connection with Register, etc.

PART IV

REGISTRATION

  1. Persons entitled to be registered.
  2. Application for registration.
  3. Procedure by Council in connection with applications for registration.
  4. [Repealed].
  5. [Repealed].
  6. [Repealed].
  7. [Repealed].
  8. [Repealed].
  9. [Repealed].

PART V

GENERAL

  1. Membership of Institute and classes of membership.
  2. Privileges of membership.
  3. [Repealed].
  4. Designation of members.
  5. Improper use of designations.
  6. By-laws.

SCHEDULE: Powers of the Institute.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment and incorporation of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe and to define its objects and powers; to provide for the registration of Chartered Secretaries; to prescribe the classes of membership of that Institute and the qualifications therefor and to define the rights, privileges and obligations of members; to provide for the establishment of a Council of that Institute and to prescribe its functions and powers; and to provide for matters incidental to the foregoing.

[Date of commencement: 1st January, 1972.]

WHEREAS there is no institute incorporated in Zimbabwe which has the power to prescribe the qualifications of persons who carry on the practice of secretary-ship and administration of companies and other bodies and to exercise disciplinary powers in relation to such persons:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that there should be an institute incorporated in Zimbabwe which may exercise such functions and powers in relation to such persons;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to establish such an institute as a body corporate with the name “The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe” and to define its objects and powers, to provide for the registration of Chartered Secretaries, to prescribe the classes of membership of such Institute and the qualifications therefor and the rights, privileges and obligations of members;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to facilitate and promote the co-operation between that Institute and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators established by Royal Charter on the 4th November, 1902;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment and election of a council to manage and regulate the affairs of that Institute, to establish and keep a register of Chartered Secretaries and to exercise disciplinary powers in relation to registered Chartered Secretaries;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to define the matters with respect to which that Institute may make by-laws.

[Preamble amended by section 41 of Act 14 of 2002]

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Chartered Secretaries (Private) Act [Chapter 27:03].

                       2    Interpretation

In this Act—

“by-laws” means by-laws made in terms of section twenty-five;

“Council” means the Council of the Institute established by section six;

“Institute” means The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe incorporated by section three;

“International Institute” means the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators established in the United Kingdom by Royal Charter on the 4th November, 1902, or any institute or body that is recognised by the Council as the successor to that Institute;

[Definition inserted by section 41 of Act 14 of 2002]

“Minister” means the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act;

“Register” means the Register of Chartered Secretaries established in terms of section eight;

“Secretary” means the person appointed in terms of subsection (1) of section seven to be the Secretary of the

Institute.

PART II

THEINSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SECRETARIESAND ADMINISTRATORS IN ZIMBABWEAND THE COUNCIL OF THAT INSTITUTE

                       3    Incorporation of Institute

  • An institute is hereby established entitled “The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe”.
  • The Institute shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name and, subject to this Act, of performing all such acts as bodies corporate may by law perform.

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