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SPORTS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ACT (CHAPTER 25:15)

CHAPTER 25:15

SPORTS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ACT

Act 15/1991, 22/2001 (s. 4).

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title.

PART II

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  1. Establishment of Sports and Recreation Commission.
  2. Establishment of Sports and Recreation Board of Commissioners.
  3. Constitution of Board.
  4. Terms and conditions of office of members.
  5. Disqualifications for appointment as member.
  6. Vacation of office by member.
  7. Minister may dismiss or suspend members.
  8. Filling of vacancies on Board.
  9. Meetings and procedure of Board.
  10. Committees of Board.
  11. Olympic Committee.
  12. Remuneration and expenses of members of Board and members of committees.
  13. Disclosure of interest of members of Board and members of committees.
  14. Validity of decisions and acts of Board.
  15. Execution of contracts and instruments by Commission.
  16. Minutes of proceedings of Board and committees.

PART III

OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OFCOMMISSION

  1. Objects of the Commission.
  2. Responsibilities of Commission to registered national associations.
  3. Powers of Commission.
  4. Reports of the Board.
  5. Minister may give directions to Commission.
  6. Director-General.

PART IV

FINANCIALPROVISIONS

  1. Funds of the Commission
  2. Holding of funds by Commission.
  3. Accounts and audit.

PART V

REGISTEREDNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  1. Registration of national associations.
  2. Discipline of registered national associations.

PART VI

GENERAL

  1. National Colours.
  2. Appeals to Administrative Court.
  3. Protection of employment of members of national teams.
  4. Exemption of Commission from liability.
  5. Amendment of First Schedule.

FIRST SCHEDULE: Recognized Sports.

SECOND SCHEDULE: Powers of Commission

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Sports and Recreation Commission and to provide for the functions thereof; to provide for the constitution and functions of the Sports and Recreation Board of Commissioners; to provide for the registration and regulation of national sport and national associations; to provide for National Colours for sport and recreation; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

[Date of commencement: 1st September, 1991.]

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sports and Recreation Commission Act [Chapter 25:15].

                       2    Interpretation

In this Act—

“Board” means the Sports and Recreation Board of Commissioners referred to in section four;

“club” means any group of persons associated together for the purposes of—

  • sporting or recreational activities on a communal, district, regional, provincial, national or international basis; or
  • participating in an organized league for sporting or recreational activities; or
  • any sporting or recreational activities if members of the public are admitted to the club, whether by way of introduction or sponsorship or upon payment of a fee or subscription or otherwise;

“Commission” means the Sports and Recreation Commission established by section three;

“Director-General” means the Director-General of the Commission appointed in terms of section twentyfour;

“member” means the chairman or any other member of the Board referred to in subsection (1) of section five;

“Minister” means the Minister of Sports, Recreation and Culture or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act;

“national association” means any group or body of persons operating in Zimbabwe and having as its principal object the promotion or organization on a national basis of— (a) any particular sport; or

(b)   any recreational activity;

“recreation” includes any form of recreational activity which is not a sport;

“recreational facility” means—

  • a playing field, open space, lake including an artificial lake, reservoir, river, pool or pond which is available for sports or recreation;
  • a sports hall, pavilion or theatre; or
  • a hall used for indoor sports or recreation or a court used for ball or other games; and includes such facilities within factories and work places;

“register” means a register kept in terms of subsection (1) of section twenty-nine;

“sport” means any of the competitive sports and games set out in the First Schedule. PART II

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                       3     Establishment of Sports and Recreation Commission

There is hereby established a commission, to be known as the Sports and Recreation Commission which shall be a body corporate capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name and, subject to this Act, of performing all acts that bodies corporate may by law perform.

                       4     Establishment of Sports and Recreation Board of Commissioners

  • There shall be a Sports and Recreation Board of Commissioners constituted in terms of section five.
  • Subject to this Act, the operations of the Commission shall be controlled and managed by the Board, acting through the Director-General and other employees of the Commission.

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