SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL SPORTS STRUCTURES, LEGISLATION & POLICY FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE

All Sport in South Africa falls under the National Sport & Recreational Act and the associated Ministry Responsible for Sports & Recreation (SRSA) as well as the South African Sports Confederation & Olympic Committee (SASCOC) which forms the high performance leg. SASCOC is also responsible for recognition of National Federations. In terms of angling in South Africa, SASACC is recognised and affiliated to SASCOC and facilitates the interaction between the different national fishing facets and Government.

LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS OF IMPORTANCE TO SASACC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

1.National Sport & Recreational Act, 1998 (Act No. 110 of 1998)

2.White Paper on Sports & Recreation 2010

3.National Sport & Recreational Plan & Transformation Charter

4.Recognition of Sport & Recreational Bodies Regulation 2010

5.Sport & Recreation SA Strategic Plan 2011 –2015

6.Safety at Sport & Recreational Events Act, 2010

7.High Performance Department

8.Bidding & Hosting Legislation

9.Prioritisation of National Sport Federations In Terms of the White Paper Policy

10.Code of Conduct

RESPONIBILITIES OF NATIONAL FEDERATIONS IN TERMS OF THE ACT

1.Comply with Criteria for Recognition of Sports Bodies

2.Amend Federation Constitution According to the Requirements of the Act

3.5 –year Strategic Plan

4.Implement Safety & Security Policy

5.Policy for the Protection of the Environment

6.Implement a Disabled Persons Policy

7.Development Plan

8.High Performance Program

9.National Sports Federation Colour Applications

10.National Federations Affiliations

  • Provides for their member bodies to represent them at SADSAA.
  • Provides for members to represent their Province annually on an inter-provincial level as well as on a national level.
  • Provides for members to be selected for SADSAA colours prior to being selected for Protea colours.
  • Provides through I.G.F.A. for members to apply for internationally acclaimed world records.
  • Provides for members to have access to the All Africa records.
  • Provides anglers selected on a national and international (Protea) level with a small percentage of sponsorship from our Springbok fund.
  • Provides the members with suitably qualified selectors to attend all nationals to help with the selection / improvement and development of future Protea anglers.
  • Provides the guidelines for safety regulations for all the member skippers.
  • Provides through qualified instructors the resources to obtain skippers tickets and seaworthy tickets for their members.
  • Provides the training for all safety Officers.
  • Employs paid appointed Specialists working for the members of SADSAA when necessary.
  • Provides for its members, government representation, at all levels.
  • Provides a two page write up six times a year in the Ski-Boat magazine that 90% of the members of SADSAA subscribe to.dT68kjET9
  • Provides guidelines for member bodies on the running of their Provinces and in turn the Provinces to the clubs etc.
  • Provides the members with a website updated by the Office Bearers of SADSAA.
  • Provides all clubs with a newsletter from the SADSAA P.R.O. updating them with matters.
  • Provides the members with the infrastructure for contesting matters relating to angling / ski boating etc. E.G. 4×4 banning on beaches, Fishing licences, Bag limits imposed by the Government etc.
  • Provides the junior angler to represent his/her Province nationally with annual U16 and U19 National Championship tournaments.
  • Provides the opportunity for PDI’s to join and partake in the sport at all levels.
  • Provides the opportunity for women to compete and be recognised on the same level and ability as men for Provincial, National and Protea levels.
  • SADSAA is a member of ILTA, EFSA and FIPS which provides opportunities for members and clubs to compete internationally on all levels.
  • Provides all members and member bodies with a Safety Officer, Environmental Officer, Records Officer, Development Officer, Public Relations Officer, Tournaments Officer (both international and local), a Secretary and Treasurer to see to the needs of all member bodies and their members.
  • Most of all SADSAA provides the opportunity to each and every member to belong to a locally and internationally highly respected and motivated associated.

What does WPDSAA do for their Clubs and Anglers?

  • Provides for their member clubs and members to represent them at SADSAA and the SASACC.
  • Provides for members to represent their Province annually on an inter-provincial level as well as on a national level.
  • Provides for members to be selected for SADSAA and SASACC colours prior to being selected for Protea colours.
  • Provides through IGFA for its members to apply for internationally acclaimed world records.
  • Provides for members to have access to the All Africa records.
  • Provides for members to have access to SADSAA records.
  • Provides for members to have access to the WPDSAA records.
  • Provides anglers selected on a national and international (Protea) level with a small percentage of sponsorship from the SADSAA Protea fund.
  • Provides the members with suitably qualified selectors to attend all WPDSAA Inter Provincials and SADSAA nationals held in our Provincial waters to help with the selection / improvement and development of future WPDSAA, SADSAA, Protea and Juniors anglers.
  • Provides the guidelines for safety regulations for all the member skippers.
  • Provides through qualified instructors the resources to obtain skippers tickets and seaworthy tickets for their members.
  • Provides the training for all safety Officers.
  • Provides the training for all safety courses regarding to offshore radio usage.
  • Provides for Radio Safety when fishing offshore and inshore through association with Ski Boat Mobile.
  • Employs paid appointed Specialists working for the members of WPDSAA when necessary.
  • Provides for its members, government representation, at all levels through its affiliations to SADSAA and the Western Province Sport Council.
  • Provides a free write up on WPDSAA Inter Provincials and SADSAA Nationals and club tournaments through the year in the Leisure Boating magzine.
  • Provides guidelines for member clubs on the running of their clubs etc.
  • Provides the members with a website updated by the WPDSAA Secretary of WPDSAA.
  • Provides all clubs with a newsletter from the WPDSAA P.R.O. updating them with matters.
  • Provides the members with the infrastructure for contesting matters relating to angling / ski boating etc. E.G. 4×4 banning on beaches, Fishing licenses, Bag limits imposed by the Government etc through the Recreational Fishing Forum with DAFF and West Coast Rock Lobsters with the DAFF Scientific workshops.
  • Provides the junior angler to represent his/her Province nationally with annual U16 and U19 National Championship tournaments.
  • Provides the opportunity for PDI’s to join and partake in the sport at all levels.
  • Provides the opportunity for women to compete and be recognised on the same level and ability as men for Clubs, Provincial, National and Protea levels.
  • WPDSAA is affiliated through SADSAA thereof we are associated members of ILTA, EFSA and CIPS/FIPS which provides opportunities for members and clubs to compete internationally on all levels.
  • Provides all members and member clubs with a Safety Officer, Environmental Officer, Records Officer, Development Officer, Public Relations Officer, Fundraising Officer, Tournaments Officer (both Offshore and Inshore), a Secretary and Treasurer to see to the needs of all member clubs and their members.
  • Most of all WPDSAA through SADSAA provides the opportunity to each and every member to belong to a locally and internationally highly respected and motivated associated Fraternity of Anglers globally.
  • WPDSAA through its WPDSAA PRO and Fundraising Officers assists in obtaining sponsorship for WPDSAA hosted Inter Provincials.
  • WPDSAA assist clubs in hosting Inter Provincials to obtain boats and skippers for the tournaments.
  • WPDSAA host Development workshops through its WPDSAA Development Officer and its clubs.
  • WPDSAA initiate’s fundraising projects to support the WPDSAA tournament fund to assist WPDSAA assists Anglers with their entry fees at Inter Provincial and Nationals level.
  • By being affiliated to WPDSAA clubs have a right to a lease of their existing sport club facility being that the club belongs to an authenticated sports body which is recognized by Government through WPDSAA affiliation to SADSAA the Western Province Sport Council and SASACC and SASCOC
  • WPDSAA host workshops and/or clinics on topics of fishing, safety, rules for Inshore and Offshore, and related products of sponsors by having to arrange a sponsors evening on various evenings at WPDSAA clubs.
  • WPDSAA through its Resource Management Officer provides a world renowned Catch Report system in conjunction with the WIFF, Universality of Cape Town and Rhodes University supported by SADSAA and SASACC.
  • WPDSAA provides CTV Coverage through its affiliation with the Western Province Sports Council on Sports Federation TV.
  • WPDSAA provides a long history of angling ethos and cameradie between its anglers, clubs and other Provincial Bodies.

CONSTITUTION OF
WESTERN PROVINCE DEEP SEA ANGLING ASSOCIATION.
(Founded 1968)
The Basic Philosophy of the Sport of Deep Sea Angling.
“Game fish species (any fish specie identified and accepted because of it’s fighting characteristics, related food and their habitat) are Economic-, Social-, Recreational- and Aesthetic Assets which must be maintained, wisely used and perpetuated.
The sport of Deep Sea Angling is an important Recreational, Competitive and Social activity, which the public must be educated and made aware of to pursue in a MANNER CONSISTENT
WITH SOUND SPORTING AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES.
Sport fishing transcends all political, racial, social and ideological boundaries. An amateur Sport Angler is ever respectful of the fishery (the fish’s habitat and its environment, the management regimes and the sound and sporting practice of sport fishing”).
A. DEFINITIONS.
“The Association” Shall be the Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association as presently constituted notwithstanding a future change of name or area that may be designated by the relevant authorities from time to time.
“Shortened Name” WPDSAA
“Active Angler” Shall mean one who is active in deep-sea bill, game and bottom
fishing in all aspects both in an administrative and/or physical sense.
“Council” Shall comprise the Executive Officers and delegate nominated by each Member Club.
”Days” Shall mean calendar days including weekends and holidays.
“Executive Officers” Shall mean the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Hon.
Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and Safety Officer
“IGFA” Shall mean International Games Fish Association.
“GFU” Shall mean Game Fish Union of Africa.
“Individual members” Shall mean paid up members of a member club.
“Member Club” Shall mean those Clubs that are affiliated to the Association in
the region of their existence within the designated area of the Association and duly accepted by the Association.
“Notices” Shall mean by registered post, e-mails or faxes.
“SADSAA” Shall mean the South African Deep Sea Angling Association.
“DAFF” Shall mean the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries, Marine Department.
“ORI” Shall mean the Oceanographic Research Institute.
“MANCOM” Shall mean WPDSAA Management Committee
B. LEGAL CONFIGURATION OF THE ASSOCIATION.
Name, Headquarters and Address:
The name of the Association shall be:
THE WESTERN PROVINCE DEEP SEA ANGLING ASSOCIATION (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”)
The Headquarters and postal address of the Association shall be decided from time to time in General Meeting.
1. The signatories to this Constitution, being the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Association by virtue of their signatures hereto, record that this Constitution has been unanimously approved and ratified by the Annual General Meeting which was held at Gordon’s Bay on November 16th, 2017.
2. The Association is liable only for its own debts and any assistance granted to any person or body whether corporate or incorporate should not render it liable for the debts of such a person or body.
3. The liability of the members of the Association shall not be unlimited and the members shall not be liable for the debts of the Association of whatsoever nature or howsoever incurred, save only to the extent of any unpaid membership subscriptions and any other debt incurred directly with the Association.
4. The Association may only sue, and/or be sued in the name of it’s Chairman as the representative of the Association, described as: “THE WESTERN PROVINCE DEEP SEA ANGLING ASSOCIATION duly represented by the Chairman of the time being i.e.:
“Full Names and Surname of the Chairman” in any Court of Law in the Republic of South Africa having competent jurisdiction in respect of the Headquarters of the Association as it may be fixed from time to time pursuant to the provisions of Clause B 2 above and all legal processes, notices and the like shall be regarded as properly served on the Association if served personally upon the Chairman, or his duly authorized agent in writing. It being recorded that neither these persons shall be regarded in any manner as being personally liable for debts of the Association.
5. The Association binds itself to ensure that membership of the Individual Member thereof will be recorded in an Association Register and shall be available to any Individual Member, Member Club and SADSAA after approval by the Council.
C. OBJECTIVES.
The Objectives of the Association shall include:
1. To be and to function as the Governing Body of the sport of Amateur Game fish angling from craft at sea in the Western Province, in the Republic of South Africa. For the purposes of this clause, a “craft” shall comply with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
2. To promote, control and foster the sport of game fish angling in conformity with National and/or International rules laid down from time to time by IGFA and/or other internationally accepted rules and regulations as may be directed by Council as herein described.
3. To keep accurate records of all species which will include all billfish species, game fish species and bottom fish species caught, and/or measured and released in accordance with IGFA and SADSAA rules within the Association’s area of jurisdiction and to accumulate reliable piscatorial information, which shall be available to members and any other, interested bodies, as well as WPDSAA’s own Provincial Records in all aspects.
4. To evolve guidelines of angling rules made to regulate the holding of Tournaments and the keeping of Tournament records, as well as Measure and Release of all fish species, according to IGFA, SADSAA and ORI.
5. To organize Inter-Provincial and Provincial game fish angling contests at venues stipulated by the Association from time to time and to approve Interclub tournaments.
6. To select qualified anglers to represent Western Province or the Association in Inter- Provincial, Provincial and/or other game fish competitions.
7. To promote competence in handling craft, including Personal Water Craft including and promote the enforcement of rules to govern the operation of craft and all requirements of safety as laid down by the Association from time to time, as when such laws of the Republic of South Africa is gazetted in the Government Gazette and of which members shall be obliged to observe.
8. To liaise and co-operate with all levels of government, Fishery Management Services, National Marine Parks, ORI, NGO’s, private enterprise and other concerned and interested bodies for the protection and/or furthering the conserving of marine fish, their habitat and their food fish and/or sport fishing grounds.
9. To maintain the Association as a non political and non racial body, abiding by the laws of ADSAA, the laws of the Republic of South Africa and to preserve it’s amateur status and of it` Member Clubs and Individual members.
10 To design, register and award the right to colours, badges or uniforms as required or stipulated from time to time.
11. To use the revenue and property of the Association from whatever source derived to further the interests and objects of the Association and for such purposes as the Association may deem necessary or desirable. The association activities must be carried on in a non-profit manner.
12. To purchase, improve, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any movable and immovable property and rights or privileges whatsoever may be deemed necessary, suitable or convenient for the implementation of the objects of the Association and to sell, let or hire, or otherwise dispose of any part of the assets of the Association for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as the Association may from time to time deem fit. Furthermore the Association may not participate in schemes of Tax Avoidance.
13. To engage the services of such persons, professional individuals and/or professional Associations, companies or concerns upon such terms and conditions as may be deemed to give effect to and further the Objectives of the Association and/or to ensure the Associations rights, on condition that the association may not pay excessive remuneration in respect of services provided to the Association.
14. To refrain from carrying on any business that has for it’s objects any acquisition or gain by individual members of the Association. In respect of surplus funds, the Association is prohibited from direct and/or indirect distribution to any person other than as provided for on the dissolution of the Association.
15. To affiliate to the South African Deep Sea Angling Association, the African Game Fish Union, the International Game Fish Association and any other
national/international body, Provincial Sports Council, Government and/or NGO’s that may be deemed relevant or beneficial from time to time to the interest and/or objectives of the Association, and/or to further the objectives of the Association.
16. To maintain a comprehensive register of individual anglers of member clubs of the Association and to update such register from time to time and at least before each Annual General Meeting of the Association.
17. To encourage compliance by the members with all the requirements, which it may stipulate from time to time in regard to the rendering of catch returns in terms of any required legislation and/or the utilizing of the WPDSAA Web Based Catch Report Site (WBCRS) for scientific and data capturing in all aspects.
18. To undertake and/or support, where relevant or necessary, any scientific and economic research and studies to determine the economic and scientific impact of the sport of game fish angling on the economy, environment and fish reserves in all aspects.
19. To promote the harmonious interaction in competitions and otherwise of all craft of whatsoever nature, owned or operated by the individual anglers referred to in Clause C1 and C2.
D. MEMBERSHIP.
1 The Member Clubs shall be properly constituted Western Province Boat Angling Clubs within the boundaries of the Western Province, having the philosophy and objectives similar to the Association and recognize or qualify as Clubs in terms of the Rules and Regulations of SADSAA. All members are entitled to membership for at least one year.
2 The full membership of the Association shall be open to amateur Boat Angling Clubs in the Western Province which have as their objects the participation of offshore /inshore deep sea game, billfish, bottom fish caught, and/or measured and released in accordance with IGFA and SADSAA rules fishing from craft at sea in the Western Province in terms of the law of the land. Members are not allowed to sell, cede and or
assign their membership rights or any rights towards thereof.
3 An amateur boat-angling club shall be defined as one:
3.1 Which is run for no individual gain.
3.2 Whose committee is elected by members and shall consist only of club members.
3.3 Which has at least 10 (TEN) registered and active boats as required by law and SADSAA that are not registered with another club.
3.4 Whose ordinary membership has a minimum of 20 (TWENTY) full paying members individual to that club.
3.5 Is in good financial standing with the Association.
3.6 Which has and retains a written constitution, which has been approved by the Association and notify in writing all such changes from time to time and that are in line with SADSAA’s Constitution, DAFF’s and SASCOCS requirements.
3.7 Member clubs shall abide by the rules and decisions of this Association and that of SADSAA, DAFF and SASCOCS requirements.
3.8 Prospective clubs applying for affiliation to the Association will serve a 6 (SIX) month probationary period.
4 Any prospective member club applying for membership of the Association shall do so in writing to the Secretary and shall enclose a copy of its Constitution with its application as well as the following documents:
4.1 The names of all members affiliated to such prospective Member Club shall include, in terms of SADSAA, Government and SASCOCS requirements the following:
SA Identity Number, First Name and Initials, Surname, Title, Membership Category, PDI Yes/No, Contactable Full Address, Contact Phone Number, Home Province, Home Club, E-Mail Address only for WPDSAA, with the names and addresses of the Chairman, Secretary, Tournaments Officers.
4.2 A list of all individual craft as required by SADSAA and SAMSA including the Identity Number, First Name and Initials, Surname, Title, Membership Category Contactable, Full Address, Contact Phone Number, Home Province, Home Club, E-Mail Address of the registered owner of each craft, the name and registration number of the craft and the name of the club where the craft is registered.
4.3 A declaration signed by the prospective member clubs Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, stating unequivocally that both the prospective member club and all members affiliated to it subscribe and undertake to abide by the philosophy, objectives and Constitution of the Association.
4.4 All member clubs shall provide and update the information stipulated in Clause 4.1 above in writing to the Secretary, as well as to the Safety Officer of the Association in terms of Clause 4.2 above of the Association not less than 30 (THIRTY) days before each Annual General Meeting of the Association.
4.5 The Association shall incorporate the information contained in the documents referred to more fully referred to in Clauses 4.1 and 4.2 above, for which the Secretary of the Association shall maintain a Register and the Safety Officer of the Association shall maintain a Register for Clauses 4.2 above.
4.6 SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
4.6.1 Any Member which ceases to be a viable member as contemplated in this Constitution may be suspended from membership by the WPDSAA EXCO and the WPDSAA Council shall decide at its next meeting whether the membership of such member should be terminated, further suspended for a fixed or an indefinite period of time or restored.
4.6.2 The WPDSAA Council shall take its decision by simple majority of its Members, excluding the representatives of the Member concerned. The representatives of the Member concerned shall be entitled to make full representations to the WPDSAA Council prior to the voting on the resolution.
4.6.3 A decision to suspend or terminate a Member’s membership shall inter alia take into account whether the behavior or actions of the Member concerned are in violation of the WPDSAA Constitution and the anglers code of conduct and ethics and that of his WPDSAA Affiliated clubs, whether it meets its obligations in terms of the SASCOC, SASACC and SADSAA’s constitution and the WPDSAA Constitution, whether the
member has failed to pay the required fees, whether the member refuses to comply with the decisions of the WPDSAA Council, and whether the Member concerned works harmoniously with the ASSOCIATION and other Members towards the expansion of the sport in the Province and that the member’s action is not contra the code of ethics of sport fishing and the code of an angler within WPDSAA.
4.7 APPEAL COMMITTEE
4.7.1 The Mancom shall appoint the members of the Appeal Committee and delegate such powers to the committee to include, but not be limited by the following:
4.7.2 To assist the Association with legal advice;
4.7.3 To set up and continuously update a Code of Conduct for both participants and management, adopted by the WPDSAA Council;
4.7.4 To set up and continuously update the Dispute Procedures, adopted by WPDSAA Council;
4.7.5 To hear internal appeals against any decision of the Disciplinary Committee;
4.7.6 To hear appeals against any decision of a club or a member which concerns an ethics, disputes, disciplinary and team selection matter;
4.7.7 To adjudicate, mediate and arbitrate upon other legal matters.
4.7.8 The Appeal Committee shall consist of at least three members of which at least one must have a legal background as the legal officer.
4.7.9 Every member of the Appeal Committee shall have one vote each at their meetings and hearings.
4.7.10 Any party aggrieved by a decision of the Appeal Committee may refer the matter to SADSAA for its final determination provided the leave of the Appeal Committee is first sought and obtained within a period of 21 (twenty-one) days. The Appeal Committee shall grant the necessary discretionary leave if the matter is of great importance to the parties concerned and the referral sought is not judged frivolous or vexatious.
4.7.11 In the absence of a referral to SADSAA, the decision of the Appeal Board from SASACC shall be final and binding.
4.8 RULES, REGULATIONS, PROCEDURES AND BY-LAWS
4.8.1 The WPDSAA Exco shall formulate and publish the rules, regulations, procedures and by-laws in force from time to time in accordance with which the affairs of the WPDSAA will be conducted. A copy of the Rules in force at any time shall be kept by the Secretary and made available, upon request, to any Member, Body, participant/angler or other individual registered with WPDSAA. The Rules shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
4.8.2 The WPDSAA Selection Criteria;
4.8.3 The WPDSAA Code of Conduct;
4.8.4 The WPDSAA Dispute Resolution & Disciplinary Policy Procedures;
4.8.5 The WPDSAA Household Rules.
4.8.6 The WPDSAA Duties and Responsibilities of Executive Members.
4.8.7 The WPDSAA Duties and Responsibilities of Team Managers and Team Captains.
4.8.8 The WPDSAA Colours’ Regulations in line with the SADSAA Colours’ Regulations.
4.8.9 Substitution and amendment of the Rules will be effected by the WPDSAA Council upon approval by at least a simple majority of the members of the WPDSAA Council.
4.10. The Rules and Regulations may be amended by a simple majority at any General Meeting. Notice of the intention to amend (motion), rescind or add to the Rules and Regulations must be given to Members in writing, not later than forty-five (45) days prior to the date fixed for such meeting. The Mancom of WPDSAA shall in turn give written notice of the intended amendment, rescission or addition to all Members, Associate Members and Executive Board members and to all the persons entitled to notice and to
attend such meeting and vote thereat, at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the relevant meeting.
5 Each Member Club shall:
5.1 Maintain a constitution in writing which shall in no way conflict with this Constitution and/or that of SADSAA’s Constitution, SASACC’s Constitution and SASCOCS requirements and shall be approved by the Association prior to the adoption thereof by such member club.
5.2 Advise the secretary of the Association in writing of any amendments to its Constitution.
5.3 Ensure that it adopts and /or ratifies a Constitution which is not in conflict with this Constitution and/or that of SADSAA’s and SASCOCS requirements.
5.4 Maintain at all times its good financial standing with the Association.
5.5 Advise the Secretary of the Association in writing of all changes in the appointment of office bearers of such member clubs within 30 (THIRTY) days of such change occurring.
5.6 Maintain accurate minutes of regular meetings, which shall be made available to the Association on request.
5.7 Attend at least 2 (TWO) meetings per annum.
5.8 See to it that their members comply with Bag Limits, our fishing ethos, “Fishing for the future,” and code of conduct for sport fishing in all aspects.
5.9 See that there members be ambassadors for Western Province, SADSAA in all tournaments they represent Western Province, their club or fish in and/or whilst fishing recreationally.
5.10 Encourage there members to record all their catches on the Western Province WBCRS for scientific purposes and to upheld our Bag Limits with scientific support data.
5.11 Encourage measure and release, tag and release and management of our fishing resources and the utilizing thereof responsibly for the benefit of generations to come.
5.12 Respect each member within our sport.
5.13 Appoint Sporting Coaches within the ambits of SADSAA, SASCOCS and Government requirements within their clubs to promote a culture of winning and sportsmanship.
E. MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION.
1 The Council shall comprise of the Executive, emanating from at least 2 (TWO) clubs in the Offices of: Chairman, Vice-chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Tournament officer, Radio & Safety Officer, Records Officers, Resource Management Officer, Pro, Development Officer and a WPDSAA Senior Angling Coach in terms of SADSAA, Government and SASCOCS requirements, plus the Chairman of each Member Club or his duly appointed nominee.
2 The Council shall administer and manage the affairs of the Association and have the power to delegate any function to any Sub-Committee.
3 The Council will not meet less than 5 (FIVE) times in a calendar year, provided that not more than eight weeks lapse between any two meetings inclusive of the AGM.
4 The Executive Officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Association at which time the names of delegates from each Member club shall be recorded. All delegates shall be anglers in good standing of the Member Clubs nominating them.
5 The Executive Officers of the Association shall be:
The Chairman,
The Vice-Chairman
Hon. Secretary
Hon. Treasurer
Tournament Officer
Radio & Safety Officer
Records Officer
Resource Management Officer
Development Officer
PRO
Senior Angling Coach
A MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
A1 The WPDSAA EXCO will appoint a Management Committee (“Mancom”), comprising of the following WPDSAA: The Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Treasurer and the Secretary.
A2 The Mancom shall meet as often as is necessary, in the view of the Chairman, to effectively discharge its duties. These meetings may take place in person or by any electronic means or by tele-conference.
A3 The Chairman, or in his or her absence, the Vice-Chairman nominated by the Chairman, shall chair any Mancom meeting.
A4 The Mancom will function as the decision-making body around policy matters and shall be empowered to take decisions and to immediately undertake any action required by given events as stipulated in the Roles & Responsibilities of Board Members, Commissions and Committee Members contained in the Rules
and Regulations of WPDSAA for ratification during a WPDSAA Council Meeting.
A5 The WPDSAA Exco, subject to ratification by the WPDSAA Council, shall appoint an independent Disciplinary Committee and The WPDSAA Exco shall delegate to it the power to deal with all disciplinary matters not resolved at the WPDSAA level. The Disciplinary Committee shall receive complaints for investigation and disciplinary action on referral from the Association or its member clubs or Athlete Representative, the WPDSAA Exco, but not from any individual in his or her personal capacity.
A6 The Chairman may call on any member of WPDSA Exco to attend a Mancom meeting.
A7 Mancom shall control all expenditure of the funds of the Association and shall not incur any liability nor enter into any commitment which cannot be discharged out of the funds of the Association.
A8 The minutes of the Mancom meetings must be distributed to all members of the WPDSAA Exco and WPDSAA Council within 30 (thirty) working days after the date of the relevant meeting.
6 The Chairman shall:
6.1 Preside as Chairman of all Executive Council, Special and Annual General Meetings and shall have no vote, save a casting vote when necessary to maintain the status quo.
6.2 Present a written report to the Annual General Meeting.
6.3 Not be an Officer bearer of any member club or any other Club or Association or body affiliated to SADSAA.
6.4 Conduct, institute or defend legal proceedings on behalf of the Association and be empowered to take evidence on commission of an urgent nature, subject to ratification by the Council.
6.5 Be empowered to make all announcements, press releases and other communications with the press, media and other bodies, organizations on behalf of the Association, subject to his right to delegate, the writing to the parties referred to in this clause.
6.6 Shall not serve in such capacity for more than 3 (THREE) years consecutively. This period can only be extended in the event of a 90 % (ninety percent) vote in favour.
7. The Vice Chairman shall:
7.1 In the absence of the Chairman, preside alternatively as the Chairman of all Council and Annual general Meetings and shall then assume the functions of the Chairman as defined.
7.2 When attending Council and Annual General Meetings in his capacity as Vice Chairman, have no vote save as set out in Clause 6 above.
8. The Hon. Secretary shall: The Association shall incorporate the information contained in the documents referred to more fully referred to in Clauses 4.1 and 4.2 above, for which the Secretary of the Association shall maintain a Register.
8.1 Keep minutes of all the proceedings of all Executive Committee, Council, Special General and Annual General Meetings and send copies thereof to all Member clubs within seven days of such meetings.
8.2 Keep and maintain all secretarial and administrative records as may be necessary and as determined by the Council from time to time.
8.3 Maintain a register as referred to in Clause C16.
8.4 Shall have no vote at any regular Council Meetings, but shall have the rights to speak on all matters and motions tabled.
9. The Hon. Treasurer shall: 9.1 Be responsible for the collection of and due and proper administration of all monies and funds of the Association.
9.2 Give effect to and be guardian of the approved budget.
9.3 Be responsible for their maintenance and updating of books of account and other documents of the Association, including those relating to all Investments of the Association of whatever nature.
9.4. Prepare statements and accounts, which shall be audited in accordance with sound accounting practice, copies whereof shall be circulated by the Secretary to all member cubs no less than 30 (THIRTY) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting for ratification at the Annual General Meeting.
9.10 Deposit all monies belonging to and received by the Association in a Banking account nominated by the Council from time to time for the credit of the Association.
9.11 Have no vote at any regular Council Meeting, but shall have the right to speak on all matters and motions tabled.
9.12 It shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer to:
9.12.1 Ensure that all payments made by the Association are made by cheque signed on behalf of the Association by the Treasurer and either one of the Chairman or Vice-Chairman, and shall be drawn on the aforementioned banking account of the Association
9.12.2 Ensure that all the assets (including trophies) of the Association are properly insured in accordance with the directives of the Council.
9.12.3 Keep proper books of account reflecting all transactions of the Association.
9.12.4 Hold all property, funds and other assets in the name of the Association and keep a Property Register.
9.12.5 Serve notice by registered post on any member club, which is 30 (THIRTY) calendar days in arrear with its subscriptions and levies.
10. The Tournament Officer, Radio and Safety Officer, Records Officer, Resource Management Officer, PRO and Development Officer and Senior Angling Coach shall:
10.1 Have no vote and any Council Meeting but shall have the right to speak on all matters and motions tabled.
11. A Member Club shall:
11.1 Be represented at all council and annual general meetings of the Association
11.2 Be allowed to participate in Council deliberations and to vote on all Council matters.
12. Special powers of the Council: Without in any way derogating from the general powers of the Council, the following powers shall be exercisable by Council:
12.1 Power to discipline any member club or any individual angler of such member club which or who as the case may be, has in its opinion, been guilty of misconduct warranting such action. Which power shall include the right to suspend for such time as it deems fit, such member club or individual angler or to cancel temporarily or permanently the membership of such member club or individual Angler.
12.2 To deal in whatever fashion it considers necessary, with any member club or individual angler who, in its sole discretion has not conformed strictly to the philosophy, objectives and rules of the Association or has conducted itself, himself or herself in a manner, which the council considers to be detrimental to, or not in the best interest of the Association.
12.3 To exercise the powers granted to it, subject to the holding of a Disciplinary Hearing prior to any action being taken, the date and place and method of the hearing being as determined by the Chairman from time to time.
12.4 To accept or reject the budget as tabled and to approve or direct income and expenditure as it deems fit and to fix honoraria of officials, with the Associations activities to be carried on in a non-profit manner.
12.5 To deal with the affiliation to and membership of the Association.
12.6 To engage for any purpose whatsoever the services of such persons, professional individuals and/or professional Associations, companies and concerns upon such terms and conditions as may be expedient, but may not pay excessive remuneration in respect of services provided to the Association.
12.7 To accept, amend and ratify the tournament calendar submitted by the Tournament Committee, which after ratification, shall be binding for the ensuing year upon both the Association and all member clubs.
12.8 To accept and approve recommendations from the appointed Fishery resource delegate pertaining to its discipline.
12.9 To lease or hire or purchase movable and immovable property in the name of the Association where it shall appear to be in the best interest of the Association and upon such terms, as it may deem expedient.
Without in any way derogating from the general powers of the Council, the following powers shall be exercisable by the Council but only at a Special General Meeting:
13 To receive, table and consider ay proposed alteration, amendment addition or deletion to the constitution it being recorded that no change to this Constitution shall be of any force or affect unless adopted by no less that 2/3rds (TWO/THIRDS) of the member club delegates present and entitled to vote. The Council takes to submit to the commissioner of Revenue a copy of any amendment to the constitution.
General Powers of the Council:
14.1 To safeguard and protect the beliefs and the Constitution of the Association and to carry out the Objects of the Constitution and/or further the Objectives of the Constitution, to ensure compliance with the Rules of the Association.
14.2 To manage and control the affairs of the Association and to deal with all matter, as it deems fit and expedient.
14.3 To delegate in writing to any Sub-Committee below mentioned such of its powers and obligations, as it deems necessary and expedient from time to time to convene meetings.
Tournament Committee:
Tournament Committee will comprise:
The Western Province Tournament Officer, The Records Officer, the Tournament Officers of all Members clubs, participating in either the Inshore or Offshore League.
The functions and responsibilities of the Tournament Committee will include the following:
1 It shall compile scoring systems and competition rules and regulations and specify bill fish, game fish surface – and bottom fish eligible for every competition and the measure and release of fish species, and the scoring system and the line classes, which shall apply of every such fish.
2 All WPDSAA angling activities shall fall under jurisdiction of the Tournament Committee of the Association.
3 It shall annually compile a Tournament Calendar for submission to and approval by the Council, which Tournament Calendar shall be submitted to the Council for approval by the 31st of August of each year for submission and approval to the National Body in October of each year. Any member club shall hold no other provincial or other competitions unless included in such Tournament Calendar.
4 It shall at all times endeavor to promote tournament sponsorship as well as Provincial and Inter-Provincial participation and the usage of the WPDSAA WBCRS and encourage the submission of recreational catches on the WPDSAA WBCRS.
5 It shall ensure that DAFF, the Fishery Management Services and/or ORI and/or NGO’s be furnished with written data embodying the results of competitions fished in the WPDSAA and recreational catches on the WPDSAA WBCRS.
6 It shall arrange all necessary licenses and all necessary exemptions to any bag limit regulations required by the relevant legislation in consultation with our WPDSAA RMO whom will liaise with DAFF, Fishery Management Services, the Recreational Fishing Forum, National Marine Parks and/or ORI.
Selection Committee:
1. Shall be a fully autonomous subcommittee of the Association comprising of 6 (SIX) experienced anglers but who have competed in a representative capacity at Provincial and National level.
2. Shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Association as described in Clause E4 above providing that no more than 2 (TWO) may emanate from any one member club
3. Any 4 (FOUR) of the 6 (SIX) elected members shall form a quorum. Shall at the first opportunity after the Annual General Meeting elect one of their members to act as the official Convener of the Committee.
4. Any selector serving on the committee mentioned in Clause 1 above who has nominated himself/herself or if any of his/her relatives has nominated, must excuse himself / herself from all deliberations of the meeting where the team is selected.
5. The Convener of the Selection Committee will be Ex Officio at any official meeting of the Association and will have the right to talk on all matters tabled but will have no vote.
6. The duties and responsibilities of the selection committee will include:
Compilation and updating of the nomination form to form part of the bylaws of this Constitution after approval by Council.
7. Selection of the Association and Western Province Teams:
Selection shall be strictly on merit based on a system approved by Council taking into account, past performance and general fishing ability as well as character and conduct of the nominated angler to ensure that the angler will be a worthy representative of Western Province Deep Sea Angling and the Association.
8. The verification of nominations received for National Colours and is responsible for the grading of such anglers abilities as required for National selection.
9. Attend executive and council meetings when necessary to table and discuss issues which impact on their duties and make themselves available to assist in any way possible to maintain and elevate ethics, standards and understanding of deep sea angling and the role of WPDSAA therein.
10. Members of the selection committee may not divulge any names of nominees or any content of deliberations at the selection meetings nor may they enter into discussion or correspondence with any nominees.
11. The Chairman of the Association will announce teams and sign nomination forms for SADSAA and Protea Teams in accordance with the SADSAA Requirements and SADSAA Selection Convener.
Financial Committee:
The financial committee will comprise:
The Hon Treasurer
The Chairman
The Vice-Chairman
1. The financial committee will be responsible for an annual budget and other financial advice which is to be presented at the Annual General Meeting and shall also assist the Treasurer in fulfilling those other obligations imposed upon him elsewhere in this Constitution.
2. The financial Committee shall be responsible for the administration of any Tournament fund subject at all times to the ratification by EXCO with 90 % (ninety percent) approval of the member clubs.
3. The financial year of the Association shall expire on the 31st December each year Auditor:
1. The auditor shall have access to all books, records, monies, funds, property and assets whatsoever of the Association.
2. The Auditor shall be obliged to report in writing to the Council at the Annual General Meeting.
3. The Auditor shall not be an office bearer of the Association nor an office bearer or Committee Member of any Association affiliated to the South African Deep Sea Angling Association.
Safety Committee:
The Safety Committee shall comprise:
The Western Province Safety Officer and one selected Safety Officer nominated by each member club.
The duties and responsibilities of the Safety Committee will include:
1. Ensure adherence to the standards for the skippers’ examinations as set by the National Body, the South African Deep Sea Angling Association and Government.
2. Issuing and recording skipper’s tickets.
3. Ensure the maintenance of standards of boat safety.
4. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere contained, the Safety Committee shall pass and accept all craft whose safety requirements comply with the required legislation of the Republic of South Africa, notwithstanding the fact that they may differ from those referred to previously.
Resource Management Officer:
The duties of the Resource Management Officer will be:
1. Representing the Association on any bodies set up to manage fisheries, conserve fish habitats, act against pollution and drafting recommendations for the betterment of the resources of anglers for the consideration of the Council from time to time.
2. Liaise in particular with DAFF, Fishery Management Services, National Marine Parks, NGO’s and/or ORI and other Research Institutes and SADSAA and promote the use of the WPDSAA Electronic Catch Return (WBCRS) with our WPDSAA TMO’s within the Association and member clubs. (Where necessary in consultation with DAFF, Fishery Management Services, the Recreational Fishing Forum, National Marine Parks and/or ORI).
3 In addition, the Resource Management shall be charged with the responsibility of maintaining and updating a comprehensive list of catch returns for the purposes of submitting it on a regular basis to DAFF, Fishery Management Services and/or ORI and promote the use of the WPDSAA WBCRS with the WPDSAA TMO’s within the Association and member clubs as well as on a national basis if permissible, when the
WBCRS has been activated and in a working form on the web.
Records Officer:
It is the responsibility and duty of the Records Officer to maintain an information library to record all catches and submit All World (IGFA), All Africa (GFU), SADSAA and Measure and Release record claims of all species of fish to the National Records Officer and to return all approved record certificates to the Council.
Promote the use of the WPDSAA WBCRS with the WPDSAA TMO’s within the Association and member clubs as well.
Shall hold and update the Western Province Records and inform its members of Western Province records.
Public Relations Officer:
The Public Relations Officer will be elected by the Council and will work under direct instruction of the Chairman and/or the Executive Committee, as directed by the Council.
Senior Angling Coach:
The duties of the Senior Angling Coach will be:
1 It is the duty of the Senior Angling Coach to follow and implement the guidelines from SADSAA, SASCOCS and Government within Western Province to appoint assistant coaches within Western Province and liaise with the Development Officer on Development and coaching and workshops within Western Province and meet with selected teams to enhance them in the specific facet they will be fishing.
2 To set-up a basic coaching manual for all facets of angling within Western Province.
3 Instruct selected teams on the fishing facet they have been selected for and back ground on the Tournament venue to create a winning ethos.
4 To liaise with the SADSAA National Coaches and/or coaches.
The Development Officer
The duties of the Develop Officer will be:
1 The Development of angling in all aspects within Western Province, clubs and among our members and non members in terms of SADSAA’s, SASCOCS and Government requirements where possible.
2 To set up a standard development course within Western Province for all clubs and members to follow within reason.
3 To host development courses and workshops within Western Province and to attend member clubs courses and workshops and render support where possible if so required.
4 Liaise with the SADSAA Development Officer, the SADSAA National Coaches and Western Province Senior Coaches.
5 To keep proper record of the Development courses and camps held by our member camps
Annual General Meeting.
The Council shall convene the Annual General Meeting of the Association on or before the 30th June each year.
1. Notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be served in writing to all member clubs not less than 30 (THIRTY) days prior to such meeting.
2. Nominations for Office Bearers and Selection Committee must be received by the Secretary of the Association in writing not less than 21 (TWENTY ONE) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.
3. The following Office bearers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
The Chairman
The Vice Chairman
Hon Secretary
Hon. Treasurer
Safety Officer
Public Relations Officer
Tournament Officer
Records Officer
Environmental Officer
Development Officer
Senior Angling Coach
4. An Auditor may be appointed at an Annual General Meeting who shall remain in office until the next Annual General Meeting.
5. All votes for any position shall be by show of hands unless a specific request by at least two delegates is made, in which event a secret ballot will be held.
Special General Meeting
A Special General Meeting of the Association shall be convened at any time by the Council or by written requisition served on the Secretary of at least 3 (THREE) member club’s, which requisition shall set out clearly the object/s for which the meeting is called.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained elsewhere in this Constitution, no alteration, amendment or addition or deletion to this Constitution shall be made except at a Special General Meeting called specifically for that purpose. 30 (THIRTY) calendar days notice shall be given to all member clubs and members of Committees together with full details and motivation of any proposed amendment. No such alteration or amendment shall be adopted unless 2/3rds (TWO THIRDS) of all those present and entitled to vote at such a meeting shall vote for its adoption.
Committees:
Each Committee shall deliberate on matters pertaining to its discipline on behalf of its Committee but all Executive decisions of any Committee shall be subject to ratification or rejection by the Council in ordinary meeting.
1. No member of any committee may make any statement to the media on matters concerning the Association or its functions or related matters.
2. No person other than a member of the Committee may attend Committee meetings except as a result of an invitation by the Committee. All decisions shall be considered by all members of the Committee and signed in submission to the Council Committees shall communicate directly with the Council and not with or through Member Clubs.
Meetings:
Notice of Ordinary meetings shall be given at least 7 (SEVEN) days prior to the Meeting to all Member Clubs and parties concerned.
1. Items for the Agendas of the meetings referred to in the above clause shall be posted to reach the Secretary not later than 10 (TEN) days before the date of each meeting, save that only Member Clubs, Committees and Committee members can submit items for inclusion by the Secretary on any Agenda.
2. The Secretary shall post copies of the Agenda for meetings to Member Clubs, Committees and Committee members as the case may be, not less than 7 (SEVEN) days before the date of the meeting.
3. No person shall be entitled to act as delegate for more than one member club and no Executive Member of the Association shall be entitled to act as a delegate for any member club.
4. At any Special General Meeting or Annual General Meeting, delegates representing 2/3 (TWO THIRDS) of the member clubs shall form a quorum. In the event of a quorum not being present at any meeting, such meeting shall stand adjourned to a date, time and place as may be agreed (and failing agreement on the 14th day after the date of the adjourned meeting) and such delegates as then attend shall be deemed to form the necessary quorum.
5. At any Council Meeting, delegates representing 1/3rd (ONE THIRD) of the Member Clubs shall form a quorum to enable the Council to carry out its duties and management of Western Province day to day business.
6. All individual anglers of member clubs shall have the right to attend all Special General Meeting and Annual General Meetings and shall have the right of observer status only and only accredited delegates shall have the right to propose and second any motion and to vote. No proxies will be allowed under any circumstances. An official letter from each club appointing its accredited delegates must be handed to the Secretary immediately prior to the commencement of the Special General Meeting and Annual General
Meetings.
7. At each Council and Annual General Meeting, the Minutes of the previous Council or Annual General Meeting shall be read and confirmed.
8. At all meetings, Minutes of the previous meetings may by resolution be taken as read.
9. In the event of the office of the Secretary or Treasurer becoming vacant, the Council shall appoint a successor/s who shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting.
11. The provisions of Clause shall mutatis mutandis apply to all meetings of the Council and any Special General Meeting.
12. The vote of the majority shall at all times bind the minority.
13. “The Procedures of Meetings” by Van Zyl Hattingh shall govern the conduct, procedure and parliament of meetings.
14. No delegate of a member club may speak or vote in the proceedings of any meeting or Committee in the event of a member club which he/she represents being under suspension.
15. The voting shall be as follows:
One vote per fully paid up member club.
Indemnity
Executive Officers members of the Council, Committee Members, Tournament Officers, Auditor and Hon. Officers shall respectively be indemnified by the Association against all liabilities incurred by them in the execution of their duties, save for those acts of omission or commission where personal liabilities attached in law.
Subscriptions and Levies
Amounts payable by each member club shall be as follows:
– Annual Subscriptions-as determined by the council
– The Council shall determine individual levy of each registered member of each member club. It shall be the responsibility of each member club to collect all funds and pay all monies due to the Association by 30th April of each year but not later than 14 (FOURTEEN) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.
The amount of fees falling due and payable on the 1st January of each year shall be based on the membership of each Member Club at that date
Date of Correspondence
The post mark of a Government Post Office or dated facsimile or e-mail message shall be taken at all times as the date on which all communications, notices or such like are sent or have been sent either by or to the Association.
Boundaries of Province
The boundaries of the Province controlled by this Association shall be determined by the South African Deep Sea Angling Association from time to time.
Amateur Status
The amateur law as defined by the South African Deep Sea Angling Association shall be binding on the Association and the member clubs thereof.
Interpretation
Should any doubt arise as to the interpretation of any of the Constitution Articles, Rules and Regulations or Contest and Angling Rules of the Association, the interpretation placed thereon by the council shall be final and binding. The English version will apply in court of Law – delete Representation and Negotiations
No representations or negotiations with any public authority or body or any persons, shall be made or carried on behalf of the Association without authority of a Council Meeting or Annual General Meeting, and accordingly nothing of that nature shall be done by any Member Club or any officer or member thereof, except under specific authority of a resolution of a Council or Annual General Meeting.
Foreign Tours
No tour within the area of jurisdiction of SADSAA by any anglers from outside the area of jurisdiction of SADSAA shall be arranged or organized by any member club or individual angler without the prior written consent of the Council.
No individual angler of any member club may participate in or nominate for any Tournament or competition outside the area of jurisdiction of SADSAA, save with the prior written approval of the Council.
Any member club or individual angler who contravenes the provisions of the preceding clauses under the heading “Foreign Tours” shall be deemed to be guilty of misconduct and liable to disciplinary action pursuant to the provisions as set out under “Special Powers of the Council”.
Arbitration
Any dispute (other than a dispute in respect of which urgent relief may be obtained from a court of competent jurisdiction), which may arise with regard to:
– The application, interpretation, implementation or enforcement of this constitution or
– Whether any part thereof is void or voidable, or
– Any dispute between members of the Association inter se, or between any member of the Association and SADSAA Council, or between any members of the Association and the National Sports Council shall be referred to an Accredited Arbitration and/or Mediation Body for resolution through mediation and expedited arbitration in terms of the prevailing Rules and Procedures for the Resolution of Disputes in Sport. The Parties record that in the event of arbitration there shall be no right of appeal as provided for in Article 22 of the aforesaid rules, and that such resolution shall be final and binding upon the parties.
4. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
41.1 Any dispute arising out of, or in connection with, the enforceability of this Constitution, or the application and interpretation of the provisions thereof, or any dispute between the ASSOCIATION/UNION and it’s Member or Members of its Members or any dispute between Members of the ASSOCIATION/UNION, or any dispute between members of Exco, or between Exco and a Member, or between Exco or an Exco member and an individual (but excluding disputes concerning an Ethics, Grievances or Selection matter) shall to SASACC. Should the matter not be resolved, it will be referred to SRSA or the designated statutory body determined by the appropriate government department, for resolution through mediation or expedited arbitration in terms of the procedure for the resolution
of disputes in sport only after all internal resolution processes has been depleted or utilized.
41.2 In the event of arbitration in terms of the foregoing, such resolution shall be final and binding on the parties to the dispute.
41.3 In recognition of the desire to resolve all disputes in the sporting fraternity as amicably and effectively as possible, it is required of all Members of the ASSOCIATION/UNION to incorporate in their
constitutions (and to include in any agreements they may enter into) a dispute resolution clause in terms substantially the same as the above provisions of this Constitution, specifically providing for the resolution of disputes through the mechanisms provided for.
41.4 Recourse to the High Courts or Magistrates Courts by a party to any ASSOCIATION/UNION-related dispute shall be limited to instances of an alleged violation of the provisions of this Constitution or an alleged disregard for the principles of natural justice or for purposes of obtaining urgent interdictory relief. In all other instances any disputes fall to be decided according to the dispute resolution processes provided for in this Constitution and the by-laws of this Constitution.
41.5 Process of Dispute Resolution and disciplinary matters is contained in the by-laws to this Constitution.
Dissolution
In the event of the Association being wound up or resolved for whatsoever reason, and/or by a resolution passed at a duly constituted special general meeting in terms of this constitution by no  less than 75 % (SEVETY FIVE PERCENT) of the members present and entitled to vote, provided that at least 2 (TWO) calendar months notice of such meeting shall be give to members specifying the object of the meeting.
The Special General Meeting by a simple majority vote shall:
(1) Appoint 1 (ONE) or more persons who shall be responsible for the dissolution of the Association (WESTERN PROVINCE DEEP SEA ANGLING ASSOCIATION).
(2) then all the assets of the Association of whatsoever nature and whosesoever, shall be distributed in terms of the requirements of the Commissioner of Revenue and/or the Income Tax (As Amended), to transfer the said assets of the Association of whatsoever nature and whosesoever to any other recreational, and/or sporting body and/or to a public benefit organization as defined by the Income Tax (As Amended).
Colours and Badges
The Association shall design, adopt, register and issue any badges or uniforms as required from time to time.
Western Province Deep Sea Angling
Western Province Deep Sea Angling colours will be awarded at Councils discretion to Executive Officers after serving two full terms of office, in recognition of their work
Use of Association’s Name
The use of the name of the Association by any member or person whatsoever in any manner, which may in any matter whatsoever involve the Association in any possible unpleasant or contentious matter, is strictly prohibited.
Receiver of Revenue:
The Council undertakes to submit to the Commissioner of Revenue a copy of any amendment to the Constitution of Western Province Deep Sea Angling.
All Other Matters
It is recorded that any other matter not specifically provided for in this Constitution, nothing whatever accepted, shall be resolved by the Council at a Special general Meeting convened specifically for that purpose.
Updated and retyped June 2019 as per resolutions of the Annual General Meeting held
20.06.2019.
HON. TREASURER WPDSAA – DEREK MULLER
SECRETARY WPDSAA – JACQUI RAUTMANN
Updated version Constitution: JUNE 2019

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