Arrangement of Sections



   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation


   3.   Establishment of Council

   4.   Seal of Council

   5.   Composition of Council

   6.   Tenure of office

   7.   Removal of members

   8.   Filling of casual vacancy

   9.   Functions of Council

   10.   Powers of Council

   11.   Associate bodies

   12.   Proceedings of Council

   13.   Committees of Council

   14.   Disclosure of interest

   15.   Immunity of members and staff


   16.   Executive Board

   17.   Director and Deputy Director

   18.   Secretary and other staff

   19.   Provincial Sports Advisory Committees

   20.   District Sports Committees

   21.   Conditions applicable to members of Committees

   22.   Prohibition of publication or disclosure of information to unauthorised persons


   23.   Registration of national sports associations

   24.   Application for registration

   25.   Grounds for refusing to register national sports associations

   26.   Cancellation of registration

   27.   Notification of grounds

   28.   Appeal


   29.   Funds of Council

   30.   Sports Development Fund

   31.   Financial year

   32.   Accounts

   33.   Power to call for accounts

   34.   Annual report


   35.   Independence of associations

   36.   General appeals to Minister

   37.   Dissolution of national sports associations

   38.   Vesting of property in Council

   39.   Staff of Department of Sports

   40.   Regulations


to establish the Sports Council of Zambia; to define the functions and powers of the Council; to provide for the registration and affiliation to the Council of all national sports associations; to repeal the National Sports Council of Zambia Act; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[30th December, 1988]

Act 29 of 1988,

Act 13 of 1994.


1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sports Council of Zambia Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“associate body” means an associate body of the Council, referred to in section 11;

“association” includes a national sports association, a branch of club of such an association, or a body affiliated to that association;

“Board” means the Executive Board of the Council constituted under section 16;

“Chairman” means the person appointed Chairman of the Council under section 5;

“Council” means the Sports Council of Zambia established by section 3;

“Director” means the person appointed Director of the Council under section 17;

“member” means a member of the Council;

“national sports association” means an association registered under section 23;

“Secretary” means the Secretary of the Council, appointed under section 18;

“Vice-Chairman” means the person elected Vice-Chairman of the Council, under section 5.


3.   Establishment of Council

There is hereby established the Sports Council of Zambia which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and which shall be capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name, and, subject to the provisions of this Act, of doing or performing any act or thing that a body corporate may by law do or perform.

4.   Seal of Council

   (1) The seal of the Council shall be such device as may be determined by the Council and shall be kept by the Secretary.

   (2) The Council may use a wafer or rubber stamp instead of the seal.

   (3) The affixing of the seal shall be authenticated by the Chairman or the Vice-Chairman and the Secretary or one other person authorised in that behalf by the Council.

   (4) Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed by a person not being a body corporate, would not be required to be under seal may be entered into or executed without seal on behalf of the Council by the Secretary or any other person authorised in that behalf by the Council.

   (5) Any document purporting to be a document under the seal of the Council or issued on behalf of the Council shall be received in evidence and shall be deemed to be a document so executed or issued, as the case may be, without further proof, unless the contrary is proved.

5.   Composition of Council

The Council shall consist of—

      (a)   a Chairman appointed by the Minister;

      (b)   Vice-Chairman elected by the Council from amongst its members;

      (c)   one member appointed by each national sports association;

      (d)   one member each appointed by—

      (i)   each of the Ministries responsible for sports, defence, education, health, local government, and the police;

      (ii)   each associate body; and

      (e)   not more than five other members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Minister.

6.   Tenure of office

   (1) A member, other than an ex-officio member, shall hold office for a period of three years from the date of his appointment and may be re-appointed upon the expiration of that term.

   (2) A member, other than an ex-officio member, may resign upon giving one month’s notice in writing to the relevant appointing authority under section 5 and may, at any time, be removed by the appointing authority.

7.   Removal of members

Notwithstanding section 6, the Council may at any time, remove any member, other than an ex-officio member, from office if—

      (a)   the member has absented himself from three consecutive meetings of the Council without reasonable cause; or

      (b)   the Council is satisfied that his continuance as a member will be prejudicial to the interests of sports.

8.   Filling of casual vacancy

Whenever the office of a member becomes vacant before the expiry of the term provided in section 6 or he is removed under section 7, the relevant appointing authority under section 5 shall appoint another person to be a member and that person shall hold office for the remainder of the period during which the member whose place he fills would, but for his office becoming vacant, have continued in office.

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