CHAPTER 308
NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION COMMISSION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Establishment of National Food and Nutrition Commission

   4.   Membership of Commission

   5.   Vacation of office by members

   6.   Procedure of Commission

   7.   Special committees

   8.   Funds of Commission

   9.   Accounts, audit and reports

   10.   Miscellaneous administrative provisions

   11.   Minister may give directions to Commission

   12.   Nutrition Groups.

      SCHEDULE

AN ACT

to establish a body corporate to be known as the National Food and Nutrition Commission; to provide for its membership; to specify its functions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

[Insert Date of Commencement]

Act 41 of 1967,

Act 23 of 1975.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Food and Nutrition Commission Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Commission” means the National Food and Nutrition Commission established under section 3;

“member” means a member of the Commission;

“Nutrition Group” means a voluntary, nonprofit-making organisation concerned with combatting malnutrition, the constitution whereof has been approved by the Commission.

[Am by Act 23 of 1975.]

3.   Establishment of National Food and Nutrition Commission

   (1) There is hereby established a National Food and Nutrition Commission which shall have the powers and duties prescribed in this Act.

   (2) The objects of the Commission shall be those set out in the Schedule.

   (3) The Commission shall be a body corporate to be known as the National Food and Nutrition Commission with perpetual succession and a common seal, with powers to sue and be sued under its corporate name, to enter into contracts, to acquire, purchase and hold all land and personal property whatsoever, whether situate in the Republic or elsewhere, and to grant, devise, let, alienate, sell, mortgage, charge or otherwise dispose of the same and to do all such acts and things as bodies corporate may by law do and as are incidental or appertain to a body corporate.

   (4) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Commission may—

      (a)   receive such sums of money by way of grant or donation or in any other way from any source and expend and invest such sums as it may deem expedient;

      (b)   subject to the approval of the Minister responsible for finance, borrow by way of loan or otherwise, such sums as it may require to meet or discharge its obligations;

      (c)   with the approval of the Minister, employ a secretary and such other staff as appears to the Commission to be necessary, on such terms and conditions as the Commission may determine.

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