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42. Transitional Provisions

1. For the purposes of this section, ‘‘effective date’’ means the date of the first meeting of the council.


2. The South African Council for Architects established by section 2 of the Architects’ Act, 1970 (Act No. 35 of 1970), continues to exist and may exercise its powers and perform its functions after the commencement of this Act until the effective date.


3. The South African Council for Architects must, within 30 days from the date of commencement of this Act, invite nominations for the first appointment of members in accordance with section 4.


4. For the purpose of the nominations referred to in section 4 and for the first term of office of the council, the existing voluntary associations within the architectural profession are deemed to be recognised in terms of section 25.


5. Any person practising as an architectural technologist or an architectural draughtsperson and a candidate in any of these categories, may continue to practise as such and is deemed to be a registered person until a date determined by the Minister in the Gazette.


6. From the effective date, all rights, obligations, assets and liabilities acquired or incurred by the South African Council for Architects in terms of the Architects’ Act, 1970, vest in the council and the council is deemed to have acquired or incurred those rights, obligations, assets and liabilities in terms of this Act.


7. Any act performed, decision taken, or rule made or purported to have been so performed, taken or made in terms of the Architects’ Act, 1970, by the South African Council for Architects remains valid unless repealed under this Act.


8. Any notice issued or exemption granted by the Minister in terms of the Architects’ Act, 1970, remains valid unless repealed under this Act.


9. Any person who at the commencement of this Act is registered in terms of the Architects’ Act, 1970, is deemed to be registered in the corresponding category provided for in this Act.


10. From the effective date, any register maintained in terms of the Architects’ Act, 1970, is incorporated in and is considered to form part of a register to be maintained in terms of this Act.


11. Any action taken in terms of section 24 of the Architects’ Act, 1970, which is pending at the commencement date of this Act, must be finalised in terms of that Act.


12. At the end of the first term of the council 50 per cent of the members of the council may not be reappointed by the Minister.


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