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5. Appointment of Building Control Officer by Local Authority

1. Subject to the provisions of subsection (3) a local authority shall appoint a person as building control officer in order to exercise and perform the powers, duties or activities granted or assigned to a building control officer by or under this Act.


2. Any person not having the qualifications prescribed by national building regulation in respect of a building control officer shall not without the approval in writing of the Minister be appointed as building control officer in terms of subsection (1).


3. Subsection (1) shall also be construed so as to enable -


(a) two or more than two local authorities to appoint, on such conditions as they may agree to, one person as building control officer for all such local authorities;


(b) a local authority from time to time to appoint a person temporarily as building control officer;


(c) a local authority, with the approval in writing of any other local authority and on such conditions as they may agree to, to make use of the services of any person appointed as building control officer by such other local authority.


4. Any person who -


(a) immediately before the date of commencement of this Act was employed by a local authority in order to perform as controlling officer any activities substantially the same as the activities referred to in section 6(1); and


(b) on such date is still so employed, shall be deemed to have been appointed in terms of this section as building control Officer by such local authority.


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