CONSTITUTION

Vision

To unite, assist and support Parabats and their families wherever they may find themselves, and to keep the airborne spirit alive

Mission

To identify and organize Parabats that complies with the selection criteria under a National Association, to establish a chain of command where every PVO member (Canopy/Falcon can operate within their own jurisdiction) abides under the Parabat Veterans Organisation (PVO) umbrella

Furthermore to strive towards establishing a bond of Parabats that will endeavour towards the achievement of common goals, inter alia promoting the interest and well-being of members by supplying a structure where the spirit of ‘belonging’ is of utmost importance.

INTERPRETATION AND DEFINITIONS

  1. .  When interpreting this constitution and unless contrary to or inconsistent with the context –
  2. Words signifying the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa;
  3. Words signifying the masculine shall include the feminine;
  4. The headings of clauses are for reference purposes only and shall not be taken into account in construing the constitution.
  5. “Parabat veteran” means: Any South African citizen who rendered military service at 1 Parachute Battalion as a qualified (Parabat) and Has completed his military training and no longer performs military service, and has not been dishonourably discharged; and Subject to the proviso that associate/honorary members, who do not meet this criteria, may be appointed by the respective canopies at the discretion of such PVO  committee, and such appointment is subject to the prior approval of the National Council in order to make such appointment final in effect (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld).
  6. National Council” means a council consisting of nominated members The following words and expressions shall, unless the context indicates otherwise, have the following meanings:
  • “AGM” means the annual general meeting to be held at a designated place by proper prior notice.
  • Auditor” means the auditor of PVO appointed from time to time by the members at the AGM, or in the event of an emergency, at a Special General Meeting;
  •   “PVO” means a body or organisation which falls under the auspices of PVO, and whose numbers are not circumscribed, however whose registration fees are paid in full to PVO;
  •   “Canopy” means a body or organisation which is a member of, and falls under the auspices of PVO, and whose numbers are not circumscribed, however whose registration fees are paid in full to PVO;
  •  A sub division of the specific Canopy in the identified area called a “Falcon/Valk canopy”
  • General meeting” means the annual general meeting, a special general meeting, or an ordinary general meeting of members;
  • Round Robin Resolution” means a resolution passed other than at a Members’ meeting, which was submitted for consideration to the persons entitled to exercise Voting Rights in relation to the resolution and was voted on by the requisite percentage of the persons (being not less than a quorum of Members) entitled to vote by signing a resolution in counterparts within 20 (twenty) Business Days after the resolution was submitted to them, and includes written polling of persons entitled to vote regarding the election of Directors;
  • Meeting of Directors, in respect of which all the Directors voted in favour by signing in writing a resolution in counterparts, within 20 (twenty) Business Days after the resolution was submitted to them;
  • The use of the word “writing” includes Electronic Communication but as regards any Member entitled to vote, only to the extent that such Member has notified the Company of an Electronic Address;
  • References to Members represented by proxy shall include Members entitled to vote represented by an agent appointed under a general or special power of attorney;
  • When a particular number of Business Days is provided for between the happening of one event and another, the number of days must be calculated by:
    • Excluding the day on which the first such event occurs;
    • Including the day on or by which the second event is to occur; and
    • Excluding any public holiday, Saturday or Sunday that falls on or between the days contemplated in clauses 1.13.1 and 1.13.2 respectively.

2.   NAME

The name of the Association shall be “Parabat Veterans’ Organisation/ Parabat Veterane Organisasie” hereinafter referred to as “PVO”.

3.   EMBLEM

The emblems of PVO as indicated on the sketch annexed hereto and marked annexure “A”. PVO National Council shall decide upon the manufacture, sale, and use of the emblem of PVO from time to time.

4.   MAIN BUSINESS

The objectives of PVO are:

  1. To arrange communication between members, with common interests as veteran parabats and to strengthen the spirit between them.
  2. To assist canopies to canvas and sign on members who will qualify for membership as provided for in their constitutions.
  3. To establish in the PVO area of influence sub-divisions called Falcon Groups with leadership and infrastructure to manage, administer and recruit parabats to the PVO
  4. To promote the esprit de corps and traditions of parabats nationally and internationally. To link up with other international paratrooper organisations and establish relationships, inter-communication and visits.
  5. To arrange get-togethers and commemorate special days and occasions.
  6. To establish a Parabat Enablement Fund for the exclusive use of veteran PVO members and next of kin.
  7. Community development for poor and needy persons and anti-poverty initiatives, including:
  8. The promotion of community-based projects relating to self-help, empowerment, capacity building, skills development or anti-poverty;
  9.  The provision of training, support or assistance to community-based projects contemplated in clause  above;
  10. Training for unemployed persons with the purpose of enabling them to obtain employment; and
  11. Educational enrichment, academic support, supplementary tuition or outreach programs for the poor and needy
  12. To organize social functions/events which will strengthen the bonds of friendship, camaraderie and thereby raising funds for the Parabat Enablement Fund.
  13. To act as custodian of memorabilia, and create the means which will contribute to the preservation of the history, culture, and experiences of the Parabat

5.   MEMBERSHIP

5.1 ORDINARY MEMBERS

5.1.1 Members must be a qualified jumper verified and under the auspices by 1 Parachute Battalion (Parabat) and a veteran.

5.1.2 Paratrooper veteran is defined as – Paratrooper veteran” means any South African citizen who rendered military service; and has completed his military training and no longer performs military service, and has not been dishonourably discharged  The committee’s decision shall be final and binding.

5.1.3 They are paid members of PVO canopies and Cyber Canopies

5.1.4 Ordinary Members of the PVO enjoy the benefits of the PVO membership, may hold office if approved by a majority vote at the AGM.

5.2 Associate Membership:

5.2.1 Those who have served as and/or qualified as a military parachutist in foreign airborne units may be considered for Associate membership of the PVO so long as they are able to prove their airborne credentials to the full satisfaction of the National Executive.

5.2.2 Associate Members of the PVO enjoy the benefits of the PVO membership, may hold office if approved by a majority vote at the AGM.

5.2.3 They are paid members of canopies

5.3 AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP, INTERNATIONAL OR COUNTRY MEMBER

5.3.2 Whosoever has served in the SADF/SANDF and is or has been linked to The Parachute Regiment is entitled to affiliated membership.

5.3.3 International and or Country membership in the PVO shall be open to members outside of the Canopies’ boundaries who wish to join in an electronic-only based membership category.

5.3.4 Affiliate Members of the PVO enjoy the benefits of the PVO membership but may not vote or hold office unless approved by a majority vote at the AGM.

5.3.5 They are paid members of canopies

5.4 LIFE MEMBER

5.4.5 Life membership is available to any individual who qualifies as a PVO member and who has made an exceptional contribution or has been an active fully paid member for at least ten years, and approved by a majority of members at an Annual General Meeting of the PVO.

5.4.6 Life Members of the PVO enjoy the benefits of the PVO membership but may hold office if approved by a majority vote at the AGM.

5.4.7 They are paid up members of canopies

5.5 HONORARY MEMBERS

5.5.1 Members shall nominate and motivate honorary members of the PVO, and approved by a majority of members at an Annual General Meeting of the PVO. Membership fees and annual subscription shall not be compulsory unless such honorary members shall elect to make payment of such fees and subscriptions. The appointment of such honorary members shall be for the duration of two years and can be re-elected. The widows of deceased members of the PVO will automatically qualify for honorary membership.

5.5.2 Honorary Members are not entitled to vote at PVO meetings, or to hold office as an Executive Member of the PVO. They may however be co-opted to serve on the PVO’s NEC or sub-committees as observers in an advisory role

5.5.3 They are paid members of canopies

5.6 CYBER MEMBERS

5.6.1 Has completed his military training and has not been dishonourably discharged;

5.6.2 Applicant must be a qualified (Parabat) military parachute soldier verified and under the auspices of and who underwent the curriculum of and by 1 Parachute Battalion as per definition in PVO constitution,

5.6.3 Must reside more than 50km from the nearest recognised/existing PVO Canopy or Falcon,

5.7 SANDF PARABATS

5.7.1 Serving SANDF Parabats, Although prevented by law from being members of military veteran organisations, personnel will automatically be considered as “affiliated guests”, but do not pay PVO membership fees and will therefore not be eligible for a PVO blazer badge – until such time that they leave the service and decide to become members of the PVO. They will however not qualify for any of the benefits for veterans as described in the Military Veterans Act. They will have an open invite to meetings where they will be able to participate in all the activities.

5.7.2 SANDF Members are not entitled to vote at PVO meetings, or to hold office as an Executive Member of the PVO. They may however be co-opted to serve on the PVO’s NEC or sub-committees as observers in an advisory role.

5.8.  Membership – Canopies (optional)

5.8.1. PVO CANOPY

5.8.1.1. Is a committed canopy to the PVO and building their own canopy within the PVO framework.

5.8.1.2.They retain their PVO constitution, logo and canopy name.

5.8.1.3.They contribute to the funds, and influence the PVO policy and share in the PVO success.

5.8.1.4.They have paid individual members of the PVO

5.8.2 Associate Canopy

5.8.2.1 is a committed canopy to the PVO and building their own canopy aligned to the PVO framework.

5.8.2.2  They retain their constitution, logo and canopy name.

5.8.2.3 They contribute to the funds, and influence the PVO policy and share in the PVO success.

5.8.2.4 Associate Members of the PVO will have the right to vote, and may hold office.

5.8.2.5 They have paid individual members of the PVO

5.8.3 Affiliate

5.8.3.1 Is an independent canopy who would like to be involved with PVO as an Associate at a future date? An Affiliate is given first refusal for an Association in their location with all the added benefits of Association.

5.8.3.2 Affiliate Members of the Association will not have the right to vote, or hold office.

5.8.3.3 They have may have paid individual members of the PVO

5.8.4. Cyber Canopies

5.8.4.1 Is a committed cyber canopy to the PVO and building their own canopy within the PVO framework.

5.8.1.2 They retain their PVO constitution, logo and canopy name.

5.8.1.3 They contribute to the funds, and influence the PVO policy and share in the PVO success.

5.8.1.4 They have paid individual members of the PVO

6.   MEMBERSHIP FEE

6.1 An entrance fee to be paid to PVO (determined by the National Council).

6.2 PVO Members shall pay annually in advance, alternatively by prior arrangement with the committee by way of instalments, as the committee deems fit and equitable.

6.3 Fees will be determined by the National Council at the Annual General Meeting

7.   APPLICATIONS

In order to obtain membership, application will be made to the National Council who will deal with the matter as is provided for in paragraph 5 (Five) hereinabove.

8.   REGISTER & DATABASE

8.1 An updated comprehensive register/Database of all paid up members shall be maintained. A certificate of proof of membership shall be issued, the purpose of which is to establish a data basis on a national level.

8.2 the Company shall cause the Members Register to reflect:

8.2.1     The names and identity numbers or passport number of the Members;

8.2.2    The Member’s business, residential or postal address & contact numbers;

8.2.3     The Members’ electronic addresses who have furnished them;

8.2.4    The date on which the person became a Member of the Company and if applicable, the date on which such Member ceased to be a Member of the Company; and

8.2.5    Any other information prescribed in terms of the Companies Act from time to time.

8.3 The Company shall not be bound to enter any person in the Members Register until that person gives the Company an address for entry in the Members Register.

9. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

9.1 Membership shall terminate when a member submits a written resignation.

9.2 The National Council shall be empowered to terminate the membership of any member at its sole discretion at a National Executive committee meeting, and upon notice being given to such member of the National Council’s decision, such member’s membership shall deem to have ceased.

9.3 The National Council’s decision in this respect shall be reviewable only by the members at an annual general meeting, or by the members at a special meeting.

9.4 The decision of the annual general meeting or special meeting in this respect shall be final and binding.

10. NATIONAL COUNCIL

10.1    A National Council, which shall consist of members as stipulated in PVO membership paragraph 5.1.1 (five) and elected by the majority members to represent them:

10.2    Members serving on the National Council must be a qualified jumper verified and under the auspices of and who underwent the curriculum of and by 1 Parachute Battalion, (Parabat) and a veteran as per paragraph 1.5.

11. NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETINGS

11.1    The National Council shall meet at least once every six months.

11.2    50% of the members of the National Council shall be quorum.

11.3    Each member of the National Council shall have one vote and the PVO National President shall have a casting vote.

11.4    The National Council shall be responsible for the control and management of PVO in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the annual general meeting as set out in this constitution.

11.5    The minimum number of Council members shall be 12 (twelve), and the maximum number shall be 30 (thirty), unless the National council in general meeting otherwise resolves.

11.6    The National Council may appoint auditors and attorneys to assist PVO.

12. ELECTION OF NATIONAL COUNCIL & NATIONAL EXECUTIVE  (NEC)

12.1    Members serving on the National Council and National Executive Council must be a qualified jumper verified and under the auspices of and who underwent the curriculum of and by 1 Parachute Battalion, (Parabat) and a veteran as per paragraph 1.5.

12.2    The minimum number of Executive members shall be 7 (seven), and the maximum number shall be 13 (Thirteen), unless the National council in general meeting otherwise resolves.

12.3    All of the Executive Members, Co-Opted members and Ad Hoc Members shall be elected by an Ordinary Resolution of the Members of the national Council.

12.4    Five National Council/National Executive members to be represented on the Parabat Veterans Organisation NPC registration no: 2015/256965/08 and Parabat Veterans Organisation Services (Pty) LTD registration No: 2015/140291/07 and Non-Executive of Directors, as per the MOI.

12.4.1    The composition of paragraph 12.4 will be as one executive director and four non-executive directors.

12.5    At every second Annual General Meeting, one-third of the National Executive Members for the time being shall retire from office or, if their number is not a multiple of three, then the number nearest to but not less than one-third shall retire from office.

12.6    The National Executive Members so to retire shall be those who have been longest in office since their last election, but in the case of persons who became National Executive Members on the same day, those to retire shall (unless they otherwise agree among themselves) be determined by lot.

12.7    A National Executive Member retiring at a meeting shall retain office until the election of National Executive Members at that meeting has been completed.

12.8    Retiring National Executive Members shall be eligible for re-election.

12.9    The term of office for any such National Council member will be a period of 2 (two) years, but no longer than 3 (three) consecutive terms.

13.COMPOSITION OF NATIONAL EXECUTIVE (NEC)

13.1    The National Executive Council, which shall consist of members as stipulated in PVO membership paragraph 5.1.1 (five) and elected by the majority members to represent them:

13.1.1            PVO National President (Chairman)

13.1.2            PVO Vice-National President (Chairman)

13.1.3            PVO National Secretary

13.1.4            PVO National Treasurer

13.1.5            PVO National Communications Officer

13.1.6            PVO National SANDF Liaison Officer

13.1.7            PVO National Membership Secretary

13.1.8            PVO Managing Executive

13.1.9            PVO Discipline & Grievance Officer

13.1.10 Additional four (4) PVO National Executive Members to serve on the Executive

13.2  All expenses directly linked to the National Executive matters will be borne by the PVO

14.  Powers of the National Executive Council (NEC)

14.1    The NEC may take on the power and authority that it believes it needs to be able to achieve the objectives that are stated in this constitution. Its activities must abide by the law and good governance.

14.2    The NEC has the power and authority to raise funds or to invite and receive contributions.

14.3    The NEC does however, have the power to buy, hire or exchange for any property that it needs to achieve its objectives.

14.4    The NEC has the right to make by-laws for proper management, including procedure for application, approval and termination of membership.

14.5    Members will decide on the powers and functions of office bearers.

15. Cessation of Office as a Member of the National Council/National Executive Council (NEC)

15.1       member of the National Council or NEC shall cease to hold office as such;

15.2       immediately if the member becomes Ineligible or Disqualified or the Council resolves to remove the member on such basis, and in the latter case the Executive member has not within the permitted period filed an application for review or has filed such an application but the court has not yet confirmed the removal (during which period member shall be suspended);

15.2.1.  when the member dies;

15.2.2.  when the member resigns by written notice to the National Council/NEC;

15.2.3.  If there are more than 3 (three) National Executives in office and if the Council determines that the member has become incapacitated to the extent that the person is unable to perform the functions of a NEC member, and is unlikely to regain that capacity within a reasonable time, and the Executive has not, within the permitted period, filed an application for review or has filed such an application but the court has not yet confirmed the removal (during which period member shall be suspended);

15.2.4.  If the member is declared delinquent by a court, or placed on probation under conditions that are inconsistent with continuing to be a member of the council

15.2.5.  If the member is removed by Ordinary Resolution;

15.2.6.  if there are more than 3 (three) National Executives in office and if the member is removed by resolution of the National Council for being negligent or derelict in performing the functions of an Executive, and has not within the permitted period filed an application for review or has filed such an application but the court has not yet confirmed the removal (during which period member shall be suspended);

15.2.7.  The member files a petition for the surrender of its estate or an application for an administration order, or if the member commits an act of insolvency as defined in the insolvency law for the time being in force, or if the member makes any arrangement or composition with their creditors generally; or

15.2.8.  the member is otherwise removed in accordance with any provisions of this Constitution.

16. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR National Council/NEC Members AND PRESCRIBED OFFICERS AND THEIR RELATED AND INTER-RELATED PARTIES

16.1    The PVO may not provide a loan to, secure a debt or obligation of, or otherwise provide direct or indirect financial assistance to, a National Council/NEC Member of the PVO other than a transaction if it:

16.1.1   is in the ordinary course of the PVO’s business and for fair value;

16.2.1   constitutes an accountable advance to meet:

16.3.1   legal expenses in relation to a matter concerning the PVO; or

16.4.1   anticipated expenses to be incurred by the person on behalf of the PVO;

16.5.1   All financial assistance required must be referred to the Enablement Fund Officer for submission the NEC for vetting and approval.

17. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND NOTICE

17.1    An annual general meeting of the members shall be held at a venue to be predetermined once in every calendar year.

17.2    PVO shall hold an annual general meeting not later than 6 (six) months after the end of each financial year, in addition to any other general meetings held during that year, and shall designate the meeting as such in the notice convening the meeting. Not more than 15 (fifteen) months shall elapse between the date of the one annual general meeting and the next.

17.3    The business to be transacted at the annual general meeting shall be:

17.3.1       To confirm the minutes of the previous general meeting.

17.3.2  To receive and consider the report of the affairs of PVO, and statement of accounts.

17.3.3  To elect the office bearers for the following term, as provided for in paragraph 12.5 (Twelve) hereinabove.

17.3.4       To consider any resolutions concerning the affairs of PVO.

17.3.5     A quorum for the annual general meeting shall be 50% +1 (fifty percent plus one) of the members of PVO.

17.3.6     The annual general meeting will be preceded with the Paratrooper’s Prayer.

17.4    If a member of the National Council resigns before the completion of his term of office, the National Council may co-opt a member with voting power to fill such vacancy.

17.5    All meetings (AGM, Special Meeting, Council Meetings) shall be called by at least 15 (fifteen) Business Days’ notice delivered to all Members entitled to vote or otherwise entitled to receive notice.

18. Finances and Reports

18.1 Financial Year end

18.1.1   The accounts of PVO shall be closed on the 30th June of each calendar year. A copy of the financial statements which is to be laid before the executive National Council in a National Council meeting, shall, not less than 10 (ten) working days before the date of the meeting, be sent to all such PVO members as are entitled to receive notices of meetings

18.1.2   PVO must maintain adequate records of all revenue received from donations, grants and Member’s fees, for a period of at least 5 (Five) years.

18.2 General Finances and Reports

18.2.1       A banking account opened with an acknowledged bank, all monies received by PVO shall be deposited in such banking account, and all payments made out of such an account shall be drawn by cheque or electronic banking facility (EFT), and signed by at least two members of the National Executive.

18.2.2       The financial year-end of PVO shall be June 30.

18.2.3       The National Executive Council must ensure that:

18.2.3.1          Proper records and books of account which fairly reflect the affairs of PVO are kept,

18.2.3.2          An annual or narrative report of the PVO’s activities and an Annual Financial Statement conforming to general accepted accounting principles are prepared on a yearly basis.

18.2.3.3          Within six months of its financial year a report is compiled by the PVO’s auditor stating whether the financial statements of PVO are consistent with its accounting records, the accounting policies are appropriate and have been appropriately applied with in preparing the financial statements and PVO has complied with the financial provisions of this constitution.

18.2.3.4          A copy of the Annual Financial Statements, annual narrative report and certificate must be made available to all National Council members within six months after the financial year.

18.2.3.5          The National Council shall approve an annual budget and any other supplementary budgets for the forthcoming year. Discretionary spending consistent with the objectives of PVO is allowed, provided that it falls within the general parameters set forth in the budget, does not prevent PVO from fulfilling its other responsibilities and objectives, and is reported in monthly bookkeeping records.

19.  MINUTES

Proper minutes and attendance records must be kept of all meetings of PVO. PVO members for the meeting shall sign the minutes which shall be available at all times for inspection or copying by any member of PVO on two days’ notice to the PVO National Secretary.

20.  SPECIAL MEETINGS

20.1    A special meeting shall be convened, upon receipt of prior written notice of 21 business days, by the National Council of a request in writing from the members of PVO which request shall contain the signatures of one-half of the members of PVO. The purpose of any such special general meeting shall be to discuss only the matter/s that the requesting members wish to be discussed.

20.2  All Special Meeting shall be called by at least 15 (fifteen) Business Days’ notice delivered to all Members entitled to vote or otherwise entitled to receive notice.

21. VOTING

21.1    Paid up ordinary PVO members as described in paragraph 5.1 may vote.

21.2  Paid up associated PVO members as described in paragraph 5.2, if approved by a majority vote.

21.3  At the annual general meetings and special meetings, all voting shall take place by way of the show of hands and PVO National President shall have a casting vote in the case of equality.

21.4    A majority vote will consist of a two-thirds show of hands.

21.5  Proxy votes will only be accepted at the Annual General Meeting upon good cause shown in writing by the non-attendee.

22.  Proxy Vote

22.1    A Member entitled to attend and vote at all meetings (AGM, Special Meeting, Council Meetings)shall be entitled to appoint a proxy to attend, participate in, speak and vote at the meeting in the place of the Member entitled to vote or give or withhold written consent on behalf of the Member entitled to vote to a decision by Round Robin Resolution;

22.2    A Member entitled to vote may appoint more than 1 (one) proxy to exercise Voting Rights held by that Member entitled to vote in respect of any Members’ meeting

23. Round Robin Resolution” means a resolution passed other than at a meeting:

23.1    Members’ meeting, which was submitted for consideration to the persons entitled to exercise Voting Rights in relation to the resolution and was voted on by the requisite percentage of the persons (being not less than a quorum of Members) entitled to vote by signing a resolution in counterparts within 21 (twenty-one) Business Days after the resolution was submitted to them, and includes written polling of persons entitled to vote regarding the election of Council Members;

23.2    meeting of Council Members, in respect of which all the Council Members voted in favour by signing in writing a resolution in counterparts, within 21 (twenty-one) Business Days after the resolution was submitted to them;

23.3    As regards, such resolutions that could be voted on at a Members’ meeting (other than an Annual General Meeting) instead require them to be dealt with by Round Robin Resolution.

23.4    Within 10 (ten) Business Days after a Round Robin Resolution is adopted, the National Council must deliver a statement describing the results of the vote, consent process, or election to every Member who was entitled to vote on or consent to the Round Robin Resolution.

23.5    The National Council must hold a Members’ meeting or put the proposed resolution by way of a Round Robin Resolution:

23.6          Round Robin Resolutions will be passed if signed by persons entitled to exercise sufficient Voting Rights for it to have been adopted as an Ordinary Resolution or Special Resolution, as the case may be, at a properly constituted Members’ meeting.

24.           CHANGE to the CONSTITUTION

24.1    The constitution can be changed by a resolution. The resolution has to be agreed upon and passed by not less than two thirds of the members who are at the annual general meeting or special general meeting (includes proxy votes). Members must vote at this meeting to change the constitution.

24.2    Two thirds of the members shall be present at a meeting (“the quorum”) before a decision to change the constitution is taken. Any annual general meeting may vote upon such a notion, if the details of the changes are set out in the notice referred to in 7.3

24.3    A written notice must go out not less than fifteen (15) days before the meeting at which the changes to the constitution are going to be proposed. The notice must indicate the proposed changes to the constitution that will be discussed at the meeting.

24.4    No amendments may be made which would have the effect of making the organisation cease to exist.

25.  DRESS CODE

Members will wear either a blazer and tie or smart casual as determined by the majority members attending meetings.

26.  WINDING UP OR DISSOLUTION

The organisation may close down if at least two-thirds of the members present and five voting at a meeting convened for considering such matter is in favour of closing down.

When the organisation closes down it has to pay off all its debts. After doing this, if there is property or money left over it should not be paid or given to members of the organisation. It should be given in some way to another non-profit organisation that has similar objectives.

The organisation’s general meeting can decide what organisation this should be. Despite any provision in any law or agreement to the contrary, upon the winding-up or dissolution of the Association, after making provision for the costs of dissolving the Association, distribute the net value of the Association to any similar public benefit organisation which has been approved by the Commissioner: South African Revenue Service in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act or any institution, board or body which is exempt from tax under the provisions of Section 10(1)(cA)(i) of the Income Tax Act, which has as its sole object the carrying on of any public benefit activity and which has similar objects to those of the Association.

27.   Annexures

27.1    Annexure A: Logos

27.2    Annexure B: Good Governance

27.3    Annexure C: National Executive Council’s portfolio’s

27.4    Annexure D: National Executive Charter

27.5    Annexure E: PVO Members Code of Conduct

27.6    Annexure F: Discipline and Grievance policy

28. SOCIAL  AND APOLITICAL ORGANISATION

PVO is a registered social and apolitical veterans association and has no affiliation or association with any political party/body/organisation or military body/association.

Signed and amended at Bloemfontein on 25th February 2017

Mike McWilliams                             Ken Viljoen

National  Vice President                                                  National Secretary

E signatures signed in Bloemfontein