Société pour la Promotion des Entreprises Spécialisées Act

Act 21 of 1979


Mauritius

Société pour la Promotion des Entreprises Spécialisées Act

Act 21 of 1979

  • Commenced on 17 November 1979
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Société pour la Promotion des Enterprises Spécialisées Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"Committee" means the Committee referred to in section 6;"Société" means the Société pour la Promotion des Enterprises Spécialisées established under section 3;"Minister" means the Minister to whom responsibility for the subject of tourism is assigned.

3. Establishment of Société

(1)The Société pour la Promotion des Enterprises Spécialisées shall be a body corporate.
(2)The Société shall be non-profit making.

4. Objects of Société

The objects of the Société shall be to promote—
(a)local handicrafts;
(b)specialised cottage industries; and
(c)the social welfare of Mauritian artists and artisans.

5. Membership of Société

The membership of the Société shall be—
(a)open to any person; and
(b)determined in such manner as may be prescribed.

6. The Committee

(1)The Société shall be managed by a Committee constituted in such manner as may be prescribed.
(2)The Committee shall consist of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary, a Treasurer and 8 other persons.
(3)The Committee may invite a person to be the patron of the Société.

7. Société to furnish information

The Société shall furnish to the Minister such information with respect to its activities, in such manner and at such time as the Minister may require.

8. Accounts

The Société shall, on or before 31 August in every year, submit to the Minister an audited statement of its accounts in respect of the period ending on 30 June of the same year.

9. Donations and legacies

Article 910 of the Code Civil Mauricien shall not apply to the Société.

10. Exemptions

Notwithstanding any other enactment—
(a)the Société shall be exempt from payment of any duty, rate, charge, fee, or tax;
(b)no stamp duty or registration fee shall be payable in respect of any document under which the Société is the sole beneficiary.

11. Dissolution of Société

(1)The Société may, on the proposal of the Committee, be dissolved in such manner as may be prescribed.
(2)Where the Société is dissolved, all assets remaining after winding up shall be transferred to or used for a charitable institution in Mauritius desig­nated by the Committee.

12. Regulations

(1)The Committee may make regulations for the management of the affairs of the Société, for regulating the procedure at meetings of the Com­mittee, for the election of members and generally for the purposes of this Act.
(2)Notwithstanding the Interpretation and General Clauses Act, regula­tions made under subsection (1) shall not be required to be laid before the Assembly.
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
Consolidation
17 November 1979
Commenced