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									        Southern African                             Constitution and Procedures

                   Association



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                                          Constitution
                                                  and
                                    Rules of Procedure
                                                 of the
                      Southern Africa TETRA Association

1. NAME

    The name of the association shall be the Southern African TETRA Association (The Association).
    The name of the Association may be abbreviated to SATA in any communications after the initial use
    of the full name of the Association.

2. DATE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION
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    This Constitution and Rules of Procedure are made and entered into as of the 20 August 1999 by the
    act of membership of the Association.

3. PREAMBLE

    The Association recognises there is now, and will be in the future, a need for professional, digital
    mobile radio for voice, data and multimedia communications, as embodied in the ETSI RES-6
    Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) standard.

    The market for such communications is distinctive and is different from consumer mobile telephony.
    Potential users include public utilities; public safety organisations, commercial transport; fleet
    operators and any organisation requiring local and wide area, dispatcher-based mobile voice, data
    and multimedia communications or virtual private networks

4. OBJECTIVES OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN TETRA ASSOCIATION

   To facilitate the introduction of digital mobile radio networks conforming to the ETSI TETRA standard
    in Southern Africa

   To promote the establishment of TETRA networks for public access, public safety and private mobile
    or fixed wire-less communications and to develop, within the mobile communications industry, a
    unified approach to the establishment of such networks.

   To seek to educate potential users of TETRA about the standard, the technology and the applications
    available (now and in the future) and to make information about TETRA easily available to such users
    and to the industry as a whole
   To support the allocation of harmonised frequency bands in accordance with recognised international
    TETRA frequency bands for public and private TETRA networks throughout Southern Africa, and to
    promote roaming and interoperability across national boundaries

   To develop expertise in TETRA technology in Southern Africa

   To promote TETRA applications which are important in Southern Africa, for example, low cost rural
    mobile communications, vehicle fleet tracking and management and various safety and security
    applications

   To encourage organisations to sign the International TETRA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

   To work towards standardised TETRA interfaces and applications where these are not covered by
    ETSI RES6 in co-operation with the International TETRA MoU Association

   To establish a close working relationship with the International TETRA MoU Association with the
    purpose of becoming a Southern African Working Party of ETSI RES6

5. CONSTITUTION OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN TETRA ASSOCIATION

    The Association is constituted and operated in terms of the company laws of South Africa as an
    association not for gain, having as its main object the promotion of TETRA digital trunked radio
    technology.

    This document is not intended to create legally binding obligations, but is a statement of bona fide
    intent of the parties. It sets forth the entire understanding of the parties in respect of the collaboration
    contemplated.

    Amendments to this Constitution and Rules of Procedure can only be amended by the majority
    decision of a quorum of seven members at an Annual General Meeting.

6. RESOURCES

    The Association is non-profit making. Funding will be obtained from:

   Subscriptions from members
   Grants (From sources acceptable to the Executive)
   Sums received for services rendered by the Association
   Any other sources agreed by the Executive

    Each member of the Association will bear and pay all of its own costs and expenses incurred in
    connection with this Constitution and Rules of Procedure and the execution of the contemplated
    actions except as otherwise agree by the Executive

7. HEAD OFFICE

    The Association shall be located within the borders of South Africa as decided by the Executive from
    time to time.




8. STRUCTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION
   The Association shall comprise of a General Assembly and an Executive Committee (Executive). The
   Executive shall comprise:

      Chairman                             Deputy Chairman
      Secretary                            Marketing Member
      Technical/Regulatory Member

   Only members of the Association can be elected to the Executive Committee

   A Quorum of the Executive Committee is three members, one of whom must be the Chairman or the
   Deputy Chairman

   The General Assembly shall elect the Executive Committee which will then decide on the roles of the
   members of the committee

9. DIVISIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION

   The Executive may from time to time establish working groups or sub committees or divisions of the
   Association to examine matters of special interest

10. MEETINGS

   The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association shall be held after the close of the Financial
   Year. The Executive shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting

   General Meetings (GM) of all the membership shall be held at least 4 times a year at locations to be
   decided by the Executive.

   Executive Meetings (EM) of the Executive Committee of the Association shall be held as required, but
   typically once a month. Executive Meetings and General Meetings may be combined at the discretion
   of the Chairman

   Extraordinary General Meetings will be called by the Chairman following a request of at least one third
   of the members.

11. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

   No public announcements will be made and no notices will be given regarding the actions and
   arrangements contemplated by this agreement, by any party, unless first agreed by the Executive for
   form, content and timing of such announcements or notices

12. MEMBERSHIP

   Application for membership shall be made on the form prescribed by the Association (attached)
   accompanied by the requisite joining fee as shown on the application form, and shall be lodged with
   the Secretary of the Association

   Membership of the Association is open to organisations and individuals who are prepared to support
   the objectives of the Association

   The Executive of the Association may, from time to time, allow observers of non-member
   organisations, at is own discretion, when it is in the interest of the Association so to do.
   Full members of the Association have voting rights at all General Meetings. Observers have no voting
   rights but will be invited to participate in the discussion of relevant topics at any meeting attended, by
   the Chairman

13. MARK (International TETRA MoU Association LOGO)

   The Mark is owned by the International TETRA MoU Association and may only be used by its
   members in accordance with the rules which have at any time been set by the General Assembly of
   the International TETRA MoU Association

14. MARK (SOUTHERN AFRICAN TETRA ASSOCIATION LOGO)

   The Mark is owned by the Southern African TETRA Association and may only be used by its
   members in accordance with the rules which have at any time been set by the Association

15. INDEMNIFICATION AND LIABILITY OF MEMBERS

   The liability of members is limited to the amount unpaid of their subscriptions.

   Every member of the Executive shall be indemnified by the Association against cost, loses and
   expenses he/she may incur as a result of his/her carrying out the instructions of the Association or in
   the performance of his/her legitimate official duty of the Association

16. DISSOLUTION/WINDING UP

   The Association shall be wound up if at a ballot at the Annual General Meeting, at least two thirds of
   the membership present, votes in favour of a resolution that the Association be wound up.



Ends
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1 October 1999

								
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