Process for issuing codes of conduct
61. (1) The Regulator may issue a code of conduct under section 60—
(a) on the Regulator’s own initiative, but after consultation with affected stakeholders or a body representing such stakeholders; or
(b) on the application, in the prescribed form, by a body which is, in the opinion
of the Regulator, sufficiently representative of any class of bodies, or of any
industry, profession, or vocation as defined in the code in respect of such class
of bodies or of any such industry, profession or vocation.
(2) The Regulator must give notice in the Gazette that the issuing of a code of conduct
is being considered, which notice must contain a statement that—
(a) the details of the code of conduct being considered, including a draft of the
proposed code may be obtained from the Regulator; and
(b) submissions on the proposed code may be made in writing to the Regulator
within such period as is specified in the notice.
(3) The Regulator may not issue a code of conduct unless it has considered the
submissions made to the Regulator in terms of subsection (2)(b), if any, and is satisfied
that all persons affected by the proposed code have had a reasonable opportunity to be heard.
(4) The decision as to whether an application for the issuing of a code has been successful must be made within a reasonable period which must not exceed 13 weeks.