Christians for Peace in Africa

(CPA)

 

CONSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article 1:        NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION

                        The name of the organization is Christian for Peace in Africa refereed as CPA.

 

Article 2:        AREA OF OPERATION OF THE ORGANIZATION

 

Article 2.1:     Christians for Peace in Africa operates in Republic of South Africa and Africa

as a whole.

 

Article 2.2:     The organization has national branches in many African countries namely:

Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Mozambique, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Central Africa Republic….

 

Article 2.3:     Christians for Peace in Africa’s Head Office is situated at

20 Albert Street, 8th Floor, Bram Fischer Towers, in Marshalltown,

Johannesburg Province of Gauteng, Republic of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

E-mail address: info@christiansforpeaceinafrica.co.za

christiansforpeaceinafrica@gmail.com

christianforpeaceinafrica@yahoo.com

chretienspourlapaixenafrique@gmail.com

cristaesparaapazemafrica@gmail.com

Website: christiansforpeaceinafrica.co.za

 

For a large coverage and good connection with our members and partners, the organization has preferred to have e-mails addresses in English, French and Portuguese.

Fax Number: 086 690 0601,

Cell numbers:

President & Chief Executive Officer:                       072 262 5302

Secretary General                                            072 286 0133

Deputy Secretary General                               079 482 8932

 

Article 3: AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATION

 

Article 3.1:     To promote the public education of the Culture of Peace amongst asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and other communities, as well as to encourage Reconciliation among all people in African Countries in conflicts and wars.

 

Article 3.2:     To pray, to intercede, to maintain and to spread the Christian values of Peace to asylum seekers and refugees to other people of Africa without any discrimination of religion, race, sex and political affiliation.

 

Article 3.3:     To identify and provide humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers, refugees, deprived and hopeless people living in the Republic of South Africa and other African Countries. To focus on improving life and Environment of local people in need of Hope and Peace.

 

Article 3.4:     To improve socio-economic living and Environment conditions of asylum seekers, refugees and deprived people in South Africa and in the other African countries.

 

Article 3.5:     To reinforce asylum seekers, refugees and African people’s Christian faith and to encourage them to perform daily intercession prayers for Peace in Africa and to explain to them the importance of Peace, Reconciliation and clean Environment.

 

Article 3.6:     To combat spiritually any spirit of oppression and hegemony against Christians by those who do not confess the name of Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace.

 

Article 3.7:     To provide advice and services in the following areas: Culture of Peace, Nonviolence, Tolerance, Reconciliation, to combat, to lobby, and to advocate against: Xenophobia, Racism, Tribalism, Sexism or any kind of hatred and discrimination.

 

Article 3.8:     To create and enhance the spirit of mutual aid, assistance and fraternity amongst asylum seekers, refugees and other people living in South Africa or in the other African countries by contributing in Poverty Alleviation, and creating self-dependence.

 

Article 3.9:     To collaborate with local, provincial and national Governments, National and International Organizations and agencies on behalf of asylum seekers, Refugees, migrants and other deprived people living in South Africa and in other African countries.

 

Article 3.10:   To gather and to sensitize all people in Africa in particular, and in the world in general for the defense and the promotion of the public education of the Culture of Peace and Protection of Environment.

 

Article 3.11:   To advocate and lobby in any way for the restoration and preservation of Peace and Environment on the African continent, through the Word of God, Creator of all human beings and universe.

 

Article 3.12:   To organize prayer and act so that the people of all Africa and its leaders should walk in the fear of the Lord God, and that the wicked advisors should be removed from the African Leaders’ offices.

 

Article 3.13:   To lobby and to advocate in different great national and international gatherings as Conferences, Seminars, Summits, Workshops by preventing and stopping conflicts among people and all kinds of violence and bloodshed in Africa: as well as the destruction of the Environment.

 

Article 3.14:   To initiate formal and informal contacts with leaders of opinion (journalists, traditional and religious leaders, elected community representatives, Members of Parliaments..) for the public education of the Culture of Peace, Conflict Management and Reconciliation…

 

Article 3.15:   To distribute and to send regularly the Holy Bible, some other Christian literature and pamphlets promoting Peace, Love, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, stopping and combating Xenophobia, Hatred, Retaliation and protecting the Environment.

 

Article 3.16:   To organize regularly conferences, workshops, seminars and movie screenings as well as other events promoting the Culture of Peace in Africa among people and the conservation of the Environment.

 

Article 4:        MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

 

Article 4.1:      Christians for Peace in Africa is a Christian International Non-Profit Organization, as well as a Passion Driven Ministry (Christian Family Church City Peacemakers).  The organization is a body corporate and has its identity and existence distinct from its Office-bearers, Members and Partners. The two branches have two different Management Committee Structures.

 

Article 4.2:      Christian for Peace in Africa continues to exist not withstanding change in the composition of its Members of Management Committee of office-bearers.

 

Article 4.3:      The power of Christians for Peace in Africa is its common and unique Constitution.

 

Article 4.4:     Christians for Peace in Africa’s income and properties are not distributable to its Spiritual Father, Patron, Trustees, International Advisors, Management Executive Members, Members and Partners.

 

Article 4.5:     Christians for Peace in Africa has the rights to bring to Court everyone who will try to make illicit business on behalf of the name of the Organization.

 

Article 4.6:     The Management Committee shall have the only responsibilities in the furtherance of the objectives of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 4.7:     Christians for Peace in Africa’s Management Committee may only accept gifts either for a general or specific purpose of the Organization.

 

Article 4.8:     The Executive Members of the Management Committee must open and maintain a bank account in the name of Christians for Peace in Africa. The signatories of the bank account must be the Executive Committee Members of the Organization at least two (3) the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO),the Secretary General or the Deputy Secretary General, the Treasurer or the Deputy Treasurer.

 

Article 4.9:     The Executive Members may do anything else with the law necessary in carrying out the objectives of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 4.10:   The Management Committee Members are not personal liable for any loss suffered by any Members as a result of an act or a mission which occurred in good faith while the Management Committee is performing this function on behalf of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 4.11:   A management Committee Member absent at four (4) successive meetings has not right to elect or to be elected, except in case of a challenge/problem known by Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

ARTICLE 5: MEMBERSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP.

 

Article 5.1:      Membership/Partnership of Christians for Peace in Africa is valid to any individual/organization, and/or any Faith Based Organizations or other organizations that are interested in further the Aim and Objectives of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 5.2:     Organizations or individuals wishing to apply for Membership/partnership must complete an application form available at any office of Christian of Peace in Africa or elsewhere in Africa as prescribed by the Management Executive Committee, or can become member or partner of the organization by joining it electronically, through our website: christianforpeaceinafrica.co.za

 

Article 5.3:     No Member/Partner of Christians for Peace in Africa shall be allowed to pursue his/her political or personal interest in the bosom of the Organization.

 

Article 5.4:      Every Member / Partner must pay an annual subscription of R1 200 (One Thousand Two hundred South African Rand) or equivalent in any currency in other African Countries or worldwide; as decided by the Management Committee of Christians for Peace in Africa since the inception or launch of the Organization.  The amount can be paid at once or monthly.

 

Article 5.5:     Every Member/Partner or appointed representative of Christians for Peace in Africa has one vote voice during the CPA Annual General Meeting.

 

Article 5.6:     A Member/Partner can cancel his/her Membership/Partnership whenever is necessary and the annual subscription is not refundable.

 

Article 5.7:     Where the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) considers that a Member/Partner’s conduct is harmful to the image of Christians for Peace in Africa, he may by resolution require the Member/Partner

concerned either to resign, or to put his/her case to a meeting of the CPA Management Executive Committee for a final decision.

 

Article 5.8:     Where the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is satisfied after the hearing of the case put by or on behalf of the Member//Partner concerned to the committee ad hoc, the Membership/Partnership by written notice must be continued or cancelled.

 

Article 5.9:     The Management Committee Members or Office-bearers have no right to the property or assets of Christians for Peace in Africa solely or by the virtue of him/her being Member/Partner of Office Bearer.

 

Article 5.10:   A member/Partner who does not pay his annual subscription has no right to elect or to be elected.

 

Article 6:        REMOVAL OF MEMBER/PARTNER.

 

Article 6.1:     Any Member/Partner found guilty and convicted of any crime or behavior involving dishonesty or fraud shall have his/her Membership/Partnership forfeited immediately from Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 6.2:     Christians for Peace in Africa on a majority of 2/3 Members/Partners present vote in favor at duly constituted meeting to remove a Member/Partner of CPA.

 

Article 6.3:     In the event of a Member/Partner’s temporary absence, the affected Members/Partner may appoint a proxy in writing, proved and signed by the President & CEO. The President & CEO must confirm the removal of a Member/Partner by writing a notice.

 

Article 6.4:     For appealing a case lost of benefits of a Membership/Partnership or against termination of a Membership/Partnership the appeal must be made to the Management Committee of Christians of Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7:        ADMINISTRATION OR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF CHRISTIANS FOR PEACE IN AFRICA.

 

Article 7.1:     The Spiritual Father for  Christians for Peace Africa, Passion Driven Ministry as well as the Patron for Christians for Peace in Africa, Christian International No-Profit Organization are on top of the 2 different Branches or Structures of the 2 Management Committees of the organization.

 

Article 7.1.1:  The Spiritual Father is the Spirit figure whom through his outstanding teaching and nurturing of the Word of God has inspired the inception and birth of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.1.2:  The Patron has been selected and chosen according to his Christian outstanding moral and spiritual standard, as well as his experiences in management of Peacebulding ,Conflict Resolutions and Reconciliation in the African continent and worldwide.

Article 7.2:     THE TRUSTEES

 

Article 7.2.1:  The Trustees are also the overseers and spiritual, moral responsible of Christians for Peace in Africa. They are chosen according to their high Christian moral standards of integrity.  They daily watch on the life of the Organization.  Leaders who have manifested a great interest, support and passion for the Organization.  They are not requested to participate to the daily administration and management of CPA, or to be present to the monthly meetings of Christians for Peace in Africa, but they should be regularly informed about the management of CPA.

 

Article 7.2.2: the Trustees intervene in case of the major crises in Christians for Peace in Africa and can be consulted individually or collectively by the President & Chief Executive Officer or by the Management Executive Committee.

 

Article 7.2.3:  They can advocate or lobby for the fundraising of Christians for Peace in Africa if requested by the Management Committee or their own initiatives.

 

Article 7.3:     THE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS

 

Article 7.3.1:  The International Advisors of Christians for Peace in Africa. Are selected and chosen amongst the Christian Partner Organization in Africa and worldwide. They play a vital role in empowering the Organization in different fields and issues in the African continent and worldwide through Advices, Training, Partnership and Networking.

 

Article 7.3.2:  they advice Christian for Peace in Africa’s Management Executive Committee in different issues according to their area and field of action, experiences or expertise.

 

Article 7.3.3: They can initiate or work according to the objectives and Action Plan of the Management Executive Committee in the different African regions and worldwide.

 

Article 7.4:     THE MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Consist of: 8 Executive Directors and 12 Executive Advisors

  1. 1.      The President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  2. 2.      The Deputy President
  3. 3.      The Chief Operations Officer (COO)
  4. 4.      The Secretary General
  5. 5.      The Deputy Secretary General
  6. 6.      The Chief Finances Officer (CFO)
  7. 7.      The Deputy Chief Finances Officer (CFO)
  8. 8.      The Public Relations Officer (PRO)

 

 

 

 

Article 7.4.1:  THE PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Article 7.4.2:        Organizes the Management Structure and set Goals and Objectives for Christians for Peace in Africa according to its Vision, Mission and Objectives.  Convene and chairs all the meetings of the CPA.  The President & Executive Officer (CEO) can relinquish his/her portfolio or position of  the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Organization by designing a competent and dynamic Member of Christians for Peace in Africa who carry on in undertaking all the activities as CEO, except sharing the meetings.

 

Article 7.4.3:        Have power of deliberation and casting vote in all matters put to a vote at the meetings of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.4.4:        If he considers it necessary, summon an emergency meeting of the Management Executive Committee by giving notice by telephone, fax, e-mail or otherwise, at least 3 days before the meeting.

 

Article 7.4.5:        Coordinate all activities of the Christians for Peace in Africa and engage the Organization with other national and International Organizations.

 

Article 7.4.6:        Countersign checks with the Chief Finances Officer (CFO) / Deputy Chief Finances Officer (DCFO)

 

Article 7.4.7:         In case of absence of President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the

Deputy President takes his place and performs his functions normally performed

by him.

 

Article 7.4.8:      In the event of absence of  both President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and

                            the Deputy President, the Executive Directors of the Management Committee

shall elect a President and Deputy President who shall perform such function

normally performed by both, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and

Deputy President with the same rights and privileges.

 

Article 7.4.9:       The President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder of CPA is the only

                             right person to refute the decision taken by Members/Partners if it is in opposite

with Christian Faith and Belief or the Objectives of Christians for Peace in 

                            Africa.

 

Article 7.4.10:   In case of the absence of the Chief Finances Officer (CFO) or Secretary General,

                           the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) shall appoint the Treasurer or

Secretary General who shall perform such functions normally performed by the

above, if the Deputy  Secretary General is also absent.

 

Article 7.5:      THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT

 

Article 7.5.1: In the event of the absence of the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy President shall perform such function normally performed by the President & CEO with the same rights and privileges.

Article 7.5.2: The Deputy President is assisted in his duties by a Chief Operations Officer (COO) as designed by the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder.

 

Article 7.5.3: The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is the cornerstone of the organization.  He initiates, supervises and monitors the different programs and activities of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.5.4: Under the instruction of the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operations Officer (COO) works closely in partnership with other Executive Directors and Executive Advisor to reach the Goals and Vision of Christians for Peace in Africa through different projects, according to their Term of References.

 

Article 7.6:     THE SECRETARY GENERAL SHALL:

 

Article 7.6.1:  At all times maintain a current register of all Members/Partners of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.6.2:  Take and keep minutes of annual regular meetings as well as special meetings of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.6.3: Keep the original or master copy of the Constitution of Christians for Peace in Africa and its different transactions in a safe place at ready disposal of any Member/Partner of the Organization information.

 

Article 7.6.4: Keep the Constitution, reports and minutes of all the meetings.

 

Article 7.6.5:  Conduct all correspondences relating to those aims and objectives of Christians for

                        Peace in Africa, which the CPA has power to carry in to effect the Constitution.

 

Article 7.6.6: Write and present the Annual Report of Christians for Peace in Africa’s activities throughout the year and present it at every Annual General Meeting (AGM). Distribute the minutes of the meeting for the follow-up purposes.

 

Article 7.6.7: The Secretary General plays the role of the spokesperson of Christians for Peace in Africa and he/she is the master of ceremony at the International Conference on Peace in Africa or other great events.

 

Article 7.7:     The Deputy Secretary General shall:

 

Article 7.7.1: In the absence of the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary shall perform such functions normally performed by the Secretary General with the same rights and privileges.

 

Article 7.7.2: Correspond electronically and daily with all the South African Branches and International Branches of Christians for Peace in Africa, through the Regional Directors and National Directors.

 

Article 7.7.3: The Regional Director is the representative of the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in each of the 5 African regions (North, South, East, West and Central)

He is advised by the Regional Advisor who plays the role of the Trustee and International Advisors in each Region.

 

Article 7.7.4: Regionally he plays the role played internationally by the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 

Article 7.7.5:  The National Director is the representative of the President & Chief Executive Officer in the country where he/she represents him.

 

Article 7.7.6:   Nationally, he plays the role internationally played by the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), but under the supervision of the Regional Director.

 

Article 7.7.7: Regionally, the Regional Advisor supervises and advices the Regional Director at

the same level as the President & Chief Executive Officer is advised by the Trustees and International Advisors at Head Office, in Johannesburg.

 

Article 7.8:     The Chief Finances Officer (CFO)

 

Article 7.8.1: Keep proper book of accounts reflecting the financial transaction of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.8.2:  Present and audited financial statement at every Annual General Meetings of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.8.3: Allow any Management Executive Member to examine the financial statement at every Annual General Meeting of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 7.8.4: Present a report and current bank statement at every Christians for Peace in Africa

                        for meetings.

 

Article 7.8.5: Countersign with the President & CEO in Financial and Banking matters, and one of the Management Executive Member from the executive coordination who shall perform such function, normally performed by the Chief Finances Officer (CFO) with the same rights and privilege.

 

Article 7.9:     The Deputy Chief Finances Officer (CFO) Shall

 

Article 7.9.1: In the absence of the Chief Finances Officer (CFO), the Deputy Chief Finances Officer (CFO)  shall perform such functions normally performed by the Treasurer with the same rights and privileges.

 

Article 7.9.2: Initiate the fundraising outside Christians for Peace in Africa and remind the payment of membership/partnership fees among the Members/Partners of CPA.

 

Article 7.10:   The Public Relations Officer Shall:

 

Article 7.10.1: Hear, see and find better solutions to improve the life of Members/Partners of

Christians for Peace in Africa as well as brand the good image of the organization.

 

Article 7.10.2: Enroll, identify, settle and do welfare program services with different Churches

and other Organization.

 

Article 7.10.3: Play effectively the role of Public Relations Officer in Christians for Peace in  

                        Africa.

 

Article 7.10.4:Initiate and organize events in connection with the Objectives of Christians for  

Peace in Africa with different churches, schools, government, parliament, embassies and other national and international organizations

 

Article 7.11 The Executive Advisors

 

Article 7.11.1:Advise regularly and keep harmony of all the activities of Christians for Peace in  

                        Africa according to the Christian, Faith, Values and Vision.

 

Article 7.11.2: Must be informed regularly for acquiring of assets and controlling assets at each

                         regular or special meeting.

 

Article 7.11.3: Are chosen by the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Christians for  

Peace in Africa according to their integrity in the communities as Christian Leaders and role-models.

 

Article 7.11.4: Can be asked or instructed discretionally by the President & Chief Executive                                Officer (CEO) or by the Management Committee to perform certain role or

functions in Christian for Peace in Africa outside their habitual Portfolio/duties expertise, Terms of References.

 

Article 7.12:   THE FOUNDING MEMBER

 

Article 7.12.1:The Founding Member is a physical person who has been part of the inception or the foundation of Christians for Peace in Africa and who is no more active in the daily activities of the organization, but he can be contacted for any advice if necessary.

 

Article 7.12.2: The Founding Member is chosen on the discretion and appreciation of the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder, for a lifetime.

 

Article 7.12.3: The Founding Member can be invited to any function, conference or activities of Christians for Peace in Africa as a Very Important Person (VIP).

 

ARTICLE 8: REGULAR MEETING

 

Article 8.1:     Regular meeting of Christians for Peace in Africa shall be held once (1) a month.

Article 8.2:     Management Executive Members shall be entitled to put forward items to the Secretary General’ Office of Christians for Peace in Africa which should be included in the Agenda.

 

Article 8.3:     The Management Executive Members shall be present, speak and vote at the meeting.

 

Article 8.4:     No guest or visitor is entitled to vote in the meeting. As observer, he/she can be only allowed to speak.

 

 

Article 9:        SPECIAL MEETING

 

Article 9.1:     The President & Chief Executive Officer (COO) at request of any Management Executive Member call a Special Meeting of Christians for Peace in Africa in considering the specific noted point in the request and this shall be called if more than half (1/2) of staff Members/Partners request so.

 

Article 9.2:     A Special Meeting must consider the specific issues(s) raised for which the special Meeting convened.  The President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) shall, depending on the perceived urgency of the matter, give notice for “non-emergency matter”.

 

Article 9.3:     Decisions taken at a Special Meeting shall be ratified at the following regular meeting.

 

Article 10:      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

 

Article 10.1:   The Annual General Meeting of Christians for Peace in Africa shall take place at the end of each year, the last week of December.

 

Article 10.2:   Thirty (30) days notice in writing shall be given to the Secretary General’s office of Christians for Peace in Africa. Such notice shall include the agenda outlining the point of the meeting.

 

Article 10.3:   Members/partners are entitled to put items through the Secretary General of  Christians for Peace in Africa, which they feel should be included in the Agenda.  The final context shall be responsible of the Management Executive committee.

 

Article 10.4:   A quorum of two-third (2/3) of Christians for Peace in Africa Members/Partners, including the President & CEO or the Secretary General ie required to validate the proceeding of the AGM, maximum time of five(5) hours or 300 minutes.

Article 10.5:   If a quorum is not attainable, the AGM shall be postponed for further two(2) weeks and a notice shall be given to all Members/Partners.

 

Article 10.6:    In addition any other points which may be included in the agenda or arise at the

meeting (subject to a simple majority vote) shall be transacted at the AGM.

 

Article 10.7:   The AGM receives and adopts the Annual Report of the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Finances Officer (CFO) and Auditors, if they are deemed accepted by all present.

 

Article 10.8:   The AGM approves the Management Executive Members appointed by the President & CEO for their continuation after the three (3) years renewable term acceptable, except for the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder who remains the International Representative or Symbol of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 10.9:   Voting or contributions by proxy shall not be allowed unless they have been received in writing by the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) not less than thirty (30) days prior to the AGM.

 

Article 11: FINANCE

 

Article 11.1:    The following will finance Christians for Peace in Africa

–          Membership/Partnership annual fees

–          Membership/Partnership’s personal or organization’s contribution

–          Donations

–          Legacy

–          Funds from faithful persons

–          Christian and other Organizations

–          Governments Churches…

–          Will  Donations

 

Article 11.2:   The Management Executive Committee shall ensure that:

 

Article 11.2.1: Proper book of account are kept which shall be audited by a reputable Registered Auditing Company.

 

Article 11.2.2: Three shall be at least 3 signatures: President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Secretary General or Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer or the Deputy Treasurer…

 

Article 11.2.3: The presented financial statement and Annual Report shall be submitted to all the                         Members/Partners, relevant Founding Executive Members, Trustees                                                and International Advisors along with the given agenda of the AGM.

 

Article 11.2.4: Bank account shall be opened in the name of Christians for Peace in Africa and                          all  money received for the purpose of CPA’s activities shall be deposited in

this  account and duly acknowledge.

 

 

Article 11.2.5: All expenses of Christians for Peace in Africa are authorized by the President &

              Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in writing notice.

 

Article 11.2.6: The date of the end of Christians for Peace in Africa financial year is

                         December 30

                                   

 

ARTICLE 12: RESTRICTIONS

 

Articles 12.1:  The activities and funds of Christians for Peace in Africa will be confined to the Republic of South Africa including former homeland territories.

 

Article 12.2:   A Management Executive Member has no power to carry on any business, this include inter-alias, ordinary trading operation in commercial sense speculative transactions, dividend stripped activities as the letting of property on a system or regular basis on behalf of Christians for Peace in Africa.

Article 12.3     Funds available for investment may be only invested with registered financial (Investment of funds) Act 1984 and securities listed on licensed stock as defined in the Stock Exchange Control.

 

Article 12.4     Christians for Peace in Africa income and property are not Distributable to its Members / Partners or its Management Committee Members or its office-bearers, except the salaries that the Member/Partners can earn for services rendered, especially the full-time Management Executive Members (President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Personal Assistant, Secretary Administrative, Regional Director, National Director) and full time staff.

 

Article 12.5:   The services rendered to Christians for Peace in Africa are on Voluntary basis, except that some per diem can be paid if necessary and according to the financial possibilities.

 

 

Article 13:      AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

 

Article 13.1:   The provision of this Constitution may, by amendment, supplement deed at a Management Committee Members meeting by resolution passed by a 2/3 majority of Members present.

 

Article 13.2:   But not amendment will be valid if it would after the Vision, Mission and Objective of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 13.3:   A copy of all amendment of Constitution will be submitted to the Commissioner of INLAND REVENUE.

 

Article 13.4:   The Constitution can be changed by resolution. The resolution has to be agreed upon a passed by no less than 2/3 Members/Partners who are at the Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting. Members/Partners must vote at the Meeting to change the Constitution.

Article 13.5:   The 2/3 Members/Partners shall be present at the AGM before decision to change Constitution is taken. Any AGM may vote upon such a motion if the details of the changes are set out in the notice referred in this Constitution. Regional and National can submit electronically their votes.

 

Article 13.6:   A written note must go out not less than fourteen (14) days before the meeting at which the change to this Constitution are going to be proposed. The notice must indicate the proposed change to the Constitution that will be discussed at the meeting.

 

Article 13.7:   No amendment may be made which would have effect of making Christians for Peace in Africa to end to exist.

 

Article 14:      DISSOLUTION OF CHRISTIANS FOR PEACE IN AFRICA.

Article 14.1:   Christians for Peace in Africa may be dissolved at the Annual General Meeting by resolution passed by 2/3 Management Committee Members (Management Executive Director and Executive Advisor) Present and voting. The Regional Directors and National Directors can also vote by phone or electronically.

 

Article 14.2:   In the event of dissolution the Management Executive Members shall be Responsible for ordinary winding up of the affairs of Christians for Peace in Africa.

 

Article 14.3:   In the event of dissolution; Christians for Peace in Africa’s remaining assets will be transferred to a Christian Non-Profit Organization, a church or an educational institution within the Republic of South Africa, which are themselves except from income tax in terms of section 10(1) (+) of the Income Tax Act.

 

Article 15:      ADOPTION, AMENDMENT OR SUPPLEMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

 

Article 15.1:   This Constitution of Christians for Peace in Africa was amended, supplemented and adopted by the Members/Partners of CPA at his special meeting on the 20th January 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done at Johannesburg on the 23rd August 2011.

 

Rev Thomas Rene Kitutu Z’ikossi

President & chief executive officer (ceo), Founder

 

Pastor Janet Rogers                                                                          Miss Norah Nkumbi Abong

Secretary General (Founding Member)                                              Chief Operating Officer (COO)