AFRINIC Bylaws 2007


1.1) In this constitution, the words or terms in the first column shall have the meaning assigned to them in the second column, as follows:




The Companies Act 2001 of Mauritius, as amended from time to time;

Alternate Director

An individual elected as an “Alternate Director” in accordance with Article 11.5 below ;

Associate Member

Any Person who is admitted as an Associate Member under this Constitution but who is not a “member” of the Company within the meaning of the Act;


The auditors for the time being of the Company;


The Board of Directors of the Company for the time being;

Chief Executive Officer

The highest-ranking employee of the Company who shall manage the day to day affairs of the Company and who shall report to the Board;


AFRINIC Ltd, a company incorporated in the Republic of Mauritius;


This constitution, as amended from time to time in accordance with the Act;


A Primary Director and/or an Alternate Director and/or the Chief Executive Officer, as the context indicates;

Elected Director

A Director other than the Chief Executive Officer;

Full Member

Any individual who is admitted as a Full Member under this Constitution and who is a “member” of the Company under the meaning of the Act;

General Meeting

An annual general meeting or a special meeting of the Members;


The co-operative worldwide electronic network of computers and computer networks using TCP/IP protocol and includes further co-operative worldwide electronic networks that incorporate, replace and/or develop out of that network using any technology;


Full Member and Associate Member;

Ordinary Resolution

A resolution that is approved by a simple majority of the votes of those Members entitled to vote and voting on the matter which is the subject of the resolution;


Any individual, company, body corporate, organisation, form, unincorporated association, Governmental organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation;

Primary Director

Any individual who is elected as a “Primary Director” in accordance with Article 11.5 below ; and

Special Resolution

A resolution approved by a majority of 75 per cent of the votes of those Members entitled to vote and voting on the question;


1.2) Words not defined herein shall, insofar as the context permits, have the same meaning as in the Act.


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