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UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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South Africa Defence Act, No. 13 of 1912
 
Long title
 
To provide for the Defence of the Union and for matters incidental thereto.
 
Table of contents
 
SECTION TITLE

CHAPTER I. LIABILITY TO PERSONAL SERVICE AND TRAINING
1. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Liability for service in time of war"]
2. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Liability to peace training"]
3. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Percentage of citizens to be trained"]
4. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Rifle Associations"]
5. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Naval service"]
6. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Cadets"]
7. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Limited application of Act to persons not of European descent"]
8. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Co-operation of employers"]
9. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Persons of bad character excluded from service"]

CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
10. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Classification of the Defence Forces"]
11. [Repealed by Act 1922_022_009(11) - was entitled "Constitution of the Permanent Force"]

The Permanent Force
12. [Repealed by Act 1922_022_009(11) - was entitled "The South African Mounted Riflemen']

[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "The Coast Garrison Force"]
13. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Constitution of the Coast Garrison Force"]
14. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Units of Regular Army may be specially engaged"]
15. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Joint defence of ports by Imperial and Union Forces"]

[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "The Citizen Force"]
16. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Constitution of the Citizen Force"]
17. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Composition of the Active Citizen Force"]
18. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Organization of the Active Citizen Force"]
19. [Repealed by Act 1922_022_009(1)(i) - was entitled "Aviation']
20. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "The Citizen Force Reserve"]
21. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "The National Reserve"]
22. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Constitution"]

[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve"]
23. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Discipline and administration"]

[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Special Reserves"]
24. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Officers reserve"]
25. [Repealed by Act 1922_022_009(11) - was entitled "Field and Police Reserves, South African Mounted Riflemen']
26. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Coast Garrison Force Reserve"]
27. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Veteran Reserve"]

CHAPTER III. ADMINISTRATION

General
28. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "General powers of Governor-General"]
29. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Council of Defence"]
30. Headquarters, Instructional and Administrative Staff of the Defence Forces"]
31. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Officers in executive command"]
32. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Officers hold appointments during pleasure"]
33. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Appointment or promotion for distinguished service"]
34. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Retirement of officers"]
35. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Resignation of officers"]

Appointment and conditions of service in the Permanent Force
36. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Appointment of officers"]
37. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Appointment of officers pending completion of period of five years after the establishment of Military College"]
38. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Half-pay and unattached lists"]
39. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Engagement and service in the Permanent Force"]
40. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Employment in Public Service of retired members of Force"]

The Coast Garrison and Citizen Forces
41. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Appointment of officers"]
42. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Promotion of officers"]
43. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Uniform, arms and accoutrements"]

Incorporation of Existing Forces
44. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Establishment of Permanent Force"]
45. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Inapplicability of former laws to persons incorporated in Permanent Force or South African Police"]
46. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Embodiment of Militia and Volunteer Corps in Active Citizen Force"]
47. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Modification or repeal of laws governing militia or volunteers"]
48. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Transfer of militiamen, volunteers, and cadets"]
49. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Special provisions as to Cape Garrison Artillery"]

CHAPTER IV. PEACE TRAINING

General
50. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Military College"]
51. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Classes of instruction"]
52. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Language"]

Registration and Selection for Peace Training in Coast Garrison and Citizen Force"]
53. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Registration"]
54. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Registered address and notices"]
55. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Voluntary entry for peace training"]
56. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Provisional Ballot List"]
57. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Appointment of numbers to be trained"]
58. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Exemption Boards"]
59. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "The ballot"]
60. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Allotment to units"]
61. [Repealed by Act 1922_022_009(1)(iii) - was entitled "Record book'"]
62. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Exemption from peace training if medically unfit"]
63. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Suspension of certain provisions"]

Course of Peace Training
64. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Duration of peace training"]
65. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Members of mounted units etc., to come up for training with horses and saddlery"]
66. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Insurance of horses"]
67. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Voluntary attendance at training of Citizen Force Reserve"]

Rifle Associations
68. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Service in Rifle Associations"]
69. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Issue of arms and ammunition to Rifle Associations"]
70. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Internal organization of Rifle Associations"]

Cadet Training
71. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Course of cadet training"]
72. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Cadet officers"]
73. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Arms, equipment etc., and instruction"]
74. [Repealed by Act 1922_022_009(1)(vi) - was entitled "Cadet uniform"]
75. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Exemption from cadet training"]

CHAPTER V. SERVICE IN TIME OF WAR
76. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Employment of Permanent Force"]
77. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Employment of Coast Garrison Force, Active Citizen Force, and Citizen Reserve"]
78. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Employment of National Reserve"]
79. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Employment of forces in prevention and suppression of internal disorder"]
80. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Release from service"]
81. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Military command in time of war"]
82. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Exemption from service"]
83. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Discharge on service"]

CHAPTER VI. SPECIAL POWERS IN RELATION TO DEFENCE
84. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "General powers of the Governor-General"]
85. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Security of ports"]
86. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Commandeering"]
87. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Expropriation and acquisition of land for defence purposes"]
88. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Military manoeuvres and training"]
89. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Railway facilities"]
90. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Exemption from tolls"]
91. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Disclosure of information"]
92. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Censorship of telegraphic matter"]
93. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Misuse of His Majesty's uniform"]
94. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Protection of defence stores"]

CHAPTER VII. DISCIPLINE, OFFENCES AND LEGAL PROCEDURE
95. [Repealed by Act 1932_032_003 - was entitled "Partial application of Army Act"]
96. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Conditions under which modified Military Code is applicable in the Defence Force"]
97. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Jurisdiction of ordinary courts for offences against this Act and the Military Code"]
98. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Jurisdiction of courts-martial and commissioned officers in case of offences against this Act or regulations"]
99. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Offences by members of Defence Forces against members of other His Majesty's Forces"]

Special Offences
100. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Desertion"]
101. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Obstructing Defence Force"]
102. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Refusing information or giving false information"]
103. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Aiding or inducing member of Defence Forces to dereliction of duty"]
104. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Personation"]
105. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Fraud in connection with horse insurance"]
106. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Offences against commandeering regulations"]
107. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Wrongful disposal of property"]
108. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Failure to attend training in Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve"]

Penalties and Procedure
109. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Penalties"]
110. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Arrest and trial"]
111. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Warrants"]
112. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Place of imprisonment for military offences"]
113. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Forfeiture, fines and stoppages"]
114. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Pay or allowance not to be assigned"]
115. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Limitation of actions"]

CHAPTER VIII. MISCELLANEOUS

Regulations
116. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Regulations"]
117. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Act to apply to members of other Imperial Forces attached to Union Defence Forces"]
118. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Provision in case of death, injury or disease on active service or duty"]
119. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Exemption from service on juries"]
120. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Members of Parliament to be seconded from Defence Forces"]
121. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "South African Military Ambulance Service"]
121bis. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Voluntary Engagement of Female Persons in Defence Force"] [inserted by Act 1947_039_008]
122. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Amendment and repeal of laws"]
123. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Application of Act"]
124.
[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Interpretation of terms"]
125.
[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "Short title and date of commencement of Act"]
Sch. 1.
[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "FIRST SCHEDULE. LAWS UNDER WHICH MILITIA OR VOLUNTEER CORPS, CADET AND RESERVE ORGANIZATIONS ARE ESTABLISHED (SECTIONS TWENTY AND FORTY-SIX)"]
Sch. 2.
[Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "SECOND SCHEDULE. THE CONSTITUTION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL OF DEFENCE FOR FIVE YEARS FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SOUTH AFRICA DEFENCE ACT 1912 (REFERRED TO IN SECTION TWENTY-NINE)"]
Sch. 3. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "THIRD SCHEDULE. FORM OF OATH OR DECLARATION TO BE TAKEN OR MADE UNDER SECTION THIRTY-NINE"]
Sch. 4. [Repealed by Act 1957_044_152 - was entitled "FOURTH SCHEDULE. LAWS MENTIONED IN SECTION FORTY-FIVE, ANY OF WHICH MAY BECOME INAPPLICABLE"]
Sch. 5. [Repealed by Act 1932_032_003 - was entitled "FIFTH SCHEDULE. SECTIONS OF THE ARMY ACT (GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND) WHICH UNDER SECTION NINETY-FIVE OF THIS ACT ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO THE DEFENCE FORCE OF THE UNION."]
Sch. 6. [Repealed by Act 1943_033_001(ii) - was entitled "SIXTH SCHEDULE. PENSION, ETC., PAYABLE UNDER SUBSECTION (1) OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN."]
 
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