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Interpretation Act, No. 33 of 1957

Long title

To consolidate the laws relating to the interpretation and the shortening of the language of statutes.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PART I. GENERAL
1.
Application of Act
2. Definitions
3. Interpretation of expressions relating to writing
4. Reckoning of number of days
5. Measurement of distance
6. Gender and number
7. Meeting of service by post
8. Meaning of rules of court
9. ... [...Title amended by Act 1961_056_003_19610621 - was entitled "References to reigning Sovereign"] [...repealed by Act 1977_051_044_19770506 – was entitled “Criminal proceedings may be instituted in the name of the State”]
10. Construction of provisions as to exercise of powers and performance of duties
11. Repeal and substitution
12. Effect of repeal of a law
13. Commencement of laws
14. Exercise of conferred powers between passing and commencement of a law
15. Notification in Gazette of official acts under authority of law
16. Certain enactments to be published in Gazette
16A. Promulgation and commencement of laws and publication of certain notices when publication of the Gazette impracticable [...inserted by Act 1967_102_013_19670621]
17.
A list of certain proclamations and notices to be submitted to Parliament and provincial legislatures [...Title amended by Act 1973_062_013_19730627 - was entitled "Certain statutory rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament"] [...Title amended by Act 1993_201_010 - was entitled "A list of certain proclamations and government notices to be laid before Parliament"] 

PART II. SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE PROVINCE OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
18. Meaning of certain expressions in laws of colony of Cape of Good Hope

PART III. SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE PROVINCE OF THE TRANSVAAL
19. Meaning of certain expressions in laws of the South African Republic
20. Meaning of expression Governor or Lieutenant-Governor in laws of the colony of Transvaal

PART IV. SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE PROVINCE OF THE ORANGE FREE STATE
21. Meaning of certain expressions in laws of the Orange Free State
22. Meaning of expression Governor or Lieutenant-Governor in laws of Orange River Colony

PART V. SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE PROVINCE OF NATAL
23. Meaning of expression Governor or Lieutenant-Governor in laws of Natal

PART VI. SUPPLEMENTARY
24. Application to State
25. Repeal of Act 5 of 1910 and Act 5 of 1944
26. Short title

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