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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Sheriffs Act, No. 90 of 1986

Long title


To provide for the appointment of sheriffs, the establishment of a South African Board for Sheriffs and a Fidelity Fund for Sheriffs, the regulation of the conduct of sheriffs, and matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.
Definitions

CHAPTER I. APPOINTMENT OF SHERIFFS AND OTHER PERSONS
2. Appointment of sheriffs
2A. Allowances payable to members of Advisory Committees [...inserted by Act 2012_014_003]
3. Performance of functions by sheriff
4. Term of office of sheriffs
5. Appointment of acting sheriffs
6. Appointment of deputy sheriffs and employees
6A. Minister may designate person to serve process [...inserted by Act 2012_014_005]
6B. Minister may appoint staff or acting sheriff to perform functions in another area [...inserted by Act 2012_014_005]
CHAPTER II. BOARD FOR SHERIFFS
7. Establishment of South African Board for Sheriffs [...was entitled "Establishment of Board for Sheriffs"]
8. Objects of Board
9. Constitution of Board
10. Persons not qualified to be members of Board
11. Term of office of members of Board and filling of vacancies
12. Vacating of office by member of Board
13. Allowances to members of Board and committees of Board [...amended by Act 2012_014_010 - was entitled "Allowances to members of Board"]
14. Meetings of Board
14A. Dissolution of Board, appointment and meetings of interim Board [...inserted by Act 2012_014_011]
15. Appointment of staff
16. General functions of Board
17. Executive committee
18. Disciplinary authority
19. Annual levies payable to Board
20. Funds of Board
21. Financial year, records and annual financial statements of Board
CHAPTER III. POSITION OF TRUST OF SHERIFFS
Accounts for trust moneys
22. Accounts for trust moneys
23. Book-keeping and auditing of accounts
24. Power of court in respect of accounts
25. Winding-up of accounts
Fidelity Fund for Sheriffs
26. Establishment and control of Fidelity Fund for Sheriffs
27. Utilization of Fund
28. Auditing of records and statements of Fund
29. Insurance agreements in order to indemnify Fund
Fidelity fund certificates
30. Prohibition of performance of functions of sheriff in certain circumstances
31. Applications for fidelity fund certificates
32. Issue of fidelity fund certificates
33. Disqualifications relating to fidelity fund certificates
34. Cancellation of fidelity fund certificates
Liability of Fund
35. Liability of Fund
36. Claims against Fund
37. Actions against Board in respect of Fund
38. Limitation of liability of Fund
39. Transition of rights and remedies to Board
40. Computation of claims against future accumulations of Fund
41. Utilization of insurance moneys
42. Fund exempt from insurance laws
CHAPTER IV. IMPROPER CONDUCT
43. Improper conduct
44. Lodging of complaint against sheriff
45. harge of improper conduct
46. Inquiry into improper conduct
47. Procedure at inquiry
48. Powers of Board in respect of inquiry
49. Action against sheriff who is found guilty of improper conduct
50. Suspension of sheriff
51. Certain sheriffs deemed to be removed from their office by reason of improper conduct
52. Powers of Minister relating to improper conduct
CHAPTER V. GENERAL
53. Performance of remunerative work outside office of sheriff
54. Indemnification of State
55. Liability of sheriffs
56. Appointment of inspectors
57. Powers of inspectors
58. Minister may direct Board to furnish information
59. Annual reports
60. Offences and penalties
61. Appeal to court against decisions of disciplinary committee or Board
62. Regulations
63. Minister may assign functions to officers
64. Amendment or repeal of provisions of laws, and savings
65. Construction of references to messenger in existing laws and process of court
66. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. PROVISIONS OF LAWS AMENDED OR REPEALED (SECTION 64(1))

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