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Land Survey  Act, No. 8 of 1997

Long title


To regulate the survey of land in the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents
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SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Appointment, powers and functions of Chief Surveyor-General
2A. Appointment, powers and functions of Chief Director [...inserted by Act 1998_061_010_19980928]
3. Duties of Chief Surveyor-General [...inserted by Act 1998_061_012_19980928]
3A. Duties of Chief Director
4. Establishment of offices of Surveyors-General for provinces
5. Appointment of Surveyor-General
6. Powers and duties of Surveyor-General
7. Delegation of powers
8. Fees of office
9. Survey regulations board
10. Regulations
11. Duties of land surveyor
12. Improper conduct of land surveyor
13. Limitation of liability
14. No registration of land without approved diagram or general plan
15. Manner of preparing diagram and general plan
16. Diagram and general plan must be signed by land surveyor
17. No approval of diagram of portion of unsurveyed land
18. Original survey of land to which title has been issued
19. Original survey of land to which no title has been issued
20. Division surveys
21. Diagram of exact fraction of land
22. Land represented by incorrect diagram
23. Rectification of overlap of diagrams
24. Replacing existing diagram by new diagram after resurvey
25. Resurvey of block of land other than township
26. Resurvey of townships
27. Approval of superseding general plan
28. Registration of pieces of land on superseding general plan
29. Resolution of boundary disputes
30. Rules for arbitrators
31. Rectification of title deeds after resolution of boundary dispute
32. Survey of water feature or line parallel thereto defining boundary of State land
33. Removal of uncertainty in description of river boundary
34. Removal of uncertainty in description of curvilinear boundary other than a river boundary
35. Beacons and boundaries lawfully established
36. Correction of registered diagram
37. Alteration or cancellation of general plan
38. Diagram for consolidated title
39.. Manner of erecting beacons for survey purposes
40. Reference marks
41. Maintenance and re-erection of beacons
42. Town survey marks
43. Protection of trigonometrical stations
44. Offences and compensation for damages sustained thereby
45. Power of entry upon land
46. Notice to Surveyor-General of application to court
47. Act binding on State
48. Repeal of laws of former entities, and transitional provisions
49. Amendment of Act 40 of 1984, repeat of laws, and transitional provisions
50. Repeal of laws of the Republic, and transitional provisions
51. Short title
Sch. I. SCHEDULE I. SECTIONS 29(2), 33(2)(b) AND 34(1)) [s29; s33; s34]
Sch. II. SCHEDULE II. SECTION 48(1)(a) [s48]
Sch. III. SCHEDULE III. SECTION 49(1) [s49]
Sch. IV SCHEDULE IV. SECTION 50(1) [s50]
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