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Sheriffs Amendment Act, No. 74 of 1998

Long title


To amend the Sheriffs Act, 1986, in order to provide for the rationalisation of certain laws relating to sheriffs and messengers of the court which were in force in various areas of the national territory of the Republic by virtue of the Constitution; to amend certain definitions; to empower the Minister to appoint more than one sheriff for a particular area to perform the duties and functions assigned to a sheriff to restructure the composition of the Board Sheriffs in order to make it more representative; to provide for a disciplinary inquiry by an independent and impartial person who must be suitably qualified in law; to provide that sheriffs be allowed, before they pay over the interest accrued on their trust accounts to the Fidelity Fund for Sheriffs, to deduct therefrom their expenses in respect of their trust accounts; to further regulate the issuing of fidelity fund certificates to acting sheriffs; to compel a sheriff to obtain professional indemnity insurance; to provide for admission of guilt fines; to provide for additional actions against a sheriff who is found guilty of improper conduct; to create certain offences; to extend the application of the Act to the entire national territory of the Republic; and to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Amendment of section 1 of Act 90 of 1986
2.  Amendment of section 3 of Act 90 of 1986
3.  Amendment of section 4 of Act 90 of 1986
4.  Amendment of section 9 of Act 90 of 1986
5.  Amendment of section 17 of Act 90 of 1986
6.  Substitution of section 18 of Act 90 of 1986
7.  Amendment of section 22 of Act 90 of 1986
8.  Amendment of section 26 of Act 90 of 1986
9.  Substitution of section 30 of Act 90 of 1986
10.  Amendment of section 32 of Act 90 of 1986
11.  Amendment of section 33 of Act 90 of 1986
12.  Amendment of section 43 of Act 90 of 1986
13.  Substitution of section 45 of Act 90 of 1986
14.  Substitution of section 46 of Act 90 of 1986
15.  Substitution of section 49 of Act 90 of 1986
16.  Amendment of section 50 of Act 90 of 1986
17.  Amendment of section 51 of Act 90 of 1986
18.  Amendment of section 60 of Act 90 of 1986.
19.  Amendment of section 61 of Act 90 of 1986
20. Amendment of section 62 of Act 90 of 1986
21.  Substitution of expressions in Act 90 of 1986
22.  Extension of Act 90 of 1986
23.  Repeal of laws
24.  Savings
25.  Construction of references to messenger in existing laws and process of court
26.  Short title and commencement 
Sch.  SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED OR AMENDED BY SECTION 23 [s23]

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