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Friendly Societies Act, No. 25 of 1956

Long title


To provide for the registration, incorporation, regulation and dissolution of friendly societies and for matters incidental thereto.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION AND APPLICATION OF ACT AND INTERPRETATION OF TERMS
1. Definitions
1A. Relationship between Act and Financial Sector Regulation Act [...inserted by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item2]
1B. Regulatory instruments [...inserted by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item2]
2. Objects for which friendly societies may be established
3. Application of Act
4. ... [...repealed by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item4 - was entitled "Registrar and Deputy Registrar of Friendly Societies"]
4A. ... [...inserted by Act ...] [... deleted by Act 1990_097_029_19900711 - was entitled "__"] 
CHAPTER II. REGISTRATION AND INCORPORATION
5. Registration of friendly societies
6. Societies not to be registered under identical or similar names
7. Effect of registration of friendly society
8. Allocation of assets and liabilities between friendly society and other associated business
CHAPTER III. ADMINISTRATION AND POWERS OF REGISTERED SOCIETIES
9. Registered office
10. Principal officer
11. Appointment, powers and duties of auditor
12. Business which may be carried on
13. Matters to be included in rules
14. Amendment of rules
15. Binding force of rules
16. Membership of minors
17. Membership of married women
18. Payment of benefits to nominees
19. Restriction of payments on death of children under fourteen years of age
20. Investments
21. Amalgamations and transfers
CHAPTER IV. DOCUMENTS TO BE DEPOSITED WITH AUTHORITY [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item9 - was entitled "CHAPTER IV. DOCUMENTS TO BE DEPOSITED WITH REGISTRAR"]
22. Accounts
22A. Authority may order submission of accounts and other documents in connection with control and administration of societies [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item9 - was entitled "Registrar may order submission of accounts and other documents in connection with control and administration of societies"]
23. Valuations by a valuator in respect of business subject to actuarial scrutiny
24. Statement of liabilities
25. Statement of assets
26. Requirements in regard to documents to be deposited with Authority [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item9 - was entitled "Requirements in regard to documents to be deposited with registrar"]
27. Authority may reject returns [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item9 - was entitled "Registrar may reject returns"]
28. Authority may require additional particulars in case of certain applications and returns [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item9 - was entitled "Registrar may require additional particulars in case of certain applications and returns"]
29. Inspection of documents
30. Effect of Authority's certificate on documents [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item9 - was entitled "Effect of Registrar's certificate on documents"]
CHAPTER V. ENQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS, APPLICATIONS TO COURT, CANCELLATION OR SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION AND DISSOLUTION OF SOCIETIES
31. Enquiries
32. ... [...repealed by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item4 - was entitled "Powers of inspection"]
33. Applications to court
34. Judicial management
35. Winding-up by the court
36. Cancellation or suspension of registration
37. Voluntary or automatic dissolution of society
38. Special provisions relating to liquidation of societies
38A. Application for approval for conversion of society into company
38B. Incorporation as company
38C. Effects of conversion of friendly society into company
CHAPTER VI. SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO AFFILIATED FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
39. Definitions
40. Special provisions applicable to affiliated societies and central societies
41. Secessions and expulsions of affiliated societies
CHAPTER VII. GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
42. Carrying on business of unregistered friendly society and use of destination "friendly society"
43. Authority may require unregistered societies to furnish information [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item9 - was entitled "Registrar may require unregistered societies to furnish information"]
43A. Authority may impose limit on expenses of management and prescribe basis for calculations thereof [...Title amended by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4Item9  - was entitled "Registrar may impose limit on expenses of management and prescribe basis for calculations thereof"]
44. ... [...repealed by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item6 - was entitled "Registrar may extend certain periods"]
45. ... [...repealed by Act 2017_009_290_20170822 Sch4 Item6 - was entitled"Annual report by registrar"]
46. Right to obtain copies of or to inspect certain documents
47. Regulations
48. Penalties
48A. Protection of moneys due on retirement of member
48B. Protection of moneys due on death of member
49. Exemption from Act 57 of 1988
50. ...
51. Repeal of laws
52. ... 
53. Short title and commencement
.
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