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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Fencing Act, No. 31 of 1963

Long title


To consolidate the laws relating to fences and the fencing of farms and other holdings and matters incidental thereto.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Areas where contributions are obligatory
3. Areas where contributions are obligatory in respect of jackal-proof fences
4 Jackal-proof fencing in an area where contributions are obligatory in respect of boundary fences other than jackal-proof fences
5 Boundary fencing in an area where contributions are not obligatory
6 Boundary fencing where holding adjoins an area in which contributions are obligatory
7 Notice in respect of erection of a boundary fence
8 Notice to absentee
9 ... [...repealed by Proclamation 1963_031_087(1)_19940624_15080_0000_0116]**
10 Repair of boundary fences
11 Alteration of boundary fences
12 Right of owners to obtain advances from the Land Bank
13 Usufructuary’s claim in respect of contributions paid by him as owner
14 Rights where holding held under lease is fenced
15 Rights pertaining to boundary fencing where holding is subject to certain servitudes
16 Give-and-take
17 Clearing bush for boundary fencing
18 Access to land for purpose of boundary
19 Access to land by authorized persons for certain purposes
20 Fencing-off of railway lines
21 Gates
22 Leaving gates open
23 Climbing or crawling over or through fences without permission
24 Willful damaging or removal of
25 Climbing or crawling over or through, and damaging or removing fences authorized in connection with destruction of vermin
26 Unintentional damaging of fencing
27 Failure to give name after damaging fence
28 Penalties where not expressly provided
29 Settlement of disputes
30 Civil jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts
31 Non-liability of owner or occupier of holding in respect of certain injuries or damage
32 The State’s rights and
33 Repeal of laws and savings
34 Short title
Sch. 1. FIRST SCHEDULE
Sch. 2. SECOND SCHEDULE – DISPUTES

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As unamended Act 1963_031_000_19630503 EXT.LINK REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1968_005_000_19680306 . N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1971_003_000_19710317 . N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1978_004_000_19780310 . N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1986_097_000_19860912 . N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended ito Act 1991_108_000_19910628 . N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Proc 1991_108_087(1)_19940624_15080_0000_0116** N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1998_072_000_00000000 N/A REQ.INFO LINK

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