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Births and Deaths Registration Act, No. 51 of 1992

Long title

To regulate the registration of births and deaths; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions

CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION
2. Application of Act
3. Director-General to administer Act
4. Transfer of powers and duties
5. Custody of records and registration of births and deaths
6. Reproduction of documents
7. Verification, supplementation and rectification of particulars
8. Fees payable

CHAPTER II. REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS
9. Notice of birth
10. Notice of birth of illegitimate child
11. Amendment of birth registration of illegitimate child
12. Notice of birth of abandoned or orphaned child [...Title amended by Act 2010_018_006_20101207 - was entitled "Notice of birth of abandoned or orphaned child"]
13. Birth outside the Republic

CHAPTER III. REGISTRATION OF HEATHS
14. Death due to natural causes
15. Certificate by medical practitioner
16. Duty of police officer on receipt of certain information
17. Death due to other than natural causes
18. Still-birth
19. Death outside the Republic
20. Burial order
21. Burial register
22. Issuing of death certificate
22A. Designation of funeral undertakers

CHAPTER IV. GENERAL
23. Amplification of birth registrations
24. Alteration of forename
25. Alteration of surname of minor
26. Assumption of another surname
27. Publishing of alterations and amplifications of forenames and surnames
27A. Alteration of sex description [...inserted by Act 2003_049_004_20040315]
27B. Recording of adoption in birth register [...inserted by Act 2010_018_014_20101207] 
28. Issuing of certificates
29. Secrecy
30. Exemption from stamp duties
31. Offences, penalties and evidence
32. Regulations
33. Repeal and amendment of Acts, and savings
34. Short title
Sch. SCHEDULE. ACTS REPEALED OR AMENDED (SECTION 33) [s33] 

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As unamended Act 1992_051_000_19920506 EXT.LINK REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1993_129_000_19930723 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
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As amended by Act 1998_043_000_19980904 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
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As amended by Act 2010_018_000_20101207 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As ordered by CCT Case 101/20 ito Act 1996_108_039 . N/AREQ.INFOLINK
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