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Sheriffs Amendment Act, No. 14 of 2012
To amend the Sheriffs Act, 1986, so as to substitute certain definitions and to insert a new definition; to provide for the establishment of Advisory Committees to assist the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development in the appointment of sheriffs and to provide that the conditions on which sheriffs may be appointed may be prescribed by regulation; to provide for allowances payable to members of the Advisory Committees; to further regulate the appointment of acting sheriffs and the appointment of sheriffs for a particular suit in certain circumstances; to empower the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development to designate persons to serve process of court in certain circumstances and to appoint sheriffs or acting sheriffs to perform certain functions of sheriffs in areas where no sheriff or acting sheriff has been appointed in certain circumstances; to further regulate the objects of the South African Board for Sheriffs; to amend the constitution of the South African Board for Sheriffs; to further regulate the filling of vacancies of, and the vacating of office by, members of the South African Board for Sheriffs; to further regulate the allowances payable to members of the South African Board for Sheriffs and of committees of that Board; to provide for the dissolution of the South African Board for Sheriffs and the appointment of an interim Board; to further regulate the general functions of the South African Board for Sheriffs; to further regulate the utilisation of the moneys in the Fidelity Fund for Sheriffs; to further regulate the auditing of records and financial statements of the Fidelity Fund for Sheriffs; to further regulate improper conduct by sheriffs; and to extend the matters in respect of which regulations can be made; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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