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LAND SURVEYORS ACT (CHAPTER 27:06)

CHAPTER 27:06

LAND SURVEYORS ACT

Act 12/1987, 22/2001 (s. 4), 3/2007 (s. 4).

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title.

PART II

COUNCIL OFLAND SURVEYORS

  1. Council of Land Surveyors.
  2. Composition of Council.
  3. Qualifications and disqualifications for appointment to Council.
  4. Tenure and conditions of office of members of Council.
  5. Vacation of office by members of Council.
  6. Power of Minister to dismiss or suspend members of Council.
  7. Filling of vacancies on Council.
  8. Chairman and vice-chairman of Council.
  9. Meetings and procedure of Council.
  10. Remuneration of members of Council.

PART III

COUNCIL STAFF, REGISTER AND REGISTRATION 13. Appointment of Registrar of Land Surveyors and of other officers of Council.

  1. Register of Land Surveyors.
  2. Prohibition from practising by unregistered persons.
  3. Registration of land surveyors.
  4. Registration of non-practising land surveyors.
  5. Qualifications for registration as land surveyor-in-training.
  6. Registration of land surveyors-in-training.
  7. Registration of land survey technicians.
  8. Offences in connection with registration, Register and certificates of registration.

PART IV

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION, DISCIPLINARY INQUIRIES AND PENALTIES

  1. Cancellation of registration.
  2. Inquiries by Council into charges of misconduct.
  3. Penalties in relation to inquiries.
  4. Penalties for improper or disgraceful conduct.
  5. Powers of Council in respect of misconduct outside Zimbabwe.

PART V

GENERAL

  1. Initial and annual registration fee.
  2. Issue of duplicate certificates of registration.
  3. Restoration to Register.
  4. Appeals against decisions of Council.
  5. Registrar to give information and to comply with directions of Council, etc.
  6. Limitation of actions against Council, its members and officials.
  7. Powers of Council in respect of its finances.
  8. Rules of Council.

SCHEDULES

First Schedule: Declaration.

Second Schedule: Form of Summons to Appear Before Council of Land Surveyors.

AN ACT to provide for the registration of land surveyors, non-practising land surveyors, land surveyors-in-training and land survey technicians; to provide for the continued existence of the Council of Land. Surveyors and for its functions; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

[Date of commencement: 18th March, 1988.]

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Land Surveyors Act [Chapter 27:06].

                       2    Interpretation

In this Act—

“annual registration fee” means the annual registration fee determined and levied in terms of subsection (2) of section twenty-seven;

“certificate of registration” means a certificate of registration, including a duplicate thereof, issued to a land surveyor, land surveyor-in-training or land survey technician in terms of this Act;

“Council” means the Council of Land Surveyors referred to in section three;

“fixed date” means the 18th March, 1988;

“initial registration fee” means the initial registration fee determined and charged in terms of subsection (1) of section twenty-seven;

“land survey technician” means a person who—

  • is registered as a land survey technician in terms of section twenty; or
  • is deemed to be registered as a land survey technician in terms of paragraph (c) of subsection (2)

of section thirty-five;

“land surveyor” means a person who is recognized as a land surveyor for the purposes of the Land Survey Act [Chapter 20:12] and—

  • is registered as such in terms of section sixteen; or
  • is deemed to be registered as such in terms of paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section thirty-

five;

“land surveyor-in-training” means a person registered as a land surveyor-in-training in terms of section nineteen or paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section thirty-five;

“member” means a member of the Council;

“Minister” means the Minister of Lands and Water Resources or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act;

“non-practising land surveyor” means a person registered as a non-practising land surveyor in terms of section seventeen;

“prescribed” means prescribed by the Council in rules made under section thirty-four or continued in force in terms of paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section thirty-five;

“Register” means the Register of Land Surveyors maintained in terms of section fourteen;

“Registrar” means the Registrar of Land Surveyors appointed in terms of section thirteen;

“repealed Act” means the Land Surveyors Registration Act [Chapter 221 of 1974];

“specified foreign licence” means a licence declared by the Minister to be a specified foreign licence in terms of section eighteen;

 

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