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SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS (TELEGRAPH) ACT
Acts 41/1882, 29/1981 (s. 59).6/2005 (s. 6)
AN ACT to provide for the service of process and other documents by electric telegraph.
[Date of commencement: 10th June, 1891.]
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Service of Documents (Telegraph) Act [Chapter 8:13].
2 Transmission of summonses and writs by telegraph
Any summons, writ, warrant, rule, order, notice or other process, document or communication which by any
enactment or agreement of parties is required or directed to be served upon any person or left at the house or place
of abode or business of any person, in order that such person may be affected thereby, may be transmitted by
telegraph, and a telegraphic copy served upon such person or left at his house or place of abode or business shall
be of the same effect as if the original had been shown to, or a copy thereof served upon, that person or left as
aforesaid, as the case may be:
Provided that this section shall not relate to criminal process or to process of the High Court or the Supreme
3 President may make regulations for service of documents other than legal process
The President may make regulations for the service of notices or documents other than such as relate to legal
process and procedure, by the delivery of telegraphic copies of such notices or documents, and for prescribing the
manner in which the service of such copies shall be made, and for certifying by telegraphic officers that such
service has been effected, and may by those regulations declare that any notice, document or instrument described
in those regulations, which is by any law required or directed to be in writing and delivered or transmitted by or to
any officer or person in the Public Service, may be transmitted by telegraph.
4 Repeal of Act
When the President is satisfied that matters to be done under this Act have been, subject to rules of court, incorporated
in the appropriate rules of court, he shall by statutory instrument, repeal this Act.
[Section inserted by section 6 of Act 6 of 2005]