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Statute Law Compilation And Revision Act [Chapter 1:03]

Statute Law Compilation And Revision Act [Chapter 1:03]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Section
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
PART II
[ACTS OF PARLIAMENT]
3. [Repealed]
4. [Repealed]
5. [Repealed]
6. [Repealed]
7. [Repealed]
8. [Repealed]
PART III
COMPILATION ANDREVISION OF ENACTMENTS
9. Appointment of Law Reviser.
10. Functions of Law Reviser.
11. Classification and numbering of statutes.
11A. Publication of revised editions of the laws.
11B. Publication of revisions of individual statutes.
11C. Publication of revision notices.
PART IV
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
12. Form and authentication of statutory instruments.
13. Continuous revision of statutory instruments.
PART V
GENERAL
14. Statute Law Advisory Board.
15. Minister’s regulatory powers.
16. Omission of certain laws.
AN ACT to provide for the form, printing and publication of Acts of Parliament and other
enactments; to provide for the compilation and continuous revision of Acts of Parliament and other
enactments; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.
[Date of commencement: 10th February, 1989.]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Statute Law Compilation and Revision Act [Chapter 1:03].
2 Interpretation
In this Act—
“Act of Parliament”…
[Definition repealed by section 2 of Act No. 1 of 1999.]
“Board” means the Statute Law Advisory Board referred to in section fourteen;
“existing laws”…
[Definition repealed by section 2 of Act No. 1 of 1999.]
“Law Reviser” means the person appointed to be Law Reviser in terms of section nine;
“Minister” means the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs or any other Minister to whom the
President may from time to time assign the administration of this Act;
“statute” means—
(a) the Constitution; and
(b) any Act, including this Act.
[Paragraph as amended by section 2 of Act No. 1 of 1999.]
PART II
3 – 9 …
[Part II, sections 3 -9 repealed by Act no. 1 of 1999.]
PART III
COMPILATION ANDREVISION OF ENACTMENTS
9 Appointment of Law Reviser
(1) There shall be a Law Reviser appointed for his ability and experience in the drafting and compilation of
enactments and for his knowledge of the operation of enactments.
(2) A person shall not qualify for appointment as the Law Reviser unless—
(a) he is and has been for not less than seven years, whether continuously or not, qualified to practise as a
legal practitioner in a country in which the common law is Roman-Dutch or English and English is an
official language; and
(b) he has, in a country referred to in paragraph (a), been engaged for not less than seven years, whether
continuously or not, in the drafting of legislation for enactment by the competent legislative authority.
(3) The office of Law Reviser shall be a public office and form part of the Public Service.
(4) Notwithstanding the above provisions the Minister may appoint the Deputy Chairman of the Law
Development Commission appointed in terms of section 4 (b) of the Law Development Commission Act [Chapter
1:02] to act as Law Reviser.
[Subsection inserted by section 2 of Act 6 of 2005]
10 Functions of Law Reviser
(1) Subject to this Act, it shall be the function of the Law Reviser to compile the statutes in revised form,
whether loose-leaf or otherwise, and to ensure that each statute is continuously revised in such a manner that an
up-to-date text of each statute is available as a single document.
(2) In the discharge of his function in terms of subsection (1) the Law Reviser may—
(a) in the case of a statute compiled in loose-leaf form, prepare and issue a replacement page or replacement
pages for any statute affected by—
(i) grammatical or typographical errors; or
(ii) amendment or repeal, whether such amendment or repeal is express or implied;
(a1) arrange statutes in any sequence or groups that may be convenient, irrespective of the dates when they
came into operation, and assign identifying numbers to the statutes so arranged;
[Paragraph as inserted by section 4 of Act No. 1 of 1999.]
(b) consolidate into one statute any two or more statutes in pari materia, making the alterations thereby
rendered necessary;
(c) supply or alter marginal notes or headings in any statute and insert a table showing the arrangement of
sections where, in the opinion of the Law Reviser, such a course is desirable;
[Paragraph as amended by section 4 of Act No. 1 of 1999.]
(d) compile an alphabetical table, a subject-matter index and such other tables and indexes to the statutes as

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