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E+W+S+N.I.

South Africa Act 1962

1962 CHAPTER 23 10 and 11 Eliz 2

An Act to make final provision as to the operation of the law in consequence of the Union of South Africa having become a republic outside the Commonwealth.

[24th May 1962]

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Commencement Information

I1Act wholly in force at 31. 5. 1962 see s. 4(2).

1 Nationality, etc.E+W+S+N.I.

F1(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F3(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F3(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 Other provisions as to existing law.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The enactments mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act shall continue to apply in relation to the Republic as provided by that Schedule.

(2)The provisions of the Third Schedule to this Act (being transitional provisions and savings) shall have effect with respect to the enactments referred to in that Schedule.

F4(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (2) of this section, the provisions of the M1Interpretation Act 1889 and any rule of law with respect to the effect of repeals shall apply in relation to any enactment which ceases to apply in relation to the Republic, or persons or things belonging thereto or connected therewith, otherwise than by virtue of the repeals effected by this section, as if it were repealed by this section to the extent that it ceases so to apply.

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F4S. 2(3) repealed (23.3.1995) by 1995 c. 3, s. 1, Sch. para. 7(1)

Marginal Citations

3 Interpretation etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act “the Republic” means the Republic of South Africa; and references to the Republic, in relation to any time before the thirty-first day of May, nineteen hundred and sixty-one, include references to the Union of South Africa.

(2)Any reference in this Act to an enactment is a reference thereto as amended, and includes a reference thereto as extended or applied, by or under any other enactment; and any such reference to any enactment which extends to the Isle of Man, any of the Channel Islands or any colony or other territory, includes a reference thereto as it so extends.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F5

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4 Short title and commencement.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the South Africa Act 1962.

(2)This Act shall come into operation on the thirty-first day of May, nineteen hundred and sixty-two.

SCHEDULES

FIRST SCHEDULE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F6E+W+S+N.I.

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SECOND SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. Provisions for continuing operation of certain enactments in relation to Republic

Colonial probatesE+W+S+N.I.

1The M2Colonial Probates Act 1892, shall apply in relation to the Republic as it applies in relation to a British possession; and any Order in Council in force under that Act in relation to the Republic immediately before the commencement of this Act shall continue in force accordingly.E+W+S+N.I.

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Maintenance ordersE+W+S+N.I.

F72. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F83. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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Companies’ registersE+W+S+N.I.

[F94In their application to the Republic, Article 370 of, and Schedule 14 to, the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 should be construed as including any corresponding provisions in force at the commencement of this Act which are contained in any enactment, royal charter or other instrument constituting or regulating any body corporate incorporated in, and having its principal office or principal place of business in, Great Britain or Northern Ireland.]E+W+S+N.I.

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5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F10E+W+S+N.I.

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Commonwealth preferenceE+W+S+N.I.

6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F11E+W+S+N.I.

THIRD SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. Transitional Provisions and Savings

1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F12E+W+S+N.I.

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2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F13E+W+S+N.I.

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SolicitorsE+W+S+N.I.

F145. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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Merchant shipping—certificates of competencyE+W+S+N.I.

F156. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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FOURTH SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I.F16. . .

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F16Sch. 4 repealed (23.3.1995) by 1995 c. 3, s. 1, Sch. para. 7(1)

F17F17FIFTH SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I.

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