Concessions Partitions Act, 1907
Act 28 of 1907
- Commenced on 19 October 1907
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Concessions Partitions Act, 1907.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“Commission” shall mean the Concessions Commission appointed under section 3 of the Concessions Act, No. 3 of 1904;“concessionaire” shall mean in relation to a concession the holder for the time being of such concession;“land concession” shall mean any concession confirmed by the Chief Court (other than a mineral concession) which confers any title or right (not being a right included in section 4 of the Concessions Act, No. 3 of 1904) to land or the use thereof for agricultural or other purposes;“later land concession” shall mean a land concession of subsequent date to a prior land concession, but conferring rights similar to those, and over the same area, or a portion of the same area as that, covered by and exercisable only after the expiry of, the rights granted under such prior land concession;“mineral concession” shall mean a concession confirmed by the Chief Court, conferring a right (not being a right included in section 4 of the Concessions Act, No. 3 of 1904) to mine, dig, search or otherwise explore for precious or base metals, or coal, or for precious stones, or in the case of any such concession which confers any such right in addition to any other rights, such concession in as far as it relates to such right;“Minister” means the Minister responsible for concessions;“prior land concession” shall mean a land concession prior in date to a later land concession, but conferring rights similar to and over the same area, or a portion of the same area, as that covered by the rights conferred by such later land concession;“Special Commissioner” shall mean the person appointed to exercise all and singular the authorities, jurisdiction and duties imposed by this Act.
3. Setting apart of land for occupation by Swazis
4. Concessionaire’s interest extinguished
5. Issue of freehold titleIf a concessionaire has under a land concession been granted—
6. Conditions of freehold title
7. Restrictions on exercise of mineral concessions
8. RegulationsThe Minister may make, alter and rescind Regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as to the amounts and times of payment of quit-rents and fines due under section 6, and generally for the better carrying out of the objects and purposes of this Act.
9. Registration of deductions
10. Registration on failure to produce deedsIf the Registrar of Deeds has, under section 9, given notice calling upon the owner or owners of any land concession to produce their title deeds and the diagram or diagrams of such concession, and such owner or owners have failed to produce such deeds and diagrams, it shall be competent for the Surveyor-General to deduct any such areas from the diagram of the concession filed in his office and in the office of the Registrar of Deeds, and for the Registrar of Deeds to register the area or areas so deducted in the name of the Minister; and such registration shall be deemed to be a valid transfer, and the Registrar of Deeds shall issue to the Minister a certificate of title to the area or areas thus transferred into his name.
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
19 October 1907