Registration of Dogs Act, 1953
Act 83 of 1953
- Commenced on 1 January 1954
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Registration of Dogs Act, 1953.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"land" means land other than land included in a town or municipality;"Minister" means the Minister for Local Administration.
3. Registration of dogs
4. Production of registration certificates on demand
5. Badges to be worn by dogsEvery holder of such certificate shall cause the metal badge issued to him to be worn at all times by the dog in respect of which the certificate is issued for the time during which such certificate is in force.
6. Destruction of unlicensed dogsA dog found at any place without a current badge issued in respect of it under this Act may be destroyed forthwith by a member of the Royal Swaziland Police, authorised generally or specially thereto in writing by the Commissioner of Police, or by a person generally or specially authorised thereto in writing by the Minister.
7. Destruction of dogs trespassingA dog which is not under control and custody of any person and which is found trespassing on land may be destroyed forthwith by or on the order of the owner, lessee or occupier of such land.
9. Power to make rulesThe Minister may by notice in the Gazette make, alter and repeal rules prescribing the method of registration and the form of metal badges to be issued under this Act.
10. Cesser of application
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
01 January 1954