Wattle Bark Control Act, 1960
Act 38 of 1960
- Commenced on 12 August 1960
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Wattle Bark Control Act, 1960.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“Minister” means the Minister for Agriculture;“plantation” means a collection of wattle trees;“Principal Secretary” means the Principal Secretary for Agriculture;“wattle grower” means a person growing more than five acres of wattle trees for the production and sale or processing of the bark;“wattle trees” means trees of the species Acacia Mollissima Willd (black wattle), Acacia Decurrens Willd (green wattle) and Acacia Pycnantha Benth (golden wattle).
3. Returns to be furnished by wattle growers (Schedules)
4. Prohibition against stripping immature barkNo person shall remove bark from wattle trees for the purpose of selling or processing such bark unless it is derived from trees the bark of which can be distinguished by a grey rather than a green colour.
5. Prohibition against stripping young treesNo person shall strip wattle trees less than eight years old for the sale or processing of bark without the prior written permission of the Principal Secretary.
6. Appointment of inspectorsThe Principal Secretary may designate inspectors, either temporarily or permanently, to visit and inspect the plantations of any wattle growers and to make reports to him upon any inspections.
7. Production by inspector of certificate of appointmentEvery inspector shall be furnished with a certificate of his appointment, and on applying for admission to the plantation of any wattle grower or any premises thereon for the purposes of this Act shall, if so required, produce the certificate to the wattle grower.
8. Powers of inspectorAny inspector may for the purposes of the execution of this Act—
9. Penalty for obstructing inspectorAny person who wilfully delays or obstructs an inspector in the exercise of any powers under this Act, or refuses to allow any bark to be taken in accordance with this Act, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty emalengeni or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.
10. Offences and penaltiesAny person who contravenes section 3 shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred emalengeni or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, and any person who contravenes sections 4 or 5 shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty emalengeni or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.
11. RegulationsThe Minister may by notice in the Gazette make regulations controlling the—
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
12 August 1960