Race Relations Act, 1962
Act 6 of 1962
- Commenced on 2 March 1962
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Race Relations Act, 1962.
2. InterpretationIn this Act unless the context otherwise requires—"business" means any trade, business or enterprise carried on with the general public or any section thereof in any scheduled premises;"complainant" means a person making a complaint or further complaint;"complaint" means a complaint made to a Regional Administrator under section 4;"complaint certificate" means a certificate referred to in section 4(4);"court" means the magistrates court established under the Magistrates Courts Act for the district in which the premises are situated, presided over by a magistrate who has been granted increased jurisdiction generally in terms thereof;"further complaint" means a complaint made to a court under section 5;"legal practitioner" has the meaning assigned to it in the Legal Practitioners Act, No. 15 of 1964;"Magistrates Courts Act" means the Subordinate Courts Proclamation (Cap. 20);"party" in relation to a complaint or further complaint means the complainant and the respondent therein;"proprietor" means in relation to any business carried on in terms of a licence, the holder of such licence and in respect of any business that does not require to be licensed the person conducting such business;"racial discrimination" means discrimination either of an adverse or of a preferential nature practised by any person or group of persons against or in favour of any other person or group of persons for reasons only of race or colour;"respondent" means a person against whom a complaint or a further complaint is made;"scheduled premises" means any premises of a type specified in the Schedule;"tribunal" means a Regional Administrator hearing a complaint or a court hearing a further complaint.
3. Racial discrimination on scheduled premises prohibitedDuring the hours that any scheduled premises are open in respect of any business carried on therein the proprietor of such business shall not practise any racial discrimination or cause or permit it to be practised by any of his servants or agents on such premises;Provided that compliance by a proprietor or his servants or agents with the mandatory provisions of any law shall not be deemed to be racial discrimination for the purposes of this section.
5. Further complaints
6. Procedure on further complaint and powers of court
7. Procedure after decision by the court
8. Supplementary provisions as to proceedings before tribunal
9. Appeals to High Court
10. Service of documentsIf any document is required to be served, or any notice is required to be given by this Act it shall be deemed to have been validly served or given if—
11. Offences in relation to complaints, etc.Any person shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred emalangeni or to imprisonment not exceeding six months if he—
12. Offences in relation to scheduled premisesAny person shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred emalangeni or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both, if he—
13. RegulationsThe Prime Minister may make such Regulations and give such directions as he thinks fit for giving effect to and carrying out the purposes of this Act.
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
02 March 1962