Emergency Powers Act, 1968
Act 24 of 1968
- Assented to on 16 September 1968
- Commenced on 6 September 1968
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Emergency Powers Act, 1968.
3. Emergency regulations
4. Jurisdiction of ordinary courtsNo person charged with an offence under this Act shall be tried before a court or tribunal other than the High Court or a magistrate’s court.
5. Proof of documentsA document purporting to be an instrument made or issued by the Prime Minister or other authority or person in pursuance of this Act and to be signed by or on behalf of the Prime Minister or such other authority or person shall be received in evidence and shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be an instrument made or issued by the Prime Minister or such authority or person.
6. Presentation of regulations to Parliament
7. Duration of regulationA regulation shall continue to have the force of law for so long as the declaration of emergency has effect in terms of the Constitution, unless a resolution is passed by both Houses of Parliament at a joint sitting that it shall cease to have effect forthwith or at some future stated date, whereupon the regulation shall cease to have effect to the extent stated in the resolution.
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
16 September 1968
06 September 1968