Price Control Order, 1973
Kings Order in Council 25 of 1973
- Assented to on 20 July 1973
- Commenced on 1 August 1973
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short title and commencementThis King’s Order-in-Council may be cited as the Price Control Order, 1973 and shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the Minister who may appoint different dates for the coming into force of different sections thereof.
2. InterpretationIn this King’s Order-in-Council and in any notice issued thereunder, unless the context otherwise requires—“controller” means the Price Controller appointed under section 3;“goods” includes used goods;“Minister” means the Minister for Commerce;“sell” includes agree to sell, or mark with a selling price, or offer or attempt to sell, or expose, display or advertise for sale, or deliver in pursuance of a sale, or deliver or dispose of for any consideration, or sell by auction or by way of a hire purchase agreement or instalment sale agreement as defined in the Hire Purchase Act, No. 11 of 1969, the date of any such agreement being deemed to be the date of sale, and “sale” shall have a corresponding meaning;“service” means any service rendered in the course of any commercial transaction and includes the supply of refreshments or meals for consumption on the premises at which such refreshments or meals are supplied.
3. Appointment of Price ControllerThe Minister may, subject to the Civil Service Order No. 16 of 1973, appoint a Price Controller who shall, subject to the control of the Minister, perform such functions and exercise such powers as may be assigned to or conferred upon him by this Order.
4. Designation of deputy price controllers etc.The Minister may designate any officers in the public service—
5. Controller may fix maximum prices or charges
6. Deposits or charges in respect of containers of goods sold
7. Sale of goods by auction
8. Display or marking of prices and marking of goodsThe controller may from time to time by notice in the Gazette or, in the case of any particular person, by notice in writing—
9. Issue and retention of invoicesThe controller may from time to time by notice in the Gazette or with the authority of the Minister, in the case of any particular person, by notice in writing require any person—
10. Prohibition of certain conditional sales or rendering of certain services on conditions
11. Sale or disposal of certain goods may be prohibited temporarily
12. Keeping and preservation of recordsThe controller may from time to time by notice in the Gazette, or, with the authority of the Minister, in the case of any particular person, by notice in writing—
13. Information to be furnished to controller
14. Powers of price control supervisors and inspectors
15. Power of controller to order certain payments
16. ExemptionsThe controller may by notice in the Gazette or, with the authority of the Minister, in the case of a particular person, by notice in writing, subject to such conditions as he may impose, grant any person exemption from any provision of this Order to such extent as he may specify, and may at any time, without assigning any reason, in like manner modify or withdraw any such exemption.
18. Responsibility of principal in certain casesIf the manager, servant or agent of any person does or omits to do anything which it would be an offence under this Order for such person to do or omit to do, such person shall be deemed himself to have done or omitted to do such thing and be liable on conviction to the penalties thereof unless he proves to the satisfaction of the court—
19. OffencesAny person shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of one thousand emalangeni or imprisonment for two years or both, if he—
20. Jurisdiction of subordinate courtsNotwithstanding anything in any other law a subordinate court shall have jurisdiction to impose any penalty prescribed by this Order.
21. Limitation of application of noticesThe controller may limit the application of any notice issued by him under this Order to any area or areas or person or persons or classes or categories of persons specified in the notice.
22. RepealThe Defence Regulations Act, No. 150 of 1941 is hereby repealed, but any regulations published under such repealed Act or under the repealed Emergency Powers (Defence) Proclamation No. 37 of 1939 shall to the extent that they have not been repealed remain of full force and effect.
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
01 August 1973
20 July 1973