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Consolidated Land Acquisition Act [CAP 20:10]
September 19, 2002


This Act incorporates the four amending Acts to 19th September, 2002, showing repeals and amendments:

  • Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2000 - Act No. 15 of 2000 - promulgated on 7th November, 2000 (1);
  • Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2001 - Act No. 14 of 2001 - promulgated on 12th June, 2001 (2);
  • Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2002 - Act No. 6 of 2002 - promulgated on 10th May, 2002 (3);
  • Land Acquisition Amendment (No. 2) Act, 2002 - promulgation pending (4).

Almost all amendments are effectively back-dated to 23rd May, 2000 - see notes below.

AN ACT to empower the President and other authorities to acquire land and other immovable property compulsorily in certain circumstances; to make special provision for the compensation payable for agricultural land required for resettlement purposes; to provide for the establishment of the Derelict Land Board; to provide for the declaration and acquisition of derelict land; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. [Long title amended by s. 22 of Act 15/2000.] [Date of commencement: 8th May, 1992.]

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Notes:

  1. Act 15 of 2000 - Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2000 - date of promulgation: 7th November, 2000. Section 24 of the Act ("Savings") is as follows-

    "The principal Act as amended by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the date of commencement of the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Land Acquisition) Regulations, 2000, published in Statutory Instrument 148A of 2000 (hereinafter called "the Regulations"), and anything done in terms of the Regulations or in terms of the principal Act as amended by the Regulations shall be valid as if it had been done in terms of the principal Act as amended by this Act."

    [The date of commencement of the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Land Acquisition) Regulations, 2000, SI 148A/2000, was 23rd May, 2000: thus the effective date of commencement of this Act is also 23rd May, 2000.]

  2. Act 14 of 2001 - Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2001 - date of promulgation: 12th June, 2001. Section 7 of the Act ("Savings") is as follows-

    "(1) Sections 2, 3, 5 and 46 of the principal Act as amended by the Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2000, and this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 23rd May, 2000.

    (2) For the avoidance of doubt, anything done under the principal Act on or after the 23rd May, 2000, and before the date of commencement of this Act in the exercise of any authority given in terms of the principal Act shall be valid as if it had been done in terms of the principal Act as amended by this Act.

    (3) General Notice 507A of 2000, published in terms of subsection (3) of section 29C of the principal Act in the Gazette dated the 10th November, 2000, shall be deemed to apply to all land in relation to which preliminary notices of acquisition of agricultural land required for resettlement purposes were issued on or after the 23rd May, 2000."

  3. Act 6 of 2002 - Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2002 - date of promulgation: 10th May, 2002. Section 6 of the Act ("Savings") is as follows-

    "Sections 8, 9 and 10 of, and the Schedule to, the principal Act as amended by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 23rd May, 2000:

    Provided that where an order in terms of subsection (1) of section 8 of the principal Act was made before the date of commencement of this Act, the date of the notice referred to in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 9 of the principal Act, and the date from which the period of three months referred to in proviso (i) to that paragraph shall be counted, shall be the date of commencement of this Act."

  4. Land Acquisition Amendment (No. 2) Act, 2002 (promulgation pending) Section 5 of the Act ("Savings") is as follows-

    "(1) Subject to subsection (2), sections 5, 7 and 9 of the principal Act as amended by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 23rd May, 2000. (2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is declared that section 9 of the principal Act as amended by paragraph (a) of section 4 shall not apply to any owner or occupier of land who contravened section 9 of the principal Act before it was so amended."

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