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Population Registration.

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Act No. 30 of 1950.

(3) The Director shall not furnish any particulars to any person under paragraph (b) of sub-section (2) unless the purposes for which the information is required, are set out fully in the written application referred to in that paragraph.


Penalties.

18. Any person who—

(a)

for the purposes of this Act knowingly makes or causes to be made a statement which is false in a material particular;

(b)

having come into possession of an identity card belonging to another person, represents it as his own;

(c)

with intent to deceive, imitates, alters, defaces, destroys or mutilates any identity card;

(d)

allows any other person to come into possession of an identity card belonging to him;

(e)

without lawful cause fails or refuses to comply with a request by the Director in terms of section twelve or fifteen;

(f)

without lawful cause fails or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of sub-section (1) of section ten or sub-section (2) of section fourteen;

(g)

contravenes any of the provisions of sub-section (1) of section seventeen,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction—

(i)

in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment; and

(ii)

in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph (d), (e), (f) or (g) to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.


Evidence and presumption.

19. (1) A person who in appearance obviously is a white person shall for the purposes of this Act be presumed to be a white person until the contrary is proved.

(2) It shall be no defence to a charge under paragraph (f) of section eighteen for failing to comply with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section fourteen that the name of the accused, has not been included in the register or that an identity card has not been issued to him, unless he proves that it was not due to any failure or neglect on his part.


Regulations.

20. (1) The Governor-General may make regulations as to—

(a)

the form of identity cards;

(b)

the manner in which and the conditions subject to which an identity card shall be delivered to the person to whom it relates;

(c)

the issue of duplicate identity cards, the circumstances under and the conditions subject to which they may be issued and the fees payable therefor;