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Population Registration.

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Act No. 30 of 1950.

(d)

the surrender or seizure of identity cards relating to deceased persons, persons who leave the Union permanently, or persons who have in terms of sub-section (1) of section twenty-one been exempted from those provisions of this Act which relate to the production of identity cards;

(e)

the period of validity of identity cards issued to all persons generally or to any particular class of persons, and the issue of fresh identity cards to replace identity cards which have lapsed;

(f)

the size of and the requirements with which a photograph referred to in section sixteen shall comply;

(g)

the proper maintenance of the register and the particulars recorded therein;

(h)

the compilation, in relation to any class of persons whose names are included in the register, of family registers, the maintenance of such family registers and the particulars to be recorded therein;

and generally, as to all matters which by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed or which he considers it necessary or expedient to prescribe in order that the purposes of this Act may be achieved.

(2) Any regulations made under sub-section (1) may prescribe penalties for any contravention thereof or failure to comply therewith not exceeding a fine of fifty pounds or imprisonment for a period of six months.

(3) Any regulations made under sub-section (1) shall be laid on the Tables of both Houses of Parliament within fourteen days after promulgation thereof if Parliament is then in ordinary session, or if Parliament is not then in ordinary session, within fourteen days after the commencement of its next ensuing ordinary session, and shall remain on the said Tables for at least twenty-eight consecutive days, and if Parliament is prorogued before the necessary twenty-eight days have elapsed, such regulations shall again be laid on the said Tables as aforesaid within fourteen days after the commencement of its next ensuing ordinary session.

(4) If both Houses of Parliament by resolution passed in the same session (being a session during which such regulations have been laid on the Tables of both Houses of Parliament in terms of sub-section (3)) disapprove of any such regulations or of any provision thereof, such regulations or such provision thereof shall thereafter cease to be of force and effect to the extent to which they are so disapproved, but without prejudice to the validity of anything done in terms of such regulations or of such provision thereof up to the date upon which they so ceased to be of force and effect, or to any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred as at the said date under and by virtue of such regulations or such provision thereof.