CHAPTER 127
CENSUS AND STATISTICS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
ADMINISTRATION

   3.   Appointment of Director

   4.   Appointment of authorised officers

   5.   Oath of secrecy

PART III
CENSUS AND STATISTICS

   6.   Census

   7.   Statistics

   8.   Use of sampling methods

   9.   Power to obtain particulars

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS

   10.   General duties of Director

   11.   Restrictions on disclosure of information

   12.   Powers of entry

   13.   Offences and penalties

   14.   Regulations

AN ACT

to provide for the taking of a census, for the collection of statistics and publication of statistical information, and for matters incidental to the foregoing.

[22nd April, 1955]

Act 10 of 1955,

Act 2 of 1963,

Act 57 of 1964,

Act 13 of 1994.

GN 83 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964,

SI 171 of 1965.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Census and Statistics Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“authorised officer” means the Director and any person appointed as an authorised officer under the provisions of section 4;

“Director” means the Director of Census and Statistics.

PART II
ADMINISTRATION

3.   Appointment of Director

The Public Service Commission may appoint a Director of Census and Statistics who shall have such powers as are conferred and perform such duties as are imposed upon him by this Act.

[S 3 am by SI 171 of 1965.]

4.   Appointment of authorised officers

   (1) The Director may, in writing, appoint any person as an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act, and may in like manner delegate such power of appointment to any person.

   (2) Any delegation made in terms of sub-section (1) may be revoked at any time by the Director and no such delegation shall affect the exercise by the Director of the power to appoint an authorised officer.

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