CHAPTER 37
SHERIFFS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
APPOINTMENT OF SHERIFFS AND OTHER OFFICERS

   3.   Appointment of Sheriff, Deputy Sheriffs, etc

   4.   Appointment of bailiffs

   5.   Declaration and security by bailiffs

   6.   Local limits of bailiwicks

PART III
DUTIES, ETC., OF SHERIFFS AND OTHER OFFICERS

   7.   Duties of Sheriff

   8.   Duties of Deputy Sheriffs

   9.   Duties of Assistant Sheriffs

   10.   Duties of Under-Sheriff

   11.   Duties of bailiff

   12.   Sheriffs, etc., to be officers of court

   13.   Delegation of duties

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS

   14.   Indemnity to Sheriff

   15.   Protection of officers selling goods, etc.

   16.   Fees

   17.   Regulations

   18.   Saving of existing appointments

   19.   Validation of certain acts

      SCHEDULE

AN ACT

to make provision for the appointment of Sheriffs and other officers; to set out their respective powers and duties and the manner of the exercise thereof; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

[7th November, 1960]

Act 28 of 1960,

Act 57 of 1964,

Act 7 of 1979,

Act 3 of 1989.

GN 303 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sheriffs Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“bailiwick” means an area specified under the provisions of section 6;

“court” means the High Court and a subordinate court;

“judgement debtor” means a person liable under a judgment;

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