Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title and application

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Power to prescribe measures for extermination of mosquitoes

   4.   Duties of occupiers

   5.   Right of entry

   6.   Prosecution of measures on lands

   7.   Compensation

   8.   Penalties



to prescribe measures for the extermination of mosquitoes; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

[18th August, 1944]

Act 13 of 1944,

Act 2 of 1945,

Act 31 of 1949,

Act 55 of 1963,

Act 69 of 1965,

Act 24 of 1966,

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 291 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964.


1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Extermination of Mosquitoes Act, and shall apply to every municipality, mine township and township and, if the Minister so directs, to any area within eight kilometers of the boundaries of a municipality or township and, if the Minister is satisfied that a source of infection to a populated area is situated outside such limit of eight kilometers, to the area in which such source is situated.

[S 1 am by Act 31 of 1949; GN 291 of 1964; Act 69 of 1965.]


2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“approved scheme” means a scheme approved by the Minister in pursuance of the provisions of section 6;

“local authority” means—

      (a)   in the area of a municipal council, township council, such council;

      (b)   in any other area, the District Secretary for the District in which the area is situate;

“Medical Officer of Health” means any Government Medical Officer, any medical practitioner appointed by the Director of Medical Services to act as Medical Officer of Health in any area specified in such appointment, and the Medical Officer of Health of a municipal council or township council;

“occupier” means, with reference to the particular premises in respect of which the word is used, any person occupying or residing in such premises, and includes any tenant, lodger or licensee;

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