Identification Amendment Act

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Published: 2000-08-02

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Identification Amendment Act [No. 28 of 2000]
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It is hereby notified [hut the President has ussented to the following Act which is hereby published for genera] int’orm:ition:—
No, 28 ot’ 2000: ~dentiiic:uion Amendment Act, 2000.
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No. 28 vim 2000: W’ysigingswet op Identitikasie, 2000.
. ,N(l. 214.M) (;()\’1:l’ the President.) (Assented t{) 26 J@ 2000.)
ACT TO amend the Identification Act, 1997, so as to substitute the definition of identity card and to provide for the cessation of the validity of all forms of identity documents other than the green, bar-coded identity documents; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
B E IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, asfollows— Amendment of section 1 of Act 68 of 1997
1. Section 1 of the Identification Act, 1997 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), is hereby amended by the substitution for the definition of “identity card” of the 5 following definition:
“ ‘identity card’ means the identity card referred to in section 14 [and, unless clearly inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, includes an identity document referred to in section 25(1) or (2)];”.
Substitution of section 25 of Act 68 of 1997 10
2. The following section is hereby substituted for section 25 of the principal Act:
“Transitional arrangements
25. ( 1 ) Until a date determined by the Minister by notice in the Ga:et/e the Director-General shall continue to issue the green, bar-coded idefitity documents in accordance with the Identification Act, 1986 (Act No. 72 of 15 1986), despite the repeal of that Act by section 24.
(2) Any green, bar-coded identity document issued in accordance with the Identification Act, 1986, shall remain valid until it is replaced by an identity card issued in terms of section 14 or until a date contemplated in subsection (4), whichever is the sooner. 20
(3) As from the date of commencement of the Identification Amendment Act, 2000, all forms of identity documents other than the green, bar-coded identity documents issued in accordance with the Identification Act, 1986, will cease to be valid.
(4) The Minister may by notice in the Gazette fix a date for the 25 replacement of green, bar-coded identity documents referred to in subsection (2) and may make re~ulations regarding such replacement.”.
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.Act N(). 28, 2000 [IDENTIFICATION Ah! ENDMENT ACT. ?()()0
Short title and commencement
3. This Act is called the Identification Amendment Act. 2000, and crones into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Ga;ette,