1.   Short title


   2.   Lands described in First Schedule vested in the B.S.A. Co.


   3.   Company may dispose of land


   4.   Prior rights unaffected


   5.   Closure of existing roads and thoroughfares


   6.   Minister may grant roads or right of way


   7.   Minister may establish outspan


   8.   President may take land required for public purposes; impose taxes in respect of ownership or occupation


   9.   Minister has power of entry upon lands


   10.   No compensation payable for land expropriated for public purposes or for materials taken


   11.   Lands excluded


   12.   Certain lands deemed included


   13.   Diagrams




      First Schedule


      Second Schedule



Proc. 4, 1905,
Proc. 12, 1905,
Proc. 13, 1905,
Proc. 10, 1914,
Proc. 22, 1926,
Proc. 3, 1927,
Proc. 20, 1928,
Proc. 21, 1928,
Proc. 9, 1931,
Cap. 92, 1948,
Cap. 114, 1959,
HMC Order 1, 1963,
L.N. 55, 1965,
L.N. 84, 1966,
L.N. 94, 1966,
Act 21, 1979,
Act 32, 1983.

An Act to grant to the British South Africa Company Limited the title to certain land.

[Date of Commencement: 7th February, 1905]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the British South Africa Company Land Act.


2.   Lands described in First Schedule vested in the B.S.A. Co.

   The property of and in all lands within the boundaries described in the First Schedule shall, subject to the provisions and reservations contained in this Act, be vested in the British South Africa Company (in this Act referred to as "the Company") absolutely, and the property described in the Second Schedule shall be so vested subject to such provisions and reservations, and further subject to the provisions of section 11.


3.   Company may dispose of land

   The Company is hereby empowered to grant such lands or any portion thereof for terms of years or in perpetuity and either absolutely or by way of mortgage or otherwise:

   Provided always that no occupation or ownership of any such lands shall be recognized as valid or legal unless a title has been granted to the owner or occupier in such form as the Minister shall prescribe.


4.      Prior rights unaffected

   Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect any rights duly conferred or recognized prior to 7th February, 1905, to any portion of the

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