Matimela Regulations

Matimela (Variation of Period of Sale) Order


(section 24)

(15th August, 1969)








   1.   Citation


   2.   Driving fees


   3.   All matimela to be delivered at one time


   4.   Declaration to be made by person delivering matimela


   5.   False declaration an offence


   6.   Manner of claiming animals from matimela kraal


   7.   Fees to be paid by owner on claiming animal


   8.   Form of notice of sale and manner of publication


   9.   Form of brand to be used in marking matimela


   10.   Management and care of matimela




      First Schedule - Forms


      Second Schedule - Matmela Brands to be Used in District Council Areas



S.I. 70, 1969,
S.I. 115, 1977,
Act 20, 2004,
S.I. 72, 2004,
S.I. 86, 2004,
S.I. 22, 2010.


1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Matimela Regulations.


2.   Driving fees

   A person delivering matimela to a matimela kraal shall receive a driving fee at a rate of P43 per day for one animal and P3 per day for every additional animal.


3.   All matimela to be delivered at one time

   Any person having matimela in his possession, unless he delivers such matimela to a person collecting the same in terms of section 5 of the Act, shall deliver all such matimela to the nearest matimela officer at one and the same time.


4.   Declaration to be made by person delivering matimela

   (1) Any person, other than a person employed under the provisions of section 5 of the Act, who delivers matimela at a matimela kraal shall make and sign before the matimela officer a declaration in Form A set out in the First Schedule stating-


   (a)   that the animals are in truth matimela;


   (b)   where they were found;


   (c)   that the animals delivered are to be matimela in his possession; and


   (d)   how long he has taken to drive the matimela to the matimela kraal.

   (2) Where the declarant is unable to fill the declaration form himself, the matimela officer shall fill it in on his behalf, and the declarant shall then sign it with his name or his mark.


5.   False declaration an offence

   Any person who contravenes regulation 3 or who makes a declaration for the purposes of regulation 4 which is wilfully or negligently false in any material particular shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding P500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

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