Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Declaration of noxious weeds

   4.   Duty of occupiers to report the occurrence of and to eradicate noxious weeds

   5.   Duty of rural councils

   6.   Power of inspector to enter on land

   7.   Power of inspector to issue notice

   8.   Power of inspector to eradicate noxious weeds

   9.   Eradication of Noxious Weeds at public expense

   10.   Local authorities may incur expenditure

   11.   Power to prohibit importation, etc., of Noxious Weeds or seeds

   12.   Jurisdiction of subordinate courts

   13.   Obstruction of inspector

   14.   General penalty


to provide for the eradication of noxious weeds; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

[7th December, 1953]

Act 59 of 1953,

Act 19 of 1959,

Act 35 of 1963,

Act 59 of 1963,

Act 69 of 1965,

Act 46 of 1969,

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 277 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964,

SI 30 of 1964.


1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Noxious Weeds Act.


2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Natural Resources Board established by the Natural Resources Act;

“eradicate”, in relation to any noxious weed, means dig up and burn or pull up and burn, or employ such other method of destruction as may be authorised either generally or specially by the Chairman;

“inspector” means any person authorised in writing by the Chairman to perform the duties and exercise the powers of an inspector under the provisions of this Act;

“local authority” means a local authority established under the local government act;

“noxious weed” means any plant declared to be a noxious weed under the provisions of section 3;

“occupier” in relation to land, means—

      (a)   a person lawfully occupying such land;

      (b)   in the case of unoccupied alienated land, the registered owner thereof;

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