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DEATH NOTICES AND INVENTORIES IN BURGHER CAMPS 85
By His Excellency BARON KITCHENER OF KHARTOUM, Acting High Commissioner for South Africa, and Acting Administrator of the Transvaal, &c., &c., &c.
(DATED 12TH August, 1901.)
WHEREAS IT IS DESIRABLE to make more adequate
provision for the framing of death notices and inventories, and the appointment of Curators bonis in the event of deaths occurring in what are known as "Burgher Camps" in this Colony, and to provide for the solemnization of marriages between parties detained within the said Camps, and the registration of births and deaths occurring therein:
Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority in me rested, I do hereby declare, proclaim, and make known as follows:
1. When any death occurs in any one of the Burgher Duties of SuperinCamps" in this Colony, it shall be the duty of the Superintendent tendents of Burgher Camps. of such Camp, or in his absence, of the person acting for him, to give the notice required by Sections 6 or 28 01 Law No. 12 of 1870 to the Resident Magistrate, having jurisdiction over the district or area in which such Camp is situate, and if there be no Resident Magistrate, then to the Acting Orphan Master at Pretoria.
3. The Superintendent or Acting Superintendent appointed under the last preceding Section shall have authority to take into his custody and safe keeping the movable assets in the estate of such deceased person, as aforesaid, until a Curator Bonis is appointed under Proclamation No. 12 of 1901, and shall have authority to dispose of any perishable assets belonging to the said estate, and shall account for the proceeds thereof to the Acting Orphan Master.
Transvaal Proc. No. 22 of 1901.
2. On receipt of such notice as aforesaid, the Resident Magis- Duties of Resident trate or Acting Orphan Master, as the case may be, shall appoint Magistrate or Orphan the Superintendent or Acting Superintendent of such Camp as aforesaid, to frame the death notice, and in so far as is possible, make the Inventory required by Sections 7, 9, 29 and 30 of Law No. 12 of 1870, and the provisions of the said Sections shall, sare in so far as they are modified by this Proclamation, mutatis mutandis, apply to the person so appointed.
4. The Superintendent or Acting Superintendent of any such Camp as aforesaid in which a death has occurred shall and is hereby authorised to make application, under Proclamation No. 12 of 1901, for the appointment of a Curator Bonis of the estate and effects of the deceased person.
Sects. 1, 2, 3 and 4 repealed by Pr. Tr. 28 of 1902; the remaining two ections have become obsolete by the break-up of "Burgher Camps."
Superintendent have custody of morables temporarily.
Power to Superin
tendent to apply for appointment of Cura
Transvaal Proc. No. 22 of 1901.
86 DEATH NOTICES AND INVENTORIES IN BURGHER CAMPS.
Power to Superin
*5. The Superintendent of every "Burgher Camp' in this tendent to solemnize Colony situated more than four miles distant from any stated and marriages in certain ordinary place for holding a Court of Resident Magistrate under Proclamation No. 6 of 1901, shall be and is hereby authorised to solemnize marriages, under Law No. 3 of 1871, between parties resident in such Camp, and shall, for that purpose, hare all the powers and exercise all the rights rested in "Landdrosts" in respect of the solemnization of marriages by them under the said Law.
6. The Superintendent of every "Burgher Camp," or in Registration his absence the Acting Superintendent, shall be and is hereby appointed a Registration Officer under Lord Roberts' Proclamation No. 27 of 1901, for the purpose of registering all births and deaths occurring within the said Camp.
* These sections are now obsolete owing to the break-up of these Camps.
By His Excellency BARON KITCHENER OF KHARTOUM, Acting High Commissioner for South Africa,and Acting Administrator for the Transvaal, &c., &c., &c.
(DATED 12TH AUGUST, 1901.)
WHEREAS IT IS DESIRABLE to provide for the vaccination of all Natives employed in the areas heretofore under the jurisdiction of the Mining Commissioners at Johannesburg, Boksburg and Krugersdorp, and hereinafter referred to as the Labour Districts of Johannesburg, Boksburg, and Krugersdorp respectively :
Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority in me vested, I do hereby declare, proclaim, and make known as follows:
2. The said Regulations shall, on publication in the Gazette, have the force of Law.
Power to Governor
as to District and
1. It shall be lawful for the Administrator of this Colony to make rules and regulations for the issue of District and to make rules, &c., Monthly Passes to Nativest employed in the Labour Districts of Monthly Passes for Johannesburg, Boksburg, and Krugersdorp, in addition to those Natives in Labour in force under Law No. 23 of 1899 for the purpose of securing the vaccination of such Natives and to provide penalties for the contravention of any such Regulations.
3. The said Regulations may at any time, by notice in the Gazette, be extended by the Administrator to any other Labour Districts in this Colony.
REGULATIONS FOR THE COMPULSORY VACCINATION
The following Regulations, approved of by the Administrator under Proclamation Transvaal No. 23, will be brought into force from and after the 2nd September, 1901, in the Labour Districts of Johannesburg, Boksburg and Krugersdorp:
+1. The term "Native," within the meaning of these Regulations, shall be deemed to include all persons compelled by Law No. 23 of 1899, the "Native Pass Law on Gold Fields," to carry passes.
The term "District Pass" is by sect. 9 of Pr. Tr. 37 of 1901, to be read as "Labour Identification Passport."
Proc. No. 23 of 1901.
The term "Native" in this Proclamation was by Pr. Tr. 37 of 1901 (sects. 4 and 9) to include every male person above the age of 14 years belonging to any of the aboriginal tribes or races of Africa south of the Equator, and every male person one of whose parents belongs to any such race or tribe; but this definition in that Proclamation has been amended by Ord. 27 of 1903,
Proc. No. 23 of 1901.
2. Every Mining Company shall submit for approval to the Medical Officer of Health, Pretoria, the name of the Medical Practitioner to be authorised by it to endorse certificates of vaccination on the District Passes of Natives employed on its mines.
3. From and after 2nd September next the authorised and approved Medical Officers of every Company employing Natives within any of the aforesaid Labour Districts shall make an examination of every Native in the service of such Company, for the purpose of ascertaining whether such Native has been vaccinated.
4. In every case in which such Medical Officer as aforesaid shall be satisfied that a Native has been successfully vaccinated within a period of five years previous to such date, he shall make an endorsement on his District Pass to that effect.
5. Where, in the opinion of such Medical Officer, a Native has not been successfully vaccinated within the last five years, it shall be his duty to vaccinate such Native, and to endorse upon the District Pass the fact of his having done so, at the same time specifying the date of the operation.
6. In order to ensure the vaccination of Natives on their first arrival within any of the Labour Districts aforesaid, Medical Officers will be appointed by the Administrator of the Transvaal to attend at the Pass Offices in the said Districts for the purpose of vaccinating Natives applying for District Passes.
7. The Medical Officers aforesaid shall, from and after the 2nd September next, examine every Native applying for a District Pass, and shall vaccinate any such applicant who, in their opinion, has not been successfully vaccinated within a period of five years immediately preceding the date of application, before a District Pass is issued to such applicant.
8. Every such Medical Officer shall endorse with his signature the District Pass of every Native, whether such Native may have been vaccinated by him or elsewhere during the preceding five years; and such endorsement shall be taken to mean that such Native has either been vaccinated by such Officer, or that in his opinion he had been successfully vaccinated during the preceding five
9. No Monthly Pass shall be issued to a Native whose District Pass does not bear an endorsement of vaccination by one of the Medical Officers appointed under these Regulations.
10. The authorised and approved Medical Officers at the various mines shall examine all Natives engaged thereat after the 2nd September next-but not before the eighth day after their arrival at the mines-for the purpose of ascertaining whether the vaccination performed by the Medical Officer at the Pass Office has been successful; they shall, in every case of unsuccessful vaccination, re-vaccinate not less than one month and not more than six weeks after the vaccination at the Pass Office, and shall endorse the fact on the District Pass.
11. Whe they may consider it necessary to do so, the Medical Officers shall from time to time, re-vaccinate any Natives employed on the various
12. Any person wilfully contravening any of these Regulations shall be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding Ten Pounds, and in default of payment to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a period not exceeding one month.
13. Any Medical Officer making any endorsement on a District Pass under the authority of these Regulations which is false, to his knowledge, shall be liable, on conviction, to be imprisoned, with or without hard labour, for a period not exceeding six months.
Proc. No. 23 of 1901.