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Bills of Exchange Act, 1964 (Act No. 34 of 1964)

Chapter IV

Supplementary provisions

98. Protest when notary not accessible


(1) If a dishonoured bill or note is authorized to be protested, and the services of a notary cannot be obtained at the place where the bill or note is dishonoured, any landowner or householder of the place may, in the presence of two witnesses, give a certificate, signed by them, attesting the dishonour of the bill and such certificate shall in all respects operate as if it were a formal protest of the bill.

[Sub-section (1) substituted by section 46 of Act 56 of 2000.]


(2) The form set out in the First Schedule may be used with the necessary modifications for such certificate, and if so used, shall be sufficient.