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Identification Act, 1997 (Act No. 68 of 1997)

Chapter 1 : Interpretation and Application of Act

4. Assignment of functions to officials



(1) The Director-General may—
(a) delegate any power granted to him or her by or under this Act, except the power referred to in this section and section 6, to an officer in the public service; and
(b) grant authority that a duty assigned to him or her in terms of this Act maybe performed by such an officer.


(2) A power so delegated and a duty so authorised shall be exercised or performed, subject to the directions of the Director-General, who may at any time withdraw such delegation or authority.


(3) A delegation under subsection(1)(a) does not prevent the Director-General from exercising the power in question himself or herself.


(4) A delegation or authority granted under a provision which is repealed by section 24 and which was in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall be deemed to have been granted under this section.