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Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002)

Duties and Obligations

40. Keeping of registers of lodgers by certain persons


(1) The person in charge of any premises, whether furnished or unfurnished, where lodging or sleeping accommodation is provided for payment or reward shall, if those premises fall within a prescribed class, in the prescribed manner keep a register of all persons who are provided with lodging or sleeping accommodation thereon, and every such person shall sign the register and furnish therein the prescribed particulars regarding himself or herself.


(2) Every person in charge of premises referred to in subsection (1) shall, when required to do so by an immigration officer or police officer produce the register referred to in that subsection for inspection.


(3) Any person who—
(a) contravenes or fails to comply with a provision of subsection (1) or
(b) gives false or incorrect particulars for the purposes of subsection (1);
(c) hinders any officer referred to in subsection (2) in the performance of his or her functions,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months