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Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000)

Chapter 11 : Legal Matters

115. Service of documents and process

 

 

1) Any notice or other document that is seined on a person in terms of this Act, is regarded as having been served-
a) when it has been delivered to that person personally;
b) when it has been left at that person’s place of residence or business in the Republic with a person apparently over the age of sixteen years;
c) when it has been posted by registered or certified mail to that person’s last known residential or business address in the Republic and an acknowledgement of the posting thereof from the postal service is obtained;
d) if that person’s address in the Republic is unknown, when it has been served on that person’s agent or representative in the Republic in the manner provided by paragraphs (a), (b) or (c); or
e) if that person’s address and agent or representative in the Republic is unknown, when it has been posted in a conspicuous place on the property or premises, if any, to which it relates.

 

2) When any notice or other document must be authorised or served on the owner, occupier or holder of any property or right in any property, it is sufficient if that person is described in the notice or other document as the owner, occupier or holder of the property or right in question, and it is not necessary to name that person.

 

3) Any legal process is effectively and sufficiently served on a municipality when it is delivered to the municipal manager or a person in attendance at the municipal manager’s office.