—(1) In any prosecution for an offence under this Act where it is proved that a club, company, partnership or association exists —
it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the club, company, partnership or association is a society within the meaning of this Act;
it shall not be necessary to prove that the society possesses a name or that it has been constituted or is usually known under a particular name; and
it shall be presumed until the contrary is proved that it consists of and has at all material times consisted of 10 or more persons.
(2) Notwithstanding any other written law in any prosecution for an offence under this Act, for the purpose of proving the existence of a society, evidence may be adduced and shall be admitted which shows that —
any person is reputed to be a member of the society;
any announcement has been made, whether by the person charged or by any other person by any means whatever that the society has been formed or is in existence; or
by repute the society is in existence.