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03 March 1989
8 of 1989
15 March 1990
01 October 2001
Act 20 of 2001
31 December 2013
—(1) Any public officer acting under the direction of the Director or any police officer may take in his charge any destitute person and deliver him to the custody of the Director.
(2) If the Director has reasonable cause to believe that any person so delivered into his custody has no visible means of subsistence, he may arrange for that person to be temporarily admitted into a welfare home until an inquiry has been held by him.
(3) Every such inquiry shall be completed within a period of 30 days from the date of that person’s admission into a welfare home or such further period, not exceeding 30 days, as the Minister may approve.
(4) If after holding such inquiry the Director is satisfied that that person is a destitute person within the meaning of this Act, he may by warrant under his hand require that person to reside in a welfare home.