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Updated: 29 September 2019

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Part A. Administration

A17. Certificate of Identity of a Building Control Officer

1. Any building control officer or any officer contemplated in section 6(4) of the Act shall, when so requested, produce his certificate of identity, which shall contain the following information:

(a) The number of the Act in terms of which the certificate is issued;

(b) the name of the local authority in question;

(c) the name of the officer;

(d) the signature of the officer;

(e) the signature of the municipal manager of the local authority concerned;

(f) the date of issue; and

(g) a photograph of the officer.

2. Subregulation (1) shall be deemed to be satisfied where the certificate is in accordance with that provided in SANS 10400-A

3. The certificate contemplated in subregulation (1) shall be valid only during the period that the officer so identified occupies the post of building control officer or during the period for which any power of a building control officer is delegated to him, as the case may be, and it may at any time be withdrawn by the local authority.

4. Any person who produces a certificate of identity which has not been lawfully issued to him or which has been lawfully withdrawn, shall be guilty of an offence.

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