The administration of the Stock Theft Act, 1959 (Act No. 57 of 1959) has been
transferred to the Minister of Police on 19 August 2011. In view of the importance to
effectively combat Stock Theft, a draft Bill to repeal and substitute the Stock Theft
Act, 1959, namely the Movement of Animals and Animal Produce Bill, 2012, has
The attached draft Bill is hereby submitted for public comments, in order to finalise it
for submission to Cabinet to obtain approval to introduce the Bill to Parliament.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the draft Bill within 30
days from the date of publication of this notice to: