ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
Oaths and Affirmations
3 Manner of administration of oaths
4 Want of religious belief not to affect oath
5 Oath in Scottish Form
6 Substitution of affirmations for oaths in certain cases. Form of affirmation in lieu of prescribed oath. Form of affirmation in writing and jurat
7 Form of oath of allegiance
8 Form of official oath
9 Form of judicial oath
10 Form of oath of Privy Councillor
11 Provision as to officers named in First Part of Schedule
12 Provision as to officers named in Second Part of Schedule
13 Oath of Privy Councillor
14 Form of oath of allegiance substituted for the oaths heretofore made
15 Persons required to take oaths
Miscellaneous Provisions as to Oaths
16 Substitution of Sovereign's name for the time being
17 Justice of Peace need not take oath more than once during the same reign
18 Affirmation or declaration instead of oath
19 Oath binding to commit treason, arson or murder
20 Oath binding to engage in sedition, etc
21 Compulsion not to justify unless information given
22 Aiders and abettors
23 Indictment for offence against Act
24 What to be deemed an oath
25 Persons tried under this Part
THE OATHS ACT
[Date of Commencement: 30th May, 1889]
Law 43 of 1954.
8 of 1966,
42 of 1969,
6 of 1977,
23 of 1978,
15 of 1983,
4 of 1992,
25 of 2002,
35 of 2002.
This Act may be cited as the Oaths Act.
Oaths and Affirmations (sections 2-6)
[Substituted by Law 43 of 1954.]
In this Part the word "officer" means any person duly authorised to administer oaths.
(1) Any oath may be administered and taken in the form and manner following, that is to say, the person taking the oath shall hold the Bible in his uplifted hand, and shall say or repeat after the officer administering the oath the words-
"I swear by Almighty God that ........................" followed by the words of the oath prescribed by law.
(2) The officer shall (unless the person about to take the oath voluntarily objects thereto, or is physically incapable of so taking the oath) administer the oath in the form and manner aforesaid without question:
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