Agricultural Marketing Act, 1967
Act 26 of 1967
- Published in Government Gazette
- Assented to on 6 July 1967
- Commenced on 14 July 1967
- [This is the version of this document from 14 July 1967.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Agricultural Marketing Act 1967.
2. InterpretationIn this Act and in the regulations, unless inconsistent with the context—"class" or "grade" in relation to a product, whether processed or unprocessed, or in relation to a supply includes any kind, variety or standard of quality of that product or supply;"dealing in the course of trade" includes—(a)purchasing or receiving on consignment a quantity of a product or supply if that quantity is or is intended to be sold by the person purchasing or receiving that quantity, on his own behalf or on behalf of a consignor, whether in the form in which it was purchased or consigned or in a form altered by preparation or processing or in any other form, or is used or is intended to be used in the manufacture or processing of a product or commodity sold or intended to be sold by that person; and(b)performing, for any consideration whatsoever, an act in the preparation or processing of a quantity of a product or supply if that quantity is not owned by the person performing that act;"marketing" means selling, or purchasing and includes any activity related thereto; and the word "marketed" shall be construed accordingly;"Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for Agriculture;"person" includes any company or association or body of persons, corporate or incorporate and, in particular, includes any agricultural development authority established by law and any society registered under the Co-operative Societies Proclamation;[P. 47 of 1948 Vol. III p 2056]"preparation" includes classing, grading, testing, packing, marking, labelling, storing and transporting and grammatical variations thereof shall be construed accordingly;"processing" includes—(a)threshing or cleaning; and(b)slaughtering animals and separating animals into meat and by-products and the words "processed" and "unprocessed" shall be construed accordingly;"producer" includes—(a)a person concerned in the production or preparation of a product; and(b)in relation to any quantity of a product that has been acquired from a person—(i)as consideration for the right to use land on which that person has produced a quantity of that product; or(ii)as a remuneration for services rendered to a producer of that product,the person who so acquired that quantity and the words "produced" and "producing" shall be construed accordingly;"product" means an agricultural product, including seed, livestock, poultry and a portion or unprocessed product thereof;"purchase" means to acquire by giving any consideration whatsoever or by exchanging; or to import, advertise, receive or prepare in pursuance of, or with the intention of, acquiring by giving any consideration whatsoever or by exchanging and the words "purchasing" and "purchased" shall be construed accordingly;"regulation" means a regulation made under this Act and includes any Notice or Order made pursuant to such a regulation;"sell" means to dispose of for any consideration whatsoever or exchange; or to export, offer, advertise, expose, deliver or prepare in pursuance of or with the intention of, disposing of for any consideration whatsoever or exchanging and the word "selling" shall be construed accordingly;"supply" means fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, bags and other containers, livestock feeds and drugs, dips, dyes and other supplies relating to livestock and agriculture.
3. Purposes of this ActThe purposes of this Act are to—
4. Power to make regulationsThe Minister may by Notice in the Gazette make regulations for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, he may make regulations to—
5. Relationship of regulations to other lawsA regulation made in pursuance of section four shall be in addition to and not in derogation from the provisions of any other law and of any regulation made or permit given under any other law.
6. Exemption from and application of regulations
7. Presentation of regulations to ParliamentA regulation made in pursuance of section four shall be laid before Parliament within fourteen days after it is made if Parliament is then sitting. If Parliament is not then sitting, that regulation shall be laid before Parliament within fourteen days after the commencement of the next meeting. Such a regulation shall continue to have force of law unless a resolution is passed by both Houses of Parliament disapproving that regulation, whereupon it shall cease to have force of law to the extent of the disapproval expressed in the resolution.
8. Power to make Orders and NoticesA regulation may empower such officers or persons as may be specified in the regulation to make Orders and Notices that are necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Act and the regulations.
9. Authority in relation to extra-Territorial operationsThe Minister is authorised, in pursuance to an agreement entered into between the King on behalf of the Government of Lesotho and the Government of other States, to arrange for officers of the Governments of such other States, to perform, within such other States, functions necessary for the implementation of this Act and of the regulations.
History of this document
14 July 1967 this version
06 July 1967
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Documents citing this one 4
- Lesotho Poultry CO-Operative Society Ltd and Another v Minister of Agriculture and Others (CIV/APN 76 of 94)  LSCA 87 (25 April 1994)
- Lesotho Poultry Co-operative Society Ltd and Another v Minister of Agriculture and Others (C of A (CIV) 26 of 94)  LSCA 129 (28 July 1994)
- The Minister of Small Business, Cooperatives & Marketing v Lesotho National Wool & Mohair Growers Assosciation (C of A (CIV) 20 of 2019)  LSCA 19 (31 May 2019)
- William Mafoso t/a Mafoso Butchery v PS Minstry of Small Business (C of A (CIV) 59 of 2018)  LSCA 15 (1 February 2019)