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The Historical Monuments,Relics, Fauna,and Flora Act,
-'ctn° 41 of 1967
(Date of Assent: 13th December, 1967)
(Date of Commencement: 22nd December, 1967)
To provide for the preservation and protection of natural and historical monuments, relics. antiques, fauna and flora and for
connected matters, Enacted by the Parliament of Lesotho
1, This Act may be cited as the Historical Monuments, Relics. Fauna and Flora Act, 1967.
2. In this Act unless the context otherwise requires"antique" means an object proclaimed as such by the Minister under the provisions of section 8 ;
"commission" means the commission established by'section3 ;
"fauna" means any wild animal, any reptile (other than a poisonous snake), bird, fish or bee proclaimed as such by the
Minister under the provisions of section 8 ;
"flora" means any plant or tree growing without cultivation in, or which is indigenous to, Lesotho, but does not include
the flower or seed of any such plantar tree unless it is ,expressly provided in a notice issued by the Minister under
section 8 that the flower and seed of the flora described in such notice is also protected;
"Minister" means the Minister of the Government for the time being responsible for education and includes an
Assistant Minister to the extentthathe is authorised by the Minister to perform the duties and exercise the powers of
the Minister under this Act ;
"monument" means an area or object proclaimed as such by the Minister under the provisions of section "relic" means
an object proclaimed as such by the Minister under the provisions of section 8 ;
3. (1) There is hereby established a commission to be known as the "commission for preservation of Natural and
Historical Monuments, Relics and Antiques and the protection of Fauna and Flora", which shall be a body corporate
with perpetuall$uccession and capable of suing and being sued in its own name, of acquiring and alienating property,
entering into contracts and, subject to the provisions of this Act, generally of performing all such acts as are necessary
for orinddental to the carrying out of its functions and duties under this Act.
(2) The commission shall consist of not less than five and not more than seven members who shall be appointed by
(3) A member of the commission shall hold office for five years unless he sooner resigns or his appointment is
terminated under the provisions of subsection (8) and a retiring member shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(4) When a vacancy occurs on the commission by death or resignation, absence from Lesotho, illness or otherwise,
the Minister may appoint a person to fill that vacancy for the unexpired portion of the period for which the member
which the member whose office has become vacant had been appOinted.
(5) Members of the commission shall choose one of their number to be chairman; if at any meeting of the commission
the chairman is absent, the members present shall choose one of their number to be chairman of that meeting.