oa De Rebus - Affidavits executed abroad for use in South Africa
Jones and Buckle, The Civil Practice of the Magistrates' Courts in South Africa, Sixth Edition, at page 619, descriptionbe an affidavit as follows: ""An affidavit is a statement in writing sworn to before someone who has authority to administer an oath,. it is a solemn assurance of fact known to the person who states it, and sworn to as his statement before some person in authority 'such as a judge ... magistrate ... justice of the peace ... commissioner of oaths'. The persons who can lawfully administer an oath today are set out in Act 16 of 1914."" (My underlining). (Act 16 of 1914 has been superseded by the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Act 16 of 1963).
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