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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

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To introduce a new Constitution for the Republic of South Africa and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

 

Last update: August 2013


Copyright: This Act reproduced under Government Printers Copyright Authority 10154 dated 20 March 1996


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Latest Developments:

 

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996) has been amended by the addition of Commencement of the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2012, Government Gazette 36774, Notice No. R. 35 of 2013, dated 22 August 2013.

 

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996) has been amended by the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 72 of 2013), Government Gazette 36128, Notice No. 72, dated 1 February 2013.

 

The Constitution has been updated by various Proclamations, being Notice No. 6 in Government Gazette No. 33003 dated 5 March 2010; Notice No. 17 in Government Gazette No. 33127 dated 23 April 2010; Notice No. 33 in Government Gazette No. 33405 dated 23 July 2010; Notice No. 39 in Government Gazette No. 33437 dated 4 August 2010, and Notice No. 78 in Government Gazette No. 33899 dated 24 December 2010.

 

The Constitution has been updated with Proclamation No. 56 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32549 dated 4 September 2009.

 

The Constitution has been updated by Proclamation No. 44 of 2009 regarding the Transfer of Administration and Powers and Functions to certain Cabinet members, published in Government Gazette No. 32367 dated 1 July 2009.

 

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 has been updated with the Constitution Sixteenth Amendment Act of 2009, as published in Government Gazette No. 32065 dated 26 March 2009 as well as a Government Notice regarding the commencement of this Amendment, being Notice No. R.20 of 2009 in Government Gazette No. 32091 dated 2 April 2009.

 

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 has been updated with the Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Act No. 24 of 2008 published in Government Gazette No. 31791 dated 9 January 2009, and the Constitution Fifteenth Amendment Act No. 25 of 2008 published in Government Gazette No. 31792 dated 9 January 2009.

 

This Act has been updated by the addition of the Constitution Thirteenth Amendment Act of 2007 (Act No. 23 of 2007) as published in Government Gazette No. 30597 dated 14 December 2007.

This Act has been updated by the addition of the Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 2005 – (Notice No. 1262 in Government Gazette No. 28364 dated 23 December 2005).

The Constitutional Court Rules as gazetted in GG 25726 dated 31 October 2003 have been added to the Constitution.

The Constitution has been amended by Acts 2 and 3 of 2003 as gazetted in GG 24957 dated 19 March 2003, and GG 24744 dated 11 April, 2003.

The Constitution has been added to Acts Online, fully amended up to and including the latest, somewhat controversial, floor crossing amendment.