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South African Citizenship Act, 1995 (Act No. 88 of 1995)

Chapter 7 : General Provisions

26. Repeal of laws


(1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), the laws mentioned in the second column of Schedule 2 are hereby repealed to the extent set out in the third column thereof.


(2) Anything done under a provision repealed by subsection (1) and which is capable of being done in terms of a provision of this Act shall be deemed to have been done in terms of the latter provision.


(3) Any person who, due to passage of time after attaining majority, was disqualified by a provision repealed by subsection (1) from making a declaration with a view to obtaining South African citizenship, shall be deemed not to have been so disqualified at any time.


(4) Notwithstanding the repeal of section 15(1)(a) of the South African Citizenship Act, 1949, by subsection (1), the Minister may at any time exempt any person who ceased to be a South African citizen by virtue of the provisions of the said section 15(1)(a), on application on the prescribed form, from the provisions of the said section 15(1)(a), either unconditionally or on such conditions as the Minister may determine, and any person so exempted, shall be deemed to have remained a South African citizen.

[Subsection (4) inserted by section 10 of Act No. 69 of 1997]


(5) In case of an inconsistency between this Act and the Immigration Act of 2002, the latter shall prevail.

[Subsection (5) inserted by Schedule 3 of Act No. 13 of 2002]