Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)
Rules for the First Sitting of the National Assembly, National Council of Provinces and Provincial Legislatures
2. Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officers
|(1)||In the event of an election referred to in item 1(a) or (b) of Part A of Schedule 3 to the Constitution, the Secretary to Parliament or a staff member of Parliament designated by the Presiding Officer, and in the event of an election referred to in item 1 (c), of Part A of that schedule, the Secretary to the relevant Provincial Legislature or a staff member of the Provincial Legislature designated by the Presiding Officer, must act as the returning officer at the election and must, in accordance with these Rules, do all things necessary for the due conduct of the election.|
|(2)||The returning officer must appoint assistant returning officers from among the staff of Parliament or the Provincial Legislature concerned to assist him or her in connection with the performance of his or her duties.|
|(3)||The returning officer and every assistant returning officer must, before assuming their duties, take an oath or make an affirmation before the Presiding Officer in accordance with Annexure A.|
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