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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 6 – Provinces

Provincial Constitutions

143. Contents of provincial constitutions



1) A provincial constitution, or constitutional amendment, must not be inconsistent with this Constitution, but may provide for :
a) provincial legislative or executive structures and procedures that differ from those provided for in this Chapter; or
b) the institution, role, authority and status of a traditional monarch, where applicable.


2) Provisions included in a provincial constitution or constitutional amendment in terms of paragraphs (a) or (b) of subsection (1) :
a) must comply with the values in section 1 and with Chapter 3 ; and
b) may not confer on the province any power or function that falls :
i) outside the area of provincial competence in terms of Schedules 4 and 5; or
ii) outside the powers and functions conferred on the province by other sections of the Constitution.