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

Chapter 6 : Provinces

Provincial Legislatures

110. Sittings and recess periods


(1) After an election, the first sitting of a provincial legislature must take place at a time and on a date determined by a judge designated by the Chief Justice, but not more than 14 days after the election result has been declared. A provincial legislature may determine the time and duration of its other sittings and its recess periods.


(2) The Premier of a province may summon the provincial legislature to an extraordinary sitting at any time to conduct special business.


(3) A provincial legislature may determine where it ordinarily will sit.