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

Chapter 6 – Provinces

Provincial Legislatures

112. Decisions



1) Except where the Constitution provides otherwise :
a) a majority of the members of a provincial legislature must be present before a vote may be taken on a Bill or an amendment to a Bill;
b) at least one third of the members must be present before a vote may be taken on any other question before the legislature; and
c) all questions before a provincial legislature are decided by a majority of the votes cast.


2) The member presiding at a meeting of a provincial legislature has no deliberative vote, but :
a) must cast a deciding vote when there is an equal number of votes on each side of a question; and
b) may cast a deliberative vote when a question must be decided with a supporting vote of at least two thirds of the members of the legislature.