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

Chapter 6 : Provinces

Provincial Executives

127. Powers and functions of Premiers


(1) The Premier of a province has the powers and functions entrusted to that office by the Constitution and any legislation.


(2) The Premier of a province is responsible for—
(a) assenting to and signing Bills;
(b) referring a Bill back to the provincial legislature for reconsideration of the Bill's constitutionality;
(c) referring a Bill to the Constitutional Court for a decision on the Bill's constitutionality;
(d) summoning the legislature to an extraordinary sitting to conduct special business;
(e) appointing commissions of inquiry; and
(f) calling a referendum in the province in accordance with national legislation.