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

Chapter 6 – Provinces

Provincial Executives

140. Executive decisions



1) A decision by the Premier of a province must be in writing if it :
a) is taken in terms of legislation; or
b) has legal consequences.


2) A written decision by the Premier must be countersigned by another Executive Council member if that decision concerns a function assigned to that other member.


3) Proclamations, regulations and other instruments of subordinate legislation of a province must be accessible to the public.


4) Provincial legislation may specify the manner in which, and the extent to which, instruments mentioned in subsection (3) must be :
a) tabled in the provincial legislature; and
b) approved by the provincial legislature.