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

Chapter 8 - Courts and Administration of Justice

168. Supreme Court of Appeal

 

 

1) The Supreme Court of Appeal consists of a President, a Deputy President and the number of judges of appeal determined in terms of an Act of Parliament.

 

2) A matter before the Supreme Court of Appeal must be decided by the number of judges determined in terms of an Act of Parliament.

 

3)
a) The Supreme Court of Appeal may decide appeals in any matter arising from the High Court of South Africa or a court of a status similar to the High Court of South Africa, except in respect of labour or competition matters to such extent as may be determined by an Act of Parliament.
b) The Supreme Court of Appeal may decide only—
i) appeals;
ii) issues connected with appeals; and
iii) any other matter that may be referred to it in circumstances defined by an Act of Parliament.

[Sub-section 3 amended by section 4 of the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 72 of 2013)]