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

Chapter 1 - Founding Provisions

1. Republic of South Africa

 

 

The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the following values :

a) Human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms.
b) Non-racialism and non-sexism.
c) Supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law.
d) Universal adult suffrage, a national common voters roll, regular elections and a multi-party system of democratic government, to ensure accountability, responsiveness and openness.