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

Chapter 14 - General Provisions

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239. Definitions

 

 

In the Constitution, unless the context indicates otherwise :

 

"national legislation"

includes :

a) subordinate legislation made in terms of an Act of Parliament; and
b) legislation that was in force when the Constitution took effect and that is administered by the national government;

 

"organ of state"

means

a) any department of state or administration in the national, provincial or local sphere of government; or
b) any other functionary or institution
i) exercising a power or performing a function in terms of the Constitution or a provincial constitution; or
ii) exercising a public power or performing a public function in terms of any legislation, but does not include a court or a judicial officer;
"provincial legislation"

includes

a) subordinate legislation made in terms of a provincial Act; and
b) legislation that was in force when the Constitution took effect and that is administered by a provincial government.