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

Chapter 4 – Parliament

National Assembly

50. Dissolution of National Assembly before expiry of its term

 

 

1) The President must dissolve the National Assembly if :
a) the Assembly has adopted a resolution to dissolve with a supporting vote of a majority of its members; and
b) three years have passed since the Assembly was elected.

 

2) The Acting President must dissolve the National Assembly if :
a) there is a vacancy in the office of President; and
b) the Assembly fails to elect a new President within 30 days after the vacancy occurred.