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

Chapter 4 – Parliament

National Assembly

56. Evidence or information before National Assembly



1) The National Assembly or any of its committees may :
a) summon any person to appear before it to give evidence on oath or affirmation, or to produce documents;
b) require any person or institution to report to it;
c) compel, in terms of national legislation or the rules and orders, any person or institution to comply with a summons or requirement in terms of paragraph (a) or (b); and
d) receive petitions, representations or submissions from any interested persons or institutions.