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

Chapter 4 – Parliament

National Council of Provinces

71. Privilege

 

 

1) Delegates to the National Council of Provinces and the persons referred to in sections 66 and 67 :
a) have freedom of speech in the Council and in its committees, subject to its rules and orders; and
b) are not liable to civil or criminal proceedings, arrest, imprisonment or damages for :
i) anything that they have said in, produced before or submitted to the Council or any of its committees; or
ii) anything revealed as a result of anything that they have said in, produced before or submitted to the Council or any of its committees.

 

2) Other privileges and immunities of the National Council of Provinces, delegates to the Council and persons referred to in sections 66 and 67 may be prescribed by national legislation.

 

3) Salaries, allowances and benefits payable to permanent members of the National Council of Provinces are a direct charge against the National Revenue Fund.