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

Chapter 4 – Parliament

National Legislative Process

73. All Bills

 

 

1) Any Bill may be introduced in the National Assembly.

 

2) Only a Cabinet member or a Deputy Minister, or a member or committee of the National Assembly, may introduce a Bill in the Assembly; but only the Cabinet member responsible for national financial matters may introduce a money Bill in the Assembly.
a) A money Bill
b) A bill which provides for legislation envisaged in section 214

 

3) A Bill referred to in section 76(3), except as referred to in subsection 2(a) or (b) of this section, may be introduced in the National Council of Provinces.

 

4) Only a member or committee of the National Council of Provinces may introduce a Bill in the Council.

 

5) A Bill passed by the National Assembly must be referred to the National Council of Provinces if it must be considered by the Council. A Bill passed by the Council must be referred to the Assembly.