Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)
Rules for the First Sitting of the National Assembly, National Council of Provinces and Provincial Legislatures
8. Unforeseen Procedural Matters
|(1)||The Presiding Officer may submit to the meeting, for decision, any question of procedure which is not provided for in the preceding rules and which may arise at the meeting and, in his or her opinion, cannot be decided by him or her in the capacity of Presiding Officer.|
|(2)||A question of procedure may be raised, with the Presiding Officer's leave, by way of a motion proposed by a Member or, in the event of an election under these Rules in the National Council of Provinces, a Head of a provincial delegation on behalf of a delegation, and seconded by another Member or by a Head of another delegation on behalf of such other delegation, as the case may be.|
|(3)||If he or she considers it necessary or desirable in a particular case, the Presiding Officer may permit a discussion of the question and may limit participation in, and the duration of, the discussion in such manner as he or she thinks fit.|
|(4)||If two or more Members or, in the event of an election under these Rules in the National Council of Provinces, two or more Heads of provincial delegations on behalf of their delegations, request that the question be put to a vote, a poll by a show of hands by Members or leaders of delegations, as the case may be, must be taken.|
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