Citation of Constitutional Laws Act

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Published: 2005-06-27

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Citation of Constitutional Laws Act [No.5 of 2005]
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27 JUNE 2005 2 No.21122
Act No. 5,2005 CITATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS ACT, 2005
GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE:
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(English text signed by the President.) (Assented to 23 June 2005.)
ACT To change the manner of referring to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and to laws amending it; to substitute the short titles of laws amending the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
PREAMBLE
WHEREAS section 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996), provides that the Constitution is the supreme law of the Republic of South Africa;
AND WHEREAS the Constitution, unlike other Acts of the Republic of South Africa, was not passed by Parliament, but was adopted by the Constitutional Assembly;
AND RECOGNISING that the Constitution and amendments to the Constitution should be treated differently from other Acts of Parliament by not being allocated an Act number like other ordinary Acts of Parliament,
E IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, B as follows:- No Act number to be associated with Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
1. (1) From the date of commencement of this Act, no Act number is to be associated with the “Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)”.
(2) Any reference to the “Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)”, contained in any law in force immediately prior to the commencement of this Act, must be construed as a reference to the “Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996”. 10
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Amendment of laws
2. The laws specified in the second column of the Schedule are hereby amended to the extent set out in the third column thereof.
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Act No. 5,2005 CITATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS ACT. 2005
Short titles of laws amending the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
3. (1) From the date of commencement of this Act, no Act number is to be associated with or allocated to any law amending the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. 5
(2) The short titles of laws amending the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, passed by Parliament after the commencement of this Act must reflect their chronological order, in line with the short titles indicated in the third column of the Schedule; the first such law passed after this Act takes effect starting with the number following the last number indicated in the third column of the Schedule. 10
Short title
4. This Act is called the Citation of Constitutional Laws Act, 2005.
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Act No. 5,2005
No. and year of law
Act No. 35 of 1997
Act No. 65 of 1998
Act No. 87 of 1998
Act No. 3 of 1999
Act No. 2 of 1999
Act No. 34 of 2001
CITATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS ACT, 2005
Short title
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Extent of amendment
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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, 1997
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, 1998
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amend- ment Act, 1998
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, 1999
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amend- ment Act, 1999
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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, 2001
The following section is substituted fo. section 4:
“Short title and commencement
4. This Act is called the Constitutior [of the Republic of South Africa] First Amendment Act of 1997, and must be regarded as having taken ef- fect on 4 February 1997.”.
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The following section is substituted foi section 6:
“Short title
6. This Act is called the Constitution [of the Republic of South Africa] Second Amendment Act of 1998.”. The following section is substituted for section 3:
“Short title
3. This Act is called the Constitution [of the Republic of South Africa Sec- ond] Third Amendment Act of 1998.”. The following section is substituted for section 3:
“Short title
3. This A S is the Constitution [of the Republic of South Africa] Fourth Amendment Act of 1999.”. The following section is substituted for section 3:
“Short title
3. This Act is the Constitution [of the Republic of South Africa Sec- ond] Fjfth Amendment Act of 1999.”. The following section is substituted for section 2 1 :
“Short title [and commencement]
21. This Act is called the Constitu- tion [of the Republic of South Africa] W A m e n d m e n t Act of 2001.”.
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