Constitution of South Africa

Constitution of South Africa

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Constitution of South Africa - The constitution and laws of the Republic of South Africa


Chapter 1: 1-6 Founding provisions
Chapter 2: 7-39 Bill of Rights
Chapter 3: 40-41 Co-operative government
Chapter 4: 42-82 Parliament
Chapter 5: 83-102 The President & National Executive
Chapter 6: 103-150 Provinces
Chapter 7: 151-164 Local Government
Chapter 8: 165-180 Courts & Administration of Justice
Chapter 9: 181-194 State institutions supporting constitutional democracy
Chapter 10: 195-197 Public Administration
Chapter 11: 198-210 Security Services
Chapter 12: 211-212 Traditional Leaders
Chapter 13: 213-230 Finance
Chapter 14: 231-243 General Provisions


Schedule 1: National Flag
Schedule 1A: Geographical Areas of Provinces
Schedule 2: Oaths and Solemn Affirmations
Schedule 3: Election Procedures
Schedule 4: Functional Areas of Concurrent National and Provincial Legislative Competence
Schedule 5: Functional Areas of Exclusive Provincial Legislative Competence
Schedule 6: Transitional Arrangements
Schedule 7: Laws Repealed
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was approved by the Constitutional Court (CC) on 4 December 1996 and took effect on 4 February 1997. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. No other law or government action can supersede the provisions of the Constitution. South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most progressive in the world and enjoys high acclaim internationally. Constitution Amendments to the Constitution Previous Constitutions 1993 Interim Constitution 1983 (Tricameral) Constitution

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

The text below includes all amendments, up to and including the 16th Amendment to the Constitution (disclaimer). The amendments to the text of the Constitution were inserted in the original text by staff of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), as Parliament does not publish updated official texts of the Constitution. It is not an official government publication. The GCIS accepts no responsibility and will incur no liability whatsoever for any errors or omissions in this version of the Constitution.
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