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The Constitution   |   Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
 

Assented to 16 December 1996; date of commencement 4 February 1997. English text signed by the president.

As amended by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa:
  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
  • Constitution First Amendment Act of 1997
  • Constitution Second Amendment Act of 1998
  • Constitution Third Amendment Act of 1998
  • Constitution Fourth Amendment Act of 1999
  • Constitution Fifth Amendment Act of 1999
  • Constitution Sixth Amendment Act of 2001
  • Constitution Seventh Amendment Act of 2001
  • Constitution Eighth Amendment Act of 2002
  • Constitution Ninth Amendment Act of 2002
  • CConstitution Tenth Amendment Act of 2003
  • Constitution Eleventh Amendment Act of 2003
  • Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 20051
  • Citation of Constitutional Laws Act 5 of 2005
  • Constitution Thirteenth Amendment Act of 2007
  • Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Act of 2008
  • Constitution Fifteenth Amendment Act of 2008
  • Constitution Sixteenth Amendment Act of 2009
  • Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2012

Act
To introduce a new Constitution for the Republic of South Africa and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Contents

Preamble

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 and National Executive
Chapter 6: 103-150 Provinces
Chapter 7: 151-164 Local Government
Chapter 8: 165-180 Courts and 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: 213-230A Finance
Chapter 14: 231-243 General Provisions

Schedules

Schedule 1: National Flag
Schedule 1A: Geographical Areas of Provinces
[Schedule 1A inserted by s. 4 of the Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 2005.]
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 6A:  
[Schedule 6A inserted by s. 6 of the Constitution Tenth Amendment Act of 2003 and repealed by s. 6 of the Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Act of 2008.]
Schedule 6B:  
[Schedule 6B, previously Schedule 6A, inserted by s. 2 of the Constitution Eighth Amendment Act of 2002, renumbered by s. 6 of the Constitution Tenth Amendment Act of 2003 and repealed by s. 5 of the Constitution Fifteenth Amendment Act of 2008.]
Schedule 7: Laws Repealed
 
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