Constitution Amendment Act, 1962

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Constitution Amendment Act, 1962
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 65 of 1962. First published on 15 June 1962 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 262, and came into force upon publication, although deemed to be retroactive to 31 May 1961. Repealed on 3 September 1984 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983.

Act

To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 9th June, 1962.)


Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―


Amendment of section 21 of Act 32 of 1961.

1. Section twenty-one of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following sub-section:

“(1)  (a)   The State President may appoint any person to hold office during his pleasure as Deputy Minister of any specified Department of State or Deputy Minister of such other description as the State President may determine, and to exercise or perform on behalf of a Minister any of the powers, functions and duties entrusted to such Minister under any law or otherwise which may, subject to the directions of the State President, be assigned to him from time to time by the said Minister.
(b)   Not more than six persons may be appointed under this sub-section.
(c)   Any reference in any law to a deputy to a Minister shall be construed as including a reference to a Deputy Minister appointed under this sub-section, and any such reference to a Minister shall be construed as including a reference to a Deputy Minister acting in pursuance of an assignment under paragraph (a) by the Minister for whom he acts.”.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1962, and shall be deemed to have come into operation on the thirty-first day of May, 1961.

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