Constitution Amendment Act, 1963

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Constitution Amendment Act, 1963
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 9 of 1963. First published on 8 March 1963 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 453, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 3 September 1984 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983.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 5th March, 1963.)


Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, in accordance with the requirements of section one hundred and eighteen of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, as follows:―


Amendment of section 108 of Act 32 of 1961.

1. Section one hundred and eight of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, is hereby amended by the addition at the end thereof of the following sub-section:

“(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-section (1) an Act of Parliament whereby a Bantu area is declared to be a self-governing area in accordance with the provisions of that Act, may provide for the recognition of one or more Bantu languages for any or all of the following purposes, namely―

(a)   as an additional official language or as additional official languages of that area; or
(b)   for use in that area for official purposes prescribed by or under that Act,

and may contain provisions authorizing the use of any such Bantu language outside the said area for such purposes connected with the affairs of that area and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under that Act.”.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1963.

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