Constitution Amendment Act, 1979

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Constitution Amendment Act, 1979
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 99 of 1979. First published on 4 July 1979 in Government Gazette No. 6548, and came into force upon publication, although it was deemed to be retroactive to 1 June. Repealed on 3 September 1984 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983.

Note that words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.

Act

To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, so as to grant additional exemption from the provisions of section 55 (d) of the said Act; to extend in a certain respect the provisions of section 1 of the Offices of Profit under the Republic Amendment Act, 1978; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 21 June 1979.)


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 55 of Act 32 of 1961, as amended by section 20 of Act 101 of 1969, section 30 of Act 102 of 1972 and section 22 of Act 62 of 1973.

1. Section 55 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, is hereby amended by the addition to paragraph (d) of the following subparagraph:

(vii)   a member of a commission of inquiry or a committee of inquiry appointed by the State President or the Administrator of a province, or a member of a Select Committee of the Senate or the House of Assembly or the Senate and the House of Assembly or a provincial council.”.


Extension in certain respect of provisions of section 1 of Act 54 of 1978.

2. Any person to whom the provisions of section 1 of the Offices of Profit under the Republic Amendment Act, 1978, apply and who on 31 May 1979 is a member of the Senate or the House of Assembly or a provincial council, shall not by reason of the provisions of section 55 (d) of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961 (Act No. 32 of 1961), be disqualified from sitting as a member of the Senate or the House of Assembly or the provincial council in question, but not after 30 June 1979, if the provisions of the said section 55 (d) then apply to him.


Short title and commencement.

3. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1979, and shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 June 1979.

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