Constitution Amendment Act, 1987

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Constitution Amendment Act, 1987
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 20 of 1987. First published on 6 March 1987 in Government Gazette No. 10650, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 27 April 1994 by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993.

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

Act

To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983, so as to provide for the assignment by Ministers of powers, functions or duties to certain persons appointed by the State President; and for matters connected therewith.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 2 March 1987.)


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


Amendment of section 28 of Act 110 of 1983.

1. Section 28 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983, is hereby amended by the addition of the following subsection, the existing section becoming subsection (1):

(2) A Minister may, subject to the directions of the State President, assign to any person appointed by the State President under subsection (1) for that purpose, any power, function or duty entrusted to the Minister in terms of any law or otherwise―

(a)   either specifically or by way of a general assignment of the exercise or performance of all powers, functions or duties of the Minister; and
(b)   either generally or in so far as such power, function or duty relates to any population group or matter or applies in any area mentioned or described in such assignment,

and any such power, function or duty so assigned shall be exercised or performed by the said person on behalf of the Minister.”.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1987.

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