Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 2005

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(English text signed by the President.)
(Assented to 22 December 2005.)



Act


To amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, so as to effect a technical change; to re-determine the geographical areas of the nine provinces of the Republic of South Africa; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—


Substitution of section 103 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, as amended by section 3 of the Constitution Eleventh Amendment Act of 2003

1. The following section is substituted for section 103 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (hereinafter referred to as the Constitution):

Provinces

103. (1) The Republic has the following provinces:

(a) Eastern Cape;

(b) Free State;

(c) Gauteng;

(d) KwaZulu-Natal;

(e) Limpopo;

[(e)](f) Mpumalanga;

[(f)](g) Northern Cape;

[(g) Limpopo]

(h) North West;

(i) Western Cape.

(2) The [boundaries] geographical areas of the respective provinces [are those that existed when the Constitution took effect] comprise the sum of the indicated geographical areas reflected in the various maps referred to in the Notice listed in Schedule 1A.

(3) (a) Whenever the geographical area of a province is re-determined by an amendment to the Constitution, an Act of Parliament may provide for measures to regulate, within a reasonable time, the legal, practical and any other consequences of the re-determination.

(b) An Act of Parliament envisaged in paragraph (a) may be enacted and implemented before such amendment to the Constitution takes effect, but any provincial functions, assets, rights, obligations, duties or liabilities may only be transferred in terms of that Act after that amendment to the Constitution takes effect.”.


Amendment of section 155 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, as amended by section 1 of the Constitution Third Amendment Act of 1998

2. Section 155 of the Constitution is hereby amended by the deletion of subsection (6A).


Amendment of section 157 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, as amended by section 2 of the Constitution Third Amendment Act of 1998

3. Section 157 of the Constitution is hereby amended by the deletion of paragraph (b) of subsection (4).


Insertion of Schedule 1A in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

4. The following Schedule is hereby inserted in the Constitution after Schedule 1:

Schedule 1A
Geographical Areas of Provinces


The Province of the Eastern Cape

Map No. 3 of Schedule 1 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 6 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 7 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 8 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 9 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 10 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 11 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of the Free State

Map No. 12 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 13 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 14 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 15 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 16 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of Gauteng

Map No. 4 of Schedule 1 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 17 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 18 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 19 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 20 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 21 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Map No. 22 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 23 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 24 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 25 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 26 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 27 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 28 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 29 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 30 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 31 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 32 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of Limpopo

Map No. 33 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 34 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 35 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 36 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 37 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of Mpumalanga

Map No. 38 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 39 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 40 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of the Northern Cape

Map No. 41 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 42 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 43 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 44 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 45 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of North West

Map No. 5 of Schedule 1 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 46 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 47 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 48 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005


The Province of the Western Cape

Map No. 49 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 50 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 51 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 52 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 53 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
Map No. 54 of Schedule 2 to Notice 1998 of 2005
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Short title and commencement

5. (1) This Act is called the Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 2005, and takes effect on a date determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.

(2) Despite subsection (1), section 103 (3) of the Constitution, as inserted by section 1, takes effect on the date of publication of this Act.

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According to the Copyright Act, 1978, § 12 (8) (a), "No copyright shall subsist in official texts of a legislative, administrative or legal nature, or in official translations of such texts."