Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Sixth Amendment Act, 1994

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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Sixth Amendment Act, 1994
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Sixth Amendment Act, 1994 (Act No. 24 of 1994) is an Act of the Parliament of South Africa amending the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993. It was promulgated on 25 November 1994, but deemed to have come into force retroactively to 23 June. It expanded the Constitutional Assembly's advisory panel of constitutional experts from five to seven people.

This act was repealed, along with the 1993 Constitution, when the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 came into force on 4 February 1997.

Note that [words in bold type in square brackets] indicate omissions from existing enactments, while words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.

Act


To amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993, so as to increase from five to seven the panel of recognised constitutional experts to be appointed for purposes of the constitution-making process; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.



(English text signed by the President.)
(Assented to 17 November 1994.)



Be it enacted by the Constitutional Assembly, as follows:—


Amendment of section 72 of Act 200 of 1993

1. Section 72 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection:

“(2) The Constitutional Assembly shall, subject to subsection (3), appoint an independent panel of [five] seven South African citizens being recognised constitutional experts, not being members of Parliament or any other legislature and not holding office in any political party, to advise it, or the Chairperson, on any matters pertaining to its functions, and to perform such other tasks as are provided for in this Constitution.”.


Short title and commencement

2. This Act shall be called the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Sixth Amendment Act, 1994, and shall be deemed to have come into operation on 23 June 1994.

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