Official Languages of the Union Act, 1925

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Official Languages of the Union Act, 1925
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 8 of 1925. First published on 27 May 1925 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 1477, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 31 May 1961 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.

Act

To remove doubts as to the meaning of the word “Dutch” in Section one hundred and thirty-seven of the South Africa Act, 1909, and wheresoever else that word occurs in the said Act.



(Assented to 22nd May, 1925.)
(Signed by the Governor-General in Dutch.)


Preamble.Whereas doubts have arisen as to the meaning of the word “Dutch” in the South Africa Act, 1909;

And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts;

Be it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, as follows:―


Meaning of word “Dutch” in South Africa Act, 1909.

1. The word “Dutch” in section one hundred and thirty-seven of the South Africa Act, 1909, and wheresoever else that word occurs in the said Act, is hereby declared to include Afrikaans.


Short title and date of commencement.

2. This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Official Languages of the Union Act, 1925, and shall be deemed to have been in operation from the thirty-first day of May, 1910.

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