Page:Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amendment Act 1995 from Government Gazette.djvu/2
2 No. 16690 Government Gazette, 20 September 1995
|Act No. 44, 1995||Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amendment Act, 1995|
General explanatory note:
|[ ]||Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments.|
|Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.|
To amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993, so as to provide for the appointment and duties of a Deputy President of the Constitutional Court; to determine the quorum of the Constitutional Court; to make further provision with respect to the orders which the divisions of the Supreme Court may make; to provide anew for the appointment of a Secretary and other members of staff of a provincial legislature; to empower the President to determine the remuneration and allowances of the Premier and members of the Executive Council of the various provinces; to further regulate local government elections and to provide that a person holding any office of profit under the Republic may take part as a candidate in the forthcoming local government elections; to make further provision in respect of the ex officio membership of traditional leaders of an elected local government; to make further provision in respect of the referral of parliamentary Bills to the Council of Traditional Leaders; to provide for the appointment of a Secretary for Defence; to provide that all the debts and liabilities which vested in certain authorities immediately before the commencement of the Constitution, shall be assumed by the national government; to further regulate the restructuring of local government; to substitute certain expressions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
(English text signed by the President.)
(Assented to 20 September 1995.)
Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—
Amendment of section 99 of Act 200 of 1993, as amended by section 3 of Act 29 of 1994
1. Section 99 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act No. 200 of 1993) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), is hereby amended by the addition of the following subsection:
“(12)(a) The President shall, at the request of the President of the Constitutional Court, appoint a Deputy President of the Constitutional Court from among the judges of that Court.
(b) A Deputy President of the Constitutional Court may be appointed for the duration of his or her term of office as a judge of the Constitutional Court or for such shorter period as the President may determine.