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36     No. 18596
Staatskoerant, 15 Januarie 1998
 

Act No. 1, 1998 Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997

(b) these languages enjoy equal status.

(2) The Western Cape government must through legislative and other measures, regulate and monitor its use of Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa.

(3) The Western Cape government must take practical and positive measures to elevate the status and advance the use of those indigenous languages of the people of the Western Cape whose status and use have been historically diminished.


Provincial symbols and honours

6.

(1) A provincial Act may provide for—

(a) provincial symbols;

(b) the conferral of provincial honours.

(2) A provincial Bill to provide for provincial symbols must be passed by the Provincial Parliament with a supporting vote of at least two thirds of its members.


Chapter 2

Intergovernmental Relations


Co-operative government

7. As part of the provincial sphere of government of the Republic of South Africa, the Western Cape government must—

(a) act in accordance with the principles of co-operative government and intergovernmental relations set out in the national Constitution in all its dealings with the national government, the other provincial governments and the municipalities in the Western Cape;

(b) participate in structures and institutions to promote and facilitate intergovernmental relations, established in terms of the national Constitution; and

(c) make use of mechanisms and procedures for the settlement of intergovernmental disputes, established in terms of the national Constitution.


Participation in National Council of Provinces

8. Delegates to the National Council of Provinces must take an active part in the Council in order to promote the interests of the Western Cape and of the country as a whole in accordance with the principles of co-operative government and intergovernmental relations set out in the national Constitution.


Chapter 3

Provincial Parliament


Legislative authority

9.

(1) The legislative authority of the Western Cape is vested in the Provincial Parliament.

(2) The Provincial Parliament is bound only by the national Constitution and this Constitution, and must act in accordance with, and within the limits imposed by, these Constitutions.