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Government Gazette, 15 January 1998
No. 18596     57
 

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

(3) Unless the context otherwise indicates, a reference in a provision of this Constitution to a time when this Constitution took effect must be construed as a reference to the time when the provision took effect.



Schedule 1

Oaths and Solemn Affirmations


1. Oath or solemn affirmation of members of Provincial Parliament

(1) Members of the Provincial Parliament, before the President of the Constitutional Court or a Judge designated by the President of the Constitutional Court, must swear or affirm as follows:

I, A.B., swear/solemnly affirm that I will be faithful to the Republic of South Africa and the Province of the Western Cape and will obey, respect and uphold the National Constitution, the provincial Constitution and all other law of the Republic, and I solemnly promise to perform my function as a member of the Provincial Parliament to the best of my ability.

(In the case of an oath: So help me God.)

(2) Persons filling a vacancy in the Provincial Parliament may swear or affirm in terms of subitem (1) before the presiding officer of the Provincial Parliament.

2. Oath or solemn affirmation of Premier, Acting Premier and Provincial Ministers

The Premier or Acting Premier of the Province and each Provincial Minister, before the President of the Constitutional Court or a Judge designated by the President of the Constitutional Court, must swear or affirm as follows:

I, A.B., swear/solemnly affirm that I will be faithful to the Republic of South Africa and the Province of the Western Cape and will obey, respect and uphold the national Constitution, the provincial Constitution and all other law of the Republic, and I undertake to hold my office as Premier/Acting Premier/Provincial Minister of the Western Cape with honour and dignity, to be a true and faithful counsellor; not to divulge directly or indirectly any secret matter entrusted to me; and to perform the function of my office conscientiously and to the best of my ability.

(In the case of an oath: So help me God.)



Schedule 2

Election Procedures


Application

1. The procedures set out in this Schedule apply whenever the Provincial Parliament meets to elect the Premier of the Western Cape or the Speaker (or Deputy Speaker) of the Provincial Parliament.