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Government Gazette, 15 January 1998
No. 18596     59
 

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

(2) If a further meeting is held in terms of subitem (1), the procedure prescribed in this Schedule must be applied at that meeting as if it were the first meeting for the election in question.


Rules

9. The rules applicable to the above election procedure are the rules made by the President of the Constitutional Court in terms of the national Constitution.



Schedule 3

Transitional Arrangements


Interpretation of existing legislation

1. Unless inconsistent with the context or clearly inappropriate, a reference in any legislation that existed when this Constitution took effect, to the Provincial Legislature, Premier, Executive Council or member of the Executive Council, must be construed as a reference to the Provincial Parliament, Premier, Provincial Cabinet, or Provincial Minister under this Constitution.


Languages

2.

(1) Section 5(1) of the Constitution is subject to the following:

The Western Cape government must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of the equal status of Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa.

(2) Provincial legislation envisaged in subitem (1) must be enacted within 12 months of the date when this Constitution took effect.


Provincial Parliament

3.

(1) Anyone who is a member or office-bearer of the Provincial Legislature when this Constitution takes effect, becomes and holds office as a member or office-bearer of the Provincial Parliament in terms of this Constitution.

(2) The Provincial Parliament as constituted in terms of subitem (1) must be regarded as having been elected under this Constitution for a term that expires on 30 April 1999.

(3) For the duration of its term that expires on 30 April 1999, but subject to section 17(4) of this Constitution, the Provincial Parliament consists of 42 members plus the former senators who became members of the Provincial Parliament in terms of the national Constitution.

(4) The rules and orders of the Provincial Legislature in force when this Constitution takes effect, continue in force, subject to any amendment or repeal.