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Republic of South Africa Constitution

Act No. 32 of 1961.

tion of the State President, take an oath or solemn affirmation that he will be faithful to the Republic.


References in other laws to Houses or certain officers of Parliament.

117. (1) References in any law―

(a) to any House or the Houses of Parliament, shall be construed as references to the Senate or the House of Assembly or both the Senate and the House of Assembly, as the context may require;

(b) to the Clerk or the Clerk-Assistant of the Senate or the House of Assembly, shall be construed as references to the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary respectively to the Senate or the House of Assembly.

(2) Any person holding office immediately before the commencement of this Act as the Clerk or the Clerk-Assistant of the Senate or the House of Assembly shall be deemed to have been duly appointed as Secretary or Deputy Secretary respectively to the Senate or the House of Assembly.


Amendment of Act.

118. (1) Parliament may by law repeal or alter any of the provisions of this Act: Provided that no repeal or alteration of the provisions contained in this section or in section one hundred and eight shall be valid unless the Bill embodying such repeal or alteration is passed by the Senate and the House of Assembly sitting together, and at the third reading is agreed to by not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of the Senate and the House of Assembly.

(2) A Bill passed as aforesaid at such joint sitting shall be taken to have been duly passed by the Senate and by the House of Assembly.


Definitions.

119. In this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates―

“Afrikaans” includes Dutch;

“province” means any of the provinces incorporated in the Union of South Africa by the South Africa Act, 1909;

“Republic” means the Republic of South Africa.


Repeal of laws.

120. (1) The laws specified in the Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent set out in the third column of the Schedule.

(2) Any authority constituted or person appointed or power conferred or anything done in pursuance of powers conferred by or by virtue of any provision of any law repealed by sub-section (1) shall be deemed to have been constituted, appointed, conferred or done in pursuance of powers conferred by or by virtue of the corresponding provision of this Act.


Short title and commencement.

121. This Act shall be called the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, and shall, save in so far as may be otherwise required for the purpose of giving effect to any provision thereof, come into operation on the thirty-first day of May, 1961.