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Act No. 53 of 1955.
To make provision for the dissolution and the constitution of the Senate, to amend the South Africa Act, 1909, and the South-West Africa Affairs Amendment Act, 1949, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
(English text signed by the Governor-General.)
(Assented to 20th June, 1955.)
Preamble.Whereas it is by section twenty-five of the South Africa Act, 1909, provided that Parliament may provide for the manner in which the Senate shall be constituted after the expiration of a period of ten years from the establishment of the Union.
And whereas provision is made in the said section twenty-five for the manner in which the Senate shall be constituted until Parliament otherwise provides:
And whereas it is expedient to make provision for the constitution of the Senate in a manner other than that provided for in the said section twenty-five:
And whereas it is expedient to make provision for matters incidental thereto:
Be it therefore enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, as follows:―
and the Senate shall thereafter be constituted as provided in this Act.