Provincial Executive Committees Act, 1962

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Provincial Executive Committees Act, 1962
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 28 of 1962. First published on 23 March 1962 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 205, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 1 July 1986 by the Provincial Government Act, 1986.

Act

To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 13th March, 1962.)


Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―

Substitution of section 77 of Act 32 of 1961.

1. The following section is hereby substituted for section seventy-seven of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961:

“Method of voting for provincial executive committees.

77. (1) Members of the executive committee of a province shall be elected by majority vote, each voter having one non-transferable vote for every member of that committee to be elected.

(2) If two or more persons who at any election of members of an executive committee are candidates for the same seat, receive the same number of votes, a re-election of a member for that seat shall be held forthwith according to that principle of proportional representation according to which each voter has one transferable vote, and if at such re-election the said persons again receive the same number of votes, one of the said persons to be determined by the drawing of lots shall be deemed to have been elected as the member for that seat.

(3) The State President may make regulations in regard to the election of members of the executive committee of a province under this section, including regulations in regard to the duties of returning officers in connection with such elections and in regard to the drawing of lots under the circumstances contemplated in subsection (2).”.


Short title and commencement.

2. This Act shall be called the Provincial Executive Committees Act, 1962, and shall apply in respect of all elections of members of the executive committee of a province following the first general election of provincial councillors after the date of promulgation of this Act.

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