Republic of South Africa Constitution Fourth Amendment Act, 1980

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Republic of South Africa Constitution Fourth Amendment Act, 1980
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 74 of 1980. First published on 4 June 1980 in Government Gazette No. 7062, and came into force on 1 January 1981, the date when the Republic of South Africa Constitution Fifth Amendment Act, 1980, abolished the Senate. Repealed on 3 September 1984 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983.

Note that words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.

Act

To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, to further regulate the repeal or amendment of certain provisions relating to the treatment and use of certain, languages; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



(English text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 27 May 1980.)


Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa in accordance with the requirements of section 118 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, as follows:―


Substitution of section 118 of Act 32 of 1961.

1. The following section is hereby substituted for section 118 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961:

“Amendment of Act.

118. (1) Parliament may by law repeal or amend any provision of this Act: Provided that no repeal or amendment of the provisions of this section or of section 108 or of any corresponding provisions of any law substituted therefor, shall be valid unless the bill embodying such repeal or amendment has been agreed to by not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of the House of Assembly.

(2) A provision of a law which is in conflict with a provision of subsection (1), is hereby repealed.”.


Short title and commencement.

2. This Act shall be called the Republic of South Africa Constitution Fourth Amendment Act, 1980, and shall come into operation immediately after the Senate ceases to exist.

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