Republic of South Africa Constitution Third Amendment Act, 1980

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Republic of South Africa Constitution Third Amendment Act, 1980
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 28 of 1980. First published on 16 April 1980 in Government Gazette No. 6946, but came into force retroactively on 1 April. Repealed on 3 September 1984 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983.

Note that [words in bold type in square brackets] indicate omissions from existing enactments, while 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 division of the provinces into electoral divisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 31 March 1980.)


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


Amendment of section 43 of Act 32 of 1961, as substituted by section 3 of Act 83 of 1965 and amended by section 83 of Act 79 of 1973.

1. Section 43 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsections (1) and (2) of the following subsections:

“(1) For the purposes of any division of the [Republic] provinces into electoral divisions, the quota of [the Republic] each province shall be obtained by dividing the number of white voters in the [Republic] province, in terms of the current voters’ lists, duly corrected up to the latest possible date, by [one hundred and sixty-five] the number of members of the House of Assembly to be elected therein in terms of section 40.

(2) [The Republic] Each province shall be divided into electoral divisions in such a manner that each such division shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (3), contain a number of voters as nearly as may be equal to the quota of the [Republic] province.”.


Short title and commencement.

2. This Act shall be called the Republic of South Africa Constitution Third Amendment Act, 1980, and shall come into operation on 1 April 1980.

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