Senate Act, 1979

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Senate Act, 1979
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 5 of 1979. First published on 14 March 1979 in Government Gazette No. 6338, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 28 October 1981 by the Repeal of Laws Act, 1981.

Act

To extend the period of office of senators.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 6 March 1979.)


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


Extension of period of office of senators.

1. (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law but subject to the provisions of section 33 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961 (Act No. 32 of 1961), a person who on the date of commencement of this Act is a senator shall hold his seat until 31 December 1980.

(2) Any person who after the date of commencement of this Act becomes a senator on account of the seat of a senator having become vacant on or before that date, shall for the purposes of subsection (1) be deemed to have been a senator on that date.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the Senate Act, 1979.

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