South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1946

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South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1946
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 21 of 1946. First published on 13 May 1946 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 3649, and deemed to have come into force retroactive to 1 April. Repealed on 31 May 1961 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.

Act

To amend the South Africa Act, 1909.



(Afrikaans Text signed by the Governor-General.)
(Assented to 8th May, 1946.)


Be it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, as follows:―


Amendment of section 56 of the South Africa Act, 1909, as substituted by section 1 of Act 51 of 1926 and amended by section 1 of Act 43 of 1935.

1. Section fifty-six of the South Africa Act, 1909, is hereby amended―

(a)   by the substitution in sub-section (1) for the words “seven hundred” of the words “one thousand”;
(b)   by the insertion after sub-section (1) of the following sub-sections:

“(1)bis. Subject to the provisions of this section other than the provisions of sub-section (2), the Leader of the Opposition shall receive an allowance of one thousand pounds per annum in addition to the allowance provided for in sub-section (1).

(1)ter. For the purposes of this section the expression ‘Leader of the Opposition’ shall mean that member of the House of Assembly who is for the time being the Leader in that House of the party in opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength in that House and if there is any doubt as to which is or was at any material time the party in opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength in the House of Assembly, or as to who is or was at any material time the Leader in that House of such a party, the question shall be decided for the purposes of this section by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, and his decision, certified in writing under his hand, shall be final and conclusive.”;

(c)   by the insertion after sub-section (3) of the following sub-section:

“(3)bis. There shall be paid to the President of the Senate a salary of two thousand pounds per annum and to the Speaker of the House of Assembly a salary of two thousand five hundred pounds per annum.”;

(d)   by the insertion in sub-section (4) after the word “allowances” of the words “and salaries”.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1946, and shall be deemed to have come into operation of the first day of April, 1946.

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