South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1951

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South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1951
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 66 of 1951. First published on 6 July 1951 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 4653, and came into force upon publication, except that section 2(1) was deemed to have come into force on 1 April. Repealed on 31 May 1961 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.

Act

To amend the South Africa Act, 1909.



(English text signed by the Governor-General.)
(Assented to 27th June, 1951.)


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:―

Insertion of section 10bis in South Africa Act, 1909.

The following section is hereby inserted in the South Africa Act, 1909, after section ten:

“Pension payable to Governor-General or his widow.

10bis. There shall be payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund―

(a)   to a person who has at any time occupied the office of Governor-General by virtue of an appointment under section nine, a pension at the rate of two thousand pounds per annum with effect from the day following that upon which he vacated such office or the first day of April, 1951, whichever is the later date;
(b)   to the widow of a person referred to in paragraph (a), unless her marriage to that person took place after the date upon which he vacated such office, a pension at the rate of one thousand pounds per annum with effect from the day following such person’s death or the first day of April, 1951, whichever is the later date;

Provided that―

(i)   a pension payable to a widow under paragraph (b), shall lapse upon her remarriage;
(ii)   no pension shall be payable under this section to any person who is in terms of any other law entitled to a pension at a rate equal to or higher than the rate prescribed in respect of that person under this section;
(iii)   where a pension at a lower rate than that prescribed under this section, is in terms of any other law payable to a person entitled to a pension under this section, the pension under such other law shall not be payable so long as such person is entitled to a pension under this section.”.


Amendment of section 56 of South Africa Act, 1909, as substituted by section 1 of Act 51 of 1926, and amended by section 4 of Act 21 of 1923, section 2 of Act 29 of 1933, section 1 of Act 43 of 1935, section 24 of Act 20 of 1940 and section 1 of Act 21 of 1946.

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

(a)   by the insertion in sub-section (1) after the word “thousand” of the words “four hundred”;
(b)   by the insertion in sub-section (1)bis after the word “thousand” of the words “three hundred”;
(c)   by the insertion in sub-section (3)bis after the word “thousand” where it occurs for the first time of the words “four hundred” and the substitution in that sub-section for the words “two thousand five hundred” of the words “three thousand”; and
(d)   by the addition at the end of the section of the following sub-section:

“(5) Of the allowances and salaries payable under this section the following amounts shall for the purpose of any law be deemed to represent payments made to meet expenditure incurred by the persons concerned in connection with their official duties, namely―

(a)   in respect of an allowance payable to any person under sub-section (1), an amount of seven hundred pounds;
(b)   in respect of the allowance payable under sub-section (1)bis, an amount of three hundred and eighty pounds; and
(c)   in respect of the salary payable under sub-section (3)bis
(i)   to the President of the Senate, an amount of nine hundred and sixty pounds;
(ii)   to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, an amount of one thousand two hundred pounds.”.

(2) Sub-section (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on the first day of April, 1951.


Short title.

3. This Act shall be called the South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1951.

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