South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1957

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South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1957
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 2 of 1957. First published on 18 February 1957 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 5822, and was deemed to have come into force on 1 January 1956. Repealed on 31 May 1961 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.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 15th February, 1957.)


Be it enacted by the Queen’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 4 of Act 21 of 1932, section 2 of Act 29 of 1933, section 1 of Act 43 of 1935, section 24 of Act 20 of 1940, section 1 of Act 21 of 1946 and section 2 of Act 66 of 1951.

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

(a)   by the addition to sub-section (1) of the following paragraphs, the existing sub-section becoming paragraph (a):
“(b)   In addition there may be paid during any period to any member of the Senate or the House of Assembly (excluding any Minister receiving a salary under the Crown and the Speaker of the House of Assembly), out of moneys appropriated by Parliament for the purpose, a travelling and subsistence allowance at a rate to be determined in the case of a member of the Senate, by the President of the Senate, and, in the case of a member of the House of Assembly, by the Speaker of the House of Assembly.
(c)   Any such travelling and subsistence allowance may be paid at different rates in respect of different members according to circumstances on such a basis as the President of the Senate or, as the case may be, the Speaker of the House of Assembly may deem fit, and shall be payable subject to such conditions as he may determine.”;
(b)   by the insertion in sub-section (3) after the word “allowance” of the words “(including any travelling and subsistence allowance)”;
(c)   by the insertion in sub-section (5) after the word “allowances” of the words “(other than travelling and subsistence allowances)”; and
(d)   by the addition to sub-section (5) of the following paragraph, the existing sub-section becoming paragraph (a):
“(b)   The full amount of any travelling and subsistence allowance paid by virtue of a determination under paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) shall for the purpose of any law be deemed to represent a payment made to meet expenditure incurred by the person concerned in connection with his official duties.”.

(2) Sub-section (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on the first day of January, 1956, and any payment made to any member of the Senate or the House of Assembly after that date, but before the commencement of this section, and intended to cover wholly or in part expenditure incurred by such member in attending any session of Parliament, shall be deemed to have been made by virtue of a determination by the President of the Senate or, as the case may be, the Speaker of the House of Assembly under paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section fifty-six of the South Africa Act, 1909, as inserted by paragraph (a) of sub-section (1) of this section.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1957.

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