Constitution Fourth Amendment Act, 1989

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To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983, so as to make different provision in relation to the description of the boundaries of electoral divisions by a delimitation commission; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

(English text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 1 June 1989.)

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

Amendment of section 50 of Act 110 of 1983

(a) by the substitution for paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of the following paragraph:
(a) a list of the electoral divisions, with the names given to them by the commission and, if the commission considers it necessary, a description of the boundaries or any part of the boundaries of [each] any division.”;
(b) by the substitution for subsection (3) of the following subsection:

“(3) The State President shall by proclamation in the Gazette make known the names [and boundaries] of the electoral divisions as finally settled and certified by the commission, or a majority thereof, on the aforesaid map or maps, and thereafter, until there shall be a redivision, the electoral divisions so named and [defined] settled, shall be the electoral divisions of the House in question in the Republic and the provinces.”;

(c) by the substitution for subsection (4) of the following subsection:

“(4) The map or maps so certified shall be filed at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer referred to in section 5 (1) (a) of the Electoral Act, 1979, and such map or maps, together with any description contemplated in subsection (1) (a), shall be conclusive evidence of the boundaries of the electoral divisions as settled by the commission.”; and

(d) by the deletion of subsection (5).

Short title

2. This Act shall be called the Constitution Fourth Amendment Act, 1989.

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