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2 No. 16522
Government Gazette, 3 July 1995

Act No. 20, 1995 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, 1995

General explanatory note:

[                      ]  Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments.
                          Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.


To amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993, so as to extend the periods of time within which certain functions must be carried out; to alter the names of three of the provinces of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

(English text signed by the President.)
(Assented to 29 June 1995.)

Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—

Amendment of section 236 of Act 200 of 1993

1. Section 236 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (6) of the following subsection:

“(6) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the conclusion or amendment of a contract, the appointment or promotion, or the award of a term or condition of service or other benefit, which occurred [or may occur] between 27 April 1993 and 30 September 1994 in respect of any person [referred to in subsection (2)] employed at any time during the said period by an institution referred to in subsection (1), or any class of such persons, may, at the instance of a Minister or a member of the Executive Council of a province, within one year and three months of the commencement of this Constitution be [reviewed by] referred to a commission appointed by the President and presided over by a judge, for review, and if not proper or justifiable in the circumstances of the case, the commission may reverse or alter the contract, appointment, promotion or award before 31 December 1995.”.

Amendment of section 237 of Act 200 of 1993, as amended by section 8 of Act 29 of 1994

2. Section 237 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (4) for paragraph (e) of the following paragraph:

(e) This subsection and the Act of Parliament contemplated in paragraph (a) shall lapse—


in respect of the National Defence Force, on 31 December 1998; and


in respect of any other institution, [one year] two years from the commencement of this Constitution,