South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1933

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South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1933
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa

Act No. 17 of 1933. First published on 2 June 1933 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 2118, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 31 May 1961 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.


To amend the South Africa Act, 1909.

(Assented to 1st June, 1933.)
(Signed by the Governor-General in Afrikaans.)

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 14 of the South Africa Act.

1. The following new sub-section is hereby added to section fourteen of the South Africa Act, 1909, the existing section becoming sub-section (1):

“(2) Whenever any Minister of State is from any cause whatever unable to perform any of the functions of his office, the Governor-General-in-Council may appoint any member of the Executive Council (whether he has or has not been appointed as a Minister of State, under sub-section (1)) to act in the said Minister’s stead, either generally or in the performance of any particular function”.

Amendment of section 53 of the South Africa Act.

2. Section fifty-three of the South Africa Act, 1909, is hereby amended by the addition thereto of the following new sub-paragraph at the end thereof:

“(4) any person who has been appointed or became a justice of the peace under section two of the Justices of the Peace and Oaths Act, 1914 (Act No. 16 of 1914), and any justice of the peace appointed before the commencement of the said Act, who performs his functions as such by virtue of section five of that Act”.

Short title and commencement.

3. This Act shall be known as the South Africa Act Amendment Act, 1933, and section two shall be deemed to have come into operation on the first day of August, 1914.

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According to the Copyright Act, 1978, § 12 (8) (a), "No copyright shall subsist in official texts of a legislative, administrative or legal nature, or in official translations of such texts."

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