Constitution Amendment Act, 1962
(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 9th June, 1962.)
Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―
|“(1) (a)||The State President may appoint any person to hold office during his pleasure as Deputy Minister of any specified Department of State or Deputy Minister of such other description as the State President may determine, and to exercise or perform on behalf of a Minister any of the powers, functions and duties entrusted to such Minister under any law or otherwise which may, subject to the directions of the State President, be assigned to him from time to time by the said Minister.|
|(b)||Not more than six persons may be appointed under this sub-section.|
|(c)||Any reference in any law to a deputy to a Minister shall be construed as including a reference to a Deputy Minister appointed under this sub-section, and any such reference to a Minister shall be construed as including a reference to a Deputy Minister acting in pursuance of an assignment under paragraph (a) by the Minister for whom he acts.”.|
2. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1962, and shall be deemed to have come into operation on the thirty-first day of May, 1961.