Constitution Amendment Act, 1990

Constitution Amendment Act, 1990
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa

Act No. 61 of 1990. First published on 29 June 1990 in Government Gazette No. 12561, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 27 April 1994 by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993.

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

(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 21 June 1990.)

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

Amendment of section 48 of Act 110 of 1983

1. Section 48 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection:

“(1) At intervals of not less than five years and not more than 10 years, commencing [in the case of the House of Assembly, from the last delimitation of its electoral divisions in terms of the previous Constitution, and, in the case of the House of Representatives or the House of Delegates] from the first delimitation of electoral divisions [of the House in question] in terms of this Act, the State President shall appoint a delimitation commission consisting of three judges of the Supreme Court of South Africa, which shall, subject to the provisions of section 41 (2), 42 (2) or 43 (2), as the case may be, divide the Republic, for the purpose of the election of directly elected members of [the] a House [in question], into the same number of electoral divisions as the number of such members of that House, in such a manner that no electoral division is situated partly in one province and partly in another province.”.

Short title

2. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1990.

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