(Assented to 29th May, 1920.)
(Signed by the Governor-General in English.)
Whereas doubts have arisen as to the date of the expiry of the period for the present constitution of the Senate:
And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts:
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:―
1. The period of ten years provided for the constitution of the Senate by section twenty-four of the South Africa Act 1909 and referred to at the commencement of section twenty-five of that Act is hereby declared to expire on the thirty-first day of October, 1920.
2. The term of office of any Senator who would but for the passing of this Act have vacated his seat owing to effluxion of time before the thirty-first day of October, 1920, is hereby extended to that date.
3. This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Constitution of the Senate Act, 1920.