Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997/Chapter 11

Chapter 11

General Provisions

Transitional arrangements


Schedule 3 applies to the transition to the new constitutional order in the Western Cape

established by this Constitution, and to matters incidental to that transition.

Short title and commencement



This Act is called the Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997, and comes into effect as soon as possible on a date set by the Premier by proclamation in the official gazette of the Province, which may not be later than 1 July 1998.


The Premier may set different dates before the date mentioned in subsection (1) in respect of different provisions of this Constitution, provided that sections 57, 58, 59(1), 60, 61, 63 and 64 come into effect on 1 January 1998.


Unless the context otherwise indicates, a reference in a provision of this Constitution to a time when this Constitution took effect must be construed as a reference to the time when the provision took effect.