To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, to further regulate the division of the provinces into electoral divisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 31 March 1980.)
Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―
“(1) For the purposes of any division of the [Republic] provinces into electoral divisions, the quota of [the Republic] each province shall be obtained by dividing the number of white voters in the [Republic] province, in terms of the current voters’ lists, duly corrected up to the latest possible date, by [one hundred and sixty-five] the number of members of the House of Assembly to be elected therein in terms of section 40.
(2) [The Republic] Each province shall be divided into electoral divisions in such a manner that each such division shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (3), contain a number of voters as nearly as may be equal to the quota of the [Republic] province.”.
2. This Act shall be called the Republic of South Africa Constitution Third Amendment Act, 1980, and shall come into operation on 1 April 1980.