CONSTITUTION OF THE
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
(Manner of reference to the Act, previously “Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996”,
substituted by s. 1 (1) of the Citation of Constitutional Laws, 2005 (Act No. 5 of 2005)
[Assented to 16 December 1996]
[DATE OF PROMULGATION: 18 DECEMBER, 1996]
[DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 4 FEBRUARY, 1997]
(unless otherwise indicated - see also s. 243[5])
(English text signed by the President)
as amended by
Constitution First Amendment Act of 1997
Constitution Second Amendment Act of 1998
Constitution Third Amendment Act of 1998
Constitution Fourth Amendment Act of 1999
Constitution Fifth Amendment Act of 1999
Constitution Sixth Amendment Act of 2001
Constitution Seventh Amendment Act of 2001
Constitution Eighth Amendment Act of 2002
Constitution Ninth Amendment Act of 2002
Constitution Tenth Amendment Act of 2003
Constitution Eleventh Amendment Act of 2003
Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 2005
Constitution Thirteenth Amendment Act of 2007
Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Act of 2008
Constitution Fifteen Amendment Act of 2008
Constitution Sixteenth Amendment Act of 2009
Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2012
In terms of Proclamation No. 26 of 26 April, 2001, the administration of this Act has been assigned to the
Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development.
ACT
To introduce a new Constitution for the Republic of South Africa and to provide for matters incidental
thereto.

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