CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

ACT 200 OF 1993

[ASSENTED TO 25 JANUARY 1994]
[DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 27 APRIL 1994]

(Unless otherwise indicated)

(Afrikaans text signed by the State President)

as amended by

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act 2 of 1994
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amendment Act 3 of 1994
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Third Amendment Act 13 of 1994
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Fourth Amendment Act 14 of 1994
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Fifth Amendment Act 29 of 1994
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Sixth Amendment Act 24 of 1994

ACT

To introduce a new Constitution for the Republic of South Africa and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

 


Preamble

In humble submission to Almighty God,

We, the people of South Africa declare that-

WHEREAS there is a need to create a new order in which all South Africans will be entitled to a common South African citizenship in a sovereign and democratic constitutional state in which there is equality between men and women and people of all races so that all citizens shall be able to enjoy and exercise their fundamental rights and freedoms;

AND WHEREAS in order to secure the achievement of this goal, elected representatives of all the people of South Africa should be mandated to adopt a new Constitution in accordance with a solemn pact recorded as Constitutional Principles;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary for such purposes that provision should be made for the promotion of national unity and the restructuring and continued governance of South Africa while an elected Constitutional Assembly draws up a final Constitution;

NOW THEREFORE the following provisions are adopted as the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa:


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