Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amendment Act

1st January 2001

To amend  the  Constitution of the  Republic of South  Africa, 1996, so as-

- to  provide  for  the  introduction, only  by the  Cabinet  member  responsible for  national  financial  matters, of certain  financial  legislation  in  the National  Assembly;

- to  extend  the  definition of a  money  Bill;

- to  regulate  the  withholding of funds  by  the  national  treasury if organs of state  commit  a  serious  and  material  breach of legislation  prescribing treasury  norms  and  standards;

- to  provide  that  the  enactment of national  framework  legislation  govern- ing  the policies of organs of state  on  preferential  procurement  should be obligatory;

- to  provide  for  the  enactment of national  framework  legislation  in connection with the  withdrawal of money  as  direct  charges  against  a Provincial  Revenue  Fund  and  certain  payments  from  a  Provincial Revenue  Fund  to  municipalities;

- to  reduce  the  number of members of the  Financial  and  Fiscal  Commission  and  to  change  the  appointment  procedure

- to  make  provision  for  provincial  borrowing  powers;  and

- to  provide  for  matters  connected  therewit