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Section of the Constitution addresses the various circumstances in which international agreements or treaties are applicable in South Africa. This provision provides that as a general rule, a n international treaty that has been ratified and approved by the National Parliament, becomes locally enforceable by the courts as part of domestic law when it is transformed or incorporated into local law.
Both transformation and incorporation are legislative measures, meaning that they involve the adoption of local legislation to give effect to the treaty in question. In the event of incorporation, the local legislation simply adopts the treaty in toto as being applicable as domestic law.
Interestingly, section 4 specifies that a self-executing provision of an international agreement is applicable without transformation or incorporation, if it is approved by parliament and consistent with the Constitution. Some scholars have argued that the vagueness of what is meant by a self-executing provision may provoke debate.
Customary international law refers to rules that are developed as the result of consistent widespread state practice, which practice is viewed as legally binding by those states.
In addition, section of the Constitution obliges every court when interpreting legislation to prefer any reasonable interpretation of the legislation which is consistent with international law over any interpretation which is not. Importantly, Section 39 1 b of the Constitution obliges courts in South Africa to consider international law when interpreting the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.
The Constitutional Court has held that reference to international law in this provision includes both binding as well as non-binding international law. Sources of Legislation Print form: Acts of Parliament are initially published in the official Government Gazette. They are also republished commercially in consolidated 'as amended' form by the major South African legal publishers, LexisNexis, Butterworths and Juta.
The official version of an Act of Parliament is published in the Government Gazette. The Gazette is usually the only printed source of regulations - subordinate legislation issued by government ministers in terms of enabling statutes.
Draft bills are occasionally published in the Gazette, but bills are issued as a separate series and obtainable from the Government Printer. The Gazette also includes proclamations, government notices, commencement dates of statutes, price regulation measures and industrial regulations.
This is a loose-leaf publication of consolidated acts, kept by up-to-date by annual supplements. The set is arranged into subject 'titles' e. Within each 'title' the acts are arranged chronologically.
The index volume vol. The chronological index also lists repealed acts, with details of the repealing legislation. Indexes at the end of each 'title' include: Although the full text of regulations is not reproduced in this work, there is a section containing references to regulations passed in terms of the acts.
These references include the regulation gazette or the government notice number, the Government Gazette number and date of publication. Juta publishes an annual edition of its seven-volume set of consolidated statutes.
Juta classifies the acts into 18 groups and subgroups according to their subject matter. The full text of principal acts is given, but amending acts appear in abbreviated form, because the amendments will have been incorporated into the relevant principal acts.
Substantive provisions in amending acts are reproduced in full. The index volume provides alphabetical and chronological tables of statutes and an alphabetical index to groups and subgroups. Other indexes include 'Legislation Judicially Considered', which lists leading cases on particular sections of the statutes; and an index to regulations passed in terms of the various acts, providing the Government Gazette numbers where the regulations may be found.
Butterworths Regional Legislation Service: Loose-leaf service containing the acts and regulations of the nine provincial governments.
Butterworths publishes selected acts as part of its Butterworths Legislation Service. This service is aimed at legal practitioners, and the acts selected tend to be those which are used in everyday legal practice and which change frequently e.
This loose-leaf service is updated quarterly, and is thus reasonably up-to-date. Unlike the main Butterworths set of statutes, these works reproduce the full text of the regulations and rules made in terms of the acts.
There are several other loose-leaf services to specific acts, often published under the name of an individual editor.
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