Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
We, the people of South Africa,
Recognise the injustices of our past;
Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land;
Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and
Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.
We therefore, through our freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic so as to
- Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights;
- Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law;
- Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person; and
- Build a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightful place as a sovereign state in the family of nations.
May God protect our people.
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso.
God seÃ«n Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa.
Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.
- Chapter 1: Founding Provisions
- Chapter 2: Bill of Rights
- Chapter 3: Co-operative Government
- Chapter 4: Parliament
- Chapter 5: The President and National Executive
- Chapter 6: Provinces
- Chapter 7: Local Government
- Chapter 8: Courts and Administration of Justice
- Chapter 9: State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy
- Chapter 10: Public Administration
- Chapter 11: Security Services
- Chapter 12: Traditional Leaders
- Chapter 13: Finance
- Chapter 14: General Provisions
The content on this page was last updated on 19 April 2017