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The Government of South Africa - Constitutions

15 January 1996

The Bill of Rights sets out the fundamental rights of all South Africans, including the right to dignity and the right to equality. The Bill of Rights also states when rights may be limited.


South Africa's Constitution, as amended. This is the fundamental law of South Africa, setting out the Bill of Rights as well as the relationship of various government structures to each other.

15 January 1998
The National Constitution permits each provincial legislature to adopt a constitution for its province. The Provincial Constitution must correspond with the National Constitution.