Annual Review of the Constitution

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Submissions are now closed (since 14 July 2023)

Constitutional Review Committee

The National Assembly in concurrence with the Nation Council Of Provinces has mandated the Constitutional Review Committee to seek public submissions in accordance with section 45(1)(c ) of the Constitutional and the Joint Rules of Parliament, to invite written submissions from the public on the annual review of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

In addition to the written submissions please indicate your interest in making an oral presentation to the Committee.

The closing date for written submissions and request for oral representation is 14 July 2023

can be emailed to Adv. P Gwebu at [email protected] by no later than Friday, 14 July 2023.

Enquiries can be directed to Adv. P Gwebu on cell 083 709 8395

Issued by Dr. MS Motshekga, MP and Hon. EM Mthethwa, MP: Co-Chairpersons of the Constitutional Review

The Committee categorises submissions received into three groups, namely:

Category 1: Submissions which fall outside of the Committee’s mandate

Category 2: Submissions which may require a parliamentary legal opinion, relevant stakeholder consultation and public hearings

Category 3: Submissions which are ready for consideration by the Committee

The review process of the Committee is aimed at assessing whether a submission possess a favourable desirability which may ultimately necessitate the amendment of the constitution as per the proposal(s) contained in the submissions. The Committee reviews the Constitution in order to make a pronouncement and recommendation to Parliament on the desirability of a submission in possibly amending the Constitution in accordance with public will.

Following a favourable review process, the Parliamentary Table of the respective Houses makes provision for allocation and referral of submission to: an appropriate Committee, the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development or an Ad Hoc Committee is established and empowered to process a prospective draft Constitutional Amendment Bill in terms of the applicable parliamentary rules

You can check the previous submissions to this Committee and its response here

Find here: Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
How to write a submission