Select Constitutional Documents Illustrating South African History, 1795-1910

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Contents

The First Council appointed 2 May 1825
24
The Paper Currency 6 June 1825
25
Extension of Hottentot Liberties 17 July 1828
26
Roman Catholic Relief 13 Jan 1830
29
Debate in the House of Commons 24 May 1830
30
The Emancipation of the Slaves 28 Aug 1833
38
The Eastern Districts Government 19 Feb 1836
39
Petition for Representative Government 20 Dec 1841
41
Nomination of Ministers of Religion by the Crown 1 Dec 1845
43
Public Meetings 12 Dec 1848
44
The Cape Constitution Ordinance 3 April 1852
45
Reserved Civil Lłşt Ordinance 1852
55
Freedom of Speech in Parliament 19 Sept 1854
57
Incorporation of British Kaffraria 10 Oct 1865
59
Annexation of Basutoland 11 Aug 1871
61
Responsible Government 22 Nov 1872
63
Amendment of the Constitution Ordinance 31 July 1874
64
Annexation of Transkeian Territories 15 Aug 1879
65
Annexation of Griqualand West 15 Aug 1879
66
Disannexation of Basutoland 18 March 1884
67
Annexation of Walfish Bay 25 July 1885
68
Annexation of the Xesibe Country 25 Oct 1886
69
Representation of the Transkei 9 Aug 1887
70
The Auditing of Public Accounts 21 Aug 1888
71
Salary of High Commissioner for South Africa 13 Aug 1889
73
Ministerial Offices 12 Sept 1893
74
Annexation of Pondoland 25 Sept 1894
76
Repair of Roads 13 Sept 1806
77
Municipal Boards created 15 Aug 1836
78
Creation of Road Boards 22 Nov 1843
81
Creation of Divisional Councils 8 June 1855
83
Management of Public Roads 5 June 1858
85
ucational Boards 5 June 1858
87
Municipalities 30 June 1882
88
The Courts of Justice 11 Oct 1795
97
Landdrosts Courts 15 Oct 1795
98
The Courts of Justice 24 July 1797
99
Court of Appeal in Civil Cases 29 May 1807
102
Circuit Courts established 16 May 1811
103
Judicial Proceedings in Public 25 Sept 1813
105
Dec 1826
107
Creation of Office of Resident Magistrate 19 Dec 1827
109
The Sheriff of the Cape Colony 5 Jan 1828
112
Qualification of Jurors 4 Feb 1828
113
The Royal Charter of Justice 4 May 1832
114
Administration of Insolvent Estates 24 Oct 1843
119
Duties of FieldCornets 4 July 1848 I 20
120
Trial by Jury in Civil Cases 1854 I 22
122
Resident Magistrates 4 June 1856
125
The Eastern Districts Court established 26 July 1864
127
Special Justices of the Peace 4 July 1876
129
The Higher Courts of Justice 8 Sept 1879
130
Administration of Justice in Griqualand West 29 July 1880
132
Marriage Licenses 14 June 1882
133
The Law relating to Jurors 7 Aug 1885
134
Appeal Court and Sheriffs Duties Act 29 June 1886
135
The Jury Act 1891
137
CHAPTER II
143
AttorneyGenerals Opinion regarding the Great Trek 13 Aug 1836
145
British Authority beyond the Cape borders 13 Aug 1836
146
Cession of Natal Territory to the Emigrants 4 Feb 1837
148
Emigrants Demand for Independence 4 Sept 1840
158
British Authority over Emigrants 2 Dec 1841
164
British Authority consolidated 5 Oct 1843
180
Electoral Divisions 12 July 1873
198
Constitution Amendment Law 25 June 1889
204
Franchise Amendment Act 23 May 1896
215
Municipal Corporations 20 Dec 1872
226
Justices of the Peace 7 Jan 1846
232
Preparations for annexing Territory 27 Jan 1848
270
Regulations for the Government of the O R Sovereignty 14 March 1849
275
The Bloemfontein Convention 23 Feb 1854
281
161 Instructions to FieldCornets 16 April 1854
312
The Occupation Law Ord No 2 1866
314
Ordinance for the Government of Molappo 23 May 1866
325
Law relating to the Higher Courts of Justice
326
Law relating to the Lower Courts of Justice
330
Annexation of the Orange Free State 24 May 1900
344
The Vereeniging Peace Treaty 31 May 1902
345
CHAPTER IV
349
Resolution of the Volksraad 23 May 1849
357
Resolution of the Volksraad 10 Aug 1853
360
Resolution of the Volksraad 21 Nov 1853
361
The Grondwet of the S A Republic Feb 1858 etc
362
Instructions to the FieldCornets 17 Sept 1858
410
Addendum to the Grondwet 19 Sept 1859 No I
416
Addendum to the Grondwet 19 Sept 1859 No 2
417
Resolution of the Volksraad Sept 1858 Art 230
418
Resolution of the Volksraad Sept 1858 Art 23d
419
Union of the S A Republic and the Lijdenburg Republic 24 Nov 1859
420
Justices of the Peace 22 July 1870
431
190 Resolution of the Volksraad 6 Nov 1871
434
Resolution of the Volksraad 25 July 1872
437
The Military Service Law of 1876
442
Resolution of the Volksraad 15 June 1876
444
Government Notice 11 April 1877
446
Annexation of the S A Republic 12 April 1877
448
Proclamation 12 April 1877 1
454
Convention of Pretoria 3 Aug 1881
455
Proclamation 8 Aug 1881
463
The District Councils Law of 1883
465
Government Notice 1 Oct 1883
468
The London Convention 27 Feb 1884
469
Form of Warrant of Arrest 1884
474
Resolution of the Volksraad 17 Sept 1884
475
Resolution of the Volksraad 3 Oct 1884
476
Resolution of the Volksraad 3 Nov 1884
477
Resolution of the Volksraad 29 June 1886
478
Resolution of the Volksraad 9 May 1887
479
Resolution of the Volksraad 21 July 1887
480
Representation of Public Diggings 11 Aug 1887
481
The Dutch Language made Compulsory 30 July 1888
482
Resolution of the Volksraad 9 May 1888
483
Resolution of the Volksraad 27 May 1889
484
The Grondwet 19 Nov 1889
485
Law to establish Two Volksraads 23 June 1890
488
Modification of the 1882 Franchise Law 23 June 1890
495
Resolution of the Volksraad 11 Aug 1890
498
Resolution of the First Volksraad 31 July 1891
499
Resolution of the First Volksraad 26 Aug 1892
500
Law to explain and modify the 1891 Franchise Law 20 Sept 225 Resolution of the First Volksraad 23 Aug 1894
502
Resolution of the First Volksraad 25 July 1895
505
Administration of Justice 19021910
508
Resolution of the First Volksraad 22 July 1897
513
Resolution of the First Volksraad 27 Aug 1897
514
Administration of Justice 19021910
515
Municipal Government 19021910
516
CHAPTER V
517
APPENDIX A 236 Charter of the British South Africa Company 29 Oct 1889
559
APPENDIX B 237 Agreement between the British and German Governments respecting Africa and Heligoland 1 July 1890
567
APPENDIX C
570
INDEX
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