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- Date references
formated as YYYY/MM/DD (being year, month and day).
"DOCREF") are formated as "YYYY_NNN_SSS_YYYYMMDD_NNNNN_NNNN_NNNN_NNNN"
Year of Act_Number of Act_Section of Act_Date of publication (which is
presumed to be the cover date on the Gazette in which
the Act or amending Act was published)_Gazette number_Gazette
number_Gazette regulation number).
versions of an Act and
sections of an Act
are identified in the YYYYMMDD portion of the DOCREF string,
reflects either the date of publication of the original Act in the
Gazette (because only original versions of Acts are ever published in
the Gazette in South Africa, later versions of Acts being published
only by way of publication of amending Acts) or the date of publication
of the Gazette in which subsequent amending Acts have been
published. Different versions of any particular Act can be
in the LegalB Overview for the Act.
for example, the string "Act 2008_007_000_19980331" refers
7 of 2008 published in a Gazette with the cover date 1998/03/31, and
which the Overview of Act 2008_007 indicates is the first and unamended
version of the Act. The string "Act 2008_007_000_20021128"
to a version of Act 7 of 2008 which as can be seen from the Overview,
was published by way of publication of amending Act
2002_040_000_20021128. By extension, the string "Act
2008_007_011_19980331" refers to section 11 of Act 7 of
2008 as unamended, and the string "Act
section 11 of Act 7 of 2008 published by way of publication of amending
- Commencement rules
used by LegalB to determine Timelines for Acts are
those contained in the Act itself, and/or in such other Acts as may
apply to their determination, such as as Act 1993_200_0000, Act
1996_108_000, Act 1957_033_000,
and so on. Note that commencement rules applicable to
or any of its versions are subject to LegalB interpretation, in
respect of which interpretation others may well differ.
contained in Acts are not provided in LegalB
must be considered by users in considering commencement dates.
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