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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, No. 4 of 2004
[...published with short title "Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2003" amended by Act 2009_009_013 to "... Act, 2004"]

Long title


To define and declare certain powers, privileges and immunities of Parliament, provincial legislatures, members of the National Assembly, delegates to the National Council of Provinces and members of provincial legislatures; and to provide for incidental matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

INDEX

CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS
1. Definitions

CHAPTER 2. PRECINCTS OF PARLIAMENT
2. Description of precincts of Parliament
3. Control over precincts of Parliament
4. Presence of security services in precincts of Parliament
5. Execution of process and arrest of persons within precincts of Parliament

CHAPTER 3. PRIVILEGES, IMMUNITIES, INDEPENDENCE AND PROTECTION OF MEMBERS AND PARLIAMENT
6. Freedom of speech in joint sittings
7. Prohibited acts in respect of Parliament and members
8. Improper influence of members
9. Attendance of members before court
10. Giving evidence of proceedings
11. Persons creating disturbance

CHAPTER 4. DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST MEMBERS FOR CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT
12. Disciplinary action against members for contempt
13. Conduct constituting contempt

CHAPTER 5. WITNESSES
14. Summonsing of witnesses
15. Examination of witnesses
16. Privilege of witnesses
17. Offences relating to witnesses

CHAPTER 6. PUBLICATIONS AND BROADCASTING
18. Protection in respect of publications
19. Unauthorised publishing
20. Admissibility of journals as evidence
21. Broadcasting of proceedings

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL
22. Liability for acts done under authority of Parliament
23. Civil proceedings against Parliament
24. Duty of criminal courts in respect of members
25. Protection of members of public
26. Hindering or obstructing staff members
27. Offences

CHAPTER 8. PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURES
28. Application of Act to provincial legislatures
28A. Control over precincts of provincial legislature [...inserted by Act 2019_009_010_20190506]
29. Civil proceedings against provincial legislatures
30. Duty of criminal courts in respect of members of provincial legislatures

CHAPTER 9. REPEAL OF LEGISLATION AND SHORT TITLE
31. Repeal of laws
32. Short title**
Sch.  SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED (SECTION 31)
FOOTNOTES**
 
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