It is vital to first have an understanding as to where the Acts stem from, before undertaking the task of examining the Acts, as all of the various Acts erected and legislated by government even though having different reasons as why it was erected all have a common denominator, which all dates back to the country’s oppressive past, Apartheid.
The importance of these Acts cannot be stressed anymore simply, due to the history of South Africa, and with this, the Constitution was drafted, which was seen as the supreme law, In term the Constitution therefore represents the collective wisdom of the South African people and has been arrived at by general agreement.
The Acts with result were drawn up, and with the following in mind:
“We, the people of South Africa, Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity. We therefore, through our freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic so as to Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights; Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law; Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person; and Build a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightful place as a sovereign state in the family of nations. May God protect our people. Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso. God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa. Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.”
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