Select Constitutional Documents Illustrating South African History, 1795-1910

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George von Welfling Eybers
G. Routledge, George von Welfling, 1918 - South Africa - 582 pages

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Contents

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
38
The Eastern Districts Government 19 Feb 1836
39
Petition for Representative Government 20 Dec 1841
43
Public Meetings 12 Dec 1848
44
The Cape Constitution Ordinance 3 April 1852
55
Freedom of Speech in Parliament 19 Sept 1854
61
Responsible Government 22 Nov 1872
65
Annexation of Griqualand West 15 Aug 1879
67
Annexation of Walfish Bay 25 July 1885
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
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
Educational Boards 5 June 1858
87
Municipalities 30 June 1882
88
Landdrosts Courts 15 Oct 1795
98
Judicial Proceedings in Public 25 Sept 1813
105
The Sheriff of the Cape Colony 5 Jan 1828
112
The Royal Charter of Justice 4 May 1832
119
Resident Magistrates 4 June 1856
125
The Higher Courts of Justice 8 Sept 1879
132
British Authority over Emigrants 2 Dec 1841
166
Demands for Constitutional Liberties 4 Sept 1843
174
British Authority consolidated 5 Oct 1843
180
Legislative Council established 2 March 1847
188
Native Franchise 24 Aug 1865
194
Constitution Amendment Law 23 Sept 1875
200
127
209
130
215
134
224
Establishment of the RomanDutch Law 27 Aug 1845
231
NO TITLE AND DATE PAGE 139 Justices of the Peace 7 Jan 1846
232
Resident Magistrates 24 April 1846
233
Administration of Justice among Natives 23 June 1849
235
Trial by Jury 18 May 1852
238
Trial by Jury in Civil Cases 18 May 1852
241
Petty Debts Recovery Law 4 Oct 1867
246
Native Administration Law 17 Dec 1875
247
Transfer of Causes 11 Nov 1876
251
Native Administration Law 9 Sept 1878
252
Native Administration Law 18 Sept 1887
253
Resident Magistrates 14 Aug 1889
255
Native Law 1891
259
CHAPTER II
260
260 153 Recognition of the Griqua State 19 Feb 1846
269
Establishment of the Queens Sovereignty over Territory between the Orange and the Vaal 3 Feb 1848
270
Ordinance for the Government of Molappo 23 May 1866
320
Law relating to the People of Paulus Mopeli 1867
325
Law relating to the Higher Courts of Justice
326
Law relating to the Lower Courts of Justice
330
The Convention of Aliwal North 12 Feb 1869
336
Settlement of the Diamond Fields Dispute 13 July 1876
342
Annexation of the Orange Free State 24 May 1900
344
The Vereeniging Peace Treaty 31 May 1902
345
Administration of Justice 19021910
347
Municipal Government 19021910
348
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
The Grondwet 19 Nov 1889
363
Treaty between British Residents and Dingaan King
374
Instructions to the FieldCornets 17 Sept 1858
417
Resolution of the Volksraad Sept 1858 Art 230
419
Union of the S A Republic and the Lijdenburg Republic 24 Nov 1859
420
Justices of the Peace 22 July 1870
431
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
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
Law to establish Two Volksraads 23 June 1890
495
Resolution of the First Volksraad 23 Aug 1894
502
Resolution of the First Volksraad 17 Aug 1896
508
Resolution of the First Volksraad 27 Aug 1897
514
The South Africa Act 1909
521
APPENDIX
559
APPENDIX
567
INDEX
573
AttorneyGenerals Opinion regarding the Great Trek 13
575

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