n South African Journal on Human Rights - Introducing the Gauteng Scrutiny of Subordinate Legislation Act : notes and comments

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



On 4 December 2008, the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) voted to approve the Gauteng Scrutiny of Subordinate Legislation Act 5 of 2008 (GSSLA). In doing so nearly 12 years after the promulgation of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and 15 years after the adoption of the Breakwater Declaration, Gauteng became the first democratic legislature in South Africa to enact a parliamentary regime for oversight of subordinate legislation. The provisions of this legislation fit neatly into the constitutional categories created by the 1996 Constitution.

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