Answer to Question #190436 in Law for LERATO RAMONYAI

Question #190436

The hierarchy of legislation in South Africa



1
Expert's answer
2021-06-02T06:01:03-0400

Hierarchy" is classification of legislation according to the level of government (national, provincial or local) whereat it is passed. Statutes which prevail over others are "superior" to them, and superior statutes can be either original or delegated,even within one level of government. In South Africa Legilstaion hierarchy is as follows:

·        Original Legislation: Composed of Parliament as South Africa's highest legislator, its original powers bestowed by the Constitution. The parlienament passes the acts such as New Provisional Act, and oher legislations such as the legislation of the former TBVC states and New Municipal legislation.

·        Delegated Legislation: Acts of Parliament and other original legislation are often drafted in skeleton form, as the legislative bodies responsible are not able to account continuously for every change in South African society which such legislation would be required to accommodate. Delegated legislation "adds the flesh;" it is "legislation by administration. An original statute thus "orders" (in an enabling provision) that legislation be drafted, usually at a lower level of government, to address certain aspects of what the original statute is supposed to remedy.


Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be the first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

LATEST TUTORIALS
New on Blog
APPROVED BY CLIENTS