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Law: UWC Law Referencing Style

Delegated legislation

Delegated legislation

A proclamation is cited as follows: Proc R46 GG 24567 of 31 January 2003.

Regulations are cited by referring to the notice in which they appear, eg the Road Accident Fund regulations in GN 232 GG 24568 of 1 February 2003. A regulation is abbreviated to reg, as in reg 5(1) (but not at the start of a sentence)

Some pieces of delegated legislation should be abbreviated, others not:

Government Notice = GN
General Notice = General Notice
Proclamation = Proc
Provincial Notice = Provincial Notice
regulation = reg

If unsure whether you are dealing with a proclamation, a government notice or a general notice, consult the list of contents on the back page of the Government Gazette in question or check Juta’s annual index to the Government Gazette.


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