Select Constitutional Documents Illustrating South African History, 1795-1910 (Google eBook)

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G. W. Eybers
G.Routledge & sons, limited, 1918 - Constitutional history - 582 pages
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Contents

First Surrender of the Cape to the British 16 Sept 1795
3
Oath of Allegiance required 7 Oct 1795
4
Appointment of Officials 10 Oct 1795
5
Fees of Office 7 Jan 1797
11
Treaty of Amiens 27 March 1802
12
The Cape restored to the Dutch 21 Feb 1803
13
Surrender of Cape Town to the British 10 Jan 1806
14
Second Surrender of the Cape 19 Jan 1806
16
Vagrancy and Contracts of Hire 1 Nov 1809
17
Sale of Christian Slaves 9 Oct 1812
18
Cession of the Cape to Great Britain 13 Aug 1814
19
NO TITLE AND DATE PAGE 17 The English Language established 5 July 1822
23
The First Council appointed 2 May 1825
24
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
30
The Emancipation of the Slaves 28 Aug 1833
38
The Eastern Districts Government 19 Feb 1836
39
26 Petition for Representative Government 20 Dec 1841
41
Nomination of Ministers of Religion by the Crown 1 Dec 1845
43
Public Meetings 12 Dec 1848
44
The Cape Constitution Ordinance 3 April 1852
45
Reserved Civil List Ordinance 1852
55
Freedom of Speech in Parliament 19 Sept 1854
57
Incorporation of British Kaffraria 10 Oct 1865
59
33 Annexation of Basutoland 11 Aug 1871
61
Responsible Government 22 Nov 1872
63
Amendment of the Constitution Ordinance 31 July 1874
64
Annexation of Transkeian Territories 15 Aug 1879
65
Annexation of Griqualand West 15 Aug 1879
66
Disannexation of Basutoland 18 March 1884
67
Annexation of Walfish Bay 25 July 1885
68
Annexation of the Xesibe Country 25 Oct 1886
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
73
Ministerial Offices 12 Sept 1893
74
Annexation of Pondoland 25 Sept 1894
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
6i The Courts of Justice 1 1 Oct 1795
97
LanddrostsCourts 15 Oct 1795
98
The Courts of Justice 24 July 1797
99
Court of Appeal in Civil Cases 29 Ma 1807
102
Circuit Courts established 16 May 1811
103
Judicial Proceedings in Public 25 Sept 1813
105
Criminal Jurisdiction granted to Local Courts 18 July 1817
106
Exclusive Adoption of the English Language postponed 13 Dec 1826
107
Creation of Office of Resident Magistrate 19 Dec 1827
109
74 The Sheriff of the Cape Colony 5 Jan 1828
112
Qualification of Jurors 4 Feb 1828
113
76 The Royal Charter of Justice 4 May 1832
114
77 Administration of Insolvent Estates 24 Oct 1843
119
Duties of FieldCornets 4 July 1848
120
79 Trial by Jury in Civil Cases 1854
122
Resident Magistrates 4 June 1856
125
81 The Eastern Districts Court established 26 July 1864
127
82 Special Justices of the Peace 4 July 1876
129
The Higher Courts of Justice 8 Sept 1879
130
Administration of Justice in Griqualand West 29 July 1880
132
Marriage Licenses 14 June 1882
133
The Law relating to Jurors 7 Aug 1885
134
Appeal Court and Sheriffs Duties Act 29 June 1886
135
The Jury Act 1891
137
CHAPTER II
143
93 AttorneyGenerals Opinion regarding the Great Trek 13 Aug 1836
145
NO TITLE AND DATE PAGE 95 Cession of Natal Territory to the Emigrants 4 Feb 1837
148
Cession of Natal Territory to the King of England 21 June 1837
149
Protest of British Residents against a British Magistrates Authority July 1837
150
Occupation of Port Natal by the British 4 Dec 1838
151
Early Legislation of the Natal Republic 29 July 1839
152
Memorial of Emigrants to the Governor 1839
153
Annexation of Natal to the Cape 31 May 1844
182
Maintenance of British Authority over all Emigrants 21 Aug 1845
183
i11 Natal a Separate Colony 30 April 1845
184
Legislative Council established 2 March 1847
186
Charter of Natal 15 July 1856 188 114 Native Franchise 24 Aug 1865
194
Ecclesiastical Grants 22 Sept 1869
197
Electoral Divisions 12 July 1873
198
Constitution Amendment Law 9 March 1883
201
Franchise Amendment Law 29 March 1883
203
Constitution Amendment Law 25 June 1889
204
Office of Governor constituted 20 July 1893
209
Instructions to the Governor 20 July 1893
212
Franchise Amendment Act 23 May 1896
215
Amendment of the Franchise Law 12 July 1906
217
Section B Local Government 132 Creation of Municipal Boards 30 March 1847
218
Municipal Corporations 21 April 1854
220
Municipal Corporations 16 Aug 1861
224
Municipal Corporations 20 Dec 1872
226
Administration of Justice 136 Establishment of the RomanDutch Law 27 Aug 1845
227
The District Court erected 16 Oct 1845
229
FieldCornets and Constables 7 Jan 1846
231
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
British Authority beyond the Cape borders 13 Aug 1836
241
Supreme and Circuit Courts 10 July 1857
242
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
The Orange Free State 152 Petition of TransOrange Emigrants to Commissioner Cloete in Natal 28 Sept 1843
260
Recognition of the Griqua State 19 Feb 1846
261
Preparations for annexing Territory 27 Jan 1848
269
Establishment of the Queens Sovereignty over Territory between the Orange and the Vaal 3 Feb 1848
270
Regulations for the Government of the O R Sovereignty 14 March 1849
275
158 The Bloemfontein Convention 23 Feb 1854
281
The Constitution of the O F State 10 April 1854 etc
285
Ordinance establishing the Dutch Language 15 April 1854
296
Instructions to FieldCornets 16 April 1854
297
Ordinance No 1 1856
301
Ordinance erecting Municipal Boards 15 Feb 1856
311
The Occupation Law Ord No 2 1866
314
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
169 Law relating to the Lower Courts of Justice
330
The Convention of Aliwal North 12 Feb 1869 336 171 Settlement of the Diamond Fields Dispute 13 July 1876
342
172 Annexation of the Orange Free State 24 May 1900
344
173 The Vereeniging Peace Treaty 31 May 1902
345
Administration of Justice 19021910
347
Municipal Government 19021910
348
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183
402
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417
190
434
195
444
212
479
The Grondwet 19 Nov 1889
485
Law to establish Two Volksraads 23 June 1890
488
Modification of the 1882 Franchise Law 23 June 1800
495
Resolution of the Volksraad 11 Aug 1890
498
Resolution of the First Volksraad 31 July 1891
499
Resolution of the First Volksraad 26 Aug 1892
500
Resolution of the First Volksraad 23 Aug 1894
502
Resolution of the First Volksraad 25 July 1895
505
Resolution of the First Volksraad 17 Aug 1896
508
Resolution of the First Volksraad 22 July 1897
513
Resolution of the First Volksraad 27 Aug 1897
514
Administration of Justice 19021910 515 The Transvaal Municipal Government 19021910 516 The InterColonial Council 1903
516
CHAPTER V
517
Appendix A 236 Charter of the British South Africa Company 29 Oct 1889
559
Appendix B 237 Agreement between the British and German Governments respecting Africa and Heligoland 1 July 1890
567
Appendix C
570
Index
573

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