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

MO TITLE AND DATE 1 Request for an Order to surrender the Cape 1 Feb 1795 I
2
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 s 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 Ljt Ordinance 1852
55
Freedom of Speecll 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 s June 1858
85
Educational Boards 5 June 1858
87
Municipalities 30 June 1882
88
6i The Courts of Justice 1 1 Oct 1795
97
Landdrosts Courts 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 RoyaJ 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
io1 Emigrants Demand for Independence 4 Sept 1840
158
Articles of Agreement and Alliance proposed 14 Jan 1841
159
Burghership Law 14 April 1841
162
British Authority over Emigrants 2 Dec 1841
164
105 Qualification of Volksraad Members Feb 1842
166
Emigrant Grievances 21 Feb 1842
167
Demands for Constitutional Liberties 4 Sept 1843
174
British Authority consolidated 5 Oct 1843
180
Annexation of Natal to the Cape 31 May 1844
182
Maintenance of British Authority over all Emigrants 21 Aug 1845
183
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
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
139 Justices of the Peace 7 Jan 1846
232
140 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
CHAPTER III
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
159 The Constitution of the O F State 10 April 1854 etc
285
Ordinance establishing the Dutch Language 15 April 1854
296
161 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
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
CHAPTER IV
349
175 Resolution of the Volksraad 23 May 1849 3S7 176 Resolution of the Volksraad Jan 1851 3S7 177 The Sand River Convention 16 Jan 1852
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
Instructions to the FieldCornets 17 Sept 1858
410
Addendum to the Grondwet 19 Sept 1859 No 1
416
Addendum to the Grondwet 19 Sept 1859 No 2
417
Resolution of the Volksraad Sept 1858 Art 23c
418
187 Resolution of the Volksraad Sept 1858 Art 23d
419
Union of the S A Republic and the Lijdenburg Republic 24 Nov 1859
420
Justices of the Peace 22 July 1870
431
190 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
198 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 Voíksraad 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
S2i8 The Grondwet 19 Nov 1889
485
Resolution of the First Volksraad 27 Aug 1897
514
Appendix
559
Appendix
567
Index
573

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