This article is from the South Africa FAQ, by Scott Hazelhurst email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
The current constitution is an interim constitution and the
Constitutional Assembly is currently writing a new one. The
Constitutional Assembly comprises the Senate and the National Assembly
sitting jointly. The chairperson of the Constitutional Assembly is
Cyril Ramaphosa. The target date for adoption of a new constitution is
9 May 1996.
CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY Nov 10 Sapa
The panel of independent experts to advise the Constitutional
Assembly in its historic constitution-writing task over the next 18
months has been finalised by a CA sub-committee.
-- Professor Gerhard Erasmus, head of Public Law at Stellenbosch
-- Prof Johan Kruger, attached to Potchefstroom University's
-- Prof Christina Murray, director of the Law, Race and Gender unit
at the University of Cape Town;
-- Mrs Masechaba Sedibe-Ncholo, a Cambridge University graduate
doing pupillage to be an advocate;
-- Advocate Ishmael Semenya, a Johannesburg-based advocate;
-- Prof Johan van der Westhuizen, Director of the Centre for Human
Rights at Pretoria University; and
-- Advocate Zac Yacoob, a Durban advocate.
Parliament consists of the the Senate (90 members) and National
Assembly (400 members).