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The Constitution

​​​​Constitutions are bodies of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or organization is acknowledged to be governed. A constitution is important because it protects the rights of the parties governed by it and explains their obligations. Furthermore, a constitution defines the powers and limitations of these parties.

The South African Constitution was passed by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa in 1996 and contains the most important rules of the South African political system. It sets out South Africa's values, the rights of the people, how Parliament and other legislatures work, how the national and provincial executives are elected and how the South African courts work. Read more about the important role of the South African constitution here and find the Bill of Rights here.​

Similarly to the South African Constitution, the Stellenbosch Student Parliament Constitution is an important document that governs the actions of Student Parliament. The Student Parliament Constitution was approved by Stellenbosch Student Court in 2014​. The Student Parliament Committee encourages students to familiarize​ themselves with the Student Parliament Constitution as well as the Stellenbosch Student Constitution.​

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