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(CODESA, 1993) South Africa. Negotiating Council of the Multi-Party Negotiating Process. Technical Committee on Constitutional Issues
The purpose of the draft Constitution was to introduce a new Constitution for the Republic of South Africa. It was endorsed by the last Apartheid parliament and became the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 2000 of 1993. It was intended to provide a bridge between the past and the future, and provided the legal foundation for the continued existence of South Africa. It contains the Bill of Rights, and outlines civil and political rights. It also deals with the limitations of those rights. Conditions for amendments to the Constitution are also dealt with. In addition, it defines the structure of government and lays out parliamentary procedures. It defines the powers of the judiciary and outlines the powers and functions of the public service and the police and defence force.