Assented to 16 December 1996
Date of Promulgation: 18 December, 1996
Date of Commencement: 4 February, 1997 (unless otherwise indicated - see also s. 243)
Latest amednment: Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2012
We, the people of South Africa,
Recognise the injustices of our past;
Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land;
Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country...