What was decided upon in the South African Act of union of 1910?

What was decided upon in South African Act of union of1910?
  • The executive head of the Union was to be the Governor General appointed by the British government.
  • The governor was to be assisted by executive ministers
  • The executive head quotas of the union was put at Pretoria in Transvaal




  • The union parliament was given supreme power over the four states of natal, Orange Free State cape, natal and Transvaal.
  • The union parliament was to consist of the house of assembly and the upper chamber called the Senate.
  • The parliamentary membership to union parliament was to be limited to the whites.
  • The union parliament was to be found at Cape Town.
  • The four colonies were considered as the provinces of the union.
  • There was to be one Supreme Court for the whole national government with provincial and district courts.
  • Bloemfontein in Orange Free State was made the judicial head.
  • The official languages were English and Dutch




  • Equality between English and Dutch as official languages was to be stressed.
  • Orange River colony was to be renamed the Orange Free State with Bloemfontein as its capital.

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