20. (1) Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4)—
(a) the legislation specified in the Schedule is hereby repealed; and
(b) any other legislation in force in that part of the Republic which constituted the territory of any former entity known as Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, Ciskei, Gazankulu, KaNgwane, KwaNdebele, KwaZulu, Lebowa or Qwaqwa, in so far as it deals with any matter provided for in this Act, is hereby repealed.
(2) Anything done in terms of a provision of legislation repealed by subsection (1) and which could be done in terms of a provision of this Act, is regarded to have been done in terms of that provision of this Act.
(3) The person who is the Head of Statistics South Africa in terms of section 12 of, and mentioned in Schedule 2 to, the Public Service Act, immediately before the commencement of this Act, must act as the Statistician-General until the first Statistician-General is appointed in terms of section 6(1) of this Act.
(4) (a) The Statistics Council constituted in terms of section 2 of the Statistics Act, 1976 (Act No. 66 of 1976), (in this subsection referred to as the ‘‘previous Council’’), must act as the South African Statistics Council referred to in section 8(1) of this Act (in this subsection referred to as the ‘‘new Council’’), until the first Council is constituted in terms of section 8 of this Act.
(b) While the previous Council acts as the new Council, section 2 of the Statistics Act, 1976, continues to apply to that Council.
(c) The secretarial and clerical assistance provided to the previous Council in terms of
section 2B of the Statistics Act, 1976, must continue until the first Council is constituted in terms of section 8 of this Act.