This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order adds Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Rwanda, St Kitts & Nevis, and South Africa to the list of countries that are Commonwealth countries in Schedule 1 of the Commonwealth Countries Act 1977. The order also updates Samoa's name, which changed from Western Samoa in 1997, and removes Zimbabwe from the list of countries that are Commonwealth countries following Zimbabwe's withdrawal from the Commonwealth in 2003. The changes to the list of countries that are Commonwealth countries are deemed to have come into force on the date the country changed its name (in the case of Samoa) or the date the relevant country joined, was readmitted to, or withdrew from the Commonwealth.
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 October 2012.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.