South Africa

Joined CPA in 1980 | Website: www.parliament.gov.za

Contacts

Branch President
Private Bag X20561
Bloemfontein , Free State
South Africa
Free State ZA
Branch Secretary
Private Bag X20561 Bloemfontein , Free State
South Africa
Free State ZA
Branch President
Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Private Bag X52
Johannesburg , Gauteng
South Africa
Gauteng ZA

Members

  • Free State

    The majority party in the House is the Africa National Congress and the Democratic Party is the official opposition. Other parties in the House are the New National Party and Freedom Front.

    Free State

    Seat of Parliament:
    Bloemfontein
    South Africa
    29° 7' 6.06" S, 26° 13' 29.712" E
    Population: 2,824,500 Constitution: Province Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jun 1996 Voting Age: 18
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    The majority party in the House is the Africa National Congress and the Democratic Party is the official opposition. Other parties in the House are the New National Party and Freedom Front.

  • Eastern Cape

    The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa, formed in 1994 out of the "independent" Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. Its capital...

    Eastern Cape

    Seat of Parliament:
    Bhisho
    South Africa
    32° 50' 57.984" S, 27° 26' 17.016" E
    Population: 6,743,800 Constitution: Province i.t.o. Constitution of Republic of South Africa, 1996 Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1996 Voting Age: 18
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    The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa, formed in 1994 out of the "independent" Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. Its capital is Bhisho and the two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people. This region is also the birthplace of many prominent South African politicians, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Chris Hani, Thabo Mbeki, Steve Biko and Charles Coghlan. The Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (ECPL), situated in Bhisho, is the provincial legislative power and consists of 63 Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs). Since the 2009 elections, the African National Congress (ANC) has been the majority party in the Legislature holding 44 seats; Congress of the People (COPE) is the Official Opposition with nine seats; The Democratic Alliance (DA) with six seats; the United Democratic Movement (UDM) with three seats and the African Independent Congress (AIC) with one seat.

  • Limpopo

    The First Legislature of the Province was formally established in 1994, the Second was constituted in 1999, the third in 2004 and the fouth in 2009. It is made up of Members of Provincial...

    Limpopo

    Seat of Parliament:
    Lebowakgomo
    South Africa
    24° 15' 30.78" S, 29° 38' 59.712" E
    Population: 5,439,600 Constitution: Province Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 16 Apr 1996 Voting Age: 18
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    The First Legislature of the Province was formally established in 1994, the Second was constituted in 1999, the third in 2004 and the fouth in 2009. It is made up of Members of Provincial Legislature popularly known as MPLs. There are 49 seats in the Limpopo Legislature. The following Political Parties secured seats in the 2009 - fouth democratic elections. The African National Congress (ANC) won 43 seats thus becoming the majority party in the House. The following secured seats each, Congress of the people (COPE) four seats, Democratic Alliance (DA) 2 seats. The prime function os the Legislature is to pass new laws, change or repeal laws to enable government to function subject to the provision of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa. * The legislature discusses and approves budget for the government. * It causes the government and its institutions to account on their activities and use of resources. National Parliament may intervene and change the laws if they undermine national security, economic unity, national standards, interests of another province or contradict the constitution. The Limpopo Provincial Legislature participates in the national legislative process through the National Council of Provinces. Each province has ten delegates in the NCOP, consisting of six permanent delegates and four special delegates headed by the Premier or his substitute.

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