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"An Activist Legislature that Champions Democracy"

Meet our Members

The Free State Legislature currently has 30 MPLs and is situated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State Province. Currently, there are 22 MPLs for the African National Congress, 2 MPLs Ecomonic Freedom Fighters (EFF) official opposition 5 MPLs for the Democratic Alliance (DA) – and 1 MPLs for the Freedom Front plus.

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Premier E. S. Magashule conferred with an Honorary Doctorate

The Bahçeşehir University (BAU) in Turkey located at the European side of Istanbul has recognised the commitment, hard work and leadership shown by Premier Ace Magashule with an honourary PhD for his contribution in the field of education as integral role player in human development and progression

Mission and Vision

Vision: An Activist Legislature that champions democracy 
Mission:
To promote 
good governance and a culture of human
rights through public participation, law-making and oversight that is vigilant, dynamic, 
proactive and responsive.


ABOUT FREE STATE LEGISLATURE


The powers, functions and responsibilities of Provincial Legislatures are set out in Chapter 6 of the Constitution. The legislative power of Provincial Legislatures is defined by section 114 of the Constitution. In exercising its legislative power, the Free State Provincial Legislature may consider, pass, amend or reject any bill. It may also initiate or prepare legislation, except money bills.
The Constitution also provides for a specific relationship between the Provincial Legislature and the Provincial Executive. Section 142 mandates the Provincial Legislature to exercise oversight over the Provincial Executive by putting in place mechanisms to ensure that all provincial organs of state in the province are accountable to it.
These constitutional powers, functions and responsibilities are detailed in Rules 127 to 130 of the Standing Rules and Orders of the Legislature.

Provincial Legislatures are obliged by the Constitution to conduct their business in an open manner and to facilitate public involvement in these processes. The constitutional limitations within which a Provincial Legislature must operate is further provided for in section 104(3) as follows; “A provincial legislature is bound only by the Constitution and, if it has passed a constitution for its province, also by that constitution and must act in accordance with and within the limits of the Constitution and that provincial constitution.” Apart from these specific functions, Provincial Legislatures also play a broader role in the democratic system of government. They strengthen the system of representative government by increasing the overall opportunities for representation, and, as part of the structures of deliberation, they ensure that different perspectives on issues concerning and affecting societies are considered.

MEMBERS OF THE FREE STATE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE

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Premier Magashule conferred with an Honorary Doctorate



Premier Magashule is a champion of educational excellence, driven by sheer passion to emancipate the African child from the shuckles of poverty brought upon their lives by years of historical oppression. Committed to the course of transforming society into an inclusive society that offers equal opportunity for all to succeed, Premier Magashule devoted his time and energies to empowering the youth with the gift of education.

Under the stern and visionary leadership of President Jacob Zuma, Premier Magashule answered the President's call to make education an apex priority. Since the beginning of his tenure as Premier of the Free State province in 2009 , honourable Premier Ace Segobelo Magashule has led the skills revolution which has seen an unprecedented number of students, particularly black Africans afforded an opportunity to further their studies in various Universities in South Africa and and internationally. With an unparallelled record of bursary allocation since 2009, the skills revolution was truly underway. In the past 5 years the Free State Matric Classes have secured a spot amongst the best performing provinces. In 2016 under his leadership the province broke boundaries thus surpassing the 90% threshold a feat never achieved before.

In a august occasion characterised by sheer admiration, the Bahçeşehir University (BAU) a private educational institution in Turkey located at the European side of Istanbul has recognised the commitment, hard work and leadership shown by Premier Ace Magashule with an honourary PhD for his contribution in the field of education as integral role player in human development and progression. Premier Magashule has cemented the Free State as a true ambassador for South Africa and Africa.

Congratulations Dr Ace Sekgobelo Magashule



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POLITICAL PARTIES REPRESENTED IN THE LEGISLATURE





African National Congress

22 Seats
Office of the Chief Whip 3rd Floor North Wing Tel: (051) 407 1135 Fax: (051) 448 5584


Democratic Alliance

5 Seats
Office of the Chief Whip 7th Floor South Wing Tel: (051) 407 1234 Fax: (051) 403 8338


Freedom Fighters

2 Seats
Office of the Chief Whip Fifth Floor South Wing Tel: (051) 407 1100 Fax: (051) 430 8338 More


Freedom Front Plus

1 Seats
Office of the Chief Whip 4th Floor South Wing Tel: (051) 407 1104 Fax: (051) 430 7031

 

Newly appointed Secretary to the Free State Legislature!

The Speaker of the Free State Legislature, Hon. Mamiki Qabathe announced Mr. Thabo Mofokeng as the newly appointed Secretary to the Free State Legislature. During the staff meeting held at the Raadsaal, the Speaker revealed the decision by the Rules and Orders Committee to appoint Mr. Mofokeng to the position that has been vacant since March 2017. The position was previously occupied by Advocate Thabo Mokoena who was since appointed as Director General at the Department of Minerals and Energy.Read more



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BUSINESS OF THE LEGISLATURE




PRESIDING OFFICERS
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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDING OFFICERS





Hon. MG Qabathe

Speaker of the House

Office of the Speaker

The Free State Legislature is an activist legislature that champions democracy. The Legislature ensures that fundamental rights of the electorate and inhabitants of the Free State are protected; their integrity respected and that meaningful processes are in place to entrench their freedoms. So, the role played by the Legislature in this regard is to ensure that the Executive Council addresses political, socio-economic challenging the inhabitants of the province.

The responsibility of the Office of the Speaker is to execute authority in the Legislature through presiding over the proceedings of the House and ensure that resources allocated to the Legislature are utilized as per programmes of the Legislature.

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Hon. S Mbalo

Deputy Speaker of the House

Office of the Deputy

The office is constituted by electing a Speaker during the sitting of the House – implying, the House will resolve to decide who should become the Speaker. The Office extends to the Office of the Deputy Speaker and Chairperson of Committees. It should be noted that the Deputy Speaker and Chairperson of Committee are Members of the Committee on Rules and Orders; and the Speaker the Chairperson of the committee.

As the leader of the House, the Speaker has the responsibility to:
Provide political leadership & strategic direction to the House.
Exercise impartiality at all times in pursuance of these duties.

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BLOEMFONTEIN, FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA.


41 Charlotte Maxeke Street,

+27(051) 407 1100

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Contact Information

41 Charlotte Maxeke Street, BFN
+27(051) 407 1100
+27(051) 407 1100
legislature@fsl.gov.za
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