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"An Activist Legislature that Champions Democracy"

Albertina Sisulu Centenary

In 2018 South Africa will mark the centenary of the life Albertina Sisulu, a fearless champion of democracy and human rights. The centenary celebrations will run for the entire year and will be marked by a series of commemorative events.

 

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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.




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MEMBERS OF THE FREE STATE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE


Hon.Sisi Ntombela, is officially the Premier of the Free State. This, after being elected and sworn in in the Provincial Legislature, on 02 April 2018.



PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS BILL [B21B - 2018].



The Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Infrastructure, Roads, Transport and Human Settlements chaired by Hon. M. S. Moleleki will conduct Public Hearings on the above mentioned bill.

To provide for the regulation of property practitioners; to provide for the continuation of the Estate Agency Affairs Board’s the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority; to provide for the appointment of the members of the Board and matters Incidental thereto; to provide for the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer and other staff members of the Authority; to provide for transformation of the property practitioners sector;

to provide for the establishment of the transformation fund and establishment of the research centre on transformation; to provide for compliance with and enforcement of the provisions of the Act; to provide for the continuation of the Estate Agents Fidelity Fund as the Property Practitioners Fidelity Fund; to provide for consumer protection; to provide for the repeal of the Estate Agency Affairs Act, 1976; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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VOTERS' REGISTRATION WEEKEND


OUR PRINCIPALS





President C. Ramaphosa

President of South Africa since 15 February 2018.
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was born on 17 November 1952 in Johannesburg.


Premier S. Ntombela

 


FSL Speaker M. Qabathe


 


Deputy Speaker S. Mbalo

 

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14 February 2019

2019 State Of The Province Address Readiness ~ Hon. MG Qabathe


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DESIGN SOLVE PROBLEMS


From the purely practical to the richly philosophical, design is the solution to a host of challenges.



BUSINESS OF THE LEGISLATURE




PRESIDING OFFICERS
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COMMITTEES
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COMMUNICATION & MARKETING
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PUBLIC PART & EDU
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HANSARD
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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES (NCOP)
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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDING OFFICERS





Hon MG Qabathe

Speaker

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

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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