Welcome to Free State Legislature

Celebrating Freedom Month

About Us

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.

 

Year of Dr. Nelson Mandela

11 February 2018 marks 28 years since the release of Isithwalandwe/ Seaparankoe Comrade President Nelson Mandela from the Victor Verster prison in 1990. Upon his release, following 27 years imprisonment
Read more

 

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.




YOUTUBE CHANNEL






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.



FREEDOM MONTH KEY MESSAGES.



South Africa will celebrate Freedom Month in April to mark the country’s transition from the oppressive apartheid regime to a free democratic country. This year’s theme is “The year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: towards full realisation of our freedom through radical socio-economic transformation” The first democratic elections on 27 April 1994 gave birth to our constitutional democracy. For the majority of South Africans who had never voted before their dignity was restored and the country transformed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society. It led to the emergence of a national identity built on a respect for each other and our love for the country. Since then we have embarked on a joint journey to build a country that belongs to all who live in it. While much has been achieved over the last 24 years, our freedom remains incomplete without the economic emancipation of the majority of South Africans. Government is therefore advancing radical socio-economic transformation to create the type of society envisioned in the National Development Plan.

Freedom Month activities will culminate in National Freedom Day celebrations on 27 April 2018 in the Free State. This year’s celebration coincides with the centenary anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu. These struggle stalwarts epitomised our struggle for liberation. South Africa is the country it is today because of their countless sacrifices and that of many other South Africans who fought tirelessly to overcome the brutal apartheid system. Freedom Month is also an ideal platform for reflection on the progress made thus far in transforming South African society. Nelson Mandela said: “Let us never be mindful of the terrible past from which we come, memory should not be used as a means to keep us shackled to the past in a negative manner rather as a joyous reminder of how far we have come and how much we have achieved.

COMING EVENTS.




South Africa celebrates Freedom Day annually on the 27 April. The event will be held under the theme “The year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: towards full realisation of our freedom through radical socio-economic transformation”.


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

 

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF A BUDGET SPEECH HERE
👇👇👇

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

16 – 20 APRIL 2018
PORTFOLIO COMMITEES OF THE FREE STATE LEGISLATURE MANDATE
More



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
Take a look
COMMITTEES
Take a look
COMMUNICATION & MARKETING
Take a look
PUBLIC PART & EDU
Take a look
HANSARD
Take a look
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES (NCOP)
Take a Look


FREE STATE LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF OUR CONSTITUTION




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.

 Read More



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.

Read More




BLOEMFONTEIN, FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA.


41 Charlotte Maxeke Street,

+27(051) 407 1100

|


THANKS FOR VISITING US




Contact Information

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

Newsletter

Register to our newsletter and be updated with the latests information regarding our services, offers and much more.

FSL Webmaster Teboho Mokheseng - Copyright 2018