Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature
|Postal||Private Bag X11289, Mbombela, 1200|
|Physical||Building No.1, Government Boulevard, Legislature & Government Complex, Riverside Park, Extension 2, Mbombela, 1200|
|Tel||0860 77 44 55|
|Fax||013 766 1484|
The Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature was established in 1994 in terms of the Constitution of South Africa. Consequently, it has the constitutional mandate of lawmaking, oversight of the Executive, and facilitation of public involvement and participation. As an elected representative body, it has 30 members who are elected for a five-year period from the political parties that contested a provincial election and won seats, which are allocated in terms of proportional representation. However, as determined in the Constitution, 11 members become Members of the Executive Council (MEC), headed by the Premier. The Speaker is the Executive Authority of the Legislature and the Secretary to the Legislature is the Accounting Officer.
In addition to the constitutional mandate, its vision is to be ‘A people-centred African world-class legislature' and its mission is ‘To hold the Executive and other state organs accountable through intensified oversight, enhanced public involvement and effective lawmaking supported by professional administrative service'.
The Legislature has also adopted strategic outcome-orientated goals and several strategic objectives to ensure that it is able to achieve its vision and mission, and also fulfil its constitutional mandate of lawmaking, oversight, and public participation and involvement. As an important institution in the province, the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature is the voice of the people and it remains the bedrock of representative democracy.