Northern Cape Provincial Legislature
|Postal||Private Bag X5066, Kimberley, 8300|
|Physical||Nobengula Extension, Kimberley, 8301|
|Tel||053 839 8000|
OverviewThe powers of the Legislature are set out in Section 114 of the Constitution. The Northern Cape Provincial Legislature appropriates the provincial budget and makes rules or laws which citizens have to obey. The Legislature plays an oversight role by carefully scrutinising the activities of the Executive to ensure that services are delivered to citizens and that taxpayers’ money is spent wisely on public programmes and initiatives.
Every Legislature is headed by a Speaker, including the Legislature of the Northern Cape province. Legislatures discuss and debate national legislation that affects the provinces, and this takes place within Committees consisting of MPLs from all political parties. The Northern Cape Provincial Legislature also facilitates public involvement in all its processes, and those of its Committees, through public education, participation programmes and public hearings.
The mission of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature is to serve the people of the Northern Cape by building developmental institution for effective lawmaking, public participation, accountability and oversight over the executive and municipalities. The Legislature's strategic goals are to deepen and entrench a people-centred democracy in the Northern Cape; strengthen institutional capacity to render support to members and committees to fulfil the Legislature's constitutional mandate; and ensure that the Legislature optimally carries out its constitutional mandate.