Provincial Legislatures of South Africa
There are nine
Provinces of South Africa, which were established on 27 April 1994in terms of s124 of the " Constitution of the Republic of South AfricaAct", No. 108 of 1993.
These provinces are:
*Gauteng (initially called the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging or PWV Province)
*Limpopo (initially called the Northern Transvaal Province)
*Mpumalanga (initially called the Eastern Transvaal Province
Own Competencies and Shared Competencies
Each province has its own Provincial Legislature, with its own competencies to make legislation in various areas, and with prescribed responsibilities to implement and administer that law.
Several areas of legislative competency are shared between the national legislature and provincial legislatures. Where legislative competencies are shared, national legislation may over-ride province’s legislation. For example, “the environment” is such an area of shared legislative competency.
The provinces have, since coming into being, been assigned or delegated many pieces of national legislation and pre-1994 legislation.
Legislation promulgated by provinces
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