Provincial Legislatures of South Africa

There are nine Provinces of South Africa, which were established on 27 April 1994 in terms of s124 of the "Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act", No. 108 of 1993.

Provinces

These provinces are:
*Eastern Cape
*Free State
*Gauteng (initially called the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging or PWV Province)
*KwaZulu-Natal
*Limpopo (initially called the Northern Transvaal Province)
*Mpumalanga (initially called the Eastern Transvaal Province
*North West
*Northern Cape
*Western Cape

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.

Assigned legislation

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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