Provincial Legislature

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2016-17


A people’s assembly for good governmance to achive excellence


  • to conduct oversight that will ensure accountability of the provincial government to the people of the Province

  • to pass laws that will ensure that citizens’ rights are upheld

  • to conduct public outreach and education programmes that will ensure meaningful participation of the public in government programmes

  • to foster relations with local and international oversight bodies that will ensure sharing of knowledge\ and best practise

Core functions and responsibilties

  • the core mandate of the easterncape provincial legislature(ECPL) is facilitating law making; ensuring public participation in the legislative processes; and exercising oversight over the executive and other organs of the state. ECPL is also responsible for the furthering cooperative governance between provincial and local legislative instituions.

  • the oversight function and the opening of the doors of the legislature to the public continue to be important areas of the legislature’s activities. bills brought beofre the legislature by departments are scrutinized beofre they are tabled in the house for debate. in the process, the stakeholders view’s are also prepared in respect of national legislation throught the national council of provinces (NCOP) the legislature also ensures that departments spend voted funds in the prescribed manner throught the oversight function provided by portfolio committees

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