The vision of the Free State Legislature is in line with its mandate as derived from the
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996). The vision encapsulates the core
principles of the Legislature as follows; “An Activist Legislature that Champions Democracy”.
To promote good governance and a culture of human rights through oversight, law-making and
The Free State Legislature is principally an institution of democracy. The main services to be
rendered by the Legislature are aligned with its strategic objectives:
The legislative process must (i) conform with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic
of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996), (ii) Standing Rules and Orders of the Legislature, (iii) enable
the Committees of the Free State Legislature to thoroughly engage with all aspects of draft
legislation and (iv) facilitate public involvement through the relevant processes of the Portfolio
The oversight and accountability functions ensure a quality process of scrutiny and oversee the
government’s actions that are driven by realizing a better quality of life for all.
To further build a people-centred Legislature that is responsive to the needs of all the people of
the Free State, as well as a culture of human rights and public participation through education.
An effective and efficient institution through improvement of institutional governance and
policies, implementation of modern systems and technologies, as well as the development of
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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