Provincial Parliament

Western Cape Department Budget for 2016-17


A dynamic, effective and efficient parliament supporting constitutional democracy.


The parliamentary administration will provide quality parliamentary and corporate support to enable Members to fulfil their constitutional functions and to facilitate public involvement in parliamentary activities. By:

  • providing quality support to the House and committees

  • promoting public access and involvement in the law-making and oversight processes

  • ensuring effective communication with all stakeholders

  • ensuring seamless and synergistic parliamentary processes and systems

  • investing in appropriately skilled staff

  • providing a secure environment that is conducive to empowering and enabling members and staff

  • implementing and adhering to good corporate governance systems and monitoring mechanisms managing resources effectively, efficiently and economically

Core functions and responsibilities

To provide for:

  • procedural and related support to the House and committees to conduct their legislative and oversight

  • functions effectively;

  • corporate support to Members and staff to perform their duties effectively;

  • the promotion of optimal public participation in parliamentary processes; and

  • the promotion of sound administration so as to ensure organisational efficiency