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 public participation.
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 Committees
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
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
An effective and efficient institution through improvement of institutional governance
and policies, implementation of modern systems and technologies, as well as the
development of human resource.
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: