National Assembly (NA)
|Postal||PO Box 15, Cape Town, 8000|
|Physical||Parliament Street, Cape Town|
|Tel||021 403 2911|
OverviewThe National Assembly (NA) is one of the two Houses of Parliament. The National Assembly is responsible for choosing the President, passing laws, ensuring that the members of the executive perform their work properly, and providing a forum where the representatives of the people can publicly debate issues.
The Speaker is the head and spokesperson of the National Assembly. The Speaker has many responsibilities, which include constitutional, statutory (in terms of the law), procedural and administrative powers and functions. The duties of the Speaker fall broadly into three categories, namely: presiding over sittings of the House, maintaining order and applying its rules; acting as representative and spokesperson for the Assembly and (with the Chairperson of the Council) for Parliament; and acting as Chief Executive Officer for Parliament, in conjunction with the Chairperson of the Council.
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- Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities
- Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa
- Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB)
- Public Protector
- Public Service Commission (PSC)
- South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)
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