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Member of the Provincial Legislature

Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) is a title given to the members of eight of the nine provincial legislatures in South Africa. The Western Cape provincial constitution specifies that its provincial legislature be given the title of "Provincial Parliament", while its members hold the title of "Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)".[1]

According to the national Constitution of South Africa, the minimum size of a provincial legislature is 30 members and the maximum size is 80 members. These members are elected by party-list proportional representation with a closed list, using the largest remainder method with the Droop quota to allocate any surplus. Members are elected to a five-year term with no term-limits. The most recent election occurred in 2019.

Composition of Provincial LegislaturesEdit

This list shows nine provincial legislatures and their party composition after the elections of 2019.

Legislature Seats
ANC DA EFF IFP FF+ Others Total
Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature 44 10 5 0 1 3[a] 63
Free State Legislature 19 6 4 0 1 0 30
Gauteng Provincial Legislature 37 20 11 1 3 1[b] 73
KwaZulu-Natal Legislature 44 11 8 13 0 4[c] 80
Limpopo Legislature 38 3 7 0 1 0 49
Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature 22 3 4 0 1 0 30
North West Provincial Legislature 21 4 6 0 2 0 33
Northern Cape Provincial Legislature 18 8 3 0 1 0 30
Western Cape Provincial Parliament 12 24 2 0 1 3[d] 42
Totals 255 89 50 14 11 11 430
  1. ^ Includes 2 UDM & 1 ATM MPLs
  2. ^ Includes 1 ACDP MPL
  3. ^ Includes 1 NFP, 1 MF, 1 ATM, & 1 ACDP MPLs
  4. ^ Includes 1 Good, 1 ACDP, & 1 Al Jama-ah MPPs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Provincial Legislatures. Retrieved on 19 January 2019.