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Premier Of The Eastern Cape
The Premier of the Eastern Cape is the head of government of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The current Premier of the Eastern Cape is Oscar Mabuyane, a member of the African National Congress, who was elected in the 2019 South African election, 2019 election. He took office on 22 May 2019.Oscar Mabuyane sworn in as new Eastern Cape Premier
Retrieved on 25 June 2019.


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In terms of the Constitution of South Africa, constitution, the executive authority of a province is entrusted in the Premier. The Premier appoints an Executive Council (South Africa), Executive Council consisting of ten members of the provincial legislature; they are called Member of the Executive Council, Members of the Executive Council (MECs). The MECs a ...
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Premier (South Africa)
In South Africa, a Premier is the head of government of one of South Africa's Provinces of South Africa, nine provinces. The Premier of a province plays for that province a role similar to that played by the President of South Africa, President for the country as a whole. Election Elections for the nine Provincial legislature (South Africa), provincial legislatures are held every five years, simultaneously with the election of the National Assembly of South Africa, National Assembly; the last such election 2019 South African general election, occurred on 8 May 2019. At the first meeting of the provincial legislature after an election, the members choose the Premier from amongst themselves. The legislature can force the Premier to resign by a motion of no confidence. If the Premiership becomes vacant (for whatever reason) the legislature must choose a new Premier to serve out the period until the next election. One person cannot have served more than two five-year terms as Premier; how ...
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National Council Of Provinces
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is the upper house of the Parliament of South Africa The Parliament of South Africa is South Africa's legislature; under the present Constitution of South Africa, the bicameral Parliament comprises a National Assembly (South Africa), National Assembly and a National Council of Provinces. The curre ... under the (post-apartheid Apartheid (South African English: ; , segregation; lit. "aparthood") was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia) from 1948 until the early 1990s. Apartheid wa ...) constitution A constitution is an aggregate of fundamental principles or established precedents that constitute the legal basis of a polity, organisation An organization, or organisation ( Commonwealth English; see spelling differences), is an ... which came into full effect in 1997. It replaced the former Senate, but is very similar to that bod ...
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