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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 6 – Provinces

Provincial Legislatures

105. Composition and election of provincial legislatures



1) A provincial legislature consists of women and men elected as members in terms of an electoral system that :
a) is prescribed by national legislation;
b) is based on that province's segment of the national common voters roll;
c) provides for a minimum voting age of 18 years; and
d) results, in general, in proportional representation.


2) A provincial legislature consists of between 30 and 80 members. The number of members, which may differ among the provinces, must be determined in terms of a formula prescribed by national legislation.