The question might come to you as”briefly explain where government meets and what happens when they meet”. On this page, we briefly explain what the government is, where it meets, and what happens there.

What is the government

The group of people with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office is called the government.

Where does the government members meet

In democratic countries such as South Africa, the legislature or Parliament plays a very important role. The members of Parliament are elected to represent the people of the country. They also act as the voice of the people. Parliament, therefore, is accountable to the people of South Africa.

Answer: the government meets at the pariament

What are the five important functions of parliament

The core functions of Parliament include:

  • making laws, 
  • overseeing the work of the Executive and state institutions, 
  • facilitating public participation,
  • international participation and,
  • cooperative governance.

Names of South African Parliament

Parliament is made up of two Houses:

Each House has its own distinct functions and powers. 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 National Council of Provinces is also involved in the law‑making process and provides a forum for debate on issues affecting the provinces. Its main focus is to ensure that provincial interests are taken into account in the national sphere of government. The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces is the head of and spokesperson for that House.


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