The Speaker of the Legislature, as the political head, is responsible for the running of the Legislature. The Speaker presides over meetings and debates and ensures that the MPLs can freely participate in debates while keeping to the Rules of the House.
The Speaker is assisted by a Deputy Speaker who takes on these responsibilities in the absence of the Speaker. Both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are appointed by the MPLs.
A Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of Committees support the Presiding Officers by co-ordinating the functioning of the committees in the Legislature.
PRESIDING OFFICERS 2012:
Speaker: Mr FD Xasa
Deputy Speaker: Ms B Tunyiswa
Chairperson of Committees: Mr A Mtsi
Deputy Chairperson of Committees: Ms N Abraham-Ntantiso