Each political party elects Whips who are responsible for organising their political party’s effective participation in the various activities of the Provincial Legislature. Whips must make sure that the party administration operates effectively. They are the custodians of party discipline and mandate.
They also organise the speakers’ lists (they decide which MPL will speak during a debate and for how long) and voting in the House. They are also responsible for deciding which MPLs will sit on which Portfolio Committees. The Whips are appointed by the Presiding Officers on the recommendation of the political parties. The Chief Whip is the most senior Whip and is a member of the majority party. All political parties who have three or more members have a Whip.
Chief Whip: Humphrey Maxegwana
Deputy Chief Whip: Michael Peter
Alice Nomvula Ponco
DA Whip (position to be filled due to passing away of Whip Pine Pienaar in March 2013)