Whips

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.

 

The Multi-party Whips Committee: The Whips Committee is established in terms of Rule 57 and consists of Whips nominated by various political parties. The formula for the appointment of the Whips is adopted by the first meeting of the Rules Committee at the beginning of each term.

 

 

No.

Name

Political party

1

Magqashela, L (Chairperson of the Whips Committee)

ANC

2

Fihlani, K

ANC

3

 Maqubela, N

ANC

4

Camealio- Benjamin, V

ANC

5

Gaya, T

ANC

6

Nyalambisa, N

ANC

7

 Konza, N

ANC

8.

Vimbayo, K

ANC

9.

Sondaba, M

ANC

10.

Dlelanga, M

ANC

11.

Vacant

DA

12.

Von Buchenroder, M

DA

13.

Knoetze, V

DA

14.

Makhetha, M

EFF