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Government of South Africa

Index Government of South Africa

The Republic of South Africa is a parliamentary republic with three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary, operating in a parliamentary system. [1]

46 relations: Cabinet of South Africa, City of Cape Town, Commonwealth of Nations, Constitution of South Africa, Constitutional Court of South Africa, Deputy President of South Africa, Districts of South Africa, English law, Executive (government), Executive Council (South Africa), Government, Head of government, Head of state, High Court of South Africa, International Court of Justice, Judiciary, Legislature, Local government, Local municipality (South Africa), Lower house, Magistrate's court (South Africa), Metropolitan area, Metropolitan municipality (South Africa), Ministry (government department), Mixed-member proportional representation, Municipal council, National Assembly of South Africa, National Council of Provinces, Parliament of South Africa, Parliamentary republic, Parliamentary system, Party-list proportional representation, Premier (South Africa), President of South Africa, Prince Edward Islands, Provinces of South Africa, Provincial legislature (South Africa), Public trial, Right to a fair trial, Roman-Dutch law, Senate of South Africa, South Africa, South African general election, 2014, South African municipal elections, 2011, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, Upper house.

Cabinet of South Africa

The Cabinet of South Africa is the most senior level of the executive branch of the Government of South Africa.

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City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town (Stad Kaapstad; IsiXeko saseKapa) is the metropolitan municipality which governs the city of Cape Town, South Africa and its suburbs and exurbs.

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Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.

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Constitution of South Africa

The Constitution of South Africa is the supreme law of the Republic of South Africa.

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Constitutional Court of South Africa

The Constitutional Court of South Africa is a supreme constitutional court established by the Constitution of South Africa.

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Deputy President of South Africa

The Deputy President of South Africa is the deputy head of government of South Africa.

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Districts of South Africa

The nine provinces of South Africa are divided into 52 districts (sing. district, kgaolo; setereke; selete; distrikte; isifunda; isiyingi; isithili; isigodzi; tshiṱiriki; xifundza), which are either metropolitan or district municipalities.

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English law

English law is the common law legal system of England and Wales, comprising mainly criminal law and civil law, each branch having its own courts and procedures.

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Executive (government)

The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state.

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Executive Council (South Africa)

In South Africa, the Executive Council of a province is the cabinet of the provincial government.

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Government

A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state.

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Head of government

A head of government (or chief of government) is a generic term used for either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, (commonly referred to as countries, nations or nation-states) who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments.

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Head of state

A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona that officially represents the national unity and legitimacy of a sovereign state.

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High Court of South Africa

The High Court of South Africa is a superior court of law in South Africa.

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International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (abbreviated ICJ; commonly referred to as the World Court) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN).

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Judiciary

The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or court system) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state.

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Legislature

A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.

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Local government

A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state.

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Local municipality (South Africa)

In South Africa, a local municipality (mmasepalaselegae; masepala wa lehae; mmasepala wa selegae; plaaslike munisipaliteit; umasipala wendawo; umasipaladi wendawo; umasipala wengingqi; masipaladi wasekhaya; masipalawapo; masipala wa muganga) or Category B municipality is a type of municipality that serves as the third, and most local, tier of local government.

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Lower house

A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.

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Magistrate's court (South Africa)

The magistrates' courts are the lowest level of the court system in South Africa.

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Metropolitan area

A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or commuter belt, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.

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Metropolitan municipality (South Africa)

In South Africa, a metropolitan municipality or Category A municipality is a municipality which executes all the functions of local government for a city or conurbation.

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Ministry (government department)

A ministry is a governmental organisation, headed by a minister, that is meant to manage a specific sector of public administration.

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Mixed-member proportional representation

Mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation is a mixed electoral system in which voters get two votes: one to decide the representative for their single-seat constituency, and one for a political party.

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Municipal council

A municipal council is the local government of a municipality such as city councils and town councils.

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National Assembly of South Africa

The National Assembly is the lower house of the Parliament of South Africa, located in Cape Town, Western Cape Province.

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National Council of Provinces

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is the upper house of the Parliament of South Africa under the (post-apartheid) constitution which came into full effect in 1997.

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Parliament of South Africa

The Parliament of South Africa is South Africa's legislature and under the country's current Constitution is composed of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.

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Parliamentary republic

A parliamentary republic is a republic that operates under a parliamentary system of government where the executive branch (the government) derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature (the parliament).

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Parliamentary system

A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch, typically a parliament, and is also held accountable to that parliament.

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Party-list proportional representation

Party-list proportional representation systems are a family of voting systems emphasizing proportional representation (PR) in elections in which multiple candidates are elected (e.g., elections to parliament) through allocations to an electoral list.

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Premier (South Africa)

In South Africa, a Premier is the head of government of one of South Africa's nine provinces.

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President of South Africa

The President of the Republic of South Africa is the head of state and head of government under the Constitution of South Africa.

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Prince Edward Islands

The Prince Edward Islands are two small islands in the sub-antarctic Indian Ocean that are part of South Africa.

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Provinces of South Africa

South Africa is divided into nine provinces.

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Provincial legislature (South Africa)

In South Africa, a provincial legislature is the legislative branch of the government of a province.

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Public trial

Public trial or open trial is a trial open to public, as opposed to the secret trial.

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Right to a fair trial

A trial which is observed by trial judge or by jury without being partial is a fair trial.

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Roman-Dutch law

Roman-Dutch law (Dutch: Rooms-Hollands recht, Afrikaans: Romeins-Hollandse reg) is an uncodified, scholarship-driven, judge-made legal system based on Roman law as applied in the Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Senate of South Africa

The Senate was the upper house of the Parliament of South Africa between 1910 and its abolition from 1 January 1981, and between 1994 and 1997.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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South African general election, 2014

The 2014 South African general election was held on 7 May 2014, to elect a new National Assembly and new provincial legislatures in each province.

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South African municipal elections, 2011

Municipal elections were held in South Africa on 18 May 2011, electing new councils for all municipalities in the country.

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Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa

The Supreme Court of Appeal or SCA (formerly known as the Appellate Division) is an appellate court in South Africa.

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Upper house

An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_South_Africa

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