Presiding Officers


Ms. Makhosazane Christine Masilela

Speaker
ANC

Mr. James Jim Skosana

Deputy Speaker
ANC

Ms. Nompumelelo Evidence Hlophe

Chairperson of Committees
ANC

Ms. Jeaneth Lizzy Thabethe

Deputy Chairperson of Committees
ANC

Composition of the Legislature

In the Legislature there are Thirty (30) Members who are led by the Speaker who is the member of the majority party. These 30 are also constituted of the opposition party and the minority party.
The presiding officers are mainly composed of the members from the majority party. In the first sitting, the Judge requests the house to nominate the candidates for Speakership and Deputy Speakership. After nominations, those with higher votes will take the seats as the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.
Once the new Speaker takes his/ her Chair in the House the Chair of Committees and the Deputy Chair of Committees get elected in the same process as the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, with the Speaker presiding over the sitting.


Who are the Presiding Officers?
There are Presiding officers in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature who are given the responsibility to oversee and ensure that the proceedings of the House during the sitting are adhered to, and they are;

  • Speaker (Hon. Ms. Makhosazane Christine Masilela) Ensures the integrity, independence and impartiality of the institutions. The speaker is the chairperson of the Rules Committee and other political management structures.
  • Deputy Speaker (Hon. James Jim Skosana) Acting in the absence of the Speaker and perform all functions and responsibilities of the Speaker.
  • Chair of Committees (Hon. Nompumelelo Evidence Hlophe) Ensures that the committees function effectively and that their programmes are in line with legislative business.
  • Deputy Chair of Committees (Hon. Jeaneth Lizzy Thabethe) works with the Chair of Committees to ensure that the committees function effectively and that their programmes are in line with legislative business.