“Make Your Voice Heard”
Section 118 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108) makes it imperative that Provincial Legislatures should allow the public access to and involvement in legislative processes. As a result, Mpumalanga Petitions Act, 2000 has been enacted
What is a petition?
A written complaint or request or representation or a submission addressed by the petitioner to the Petitions Committee as explained in Section 1 of Mpumalanga Petitions Act, 2000 Petitions can take different forms as follows:
- Written and submitted by an individual
- Collective submission with signatures of the petitioners
- Multiple or group or mass petitions concerning the same or substantially similar complaints or request
- An association submission representing a concern of an association.
You can be a petitioner too provided you have issues as explained above, so let’s receive yours.
How to submit a petition?
A petition may be submitted, in written or verbal, using one of the languages spoken in Mpumalanga Province. This must be a step following attempts taken to raise or address a point of concern with the relevant person(s) or institution(s), which did not bear desired results or attention
It would be required to attach evidence and details of the person(s) or institution(s) that the matter was raised with for easy references and further processing.
All Petitions must bear the names and contact details of the petitioner to be considered before posted to or delivered at Legislature.
Limitation of the Act.
The Mpumalanga Petitions, Act 2000 prohibits the Petitions Committee not to deal with petitions that:
Fall outside the scope of its jurisdiction
Concern a matter pending in a court of law
Originate from a prisoner and is connected to his or her case
Involve a subject matter that is before a commission of inquiry established in terms of the Act of Parliament
Do not reflect the name and contact address of the petitioner
Has not been signed by either the petitioner or witness in the case where the petitioner cannot write.
Click here to send an online petition or send your petition to the details below:
Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature
Private Bag X11289
Contact for Petitions Officer
Tel: (013) 766 1160
Fax: (013) 766 1475
E-mail Add: TheresaW@mpuleg.gov.za