Understanding Constituency Offices

29 Jul 2022 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system. This means that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are elected in Local Government elections.

MPs have a Constitutional duty to interact with the public and assist the public with access to basic services. One way in which this interaction is carried out is through Constituency Offices.

People's Assembly aims to connect the public to their elected representatives. One way of doing so is through our Replocator tool, that allows you to search for the elected representative in your area.

This infographic explains what constituency offices are, what services they offer, and where these offices can be located.


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