Organisational Structure


The organisational structure below illustrates the roles and responsibilities of the various role players in the WCPP.

The WCPP Consists of the Following Functional Areas:

The Office of the Speaker

This comprises of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, an office manager, media liaison officer, executive personal assistant, chief treasury officer and another personal assistant. This is the highest office of the WCPP. The Speaker is the employer and also the executive authority of the parliamentary administration and includes the following functions:

  • To formulate and execute policy in respect of the administration and management of the Provincial Parliament to perform its functions in terms of relevant statutory provisions.
  • To render secretarial and office support services to presiding officers.

Office of the Secretary

This comprises of the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary Procedural Services, the Deputy Secretary Parliamentary Services, an executive personal assistant, office administrator, two legal advisers, a Chief Parliamentary Officer and the Chief Financial Officer. The Secretary is the accounting officer of the WCPP. The Communication and Information section reports directly to the Office of the Secretary. The Office of the Secretary is mainly responsible for the following:

The overall management of the administration of the WCPP, incl:

Procedural Services

This division comprises of the Committee Support, Plenary Support, Language Services and Public Education and Outreach sections. This division is led by the Deputy Secretary: Procedural Services.

Role of Procedural Services:

  • Law making
  • Oversight
  • Interpreting services    
  • House papers  
  • Facilitate public participation and public education initiatives

Corporate Services

This division comprises of the Corporate Governance, Finance & SCM section, Human Resource section, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) section, and the Security and Facilities Management (SFM) section.

  • To formulate operational policy and establish norms and standards in compliance with relevant legislation and practices
  • To manage corporate and procedural support services
  • To promote and maintain inter-legislature relations.
  • Law making
  • Oversight
  • Interpreting services
  • House papers
  • Facilitate public participation and public education initiatives.
  • Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Financial management
  • Financial reporting
  • Risk management
  • Supply chain management services
  • Management of payments of Member’s constituency and secretarial allowances and provision of general support to Members
  • Rendering financial management and supply chain management services
  • Managing the facilities and benefits of Members and political parties
  • Rendering administrative and office support services and maintaining information and communications technology infrastructure
  • Rendering human resources management
  • Provision of secure, clean venues for proceedings
  • Provision of catering services.