Functions of the Legislature Services Board (LSB)
This is the board that is responsible for all policy decisions that are taken by the Legislature.
The Provincial Secretary (or Secretary of the Legislature) reports to the LSB.
The Speaker, who serves as the political Head of the Legislature, sits as the chairperson of the LSB.
In terms of the Legislature Services Act, the LSB comprises:
- The Speaker;
- Deputy Speaker;
- Leader of Government Business;
- Chairperson of Committees; and
- One Parliamentary Member representing each of the two largest minority parties in the Legislature.
Some of the functions of the LSB include:
- Ensuring that the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) adheres to principles of good governance;
- Ensuring adherence to principles of accountability, accessibility standards and ethics in all the activities of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature;
- Ensuring oversight in terms of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA implementation) – which ensures that the provincial government handles all finances with diligence;
- Ensuring adherence to the Promotion of the Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000 – ensuring that the people of Gauteng have access to information;
- Preferential Procurement Framework Act (No. 5 of 2000).
The LSB is assisted by the following sub-committees to carry out its mandate:
- Finance and Audit Committee;
- Human Resource Development (HRD) Committee;
- Members’ Affairs Committee; and
- Performance and Remuneration Committee.