Federation Maps and Fact Sheets for South Africa
- Constitution adopted in 1996
- While a federation in form, South Africa has not adopted
- the word "federal" or "federation" in its Constitution.
- Official Website of the government of South Africa
|Official name||Republic of South Africa|
|Capitals||South Africa has three capitals
Cape Town (legislative, Seat of Parliament),
- 9 provinces: Eastern Cape; Free State; Gauteng; KwaZulu-Natal; Mpumalanga; Northern Cape; Limpopo; North West; Western Cape.
Constitutional distribution of powers
- Constitution of South Africa, in particular:
- Co-operative Government (Chapter 3, Section 41)
- National legislative authority (Chapter 4, Section 44)
- Legislative authority of Provinces (Chapter 6, Section 104)
- Concurrent national and provincial legislative competence (Schedule 4)
- Areas of exclusive provincial legislative competence (Schedule 5)
- Federal: Bicameral Parliament composed of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and the National Assembly. The National Council of Provinces is composed of 10 delegates from each provincial legislature. These delegates are chosen from and elected by the provincial legislatures.
- Provincial: Each province has a legislature
- The official languages of South Africa are Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and isiZulu.