Executive-Legislature Relationships and the Promotion of Accountability and Transparency in South Africa

  • Msuthukazi MakivaEmail author
  • Isioma U. Ile
Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)


This chapter is broadly concerned with the current state of the executive-legislature relationship and the promotion of accountability and transparency in South Africa. The doctrine of separation of powers between the legislature, the executive, and the judicial branches embraced by many presidential systems, is entrenched in the SA Constitution of 1996. Constitutional Principle VI in the 4th Schedule to the Interim Constitution of South Africa 1993 states: ‘There shall be a separation of powers between the legislature, executive and judiciary, with appropriate checks and balances to ensure accountability, responsiveness and openness’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Government, University of the Western CapeBellvilleSouth Africa

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