n Journal of Public Administration - Entrenching knowledge management in legislative business : lessons for consideration in the legislative sector

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



South Africa is a constitutional state and thus the Constitution of the Republic is the supreme law of the country. All laws in South Africa should derive from this legal construct and be coherent with the constitutional framework. In South Africa, there are three major organs of state - Executive, Parliament and Judiciary. The Executive (cabinet) is responsible for articulating policies, coordinating them into laws and overseeing implementation thereof once the legislature has approved them. Other than approving the Executive's policies, Parliament (legislatures) also represents the public, approves laws, and monitors the work of the Executive. The judiciary's authority is predetermined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. The role of the judiciary is to exercise judicial authority over the Republic. Knowledge Management is essential in all these organs of state. However, for the purpose of this article, the focus shall only be on the legislative sector.

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