House of Representatives of South Africa
|House of Representatives
Raad van Verteënwoordigers
|Preceded by||Coloured Persons' Representative Council|
|Succeeded by||National Assembly|
|6 September 1989|
|Houses of Parliament
Cape Province, South Africa
The House of Representatives of South Africa (Afrikaans: Raad van Verteënwoordigers van Suid-Afrika) was an 80 seat body in the Tricameral Parliament of South Africa which existed from 1984-1994. It was reserved for Coloured South Africans. The body was elected twice; in 1984 and 1989.
In 1984, the House was dominated by the Labour Party, which won 76 of the 80 seats.
In 1989, the Labour Party lost support but still maintained a majority of seats with 69. Other parties represented included the Democratic Reform Party, United Democratic Party, Freedom Party and 2 independents. The 1989 house was almost entirely dominated by men, with only 1 female elected.
|Election||Date||Total seats||Labour Party||Others||Indep.|
|1984 election||22 August 1984||80||76||3||1|
|1989 election||6 September 1989||80||69||9||2|
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