Politics of Limpopo

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As a province of South Africa, Limpopo province is governed through a parliamentary system of government.


The current Premier of Limpopo Province is Stanley Mathabatha who assumed office on 18 July 2013 and announced a new provincial Cabinet the following day.

Portfolio MEC
Premier Stanley Mathabatha
Agriculture Rosina Semenya
Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs Ishmael Kgetjepe
Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Charles Sekoeti
Education Dikeledi Magadzi
Health and Social Development Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
Provincial Treasury Rudolf Phala
Public Works Dickson Masemola
Roads and Public Transport Lehlogonolo Masoga
Safety, Security and Liaison Joyce Mashamba
Sport, Arts and Culture Merriam Ramadwa

However, the Limpopo government has been placed under intervention by the national government and responsibility for the Provincial Treasury and the Departments of Education, Health, Public Works, and Roads and Public Transport has been assumed by members of the national executive.


The legislative functions of the provincial government are carried out by the Limpopo Legislature, which elects the leader of the largest party or coalition in the legislature as the premier of the province.