The Roles Of The Comparative Government In Nigeria And South Africa

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Comparative Government
Nigeria & South Africa

Critically compare and contrast the role of the executive and the legislature in the governance of Nigeria and South Africa

The South African and Nigerian governments have constitutions that define the three levels of government as being; the legislative, the executive and the judicial. In South Africa; these organs of state are bind by the Constitution as it is the most supreme law whereas in Nigeria the constitution is not the supreme law. These three organs of state are put in place in order to create a checks and balances system.
South Africa:
The South African executive is made up of the national cabinet and the provincial executive councils under these two categories are various individuals or groups assigned different duties and responsibilities. The executive in South Africa functions to maintain the survival of the country wherein they implement legislation or develop policies for the people follow the constitution; the executive are not put in place to pass any laws. The national cabinet consists of the president who must maintain that the constitution is the supreme law, appoint a cabinet that consists of ministers that must work to maintain the health of assigned portfolios and implementation of laws or policies and conducting reports for parliament about the work which they do. With the responsibilities given to ministers, there is a level of accountability to which they are held. The president further has the
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