MECs are appointed by the Premier from amongst the members of the Provincial Legislature; he or she can also dismiss them. The Provincial Legislature may force the Honourable Premier to reconstitute the council by passing a motion of no confidence in the Executive Council excluding the Premier; if the legislature passes a motion of no confidence in the Executive Council including the Premier, then the Premier and the MECs must resign.
The Premier allocates powers and functions to the MECs; conventionally they are assigned portfolios in specific areas of responsibility. They are accountable to the Provincial Legislature, both individually and as a collective, and must regularly report to the legislature on the performance of their responsibilities.
Hereunder are the Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Council.