Former Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas said on Thursday that she would execute her new responsibilities as the deputy chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in accordance with the Constitution.
Lucas was elected unopposed along with Amos Masondo as NCOP chairperson and chief whip Seiso Mohai.
She said there were aware of important responsibility placed on them.
"It is, indeed, with great humility I assume the responsibility of the deputy chairperson. It is, indeed, an honour to serve our constitutional democracy in this capacity," Lucas said.
She said she had since 1995 served in various capacities, and that now she was a national sphere of the government