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Msukaligwa Local Municipality


Mayoral Comittee

Role of the Executive Mayor

Executive Mayor is the chair person of the Mayoral Committee. She oversees the preparation of the Mayoral Committee Agenda and may delegate specific responsibilities or powers to members of the Mayoral Committee. She may dismiss any member of the Mayoral Committee and she ensures compliance with the Law including the rules of order, during Mayoral Committee meeting.
It is the duty of the Executive Mayor to ensure that members of the public are allowed in Mayoral Committee meetings
The powers and functions of the Executive Mayor are set out in section 56 of the Act:
  • The Executive Mayor in performing the duties of office, must;

    –       identify and develop criteria in terms of which progress in the implementation of the  strategies, programmes and services ref can be evaluated, including key performance indicators which are specific to the municipality and common to local government in general;

    –       evaluate progress against the key performance indicators;

    –       review the performance of the municipality in order to improve-

    • the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the municipality;
    • the efficiency of credit control and revenue and debt collection services; and
    • the implementation of the municipality's by-laws;

    –       monitor the management of the municipality's administration

    –       oversee the provision of services to communities in the municipality in a sustainable manner;

    –       annually report on the involvement of communities and community organisations in the affairs of   the municipality; and ensure that regard is given to public views and report on the effect of consultation on the decisions of the council

  • The Executive Mayor must;

    • identify the needs of the municipality and  review and evaluate those needs in order of priority;
    • recommend to the municipal council strategies, programmes and services to address priority needs through the IDP, and the estimates of revenue and expenditure;
    • recommend or determine the best way, including partnership and other approaches, to deliver those strategies, programmes and services to the maximum benefit of the  community.

  • Financial Duties;

    • Section 52 – 59 of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 spells out the responsibilities of Mayors regarding the financial and fiscal affairs of a municipality:
      • Identification of financial problems
      • Political head of the municipality:
  • Other Mayoral Responsibilities;

    • To promote the council’s image;
    • To promote and defend the constitutional status of the municipality;
    • To uphold the principles of cooperate governance;
    • To promote inter-governmental and inter-institutional relations;
    • To ensure in consultation with the Municipal Manager that a proper committee service responsible for agendas and minutes is in place for the Mayoral committee;
    • To take responsibility for the quality and speed of decision – making.
    • Ceremonial functions as determined by the municipal council

Role of the Speaker

  • preside at council meetings
  • perform the duties and exercises the powers delegated to the speaker in terms of section 59 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000;
  • must ensure that the council meets at least quarterly
  • must maintain order during meetings
  • must ensure compliance in the council and council committees with the Code of Conduct
  • must ensure that council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council.
  • must ensure that the legislative authority of the municipality functions effectively
  • is responsible for the effective oversight over the executive authority of the municipality
  • must ensure the effectiveness of the committees of the municipal council established in terms of section 79

Role of the Whip of Council

  • liaises with the different political parties to ensure representation in council and council committees
  • maintains sound relations between the various political parties
  • informs the whips of all parties on important matters on the council agenda
  • assists the speaker to count votes in the council meeting
  • facilitates the interaction between the executive and legislative oversight structures in the municipality
  • resolves disputes between the speaker, mayor or executive mayor, or members of the mayoral committee
Cllr Bongani Gladwell Motha
MMC for Planning and Economic Development
Alderwoman Cynthia Elizabeth Msezane
MMC for Finance
Cllr Sphiwe Ernest Ngovene
MMC for Commuty and Social Services
Cllr Thulani Joshua Madlala
MMC for Corporate Services
Cllr Thenjiwe Cathrine Motha
MMC for Technical Services
Municipal Councillors

Proportional Representative Councillors

Proportional Representative Councillors are assigned to political parties according to the number of council seats they have won during the local government elections. The power of democracy is in the hands of the citizens.
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Cllr Bhekiwe Agnes Mahlalela

Cllr Jacob Johannes Scholtz

Alderman Bonginkosi Innocent Mabuza

Cllr Sibusiso Collen Mathebula

Cllr Mlungisi Sidwell Malaza

Cllr Mthunzi Roderick Yende

Cllr Thulisile Nkosi

Cllr Manqoba Flint Jerry Ndlovu

Cllr Martha Zanele Nkosi

Cllr Nomhle Lilian Masuku

Cllr Lukie Lucky Nhlapho

Cllr De Villiers Frans Arnoldi

Alderman Johan Dietlof Aegidiud Blignaut