Office of the Chief Whip

The functions, power and responsibilities of the Executive Mayor are assigned by legislation, in terms of section 56 of the Municipal Structures Act and Chapter 7 of the MFMA, as well by resolutions of Council passed from time to time to allocate specific responsibilities  to the Executive Mayor. Provided that the legislation permits sub-delegation, or Council has authorized the power to sub-delegate in respect of Council delegations of authority made to the Executive Mayor, the Executive Mayor may sub-delegate such functions to the Mayoral Committee members of Standing Committees;

A summary of the powers and functions of the Executive Mayor assigned in terms of Section 56 of the Municipal Systems Act, are as follows:

Identify the needs of the municipality and recommend to Council strategies, programmes and services  to address such needs;

  • identify and develop criteria for the evaluation of strategies, programmes and services implemented to address needs of the municipality;
  • evaluate progress against key performance indicators;
  • review the performance of the municipality in terms of its:
  • – economy, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • – Credit control and debt collection efficiency;
  • monitor the management of Administration;
  • oversee the sustainable provision of services to communities;
  • perform duties and exercises powers as delegated by Council;
  • reports annually on the involvement of communities and community organisations in the affairs of the municipality;
  • such reports must be presented at institutional political forum to ensure ownership of the reports by the Executive;
  • gives attention to the public views and report on the effect of consultation on the decisions of council.

CONTACT INFO

  • 70 Cathcart Road, Queenstown
  • 045 807 2600
  • 045 807 2601
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