Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of Counci, Councillor M. Peter, was elected by Council at its first meeting on 23 August 2016. The Speaker is a full time councillor. The functions of the Speaker are set out in Section 37 of the Municipal Structures Act as follows:

  • presides at meetings of  the Council;
  • performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated to the speaker by the Council
  • 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 for Councillors as set out in Schedule 1 of the Municipal Systems Act ; and
  • must ensure that council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council.