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Office of the Speaker

Role of the Speaker 

The Constitution and Municipal Structures Act requires that every Council elects a Chairperson, who is called The Speaker. The aim of the Office of the Speaker is to structure the two functions of a Municipal Council, i.e. its legislative function and its executive function. The Speaker presides at meetings of the Council and performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated to the Speaker.

These duties include:

  • Ensuring that Council meets at least quarterly;
  • Maintaining order during meetings; must ensure
  • Ensuring compliance in the Council and Council committees with the Code of Conduct of Councillors; and
  • Ensuring that Council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the Council.


Profile of the Speaker

  • Speaker of Tswelopele Local Municipality

    Honourable Cllr. Motshabinyana Welhemina


    Tel: 051 853 1111
    Fax: 051 853 1332
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