What is the Council?

The local sphere of government consists of municipalities throughout South Africa. In these municipalities the executive and legislative authority of a municipality is vested in its Municipal Council.
A municipality has the right to govern, on its own initiative, the local government affairs of its community, subject to national and provincial legislation, as provided for in the Constitution.

The national or a provincial government may not compromise or impede a municipality’s ability or right to exercise its powers or perform its functions.

 

The Chief Albert Luthuli Municipal Council, led by the Executive Mayor Cllr DP Nkosi, is divided in the Mayoral Committee, The Ward Councillors and The Proportional Representive Councillors with a Speaker and Chief Whip.

The Executive Mayor is the first citizen of the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality and has the overall political responsibility for the local municipality. The Executive Mayor represents the face of the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality and is responsible for managing all its affairs. This is a mammoth task in a municipality with 187 629 citizens.

 

Cllr DP Nkosi

Cllr DP Nkosi

The Executive Mayor receives reports from committees of

Cllr MW Mngomezulu

Cllr MW Mngomezulu

The speaker presides at meetings of the council and mai

Cllr LL Sidu

Cllr LL Sidu

The Chief Whip is generally responsible for caucus and

Mayoral Committee

he Mayoral Committee was set up to assist the Executive Mayor.
Acting as a local cabinet, the Mayoral Committee is made up of 5 members, including the Executive Mayor, who is also its chairperson. The Executive Mayor designates the roles of each MMC or Member of the Mayoral Committee.

 

Cllr SZ Nkosi

Cllr SZ Nkosi

MMC PLANNING ECONOMIC & DEVELOPMENT

Cllr NV Makhubelo

Cllr NV Makhubelo

MMC COMMUNITY SERVICES & PUBLIC SAFETY

Cllr N Nkosi

Cllr N Nkosi

MMC CORPORATE SERVICES

Cllr MP Magagula

Cllr MP Magagula

MMC TECHNICAL SERVICES

Ward Councillors

Ward Councilors are members directly elected by the public during the local government elections, representing their area of demarcation.   A ward councilor’s primary role is to represent their ward or division and the people who live in it. Councilors provide a bridge between the community and the council. … communicate council decisions that affect them. They are predominantly tasked with ensuring the delivery of services as per the mandate of the ruling government of the day.

CLLR ZS NGOMA

CLLR ZS NGOMA

WARD 14 076 553 4399

CLLR TS NKOSI

CLLR TS NKOSI

WARD 11 071 494 4392

CLLR TB NKOSI

CLLR TB NKOSI

WARD 24 072 452 5512

CLLR ST MNISI

CLLR ST MNISI

WARD 7 082 398 9898

CLLR MS MTHEMBU

CLLR MS MTHEMBU

WARD 9 072 462 0221

CLLR NC NHLABATSI

CLLR NC NHLABATSI

WARD 10 082 676 5801

CLLR RC CINDI

CLLR RC CINDI

WARD 25 071 398 1684

CLLR RD NGWENYA

CLLR RD NGWENYA

WARD 3 072 205 8950

CLLR SF MTHOMBENI

CLLR SF MTHOMBENI

WARD 22 084 447 1801

CLLR MR MOTAUNG

CLLR MR MOTAUNG

WARD 17 079 496 0266

CLLR MJ KHUMALO

CLLR MJ KHUMALO

WARD 4 072 180 2684

CLLR LD SHABANGU

CLLR LD SHABANGU

WARD 15 082 350 3575

CLLR JS NKOSI

CLLR JS NKOSI

WARD 16 082 840 0536

CLLR JS MBHELE

CLLR JS MBHELE

Ward Councillor

WARD 20 076 382 4888

CLLR J NKOSI

CLLR J NKOSI

Ward Councillor

WARD 1 072 483 9910

CLLR JJ JELE

CLLR JJ JELE

Ward Councillor

WARD 2 076 255 0217

CLLR AD NKOSI

CLLR AD NKOSI

Ward Councillor

WARD 12 – 082 595 7256

CLLR HL MKHWANAZI

CLLR HL MKHWANAZI

Ward Councillor

WARD 8  – 082 640 1313

CLLR GJ NKOSI

CLLR GJ NKOSI

Ward Councillor

WARD 18 – 076 553 4399

CLLR EJ LUBHEDE

CLLR EJ LUBHEDE

Ward Councillor

WARD 23 – 082 268 5708

CLLR A NGUBENI

CLLR A NGUBENI

Ward Councillor

WARD 5 – 076 697 8410

CLLR GG ZULU

CLLR GG ZULU

Ward Councillor

WARD 19 – 079 936 5937

Proportional Representative Councillors

In the Local Government Landscape, the proportional system of representation constitutes 1 half of the electorate system. One of the two ways one can hold a councilor seat in a municipality is by being elected a ward councilor. The other is by being elected through a proportional representation process based on the number of votes a political party receives. A PR councilor is chosen based on this number of votes a political party gets in an election. All PR votes for a political party will then be allocated proportionally. This means that if party X gets 10 percent of all the PR votes cast in a municipality, party X will hold 10 percent of the seats in Council.