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
Executive MayorCllr DP Nkosi
The Executive Mayor receives reports from committees of the municipal council. He identifies the needs of the municipality, reviews and evaluates those needs in order of priority, and recommends to the municipal council strategies, programmes and services to address priority needs through the integrated development plan.
Cllr MW Mngomezulu
SpeakerCllr MW Mngomezulu
The speaker presides at meetings of the council and maintains order during meetings. The role of the speaker is to thus ensure that councillors’ freedom of speech is protected, without insults or defamation and compliance with rules of debate management, and the meeting agenda. The speaker's role is described by the legal acts: the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998, Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000), SALGA Guidelines and CALM Systems of Delegations. The speaker ensures compliance in the council with the Code of Conduct.
Cllr LL Sidu
Chief WhipCllr LL Sidu
The Chief Whip is generally responsible for caucus and constituency management, councilor capacity development, councilor performance management, proportional deployment of councilors to committees, multi-party caucus management and political liaison. The Chief Whip plays a key role in promoting good governance and accountability. The Chief Whip on a continuous basis intervenes in disputes between communities and councilors. The Chief Whip and the Speaker of Council have a co responsibility to ensure adherence to the Code of Conduct by councilors.

Mayoral Committee

The 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 MP Magagula
MMC Technical
Services
Cllr MP Magagula
Cllr N Nkosi
MMC Corporate
Services
Cllr N Nkosi
Cllr NV Makhubelo
MMC Community Services & Public SafetyCllr NV Makhubelo
Cllr SZ Nkosi
MMC Planning Economic & Development Cllr SZ Nkosi

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
WARD 14CLLR ZS NGOMA076 553 4399
CLLR MS MTHEMBU
WARD 9CLLR MS MTHEMBU072 462 0221
CLLR SF MTHOMBENI
WARD 22CLLR SF MTHOMBENI 084 447 1801
CLLR JS NKOSI
WARD 16CLLR JS NKOSI082 840 0536
CLLR AD NKOSI
WARD 12CLLR AD NKOSI082 595 7256
CLLR TS NKOSI
WARD 11CLLR TS NKOSI071 494 4392
CLLR NC NHLABATSI
WARD 10CLLR NC NHLABATSI082 676 5801
CLLR MR MOTAUNG
WARD 17CLLR MR MOTAUNG 079 496 0266
CLLR JS MBHELE
WARD 20CLLR JS MBHELE076 382 4888
CLLR HL MKHWANAZI
WARD 8CLLR HL MKHWANAZI 082 640 1313
CLLR A NGUBENI
WARD 5CLLR A NGUBENI076 697 8410
CLLR TB NKOSI
WARD 24CLLR TB NKOSI072 452 5512
CLLR RC CINDI
WARD 25CLLR RC CINDI 071 398 1684
CLLR MJ KHUMALO
WARD 4CLLR MJ KHUMALO072 180 2684
CLLR J NKOSI
WARD 1CLLR J NKOSI072 483 9910
CLLR GJ NKOSI
WARD 18CLLR GJ NKOSI076 553 4399
CLLR GG ZULU
WARD 19CLLR GG ZULU079 936 5937
CLLR ST MNISI
WARD 7CLLR ST MNISI082 398 9898
CLLR RD NGWENYA
WARD 3CLLR RD NGWENYA072 205 8950
CLLR LD SHABANGU
WARD 15CLLR LD SHABANGU082 350 3575
CLLR JJ JELE
WARD 2CLLR JJ JELE076 255 0217
CLLR EJ LUBHEDE
WARD 23CLLR EJ LUBHEDE082 268 5708

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.
CLLR BG NKOSI
CLLR BG NKOSI
CLLR KA MATSHABA
CLLR KA MATSHABA
CLLR LVD WALT
CLLR LVD WALT
CLLR F ZWANE
CLLR F ZWANE
CLLR MJ THABETHE
CLLR MJ THABETHE
CLLR NG THOMO
CLLR NG THOMO
CLLR ZJ MADONSELA
CLLR ZJ MADONSELA
CLLR JD SHONGWE
CLLR JD SHONGWE
CLLR NB SIKHAKHANE
CLLR NB SIKHAKHANE
CLLR SP NKOSI
CLLR SP NKOSI
CLLR ZM DLUDLU
CLLR ZM DLUDLU
CLLR JH NDEBELE
CLLR JH NDEBELE
CLLR MA MALAZA
CLLR MA MALAZA
CLLR W ZULU
CLLR W ZULU