The Structures Act defines the speaker as a councillor elected in terms of section 36 of the Act to be the chairperson of a municipal council as envisaged in section 160 (1)(b) of the Constitution.
Cllr Julia Le Roux Krowitz
Office Manager: Anél Berry
Tel: +27 (0) 44 203 3014
Functions of speakers in terms of Section 37 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, Act 117 of 1998
The speaker of a municipal council-
(a) presides at meetings of the council;
(b) performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated to the speaker in terms of section 59 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act,
2000 (Act 32 of 2000);
[Para. (b) amended by s. 14 (a) of Act 51 of 2002.]
(c) must ensure that the council meets at least quarterly;
(d) must maintain order during meetings;
(e) must ensure compliance in the council and council committees with the Code of Conduct set out in Schedule 1 to the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000); and
[Para. (e) amended by s. 14 (b) of Act 51 of 2002.]
(f) must ensure that council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council.