Councillors are elected by the local registered voters in terms of the local segment of the Voter’s Roll to serve a predetermined term of office on the local council as representatives of their respective constituencies. Mandeni Local Municipality has a total of 35 seats. Eighteen (18) of these seats are allocated to ward councillors who are elected by each of the eighteen wards. Another seventeen (17) seats are allocated top parties through the proportional representation system of elections.
ALLOCATION OF COMMITTEES : Mandeni Local Municipality has five (5) Section 80 Committees established by Council. Each one of these committees is chaired by the members of Executive Committee, and the allocation is as follows:
A. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN SETTLEMENT
B. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL SERVICE
C. LOCAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION HUMAN RESOURCE
E. COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
POLITICAL DECISION TAKING
The Standing Rules and Orders of Council and various pieces of legislation including the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa provides for the processes of decision making by Council. All issues pertaining to the matters listed below are dealt with by Council and the resolution passed through the supporting vote of the majority of members of Council:
a) Approval of Budget
b) The imposition of rates and taxes, levies and duties.
c) The passing of By-laws.
d) The raising of loans. Other matters are delegated to the Executive Mayor in terms of Section 59 of the Municipal Systems Act. The Executive Mayor must report to Council on the execution of duties delegated to her. All other matters before Council are decided by the majority of votes cast in a particular meeting. If on any matter there is an equality on votes cast, the Speaker exercise a casting vote in addition to that of him being a Councillor.
Before a Council passes a resolution on any of the following matters it shall first require the Mayor to play his executive role and submit a report and recommendation to the full sitting of Council.
a) The passing of By-laws
b) The approval of budgets
c) The imposition of rates
d) The raising of loans
e) The approval of the IDP and any amendments or reviews of this plan.
f) The appointment and conditions of service of the Municipal Manager and Managers directly accountable to the Municipal Manager.
g) And any other powers and functions as prescribed by various pieces of legislation.
MUNICIPAL PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE (MPAC)
Chairperson CLLR TP SHANDU
ANC Member CLLR AM GWALA
ANC Member CLLR TP SHANDU
ANC Member CLLR SR MDLETSHE IFP