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Office of the Speaker

About the Office of the Speaker

  • Managing public participation through ward committees, stakeholder forums, petition processes, by-laws, etc, and enhancing the public participation role of the Speaker
  • Rendering secretariat services related to the meetings of ward committees, the Section 79 Ad Hoc Committee and the Council Committee so as to enhance the secretariat role of the Speaker
  • Providing effective strategic support to the units in the Speaker's office to enhance the role of the Speaker

Strategic goals

  • To provide political leadership in ward participatory governance
  • To involve the community in the affairs of the Municipality in terms of sections 16 and 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000)
  • To communicate information concerning community participation in terms of section 18 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000
  • To ensure the planning, development and enhancement of effective policy and research in terms of the roles and delegations related to the Speaker
  • To ensure the implementation and maintenance of effective resolution tracking and monitoring for meetings of ward committees, the Section 79 Ad Hoc Committee and the Council Committee
  • To ensure oversight over Council Committees, rules and orders
  • To ensure effective ward committee secretariat services

Key performance areas

  • Petition, memorandums and public-hearing affairs
  • Public information and awareness services
  • Policy development, implementation and research
  • Resolution tracking and monitoring
  • Council committees, rules and orders oversight
  • Ward Committee secretariat services
  • Section 79 Ad Hoc Committee secretariat services
  • Council secretariat services
  • Councillor support, auxiliary service and civic events
  • Strategic planning and performance management

Physical Address:

320 Madiba Street
2nd Floor
Block A West Wing
Tshwane House

Group Head: Secretariat of Council​ is responsible for the administrative support in the Office of the Speaker and is supported by a team of Executive Heads. Together with the Speaker of Council they ensure that the new governance model is implemented by establishing Section 79 Oversight Committees and ensuring that such Committees of Council are fully functional.

Key Staff Listings and Contact Details

Speaker of Council
Cllr Katlego Mathebe
Tel: (+27) 12 358 8068

Mr Tiyiselani Babane
Group Head: Secretariat of Council
Tel: (+27) 12 358 1795

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