The Mayoral Committee are appointed by the Executive Mayor in terms of Section 60 of the Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998, and is chaired by the Executive Mayor.
Mayoral Committees only exist in municipalities that have a mayoral executive system and an executive mayor.
A Mayoral executive system is a system of municipal government which allows for the exercise of executive authority through an executive mayor in whom the executive leadership of the municipality is vested and who is assisted by a mayoral committee.
If a municipal council in a municipality having a mayoral executive system and an executive mayor, has more than 9 members, the executive mayor must appoint a mayoral committees from amongst the councillors.
The role of the mayoral committee is to assist and advise the executive mayor. The Executive Mayor together with the Mayoral Committee performs those powers and functions that have been designated to the Executive Mayor by the municipal Council.
Last published 03 August 2020