PROFILE OF THE MAYOR
Cllr JEA Swanepoel


Personal Life

Is responsible, in consultation with the Municipal Manager, for the formulation of policies, plans, strategies and programmes necessary to perform and exercise the municipality's constitutional functions and responsibilities; Must in consultation with the Municipal Manager, identify those areas of the municipality's activities and responsibilities that need the assistance of a specific committee of Councillors to investigate, discuss, evaluate and report on to the Mayor; Must appoint a member of the executive committee as chairperson for each such committee appointed by the Council; May delegate to such committees any of his powers, but is not divested of the responsibility concerning the exercising of the powers; Must ensure, in consultation with the Municipal Manager, that a proper committee service responsible for the agenda and minutes is in place for each of the committees, that the committees meet on a regular basis and submit reports to him timely; Receives reports with recommendations from the Managers through the office of the Municipal Manager, on all matters that must be handled by either the Mayor himself or the Council in terms of the delegation of powers of the Council; Must consider the matters raised in these reports, and must either dispose of them in terms of his delegated powers, or must forward them with his recommendation to the Council for consideration; Receives reports with recommendations from the committees established for specific matters, considers the matters raised in these reports, and must either dispose of them in terms of his delegated powers, or must forward them with his recommendation to the Council for consideration; Is responsible for the quality and speed of decision-making; Should ensure that integration between the various committees take place; Plays a prominent role, in consultation with the Municipal Manager, in building, maintaining and enhancing a good relationship between the Council, Councillors and the administration; Is responsible for political supervision of, and in consultation with the Municipal Manager, for the accountability of the administration; Is responsible for liaison with the community, ward committees, other committees and Councillors, and political office bearers in the different spheres of government