The Speaker
Cllr. George Xoseni Cllr. George Xoseni
Telephone 045 808 4600
Cell 0824504555
Fax 045 838 1556
Email gxoseni@chrishanidm.gov.za

Office of the Speaker (OOS)

  • Strengthening community participation in Chris Hani District Municipality
  • Increase the effectiveness of ward committees: Ward Committee Support with Resources
  • Provide Council Support
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Duty to respect and serve the people
  • Deepening Democracy and Good Goevenance
  • Focusing on vulnerable groups

  • The above functions are carried out by five distinct and inter-related Functional Units in the Office of the Speaker

Key Programmes

  • Council Sitting
  • Council Committee Sitting
  • Multi-Party Women Caucus
  • Speaker’s Forum
  • Knowledge Exchange Session
  • Deepening Democracy and Good Goevenance
  • Women’s Month Celebrations

Functions of the Speaker

  • The Speaker is the chairperson of the council
  • The Speaker is the highest officer who promotes and protects democracy through facilitation of robust debates and arrival at sufficient consensus
  • It is the Speaker`s role to ensure effective functioning of the council
  • Supervise council proceedings
  • Must ensure compliance in the council and committees with the code of conduct
  • Must ensurethat the council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council
  • Determine the date, time and venue of ordinary and special meetings