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Cllr. George Xoseni


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 Governance
  • Focusing on vulnerable groups

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

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 ensure that 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

Key Programmes

  • Council Sitting
  • Council Committee Sitting
  • Multi-Party Women Caucus
  • Speaker’s Forum
  • Knowledge Exchange Session
  • Deepening Democracy and Good Governance
  • Women’s Month Celebrations
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CHDM council resolved not to revise water tariffs for 2015/2016 Financial year. The rates are still the same as those of 2014/2015 financial year