Chief Whip

Contact Info

Cllr. Bongiwe Van Heerden

Chief Whip

About the office of the Chief Whip:

  1. Ensures smooth relations between political parties represented in council
  2. Ensures cohesion and discipline among all public representatives of the ruling party and monitors their accountability to their constituencies.
  3. Their Chief Whip ensures equitable representation in the committees of Council
  4. Supervises and manages the council caucus, further ensuring the efficient running and coordination of constituency work of Councillors

Objectives:

  1. To support all whips through efficient management
  2. To coordinate and analyse Councillors’ monthly reports
  3. To provide input towards the political work of chief whips
  4. To provide logistical support to Councillors’ constituency work
  5. To serve as a link between the administrative arm and the legislative arm of Council