Mayor

Cllr J. M. Mbhele (Mayor)
The Honourable Mayor,
Councillor JM Mbhele

A summary of the duties of the Mayor assigned in terms of Section 56 of the Municipal Systems Act, are as follows:

  • Identify the needs of the municipality and recommend to Council strategies, programmes and services to address such needs;

  • Identify and develop criteria for the evaluation of strategies, programmes and services implemented to address needs of the municipality;

  • Evaluate progress against key performance indicators;

  • Review the performance of the municipality in terms of its: Economy, efficiency and effectiveness; Credit control and debt collection efficiency;

  • Monitor the management of Administration;

  • Oversee the sustainable provision of services to communities;

  • Reports annually on the involvement of communities and community organisations in the affairs of the municipality;

  • Perform duties and exercises powers as delegated by Council;

  • Such reports must be presented at institutional political forum to ensure ownership of the reports by the Executive;

  • Gives attention to the public views and report on the effect of consultation on the decisions of council.

In addition to the above, the Mayor is assigned financial responsibilities as prescribed under Chapter 7 of the MFMA, which can be summarised as follows:

  • Providing general political guidance of the fiscal and financial affairs of the municipality;

  • Monitoring and overseeing the exercise of financial responsibilities assigned to the Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer in terms of the MFMA;

  • Taking all reasonable steps to ensure the municipality performs its Constitutional and statutory functions within the limits to the municipality’s approved budget;

  • Submitting a report to Council, within 30 days of the end of each quarter, on the implementation of the budget and the financial state of affairs of the municipality;

  • Performing any other powers and duties that me be delegated by Council;

Telephone: 036 342 7875
Fax Line: 036 352 5829
Email: mayor@umtshezi.gov.za
Address:

Civic Building 
1 Victoria Street
Estcourt
3310