The Deputy Mayor exercises the powers and performs the duties of the Executive Mayor if the Executive Mayor is absent or not available or if the office of the mayor is vacant. The mayor may delegate duties to the deputy mayor.
Cllr GH Juthe
Executive Deputy Mayor
PA to the Executive Deputy Mayor: Vinstoneia Soman
Tel: +27 (0) 44 203 3009
Deputy Mayors are provided for in section 48 of the Structures Act.
In the collective executive system, deputy mayors are appointed by council only if the MEC for local government in the province approves that a deputy mayor be appointed. The deputy mayor is a member of the executive committee of the municipal council and is elected when the executive committee is elected.
The deputy mayor exercises the powers and performs the duties of the mayor if the mayor is absent or not available or if the office of the mayor is vacant. The mayor may delegate duties to the deputy mayor.
Line of Authority
The Deputy Mayor reports to the Council.
Interaction with the municipal manager
The Deputy Mayor interacts directly with the municipal manager.
Interaction with staff members
The Deputy Mayor interacts with staff members in consultation with the municipal manager.
In the event of a dispute between the Deputy Mayor and the Speaker or the Municipal Manager, such dispute shall be referred to Council.
Last published 17 August 2020