Profile of the Mayor

The current Executive Mayor of Moqhaka Local Municipality is Cllr Motshidisi Koloi, who took the office in 2016.

The executive work of the council of Moqhaka Local Municipality is co-ordinated by the Executive Mayor, who is elected by the council to provide a strategic direction for the municipality.

The Executive Mayor is assisted by a Mayoral Committee made up of 9 councillors. The Mayoral Committee is responsible for individual portfolios such as community development, housing or finance, and reports directly to the mayor, The Executive Mayor is also assisted by the Supporting staff in her office.

The Executive Mayor is at the centre of the system of governance, with executive powers to manage the Municipality.

This means that she has an overarching strategic and political responsibility, She is also the Moqhaka Local Municipality’s first citizen and represents the Municipality at ceremonial functions.

The offices of the Executive Mayor and the Municipal Manager are linked to strengthen the implementing of political decisions. The combined office ensures proper alignment of policy development, monitoring and evaluation, and alignment of programmes and initiatives with the political agenda of the Executive Mayor and the Mayoral Committee.