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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​District Municipalities [Category C]:

​District Municipalities are made up of a number of local municipalities that fall within one are, which is determined as a district. Six Local Municipalities make up the Ugu District. The District Municipality is tasked with the co-ordination of development and service delivery within the entire district. A District Municipality, however, It has its own administration [staff].

The supreme decision making authority of the District Municipality is the Ugu District Municipal Council.

The Ugu District Council comprises two types of Councillors:

  • Elected Councillors - are elected for the District Council on a proportional representation ballot by all voters in the area. [40% of the District Councillors]
  • Councillors who represent Local Municipalities in the area - are Councillors who are members of Council in their respective Local Municipal Councils. They are nominated by their Local Councils to represent the Local Municipality on the District Council. [60% of the District Councillors]

The Ugu District Municipal Council have the power to:

  • Adopt and enforce By-Laws – local laws and regulations about any of the functions they are responsible for. By-laws may not contradict or over-rule any national laws;
  • Approve Budgets and Development Plans – every year a municipal budget must be passed that sets down how money will be raised and spent. The Council should approve an overall plan for how development should take place in the area. This is called an Integrated Development Plan [IDP] and all projects and planning should happen within the framework of the IDP;
  • Impose Rates, Levies and Other Taxes – It is an important source of income;
  • Charge Service Fees – for municipal services like water and sanitation;
  • Impose Fines – for anyone who breaks municipal by laws or regulations, for example traffic fines, littering or library fines;
  • Borrow Money – the Council may agree to take a loan for a development or other project and to use the municipal assets as surety.

Decisions about most of the above must be made in full Council meetings. Many of the minor decisions that municipalities have to take can be delegated to the Executive Committee, the Portfolio Committees or to officials or other agencies that are contracted to deliver services.

When other agencies deliver services, it is important that the municipal council keeps accountability. Councils have to develop systems to ensure that delegated functions are performed properly and within a clear policy framework. Contracts must be drawn up to ensure that agencies adhere to agreements.

Standing Rules of Orders:


All council meetings are run according to rules that are called Standing Orders. These set out how the meeting should be run, how you can propose motions or pass resolutions and how decisions will be made. The Speaker of the Council decides whether anyone is breaking the Standing Orders and is responsible for keeping order.

The Ugu District Municipal Council is made up of 35 Councillors, as follows:

Composition of Council

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​​​Council Members​​​

  
  
Image
  
Designation
  
  
  
  
Deputy Mayor
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Exco; Council
2
ANC
  
Speaker
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Council; Exco
3
ANC
  
Chief Whip
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Exco; Council
4
ANC
  
EXCO Member
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5
ANC
  
EXCO Member
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6
ANC
  
EXCO Member
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Exco; Council
7
IFP
  
EXCO Member
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Council; Exco
8
DA
  
PR
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Council
9
AIC
  
PR
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Council
10
ANC
  
PR
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Council
11
ANC
  
PR
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Council
12
ANC
  
PR
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Council
13
DA
  
PR
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Council
14
IFP
  
Umdoni
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Council
15
ANC
  
Umdoni
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Council
16
ANC
  
Umdoni
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Council
17
ANC
  
Umdoni
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Council
18
DA
  
Umzumbe
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Council
19
ANC
  
Umzumbe
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Council
20
ANC
  
Umzumbe
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Council
22
IFP
  
Umuziwabantu
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Council
23
ANC
  
Umuziwabantu
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Council
24
ANC
  
Umuziwabantu
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Council
25
IFP
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
26
ANC
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
27
ANC
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
28
ANC
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
29
ANC
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
30
ANC
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
31
ANC
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
32
DA
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
33
DA
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
34
IFP
  
Ray Nkonyeni
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Council
35
IFP
  
Portfolio Committee on Finance
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36
  
Portfolio Committee on Special Programmes
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37
  
Portfolio on Finance
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Portfolio Committee on Sound Governance and Human Resources
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AmakhosiCouncil
39
  
Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation
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AmakhosiCouncil
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Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation
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Portfolio Committee on Local Economic Development
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AmakhosiCouncil
42