About Office of the Chief Whip
The Office of the Chief Whip is administered by Cllr. Malaka Sam Mogobe in his capacity as the Chief Whip of Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality. The new system of government represents a paradigm shift from the old system since it incorporates a vision of a developmental local government system. The Office of the Chief Whip was established to create synergy and to maintain discipline among Councilors from various Political parties, and to ensure coordination and accountability of the service delivery processes.
The operations of Council and the conduct of Political representatives are an integrated mesh of roles, functions and responsibilities for which the Chief Whip have to create synergy and maintain discipline to ensure that the growth and development of the Municipality always comes first, and the integrity of the Council is maintained. The Chief Whip provides administrative and secretarial support services to all councillors. This support strengthened the effectiveness of councillors in their role as public representatives.
THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF WHIP IS CHARGED WITH THE FOLLOWING RESPONSIBILITIES GOVERNANCE WORK
The Chief Whip plays a key role in promoting good governance. The Chief Whip ensures that all committees of Council quorate through an equitable distribution of councilors to these committees
One of the key roles of the Chief Whip is to ensure that councilors are accountable to wards and their political parties.
The Chief Whip on a continuous basis is called to intervene in disputes between communities and Councilors.
COUNCIL DECISION MAKING
The Chief Whip plays a key role in facilitating consensus between different parties in Council
DISCIPLINE OF COUNCILORS
The Chief Whip and the Speaker of Council have a co responsibility to ensure adherence to the Code of Conduct by Councilors
CAUCUS AND CONSTITUENCY SUPPORT
The Chief Whip of Council also ensures that all Councilors do their Constituency work and that the necessary resources are provided through the Constituency Fund.
The Office of the Chief Whip provides administrative and secretariat support to all Whips.
The Office is also responsible for providing Councillor Capacity Development.
- To ensure good governance and political accountability of Councilors
- To maintain discipline among Councilors
- To maintain sound relations between various parties.
- To ensure that all parties are proportionally represented in various committees
Mr Moropa Mogobadi Eric, as Municipal Manager, heads the administration. He is supported by a team of executive directors and managers providing executive and mayoral support.