MEET OUR WARD COUNCILLORS
MEET OUR proportional COUNCILLORS
Ward 1 ANC
Cllr Siyabulelo Mafenuka
Middelpos & Diazville West – Saldanha
Ward 3 - DA
Cllr Charleen van Nooi
White City & part of Town – Saldanha
Ward 5 - DA
Cllr André Truter
Saldanha Town, Bluewater Bay & Jacob’s Bay – Saldanha
Ward 7 - DA
Cllr Miranda Schrader
Hopefield & Koperfontein – Hopefield
Ward 9 - ANC
Cllr Goodman Sipholi
Ongegund – Vredenburg
Ward 11 - DA
Cllr Sharon Scholtz
St. Helena Bay (Steenberg’s Cove, Sandy Point, Stompneus Bay, Brittania bay & Shelley Ponit) & Paternoster- St. Helena Bay & Paternoster
Ward 13 - DA
Cllr Sucilla Van Tura
YSKOR, Selfbou & Part of Louwville- Vredenburg
Ward 4 - DA
Cllr Avril Williams
Diazville – Saldanha
Ward 6 DA
Cllr Andries Venter
Langebaan South – Langebaan
Ward 8 - DA
Cllr Eventhia Vaughan
Vredenburg North, Green Village & Langebaan Air Force Base – Vredenburg
Ward 10 - DA
Ald Elize Steyn
Vredenburg South & Part of Louwville – Vredenburg
Ward 12 - ANC
Cllr Monde Makwetu
Laingville – St. Helena Bay
Ward 14 - DA
Cllr Wilhelm America
Langebaan North and Mykonos – Langebaan
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is local government?
The Constitution of the Respublic of South Africa, 1996 sets out the system of governance for the country. It sets out three spheres of government. They are:
- National Government
- Provincial Government
- Local Government
2. What are political structures?
The political structures of a municipality are made up of elected representatives or councillors. These councillors provide political direction to the municipality. They are accountable to the communities who elected them.
3. What is a Councillor?
Councillors are people that have been elected by voters and they represent these voters on the municipal council. They are elected every five years to sit on the municipal council.
4. What are the roles of Councillors?
The main role of councillors is to provide a link between their constituency and the municipality. They must establish their community’s needs and refer these to council. Ward councillors are directly accountable to the residents of their wards. Proportional (PR) councillors must represent the policies and the interests of the political parties they belong to in council.
5. What is the difference between a Ward Councillor and a Proportional (PR) Councillor?
Ward councillors are elected as candidates who represent particular wards within the municipal area.
Proportional (PR) Councillors are elected on a proportional party list and represent political parties on the municipal council.
6. What is a Municipal Council?
Every municipality must have a municipal council consisting of all ward and PR councillors. The council should meet at least four times a year. The municipal council has the authority to make decisions regarding the exercise of the municipality’s powers or to pass by-laws that affect the municipality.
7. What is a Speaker?
All municipal councils must elect a speaker from amongst their members. The speaker:
- Is the chairperson of the council;
- Ensures that the council meets quarterly;
- Maintains order during council meetings;
- Ensures that council and council committees comply with the Code of Conduct for councillors.
8. What is a Ward Committee?
A Ward Committee is made up of community representatives in a local municipal ward or within a local or metropolitan municipality. They assist the councillor in organising community consultation, and conveying this information between the council, the councillor and the community. Ward Committees are advisory committees that can make recommendations on any matter affecting the ward.
9. What is the role of a Ward Committee?
Ward Committees are required to increase the participation by the residents in their ward in democratic decision-making so that they can input on matters that relate to their day to day living. Ward Committees:
- Ensure better participation from the community to inform council decisions;
- Make sure that there is good communication between the council and the community;
Assist the ward councillor with consultation and report-back to the community.