About the Office of the Speaker

  • Managing public participation through ward committees, stakeholder forums, petition processes, by-laws, etc., and enhancing the public participation role of the Speaker.
  • Rendering secretariat services related to the meetings of ward committees, the Section 79 Ad Hoc Committee and the Council Committee so as to enhance the secretariat role of the Speaker.
  • Providing effective strategic support to the units in the Speaker's office to enhance the role of the Speaker.

Strategic goals

  • To provide political leadership in ward participatory governance.
  • To involve the community in the affairs of the Municipality in terms of sections 16 and 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000).
  • To communicate information concerning community participation in terms of section 18 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000.
  • To ensure the planning, development and enhancement of effective policy and research in terms of the roles and delegations related to the Speaker.
  • To ensure the implementation and maintenance of effective resolution tracking and monitoring for meetings of ward committees, the Section 79 Ad Hoc Committee and the Council Committee.
  • To ensure oversight over Council Committees, rules and orders.
  • To ensure effective ward committee secretariat services.

Key performance areas (KPA's)

  • Petition, memorandums and public-hearing affairs
  • Public information and awareness services
  • Policy development, implementation and research
  • Resolution tracking and monitoring
  • Council committees, rules and orders oversight
  • Ward Committee secretariat services
  • Section 79 Ad Hoc Committee secretariat services
  • Council secretariat services
  • Councillor support, auxiliary service and civic events
  • Strategic planning and performance management


Speaker's Office: Ms Elizabeth Mdali


053-830 6224

Email: EMdali@solplaatje.org.za

Personal Assistant: Ms Susan Lefleur

053-830 6331

Email: SLefleur@solplaatje.org.za

Physical Address : 

Sol Plaatje Municipality
Civic Centre
Old Building, 1st Floor Room 9
Sol Plaatje Drive