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Executive Mayor Xhakaza

Ald Nkosindiphile Xhakaza

Ald Nkosindiphile Xhakaza was elected as the Executive Mayor on 11 April 2024 during an extraordinary council meeting.

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Alderman Nkosindiphile Doctor Xhakaza, the newly elected Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, brings a wealth of experience and a strong leadership background to the role. Mayor Xhakaza was raised in the Lebeong Section of Thembisa, coming from humble beginnings. He pursued his education at Inxiweni Primary School and later at Masiqhakaze Secondary School. He holds a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting (Cum Laude) from Vaal University of Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management from Regenesys. His career in public service began in 2011 as a PR Councillor in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, where he later became the Deputy Chief Whip for the ANC Caucus, contributing significantly to municipal affairs and service delivery.

Xhakaza has played a pivotal role on several crucial Section 79 committees, including the Transport Planning and Provision Oversight and the Oversight Committee on the Mayor’s Office and Legislature, where he monitored institutional and governance performance. As the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Water and Energy, and subsequently for Finance, Economic Development, and ICT, Xhakaza steered strategic initiatives targeting critical infrastructure and financial health. His leadership contributed to significant milestones, such as receiving a Clean Audit Opinion for the 2019/2020 financial year. More recently, in his roles as leader of Executive Business and MMC for Corporate and Shared Services and Service Delivery Coordination, Xhakaza has been dedicated to driving operational enhancements, fostering economic expansion, and upholding clean governance. His efforts are consistently supported by a steadfast dedication to social justice and a commitment to excellence in service delivery.