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Ekurhuleni Speaker Raymond Dhlamini

Cllr Raymond Dhlamini

Resident of the City of Ekurhuleni since birth, Cllr Dhlamini (42) believes in using his position to influence positive social change by improving the livelihoods of the people in the City. His involvement in politics and youth development display a deep passion for working with people but more importantly, it reflects a deeper commitment to inspire a culture of serving diligently and transparently.

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On Tuesday, 22 November 2021, Cllr Raymond Dhlamini was elected the new Speaker of Council.

A resident of the City of Ekurhuleni since birth, Cllr Dhlamini (42) believes in using his position to influence positive social change by improving the livelihoods of the people in the City. His involvement in politics and youth development display a deep passion for working with people but more importantly, it reflects a deeper commitment to inspire a culture of serving diligently and transparently. His upbringing is the backstory and motivation behind his belief in empowering residents by creating a safer, upwardly mobile developmental city with a specific focus on poverty alleviation.

He takes the responsibility bestowed upon him by council with utmost earnestness – not only has he committed to serving the people of Ekurhuleni with dignity by oath, but also reinforcing this ethos in his acceptance speech.

During his tenure he wishes to see a progressive council that passes impactful resolutions which will ultimately uplift poor communities, ensure consistent service delivery, and achieve good governance. As the custodian of the Legislature, he will also oversee the work of oversight committees whose primary role is to ensure stringent scrutiny over the work of the Executive and its Administration. He also displays a sense of urgency in ensuring councillors are well equipped to start doing their work of serving communities