Corporate Governance

Ekurhuleni Legislature Takes Committees to Communities

Over the past few years, the role of oversight and scrutiny has gained interest from civil society, lobby groups and sector stakeholders. Its momentum is fueled by a need for active accountability in government, where members of the public are calling out for a more participative role in governance.

At the City of Ekurhuleni, the Separation of Power Governance model is adopted, bringing this notion of inclusive democracy to life. This resulted in a collaboration between the Community Participation and Education and Research and Committees unit. The week of 3 February saw Oversight Committees embark on cluster committee visits that ended with public engagements. These engagements not only encouraged communities to air their views about their service delivery challenges, but also provided much a needed opportunity to drive awareness about the function of oversight and where it fits in within the local governance framework.

The Chairperson of Chairpersons, Alderman Nozipho Mabuza, directed the programme both in Thokoza and Kwa-Thema, on 4 and 6 February, respectively. The upcoming weeks see Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) conduct its annual public hearings.  Details are as follows:

Date:    14 February 2020

Venue: Edenvale Council Chamber, Edenvale

Time:   09h00 – 16h00

Date:    18 February 2020

Venue: Springs Council Chamber, Springs

Time:   09h00 – 16h00

For more information, contact Sphelele Nxele on 061 409 2590 or on


Oversight Committees embarked on cluster committee visits that ended with public engagements in Thokoza and Kwa-Thema on 4 and 6 February as part of the Legislature taking committees to the communities.