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The State of the City Address takes place on Tuesday, 25 April 2023, at the Council Chamber in the OR Tambo Government Precinct Civic Centre in Germiston. Speaker of Council Cllr Nthabiseng Tshivhenga calls the meeting where the Executive Mayor Cllr Sivuyile Ngodwana will deliver the State of the City Address.

SOCA Frequently Asked Questions

This is a speech customarily given once a year by the Executive Mayor, and commonly called the State of the City Address (SOCA)

The Executive Mayor reports on the status of the city at a full council sitting. It follows the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the President and the State of the Province Address (SOPA) by the Premier

In terms of section 19 (b) of the Local Government Systems Act 2000 notice is given of a special council meeting, and in terms of the Municipal Structures Act Section 29 (1), the Speaker of Council decides when and where the Council meets.

Key objectives and deliverables for the year ahead, highlight achievements in the past year, flag challenges and outline interventions to unlock development interventions for the coming financial year

26 April 2007, delivered by the then mayor Duma Nkosi in the Germiston Council Chamber (renamed the OR Tambo Government Precinct, Civic Centre, Germiston New Council Chamber).

All Council meetings are open to the public. You will also be able to see and hear the address on various platforms.