ARTICLE BY DON FORBES – DOCRRA COMMITTEE MEMBER

The Municipal Structures Act of 1998 provides for Ward Committees to be set up within category A & B Municipalities.

Primary Function
The primary function of a ward committee is to be a formal communication channel between the community and the municipal council. Ward committees are the advisory committees which make recommendations on matters affecting the ward or the community.

A ward committee consists of:

The ward councillor, being the chair, is the direct link between ward committee, the community and the council and must ensure that community problems are dealt with in an appropriate way and that feedback is communicated to the ward committee and citizens.

The Ward Committee:

Key points:

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