Executive Committee (EXCO)

Functions and Powers of Executive Committees

  1. An executive committee is :
    1. the principal committee of the council of a municipality of a type that is entitled to establish an executive committee; and
    2. The committee of a municipal council which receives reports form the other committees of the council and which must forward these reports together with its recommendations to the council when it cannot dispose of the matter in terms of its delegated powers.
  2. The executive committee must :
    1. identify the needs of the municipality;
    2. review and evaluate those needs in order of priority;
    3. recommend to the municipal council strategies, programmes and services to address priority needs through the integrated development plan and estimates of revenue and expenditure, taking into account any applicable national and provincial development plans; and
    4. Recommend or determine the best methods, including partnership and other approaches, to deliver those strategies, programmes and services to the maximum benefit of the community.
  3. The executive in performing its duties must :-
    1. Identify and develop criteria in terms of which progress in the implementation of strategies, programmes and services referred to in subsection (2)  can be evaluated, including key performance indicators which are specific to the municipality and common to local government in general;
    2. Evaluate progress against the key performance indicators;
    3. Review the performance of the municipality in order to improve :-
      1. the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the municipality;
      2. the efficiency of credit control and revenue and debt collection services; and
      3. the implementation of the municipality’s by-laws;
    4. Monitor the management of the municipality’s administration in accordance with the policy directions of the municipal council;
    5. Oversee the provision of services to communities in the municipality in a sustainable manner;
    6. Performs such duties and exercise such powers as the council may delegate to it in terms of section 32;
    7. Annually report on the involvement of communities and community organizations in the affairs of the municipality; and
    8. Ensure that regard is given to public views and report on the effect of consultation on the decision of the council.
  4. An executive committee must report to the municipal council on all decisions taken by the committee.