Index Cllr Nomhle Gaga voted new Makana Executive Mayor
Date Added: 18 September 2015

The Makana Local Municipality officially announced on Wednesday 16 September that Cllr Nomhle Gaga had been appointed as the new Executive Mayor with immediate effect. Additionally, council also unanimously voted in favour of Cllr Yandiswa Vara to the position of Speaker.

In accepting her new designation, Cllr Gaga encouraged all councillors to work within the guidelines as set-out in governments Back to Basics programme, before also promising that work being carried out on the sewer line linking the townships of Eluxolweni and Hlalani, would be completed before the end of the current term.

Following her election, Cllr Gaga also revealed the names of her mayoral committee as well as a reshuffling of certain positions.

These include the appointment of Cllr Nombulelo Masoma as Chairperson of the Department of Engineering and Infrastructural Services; Cllr Mthuthuzeli Matyumza as Head of the Community & Public Safety Services; Cllr Rachel Madinda-Isaac as Chairperson of Tourism & Cultural Industries; Cllr Ernest Louw as Local Economic Development & Planning (LED) Chairperson, and Cllr Thuleka Ngeleza as the new Administration, Monitoring & Evaluation Portfolio Committee Chairperson.

In addition, Cllrs Malibongwe Khubalo and Vuyani Kolisi will represent the municipality in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in place of Cllrs Ngeleza and Julia Wells