Mossel Bay at present has 14 Ward Councillors and 13 proportional representative Councillors. Mossel Bay introduced an executive mayoral system, consisting of an Executive Mayor, Executive Deputy Mayor and the Councillors heading five standing committees through which Council conducts its affairs. The Executive Mayor, the Executive Deputy Mayor and the Chairpersons of the standing committees constitute the Mayoral Committee.
Council also has a Speaker who chairs Council meetings, and ensures compliance of the Council's code of conduct, rules and orders. The Speaker has ex officio sitting on the Mayoral Committee but does not have voting rights. The Executive Mayor, Executive Deputy Mayor, the Speaker and the above mentioned committee chairpersons are full-time Councillors.
Ald P Terblanche