n Local Government Bulletin - Legal briefs

Volume 8, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 14 PROPORTIONAL LEADERSHIP? Let's say that in a collective executive system, Party A has 37 councillors, Party B has 13 And Party C has one. The Executive Committee has 10 members and five standing committees. Is Party B entitled to chair a standing committee on the basis of proportionality? It is the prerogative of the council (the ruling majority) to decide whether or not Party B can chair a standing committee. Party B constitutes just over 20% of the council which numerically equates to one in five. Section 160(8) of the Constitution provides that "members of ..

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