Chief Whip

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 Ensure general discipline within the legislature, chamber and house
 Communicate the legislative agenda to members and councillors
 Manage the allocation of councillors to portfolio and other statutory committees and
 Coordinate the scheduling and compilation of the legislative agenda with the
Speaker and Executive Mayor
 Act as link between the Executive Mayor and the party and/or legislature
 Manage the Whippery
 Protect the party line during debates
 Protect party members during debates and ensure fair treatment
 Generally assist (the Speaker) to maintain order and decorum within the legislature
 Negotiate voting positions between various parties
 Ensure councillor performance within Council
 Manage the use of office and meeting space by councillors and political parties
 Grant leave of absence to councillors from meetings of Council and committees
 Determine the developmental needs of councillors in consultation with party whips
and develop a training programme for councillors
 Provide administrative support to councillors
 Provide strategic research support to councillors
 Facilitate and manage councillor wellness support programmes <br>

The Chief Whip is a political leader whose task is to enforce the whipping system,
which aims to ensure that legislators who are members of a political party attend and
vote on legislation as the party leadership prescribes.
A whip is an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a
legislature. This means ensuring that members of the party vote according to the
party platform, rather than according to their own individual ideology or the will of
their donors or constituents. Whips are the party&#39;s &quot;enforcers&quot;.
The Chief Whip of the Majority Party oversees the whipping system of the majority
party and ensures that Members of Parliament belonging to the majority party attend
plenary sessions and vote on legislation in the National Assembly.

Whip is responsible for administering the whipping system that ensures that members of the party attend and vote in the council as the party leadership desires. The Office of the Chief Whip was established to create synergy and to maintain discipline among Councillors from various Political Parties. The Role of the Chief Whip of Council covers both the political and administrative domains of Council with emphasis on the political aspect. The Chief Whip has to ensure that relationship between political parties is constructive and focused on key issues that aimed at improving service delivery and the lives of the residents in Inxuba Yethemba Municipality. The Chief Whip further acts as a chairperson of Caucus Political Management which is the Speaker, the Mayor and REC deployed in the municipality. The Chief Whip ensures that there is equitable representation in Committees of Council. Chief Whip’s other role in the municipality is to give feedback to the ANC concerning how local government is functioning in terms of the party’s election manifesto. It is also to make sure that the council runs smoothly as per the requirements of local government laws. The Chief Whip also ensures that councillors attend to their duties, assists in deploying councillors to various committees and ensures all councillors are accountable. He maintains discipline among councillors. The Chief Whip of Council also serves as the Chief Whip of the ruling party and his responsibilities include the management of the Whippery of the ANC. The role of the Whippery is to manage the study groups and ensure that a member of the party speaks in one voice. The chief whip also serves as a link between the ruling party and its councillors Chief Whip is the strategist of the party at the council as he further coordinates the municipality’s Chief Whips Forum and Chair its meetings |
048 802 5102
Cradock Main Building Cradock, Town 5880
Maria Nortje (Ms.)
048 802 5102