Stellenbosch Municipality

02 NOVEMBER 2020

 

At an Urgent Council Meeting held in the Stellenbosch Town Hall this morning, an item served on the resignation of Councilor Nyaniso Jindela as Speaker. The Speaker resigned effective from 31 October 2020.

Councilors were then given the opportunity to nominate and elect a new Speaker, in terms of Section 36 of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act, no 117 of 1998.  Councilor Wilhelmina Petersen was nominated and elected unopposed as the new Speaker. As a result of Councilor Petersen’s election to the Speaker’s Chair, a new Deputy Executive Mayor also had to be elected, in terms of Section 48 of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act, no 117 of 1998. Councilor Jindela was duly nominated and elected unopposed as the new Deputy Executive Mayor.

We thank both councilors for their continued commitment to improving the lives of the people of the Greater Stellenbosch region and we wish them well in these new roles. 

For any further queries, please contact the relevant political party.

 

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From left to right: Deputy Mayor Nyaniso Jindela, Mayor Gesie van Deventer and Speaker Wilhelmina Petersen. 

 

Media queries:

Stuart Grobbelaar T: 021 808 8172 | C: 084 036 1395

Mart-Marié Haasbroek T: 021 808 8024 | C: 072 910 3724

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