They will also need to prove a demonstrable record of discipline, with no evidence of criminal records or maladministration.
They will need a minimum of seven years of political and leadership experience, five years' experience in strategic management of “complex development”, a keen understanding of social and economic drivers of local government including water, sanitisation, electricity and refuse.
Those who seek to be mayors will also need to possess knowledge of budgeting, financial management and sustainability issues, according to the document.
The interview panels will work on a key performance area document that determines scoring on a weighting criteria. For instance, political experience and leadership weighs a significant 20 points, while academic qualifications weigh five points, with ethical leadership and gender weighing 10 points each.
Some of the 18 question topics prospective ANC mayors will face include:
- their understanding of what the ANC stands for;
- instances where they had to stand in defence of ANC values “even though such a stand could have jeopardised your personal interests”;
- the role and function of municipal executive leadership;
- the role of a municipality in economic development; as well as
- funding strategies they will implement should they be installed as mayor.