LIVE BLOG | Metro councils meeting

Follow all the latest news from the inaugural sitting of Councils

Joburg is arguably the country's most sought-after metro with the biggest budget.
Joburg is arguably the country's most sought-after metro with the biggest budget.
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The DA has 71 seats in council and would have needed support from other parties to secure the win.

DA's Vasco Da Gama is Speaker.

Voting has started.

Council is back in session.

The seating is still on break.

Ekurhuleni: The DA has claimed the first victory in its effort to win the City of Ekurhuleni, with its nominee Raymond Dlamini voted as  speaker of council.

Attendees singing to pass the time at the Johannesburg council meeting.

Councillors are accepting nominations for Speaker. Pictured is Cllr Sibongile Eunice Mgcina who has accepted her nomination.

15 minute break for nominations

Council is back in session. 

Herman Mashaba spoke to the media during the break.

Swearing in of councillors in Johannesburg has concluded, a lunch break is announced.

EFF councillors being sworn in.

Proceedings in Johannesburg getting noisy. Guests have been cautioned to lower the volume all morning.

The DA’s mayoral candidate in Ekurhuleni Refiloe Nt’sekhe has withdrawn as a councillor candidate in the metro.

Helen Zille issues a statement.

The council meeting will see three mayoral candidates nominated as the ANC, DA and ActionSA will field their own candidates. 

Councillors being sworn in during the inaugural Ekurhuleni council meeting in Germiston.

NMB: The ANC has re-taken Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality as a new Mayor Eugene Johnson secured the position by just one vote. 

The council meeting will see three mayoral candidates nominated as the ANC, DA and ActionSA will field their own candidates. 

More councillors being sworn in. 

Councillors from the ACDP have been sworn in. It is now the ANC's turn, all names were accompanied by cheers as they were called out.

Councillors  are taking their oaths in Johannesburg. A request has been made to call all councillors in a particular party to take their oaths together. ActionSA is first.

Our reporter Nomazima Nkosi is following proceedings.

The meeting  proceedings are underway in Johannesburg and it is being streamed live. 

Nelson Mandela Bay is on break.

The ANC has re-taken Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality as a new Mayor Eugene Johnson secured the position by just one vote.

Voting underway for Executive Mayor in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Councillor Gary Van Niekerk has been elected as the Speaker of Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality.

Nelson Mandela Bay is currently voting for speaker.

Councillors being sworn in at Nelson Mandela Bay.

Nelson Mandela Bay is ready for their meeting to commence.


The ANC will nominate Mpho Moerane as its mayoral candidate for Johannesburg, the party said on Sunday evening. 

Luthuli House has finally released names of its mayoral candidates for SA's major municipalities following its contentious internal processes.  

In Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Nelson Mandela Bay, the party also approved the nomination of Frans Boshielo, Mzwandile Masina and Eugene Johnson respectively.

Last week the City of Johannesburg's first council meeting was postponed due to a planned water shutdown. It would have been the first council sitting following the November 1 local government elections that resulted in a hung municipality.


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