ZFM Elects New Executive Mayor

During a Council meeting held on the 30th May 2019, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council elected its new Executive Mayor.

Following the resignation of the former Executive Mayor Cllr Abraham Vosloo, a vacancy occurred in this regard.


In terms of Section 55 (2) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, a vacancy in the office of the executive mayor must be filled when necessary and as such Council was obligated to elect an Executive Mayor as a matter of urgency.A formal nomination process took place and the incumbent, Councillor Jan Johannes Jacobus Olyn was elected Executive Mayor unopposed.

As his first order of business, Cllr Olyn tabled the Annual Budget to Council in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act. The Executive Mayor highlighted some concerns in terms of funded budgets for municipalities, “I am concerned about the trend of shrinking government income and as you know our disadvantage as the Northern Cape is that we are the biggest Province with the least population and this hugely affects the allocations we receive both on Provincial and Local Government level,” he said

Councillor Olyn brings with him a wealth of experience in Local Government having served previously as the Mayor of Kai Garib and has acted in various capacities including being the Speaker and Executive Mayor of the District Municipality. The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality wishes to congratulate the newly elected Executive Mayor Cllr JJJ Olyn and trusts he will lead the District to higher heights.

The Former Executive Mayor, the Honourable MEC for Roads and Public Works, MEC Vosloo graced the District with his presence to officially hand over the reigns to the new incumbent.




Re-Advertisement: Municipal Manager Vacancy



On 30 May 2019, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council resolved to re-advertise the vacant position of Municipal Manager.

Please find the required documentation for this position below:

  1. Advert for Municipal Manager Post- Click here to read/download
  2. Annexure C_ MM Vacancy_Application Form- Click here to read/download
  3. Government Gazette 37245 dates 17 January 2014- Click here to read/download

ZFM bids farewell to Councillors

Following the May 8 2019 General and Provincial Elections, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has had to bid farewell to its Executive Mayor, Councillor Abraham Vosloo (ANC Direct Elected Councillor) as well as Councillor Priscilla Isaacs (Dawid Kruiper DA seconded Councillor). Both Councillor Vosloo and Councillor Isaacs have been appointed as members of the Provincial Legislature in the Northern Cape.


In terms of Section 27 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, a Councillor vacates office is he or she resigns in writing.

The two Councillors have vacated office and as such there are vacancies within the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council.

In terms of the Independent Commission’s Election Guide with regards to PR (Proportional Representatives) Councillors the affected Political Party must submit to the IEC a party list as well as the names that appear on the list in order of the party’s preference.

Vosloo Isaacs Befunky

These current vacancies in the ZFM Council will be forwarded to the IEC and the necessary processes will follow, at this stage the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality cannot pre-empt who the candidates will be to fill the vacancies. The District Municipality has to follow due course in this regard.


The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality wishes to thank Councillor Abraham Vosloo and Councillor Priscilla Isaacs for their service to the people of the District and their contribution towards the promotion of service delivery.

We wish them well with their new appointments and accompanying responsibilities and all other future endeavours.



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