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.



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