The roles and functions of the Speaker
The speaker of a municipal council has function to:
(a) presides at meetings of the council;
(b) performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated to the speaker in terms of section 59 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000)
(c) must ensure that the council meets at least quarterly;
(d) must maintain order during meetings;
(e) must ensure compliance in the council and council committees with the Code of Conduct set out in Schedule 1 to the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000);
(f) must ensure that council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council.