The Executive Mayor coordinates the executive work of council and is elected by the council to provide a strategic direction of the city.
The Executive Mayor monitors the management of the municipality of the municipality's administration in accordance with the directions of the council. S/he oversees the provision of services to communities in the municipality in a sustainable manner.
The Executive Mayor is also assisted by mayoral committee members who are also part of the Council. The mayoral committee is responsible for individual portfolios such as community development, housing, finance and reports directly to the mayor. He/she is at the centre of the system of governance with executive powers to manage the City which means that the Executive Mayor has an overarching strategic and political responsibility.