Meet The Speaker



Cllr. Tiny Nosisa Jojozi was born in 1968. She began her teaching career in 1989 after graduating the Secondary Teacher’s Diploma at the Butterworth College of Education. Due to her innate drive and tenacity, she furthered her studies by doing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree at UNISA where she majored in Education, Politics, History and Geography. Subsequently, she did an Honours Degree in Geography from the University Of South Africa (UNISA). Valuing the importance of Education, Jojozi acquired certificates in ABET, Local Government Practice, Basic Computer Literacy, Municipal Executive Leadership Programme and the Certificate Programme in Management Development (CPMD).
Cllr. Jojozi Joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1991. From 1995 to 1999, she was a member of the ANC in Mount Frere Branch Committee on the Gender Desk.In addition to that she became a Treasurer of the ANC FROM 2005-2008 IN THE Chris Hani Branch Executive Committee in the Kokstad Sub region. In 200 to 2011, she became a Councillor at the then Sisonke District Municipality which is now the Harry Gwala District Municipality representing the Greater Kokstad Municipality and a member of the Corporate Services Portfolio Committee.In 2011-2016 she became the Mayor of the Greater Kokstad Local Municipality. Jojozi has served on a number of leadership positions in the ANC from 2009 to 2014.
In June 2014, Cllr. Jojozi became the Acting Regional Secretary of the ANC’s Executive Committee in the Harry Gwala Region. In October 2014, she became the ANC REC member of the Harry Gwala Region and the convener of the Regional Legislature and Governance Sub-Committee. Furthermore she is serving as a member of the Social Transformation Committee.
On the 25th August 2016, she was inaugurated as the Speaker of the Harry Gwala District Municipality to date.
The speaker of a municipal council:
(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; 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); and (f) must ensure that council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council.