Office of the Chief Whip
Chief Whip: Cllr Phethola Adolf Rapetswa
Role of the Chief Whip
Office of the Chief Whip is the centre of the ruling party’s political
management system and the engine of cohesion, discipline and accountability of
all public representatives to the structures of the movement and their
constituencies. The Chief Whip is accountable to the Regional Executive
Committee (REC) on the day to day work of the party’s public representatives.
Together with the Office of the Executive Mayor and the Speaker, the Chief
Whip’s Office is the central pillar of the governing party’s programme.
The Office of the Chief Whip has a duty to ensure effective management among
all these three key centres of authority. The Chief Whip and the Caucus
Leadership bear the leadership responsibility of motivating, advising and
instilling discipline among all members of the Caucus. Chief Whip is
responsible for the supervision and management of the staff of the party’s
caucus as well the efficient running and coordination of constituency work of