Office of the Chief Whip

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     ​Chief Whip: Cllr Phethola Adolf Rapetswa

The 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 councillors.