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City welcomes new councillors with orientation programme

As the municipal election dust settles and coalition talks get underway, the City of Cape Town will implement an induction for its new city council.

City manager Achmat Ebrahim explains that the new councillors will have to attend orientation this week to familiarise themselves with the processes in the City, and the various roles and responsibilities.

The inaugural meeting for all the 231 councillors, including both new and old, will take place on Thursday 11 August.

During the meeting, the speaker, mayor, executive deputy mayor and chief whip for the City will elected, in addition to various party whips.

Ebrahim says the municipal system for the City will be discussed, and the rules of order will be adopted at the council meetings.

Listen to the full conversation:

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