The area is demarcated into thirteen wards, each with a directly elected councillor. These councillors are assisted by a ward committee of ten members. Ward committee members are elected democratically. Provision is made for the representation of organisations as well as individuals. Ward committees play an important role in the drafting and reviewing of the Integrated Development Plan and the identification of budget needs.

Overstrand Municipality is a Damocratic Alliance led municipality and comprises of 25 councillors. Twelve of the twenty-five councillors represent political parties on a proportional basis. This means that residents of Overstrand can also use political channels to bring matters to Council's attention. Council has a speaker who presides at meetings of the council; the speaker also exercises the powers delegated in terms of section 59 of the Local Government; Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000). Three political parties are represented: the Democratic Alliance (15), the African National Congress (9) and the National Independent Civic Organisation (1).


Mayoral Committee 

Executive Mayor Ald Rudolph Smith
Executive Deputy Mayor & Finance Portfolio Ald Dudley Coetzee
Management Services & Protection Services Portfolios Cllr Riana de Coning
Infrastructure and Planning Portfolio Cllr David Botha
Community Services Portfolio Cllr Andrew Komani
Economic Development & Tourism Portfolio Cllr Elnora Gillion



Speaker

Ald Anton Coetsee


Ward Councillors

Ward 1 - Cllr Xolani Msweli (ANC)

Ward 2 - Cllr Riana De Coning (DA)

Ward 3 - Cllr Kari Brice (DA)

Ward 4 - Ald Anton Coetsee (DA)

Ward 5 - Cllr Valerie Pungupungu (ANC)

Ward 6 - Ald Michelle Sapepa (ANC)

Ward 7 - Cllr David Botha (DA)

Ward 8 - Cllr Elnora Gillion (DA)

Ward 9 - Cllr Grant Cohen (DA)

Ward 10 - Cllr Fanie Krige (DA)

Ward 11 - Ald Dudley Coetzee (DA)

Ward 12 - Cllr Vuyani Macotha (ANC)

Ward 13 - Cllr  Dr Junita Kloppers-Lourens (DA)


Proportional Representation


Ald Rudolph Smith - Executive Mayor (DA)
Ald Nicolette Botha-Guthrie (DA)
Cllr Moira Opperman (DA)
Cllr Arnie Africa (DA)
Cllr Archie Klaas (DA)
Cllr Andrew Komani (DA)
Cllr Lindile Ntsabo (DA)
Cllr Siphiwo Kalolo (ANC)
Cllr Theodorah (Nomaxesibhe) Nqinata (ANC)
Cllr Connie Tafu-Nwonkwo (ANC)
Cllr Simphiwe Tebele (ANC)
Cllr  Benet Molefe (EFF)