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 (16), the African National Congress (7) and the EFF (1).

Mayoral Committee 

Executive Mayor Ald Dudley Coetzee
Executive Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure and Planning Portfolio Cllr Elnora Gillion
Finance Portfolio Cllr Riana de Coning
Economic Development & Tourism  Cllr Kari Brice
Management Services Portfolio Cllr Andrew Komani
Community Services Portfolio Cllr Cohen Grant
Protection Services Portfolio Cllr Arnie Africa


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 Michael Mhana (Land Party)

Ward 13 – Cllr Jean Orban (DA)

Proportional Representation

Cllr Rohald Nutt (DA)
Cllr Arnie Africa (DA)
Cllr Christine Ann May (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)
Cllr Charmaine Resandt (DA)