Seasoned leader takes over the reins

2018-06-28 06:03
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KOUGA’S new Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, is a seasoned public servant and leader.

He worked as a teacher for 22 years, during which he successfully led Andrieskraal Primary as the principal for 12 years.

Before the 2016 elections, he served as a councillor at the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (SBDM), where he was also elected as the chairperson of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC).

MPAC fulfils an important oversight role to ensure that municipal resources are used effectively and according to the law. During his time as chairperson, SBDM achieved successive clean audit opinions from the Office of the Auditor General.

In addition to his teaching qualifications, Hendricks completed Certificates in Municipal Management and Law, Municipal Finance and Practical Labour Law.

He was elected as the Ward Councillor of Ward 15 in the 2016 municipal elections, following which he was also appointed as the Speaker of the new Kouga Council.

He and his wife, Amor, live in Humansdorp with their three children.

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