The Department of Development Planning has called on members of the public to submit nominations for individuals to serve as additional external members of the City of Johannesburg Municipal Planning Tribunal (MPT).
In a public notice issued on 15 February 2022, the Department is seeking individuals with appropriate qualifications in spatial planning and built environment, land use management and land development, engineering, and the legal profession.
The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16, 2013 (SPLUMA) requires municipalities
to establish an MPT, to determine land use and development applications within their municipal area.
Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC), Cllr Belinda Echeozonjoku, encouraged individuals
who meet the criteria, or know of individuals who do, to apply or submit their nominations by
28 March 2022.
“There are professionals out there who are experts in their respective fields, and these are the
individuals whom we believe can effectively contribute to decisions on development in
Johannesburg,” Cllr Echeozonjoku said.
The appointment to serve as a member of the MPT is voluntary, without any financial
compensation in return.
All nominations must be submitted in writing, for the attention of Mr Hector Bheki Makhubo,
Deputy Director: Legal Administration, at 9th Floor, Legal Administration Unit, 158 Civic
Boulevard, by hand, or by email at HectorMa@joburg.org.za, within 30 working days from the
date of publication of the public notice.
Applications and nominations must be submitted with a motivation letter, together with the
individual’s curriculum vitae, setting out their full credentials and experience in the field/s
concerned, noting how they can contribute to the effective facilitation of hearings of the MPT.
The public notice calling for the nomination of ex officio members is published in conjunction
with the listed City officials who will form part of the MPT, as approved by Council on 07
October 2021. All the members have the necessary knowledge and experience of spatial
planning, land use management and land development, or the law related thereto.
All MPT members will be subject to the terms and conditions and the code of conduct, as
prescribed by Section 37 and Section 38 of the SPLUMA. Membership of the Tribunal is subject
to review as and when it becomes necessary.