The third layer of committees is the Portfolio Committees (in terms of Section 80 of the Local government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998)), which makes recommendations to the EXCO and report back on resolutions taken in terms of its delegated powers.
All Portfolio Committees report to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may refer a matter back to the Portfolio Committee for further consideration, amend or adopt the recommendations if it has delegated authority to do so, or submit its (Executive committee) recommendations to council.
There are 3 (three) section 80 committees, namely:
Finance & Infrastructure, Planning and Development Service Portfolio Committee
Community Development Services Portfolio Committee
Governance Portfolio Committee