Cape Town - Amos Masondo has been elected unopposed as the new chairperson of the National Council of Provinces on Thursday.
Masondo takes over from Thandi Modise after she was elected Speaker of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Masondo was the mayor of the City of Johannesburg for many years before he came to Parliament.
In the National Assembly he served in the portfolio committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs before he was appointed co-chairperson of the ethics committee.
Former Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is going to be Masondo's deputy.