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Office of the Municipal Manager


Tel: 051 853 1111
Fax: 051 853 1332

As accounting officer of the municipality the municipal manager is responsible and accountable for:

  • All income and expenditure of the municipality;
  • All assets and the discharge of all liabilities of the municipality; and
  • Proper and diligent compliance with applicable municipal finance management Legislation

Role of the Municipal Manager

As head of administration the municipal manager of a municipality is, subject to the policy directions of the municipal council, responsible and accountable to and for:

The formation and development of an economical effective, efficient and accountable administration-Equipped to carry out the task of implementing the municipality’s integrated development plan.

Operating in accordance with the municipality’s performance management system.
Responsive to the needs of the local community to participate in the affairs of the municipality.

The management of the municipality’s administration in accordance with the Local Government Municipal Systems Act of 2000 and other legislation applicable to the municipality.

The implementation of the municipality’s integrated development plan, and the monitoring of progress with implementation of the plan.

Responsible for Institutional Risk Management by way of developing and implementation support for the institutional risk management strategy.

Develop programmes relating to proper implementation of transformation policies by liaising with relevant stakeholders.

The promotion of sound labour relations and compliance by the municipality with applicable labour legislation.

Advising the political structures and political office bearers of the municipality.
Managing communications between the municipality’s administration and its political structures and political office bearers.

Carrying out the decisions of the political structures and political office bearers of the municipality.

The exercise of any powers and the performance of any duties delegated by the municipal council, or sub-delegated by other delegating authorities of the municipality, to the municipal manager in terms of section 59.

Facilitating participation by the local community in the affairs of the municipality.
Developing and maintaining a system whereby community satisfaction with municipal services is assessed.

The implementation of national and provincial legislation applicable to the municipality.