Office of the Municipal Manager


Mr SD Mbhele

Municipal Manager



  • IDP and Strategic
  • PMS
  • LED 
  • Special Programmes 
  • Internal Audit


Section 152(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996, refers to the objects of local government, which are:-

(a) To provide democratic and accountable government for local communities.

(b) To ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner.

(c) To promote social and economic development

(d) To promote a safe and healthy environment

(e) To encourage the involvement of communities and community organizations in the matters of local government.

Role of the Municipal Manager

The Municipal Manager is the Accounting Officer and is responsible for the control and management of the day-to-day administrative affairs of the Umuziwabantu Municipality and to ensure that Council policy is implemented promptly, efficiently, and within the parameters of all relevant legislation. The Municipal Manager will interface with both elected members and officials, and to assist departmental heads meet their required outputs and outcomes and provides leadership and strategic advice as necessary.

Strategic leadership

  1. Provide strategic leadership to all operational activities of the municipalities;
  2. Provide the link between the political leadership and administrative activities of the municipality;
  3. Provide strategic leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of the IDP, Budget and SDBIP;
  4. Identify and develop new business initiatives for the municipality;
  5. Ensure alignment of municipal activities to National and Provincial Priorities; and
  6. Ensure that Council policies, resolutions and relevant pieces of legislation are implemented and/or complied with.

Institutional Capacity Development and management

  1. Enhance institutional delivery capacity by researching, analyzing and implementing best practices;
  2. Design, develop and implement systems and processes to improve the municipal operational efficiency
  3. Define and implement effective management systems;
  4. Ensuring optimum utilizations of resources and value for money;
  5. Manage and develop human capital talent and ensure that the municipality has effective and consistent people management policies; and
  6. Provide adequate physical, financial and other resources for the achievement of the municipal strategic goals.

Public participation

  1. Develop and promote community participation in government activities;
  2. Consult stakeholders and solicit input on the development of the IDP and the Municipal Budget;
  3. Lead, manage and coordinate the performance of the Ward Committees;
  4. Initiate, develop and coordinate programmes and interventions for ensuring maximum public participation in municipal programs;

Youth, Women, Children, Disabled and Gender issues and special programs

  1. Manage and coordinate activities related to the youth, children, disabled and women;
  2. Coordinate events associated with youth, children, disabled, women and gender programs
  3. Identify, support and coordinate Sporting activities within the municipality;

Stakeholder Management

  1. Develop and maintain good relations with key stakeholders, relevant National and Provincial Government Departments and Civil Society Organizations’;
  2. Manage relationships both internally and externally;
  3. Enable and leverage networking ability across public and private entities to facilitate collaboration;

Contact Details

Mr. SD Mbhele : Municipal Manager
Jolanda Khuzwayo : Personal Assistant
West Gumede : IDP
Tsontelo Mohlaoli : Special Programmes
Ndodebomvu Mbotho : Youth Development


© 2011 uMuziwabantu Municipality