COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The mandate for the Directorate: Community and Social Development Services is derived from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act No. 108 of 1996) which provides that local government must, as part of its objectives, ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner; the promotion of a safe and healthy environment and the achievement of social development imperatives. The Directorate performs functions that are dedicated to the social and environmental well-being of the community. Part of the matters listed in schedule 4(b) and 5(b) of the Constitution are the primary responsibility of this Directorate. These include fire-fighting services, municipal health services, cemeteries, cleansing services, municipal parks amongst others.
The functional responsibilities of the Directorate are: