The Municipal Manager as head of the administration is responsible and accountable for tasks and functions as provided for in, but not limited to the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, No. 32 of 2000, Chapter 8 of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, No. 56 of 2003 other functions/tasks as provided for in legislation.
He acts as the link between the council and the administration and has to account for the municipality's income and expenditure, assets and other obligations such as proper adherence to all legislation applicable to municipalities. Subject to the municipal council's policy directions, he ensures that an economically viable, effective, efficient and accountable administration is established and developed, that the IDP comes to fruition, that municipal services are delivered in a sustainable and balanced fashion, that a personnel corps is appointed, managed, developed and disciplined and that sound labour relations are maintained.
The following sections reside under and report directly to the Municipal Manager:
- IDP Unit
- Internal Audit
- Legal Services
- Policy and Planning Unit
- Project Management Unit