Municipal Manager Vacancy October 2022

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and highly motivated individuals to fill the vacant position of Municipal Manager within its establishment in Upington in the Northern Cape. As the Accounting Officer and Head of the Administration, the incumbent will assume overall responsibility for the Strategic Direction and Leadership of the Municipality. Please find the required documentation for this position below:

Vacancy: Two Audit Committee Members-Three Year Contract

ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, situated in the Northern Cape Province and based in Upington, is a dynamic equal opportunity employer. In terms of Section 166 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003(MFMA), ZF Mgcawu District Municipality calls on qualified and interested persons to serve on its Audit Committee for three (3) years, which may be extended for a further period of three years based on performance and discretion of Council. Suitable, qualified and committed individuals are invited to apply.

In anticipation of a large number of applications, correspondence will be limited to the short listed candidates only.  Preference may be given to suitable candidates residing in the Upington area as well as the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Area. Candidates serving on more than three (3) local government audit committees simultaneously will not be considered. You are further advised that the Council has the right to appoint any candidate if it is in its view that no suitable candidate could be found canvassing for appointment is highly discouraged.

Application: Detailed and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including covering letter accompanied by certified copies of Qualifications and Identity Document must be addressed to:

The Acting Municipal Manager

Private Bag X6039

Upington 8800

Hand deliveries: Corner of Upington 26 Drive & Dr Nelson Mandela Drive, Upington

No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. If you have not received any response within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Enquiries can be directed to: Mr. DJ Van Zyl, Director Corporate Services Tel: 054 – 337 2800

Thusong Service Centre Week

Today the Provincial Annual Thusong Service Centre Week Build-Up Programme took place at the Augrabies Thusong Service Centre in Kai !Garib Local Municipality.

The Thusong Service Centres began in the 1990s as the government’s strategy to correct the imbalances of the past by bringing services and information closer to the people. One of the best ways to empower our people is to not only provide them with timely and accurate information but to render on the spot service delivery to address their immediate needs.

The Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Cllr. Maryna Basson, the Mayor of Kai !Garib Local Municipality, Cllr Marshall Matthys, the Speaker of Kai !Garib Local Municipality, Cllr Ethel Vas and Ward Councillors took a walkabout to look at the services being rendered by the various government departments and organs of state.

An important feature of the day was the community engagement between the community and the political heads because democratic governance expects citizens to get involved in the process of sustainable democracy.

In September of we also celebrate Public Service Month. We focus on reawakening and strengthening the Batho Pele principles. It is the duty of every public servant to serve our communities with respect, honesty, integrity and professionalism.

ZFM Wellness Day

Today the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality held an Employee Wellness Day. The intention of the day is to create a culture of wellness and engagement among employees but most importantly today was organised by the Acting Municipal Manager to heed the call of workers for such a teambuilding day.

The program of the day consisted of three sessions:

Session 1– Health Walk across town

Session 2– Address by Motivational Speakers on amongst others disability awareness

Session 3

  • Tree Planting at the ZFM Offices
  • Games (Table Tennis, rope jumping, group dance and many more)

The day was concluded with lunch and a word of appreciation from the Acting Municipal Manager Mr Alfred Tieties.

Women’s Day Celebrations

Today the Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Councillor Maureen Basson hosted women from all walks of life in a Celebration of Women. It was a day filled with laughter, song and joy.

“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong”-Unknown

Provincial Exco Outreach

On the 17th of August 2022 Members of the Executive Council [MEC’s], led by Premier, Dr. Zamani Saul, were in the Dawid Kruiper Municipal area as part of the Provincial EXCO Outreach.

The Premier and all MEC’s are were in Louisevaleweg engaging on a one-on-one basis with members of the Community. Provincial Government also launched the “Action Thursdays” which is a programme aimed at bringing Government closer to the communities. Members of the Provincial Government were accompanied by the Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Cllr Maryna Basson as well as the Acting Municipal Manager, Mr. Alfred Tieties. Community members werealso able to access Government services.

Inter-Faith Summit convened by the Northern Cape Provincial Government

Today the Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Councillor Maryna Basson welcomed all the delegates that are attending a two-day Inter-Faith Summit convened by the Northern Cape Provincial Government in collaboration with the South African National Aids Council, the Moral Regeneration Movement, and the Inter-Faith community taking place in Upington.

The summit is aimed at consulting with faith-based leaders on their role in combatting TB, Sexually Transmitted infections and social ills in our communities in order to develop long-term and implementable resolutions.

Executive Mayor’s Women’s Day Message

ZFM Celebrates its Women

The Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Councillor Maryna Basson recently held a special Women’s Day breakfast in honour of the women working at the District Municipality. The event formed part of the Women’s month programme of the Executive Mayor for the month of August.

Women’s month is celebrated annually in August as a celebration and commemoration of the approximately 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to petition against the Apartheid pass laws that required South Africans to carry a passport that served to maintain segregation between blacks and whites. Through the sacrifices of the women of 1956, we now live in a country which recognizes women as equal citizens, with equal rights and responsibilities. Our government continues to uphold its constitutional responsibility to protect, promote and advance the rights of women. The empowerment of women is key to our nation’s advancement.

This year National Women’s Day and Women’s Month will be celebrated under the theme: “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience.” The event was organized to pay homage to the exceptional women working for the institution. “Your hard work, determination and commitment to the District Municipality does not go unnoticed. You do more than just work, you inspire,” she said.

As a District Municipality, we are committed to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In the words of Tata Mandela, “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.”

ZFM Council appoints Acting Municipal Manager

During a Special Council Meeting held on 28 July 2022, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council appointed Mr Alfred Tieties as the new Acting Municipal Manager with effect from 1 August 2022 for a period of three months.

This appointment comes after the resignation of Mr Gilbert Lategan. Mr Lategan has been an “institutional memory card” having served in Local Government for more than two decades. He played a major role in leading the District Municipality to achieve 8 clean audits.

Council expressed its appreciation for the outstanding service he has given in the local government sphere in all his various capacities. On 2 August 2022, the Executive Mayor, Councillor M.C Basson introduced the new Acting Municipal Manager to the ZFM Staff during a staff meeting.

Mr Tieties is a well-seasoned official with 15 years of experience in local government and has served as the Acting Municipal Manager at Kgatelopele Local Municipality for the last year. He has exciting and innovative ideas for the development and sustainability of the District Municipality whilst also maintaining the high standards that ZFM is known for.

Mr Tieties is committed to ensuring that the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality remains a “centre of excellence in providing quality basic services through support to local municipalities”

The ZF Mgcawu District Council congratulates Mr Tieties on his appointment and pledges its commitment to support him in his role as the Accounting Officer.

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