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, as well as functions delegated by the Mayor and Council.
The municipal manager is appointed by council. He is the link between the council and the administration, of which he is the head. He 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.
As the whole citizenry of the Intsika Yethu Municipality looks up to the Municipal Council to improve their socio-economic status, the whole of the Municipality and its staff look up to the Municipal Manager and his/her directors to lead them and provide the necessary support to increase productivity and deliver services to all citizens of this Municipality.