Municipal Manager

Mr. T.P Masejane

Tel: (051) 924 0654
Fax: (051) 924 0020

Roles
The objectives of the Office of the Municipal Manager are:

  • To ensure effective management of the municipality addressing agreed political priorities.
  • To ensure that the operation of the municipality is restructured to deliver effectively.
  • To ensure that citizens are given sufficient information, opportunity and encouragement to participate in and influence the affairs of the municipality.
  • To ensure that the Mantsopa Local Municipality has an Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Budget agreed with all stakeholders, and in which communities have participated, which addresses the challenges of growth and redistribution.
  • To ensure that residents are aware of the policies, services and activities of the municipality.
  • To ensure that the municipality complies with all prescribed legal requirements.

Integrated Development Planning

Integrated development planning is a process through which the municipality prepares a strategic development plan which extends over a five-year period. Integrated development plan as an instrument lies at the centre of the system of developmental local government in South Africa and represents the driving force for making municipalities more strategic, inclusive, responsive, and performance driven in character. The IDP is the principal strategic planning instrument which guides and informs all planning, budgeting, investment, development, management and implementation in the medium-term decision-making. Each directorate is required to conclude a detailed annual service delivery and budget implementation plan that gives operational expression to the IDP.

The Senior Management Team and Middle Management are accountable for the implementation of the IDP, and this is reflected in our integrated Performance Management System that links the IDP to the strategic framework, to the macro-scorecard, and from there to performance contracts for Section 57 Managers. The Municipality is required to consult with communities and other stakeholders on its performance, and Mantsopa Local Municipality had made increased efforts this year to involve residents, officials and politicians in providing feedback on the municipal performance.

Performance Management

Performance information indicates how well a municipality is meeting its aims and objectives, and which policies and processes are working. Making the best use of available data and knowledge is crucial for improving the execution of its mandate. Performance information is key to effective management, including planning, budgeting, and implementation, monitoring and reporting. Performance information also facilitates effective accountability, enabling councilors, members of the public and other interested parties to track progress, identify the scope for improvement and better understand the issues involved.

The municipality delivers services essential to the well-being and development of the communities.
To ensure that service delivery is as efficient and economical as possible, municipalities are required to formulate strategic plans, allocate resources to the implementation of those plans, and monitor and report the results. Performance information is essential to focus the attention of the public and oversight bodies on whether municipalities are delivering value for money, by comparing their performance against their budgets and service delivery plans, and to alert managers to areas where corrective action is required.

Performance information also plays a growing role in budget allocations and will increasingly be used to monitor service delivery. This means the information must be accurate, appropriate and timely.The most valuable reason for measuring performance is that what gets measured gets done. If an institution knows that its performance is being monitored, it is more likely to perform the required tasks and to perform them well. In addition, the availability of performance information allows managers to pursue results-based management approaches, such as performance contracts, risk management, benchmarking and market testing.

Contact Us

Mr Dumile Nana
PMS Manager

Tel: +27 51 924 0654
Fax: +27 51 924 0020
E-mail:  dumile@mantsopa.co.za

LED, Tourism & Rural Development

Local Economic Development (LED) is outcome based on local initiatives and is driven by local stakeholders. It involves identifying and using primary local resources, ideas and skills to stimulate economic growth and development. The aim of LED is to create employment opportunities for local residents, alleviate poverty and redistribute resources and opportunities to the benefit of all local residents.

The amalgamation of local authorities on 05 December 2001has set a new era for local government. The White Paper on Local Government requires local government to focus on the object of local government set out in section 152 of the constitution. In addition, it requires local government to promote local economic development, tourism, social development and democracy in their area of jurisdiction. They must not only deliver on present demonstration bur also must anticipate future demand and find ways to provide services in an efficient and sustainable manner.
Economic development plays a crucial role in creating a prosperous, equitable, stable and democratic society. The overall national vision of economic development is one of decent work and living standard for all in the context of qualitative improved equality in ownership, skills and access to opportunities.

Key Services of the sub-division LED, Tourism and Rural Development:

  • Stimulate local production and commerce, including home industries;
  • Ensure intergovernmental linkages to national and provincial programmes and strategies;
  • Utilise institutional arrangements that stimulate community initiatives and broaden ownership, through cooperatives;
  • Address previous spatial planning that undermines local economic development; and
  • Deliver municipal services through collective community initiatives and enterprises.

Contact Us

Mr. T Potele
LED and Rural Development Officer

Tel: +27 51 924 0654
Fax: +27 51 924 0020
E-mail: tpotele@mantsopa.co.za