Executive Management

The Department of Community Services

Khoi Matsekane
Acting Director

Tel :   051 924 0654

Fax : 051 924 0020

Email: kmatsekane@mantsopa.co.za

Roles

The objectives of the Community services directorate are the following:

  • To provide sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life through accelerated delivery of housing opportunities and access to basic services
  • To support safety and the fight against crime campaign in partnership with SAPS and other key stakeholders
  • To make use of the disaster management centre according to disaster management act.
  • To provide effective fire fighting, rescue and HAZMAT services to the communities of Mantsopa
  • To ensure that communities in Mantsopa have access to properly managed cemeteries with enough capacity to cater for the next 20 years
  • To ensure that all properties of council such as municipal offices, flats and stores are properly maintained
  • To ensure that all parks recreational and community facilities of council such as community halls, sports grounds and parks are properly maintained
  • To eradicate backlogs in order to improve access service and ensure proper operations and maintenance

Corporate Services  

The primary focus of the Corporate Services Directorate is to provide strategic support to all of the business functions within Mantsopa by providing:

  • The effective management of human resources in order to ensure the transformation of skills development, employment equity and performance appraisal. The effective management of an administration system that is efficient and facilitates decision making and service delivery throughout Mantsopa. The assurance that the municipal support systems (IT, communications, and telecommunications) is used to inform and enable the implementation of the IDP (Integrated Development Plan).
  • Effective Human Resource Management comprising of: Personnel administration, labour relations, training and development.

Above all, the Directorate provides secretariat, administration and support to Council committees under the ambit of the Speaker and the Mayor. Legal services, responsible for giving legal advice, drafting and vetting of contracts, drafting policies, rationalisation of by-laws, civil and criminal matters (litigation), also resort under this Directorate.

Legal Services

The Legal Services Sub-Division main purpose is to provide a professional legal advice and assistance service to the municipality to ensure the proper protection of the municipality’s interests and compliance with its obligations.

Key Services of the sub-division is to ensure:

  • The provision of legal advice and assistance to the Council and the administration of the municipality to ensure the proper protection of the municipality’s interests, and compliance by the municipality with its legal obligations and responsibilities.
  • Compilation and promulgation of new and amendments to existing by-laws of the municipality to ensure that the municipality’s by-laws cover all activities and areas that need regulation, are constantly reviewed and updated and properly.
  • The establishment, implementation, updating and circulation of a Municipal Code containing all promulgated by-laws of the municipality to ensure the proper recording and availability of Council’s by-laws.
  • Handling of the litigation process for criminal or civil cases in which the municipality, councillors or officials may become involved in their official capacity to ensure that the municipality’s interests are properly protected.

Contact Us

Ms.P.Moloi
Director Corporate Services Manager

Tel: +27 51 924 0654

Fax: +27 51 924 0020

E-mail: p.moloi@mantsopa.co.za

Human Resources

The human resource mandate of the municipality includes the administration and management of  staff, recruitment, skills development, employment equity, occupational health and safety, and labour relations and discipline. In order to enhance the transformation process, the HR division developed and is maintaining specific frameworks, systems, structures and policies. These policies are essential for the smooth running of the municipality and for championing the institutional transformation process by enhancing employment equity and skills development.

Key services of the sub-division Human Resources;

  • Employee performance appraisal system
  • Human resource development
  • Employee wellness
  • Labour relations
  • Good governance
  • Auxiliary service
  • Skills Development
  • Administration

Contact Us

Me. Lizzie Ntsepe
Human Resource Manager

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

Information and Communication Technology

The Sub-Division Information and Technology aims to achieve efficiencies through the integrations of systems, data and processes.The key services of the sub-division IT is to:

  • Improved internet system
  • Reliable and new system
  • Cable network internet connection
  • MTN 3G communication
  • New upgraded computers, printers and laptops
  • New upgraded photocopiers

Contact Us

Mr. M.J Mohapi
Information and Communication Technology Manager

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES 

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Mr Amos Makoae

Tel: (051) 924 0654

Fax:(051) 924 0020

E-mail: makoae@mantsopa.co.za

Roles

The objectives of the Finance Directorate are the following:

The Chief Financial Officer of a municipality is responsible for managing the financial administration of the municipality, and must for this purpose take all reasonable steps to ensure:

  • That the resources of the municipality are used effectively, efficiently and economically;
  • That full and proper records of the financial of the municipality are kept in accordance with any prescribed norms and standard;
  • That the municipality has and maintains effective, efficient and transparent systems-

–                 Of financial and risk management and internal control; and
–                 Of internal audit operating in accordance with any prescribed norms and standards;

  • That unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure and other losses are prevented;
  • That disciplinary or, when appropriate, criminal proceedings are instituted against any official of the municipality who has allegedly committed an act of financial misconduct or an offence in terms of chapter 15 of the MFMA, and
  • That the municipality has and implements –

–                 A tariff policy referred to in section 74 of the municipal systems act;
–                 A rates policy as may be required in terms of any applicable national legislation;
–                 A credit control and debt collection policy referred to in section 96 (b) of the Municipal System Act; and
–                 A supply chain management policy in accordance with chapter 11 of the MFMA.

Income

The sub-division income is responsible for the collection of all debt owed to the municipality. The following are the method being used for collection of debt:

Bank deposit

Account payments can be made directly into Council’s bank account. The bank details are as follows:

Bank:                           ABSA
Account Number:         2020000050
Branch Code:               334533

It is imperative to put in your correct municipal account number in the reference column in order to allocate your payment to the correct account. If the account number is not correct, it will not be possible to allocate your payment to your account.

Cheque

You can pay your account by means of a cheque at any of Council’s pay points in the following towns:

  • Ladybrand (Head Office)
  • Excelsior
  • Tweespruit
  • Hobhouse
  • ThabaPatchoa

After paying your account, a receipt will be issued.

Cash Payment

You can also pay your account in cash at any of Council’s pay points in the following towns:

  • Ladybrand (Head Office)
  • Excelsior
  • Tweespruit
  • Hobhouse
  • ThabaPatchoa

After paying your account, a receipt will be issued for the amount paid. The sub-division income is also responsible for the implementation of the council indigent policy and debt collection strategy.

Contact Us

Mrs. Palesa Yangapi
Accountant Income

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

Expenditure

The sub-division is responsible for the payment of all service providers who are making business with the municipality within 30 days as required in terms of the law. The sub-division is also responsible for processing and payment of salaries of all political office bearers and council staff.

Contact Us

Me. Lerato Pitso
Accountant Expenditure

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

Budget and Treasury

The budget is prepared in line with GRAP requirements. It is also prepared within the context of approved Council policies and legislative framework as promulgated by the National Treasury. All directorates of the municipality submit to budget and treasury sub-division annually the needs analysis informed by the IDP objectives and strategies. The sub-division monitors the implementation of the approved budget by means of monthly expenditure reports. The following are policies that govern the municipality’s budget, compilation and / or implementation thereof:

  • Supply Chain Management Policy
  • Investment Policy
  • Credit Control Policy
  • Debt Collection Policy
  • Indigent Policy

The budget of the Mantsopa Local Municipality is tabled before the Council in June of every year.

Contact Us

Mr. Pieter Le Roux
Budget and Treasury Officer

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

Supply Chain Management

It is imperative for the municipality to align its supply chain management system to the objectives of the IDP. One of the purposes of the Supply Chain Management Policy is to promote entrepreneurship to allow the historically disadvantaged individuals, particularly blacks, access to the mainstream of business opportunities. This will be achieved by increasing business opportunities for Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI’s) and maximizing purchases of goods and services from these companies. Emphasis needs to be placed on supporting local businesses to boost the economy of the Mantsopa municipality and the Free State province.

Contact Us

Mr. Khotso Pharoe

Supply chain Manager

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

Asset & Fleet Management

The sub-division is responsible for effective and efficient management of the council assets and fleet. The sub-division is also responsible for the development and maintenance of the council asset register.

Contact Us

Mr. Muso Motloung

Asset and Fleet Manager

Tel: +27 51 924 0654

Fax: +27 51 924 0020

E-mail: transportmanager@mantsopa.co.za

TECHNICAL SERVICES 

Acting Director Technical Services

Mr. Dumile Nana

Tel: (051) 924 0654

Fax: (051) 924 0020

Email:   dumile@mantsopa.co.za

Roles

The Directorate Technical Service is responsible for the following functions:

  • Monitoring, evaluation and implementation of capital projects;
  • Design business plan for project contained in the municipal IDP;
  • Strategic planning and management as well as budget planning and implementation;
  • Staff management, dealing with staff members to the highest level;
  • Management of all sub directorates of the technical departments such as electricity, water, sanitation and public works;
  • Management of MIG projects.
  • Provide and compile technical reports; and
  • Monitor water supply and ensure water samples are taken monthly for quality water supply on blue and green drop

Related Departments

Roads and Stormwater

The key services for the sub-division Roads and Storm Water are as follows;

  • Maintenance of road and stormwater network.
  • The upgrading of streets and stormwater
  • Patching of pot holes
  • Gravelling of internal streets
  • Painting of internal streets

Water and Sanitation

Since water is a national treasure, the Division Water and Sanitation fulfills a pivotal role. The strategies which are developed by the Division are in accordance with the prescribed legal frameworks, including the National Water Services Regulation Strategy by the Department of Water Affairs and which stipulates the following key objectives:

  • Ensuring that consumers have access to a basic service.
  • Compliance with minimum standards.
  • Consumers who have services must be protected from unsafe and poor services, e.g. drinking water which is not safe to drink or frequent and long interruptions to services.
  • Environmental protection.
  • Ensuring that appropriate investments are made in wastewater treatment and that all discharges from water and wastewater systems are managed appropriately to protect the environment.
  • Financial sustainability.
  • Ensuring that water services providers are financially sustainable and they have sufficient resources to operate and maintain the water services infrastructure, to expand the network as necessary, and to invest in the rehabilitation and replacement of the network over time.
  • Cost effectiveness.
  • Ensuring consumers get good value, resources are not wasted and that consumers do not pay more than is necessary.

Contact Us

Mr. Sam Moeti
Water Services Authority Manager

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

Solid Waste Management

The Sub-Division Solid and Waste Management is responsible for the collection, transportation and disposal of domestic and trade refuse, street cleaning, awareness raising and management of landfill sites. The aim is to have an attractive environment in Mantsopa with clean, well-kept natural open spaces, parks and a well-maintained built environment.

Contact Us

Mr. Luyanda Vice
Environmental and Waste Management Manager

Tel: (051) 924 0654

Fax: (051) 924 0020

Email: vice@mantsopa.co.za

Environmental Health

Since water is a national treasure, the Division Water and Sanitation frequent and long interruptions to services.

  • Environmental protection.
  • Ensuring that appropriate investments are made in wastewater treatment and that all discharges from water and wastewater systems are managed appropriately to protect the environment.
  • Financial sustainability.
  • Ensuring that water services providers are financially sustainable and they have sufficient resources to operate and maintain the water services infrastructure, to expand the network as necessary, and to invest in the rehabilitation and replacement of the network over time.
  • Cost effectiveness.
  • Ensuring consumers get good value, resources are not wasted and that consumers do not pay more than is necessary.

Contact Us

Mr. Sam Moeti
Water Services Authority Manager
Tel: +27 51 924 0654
Fax: +27 51 924 0020
E-mail: wsam@mantsopa.co.ca

Project Management Unit

The Sub-Division Project Management Unit is responsible for the Implementation; Monitoring and Supervision of all MIG funded CAPEX project and Municipality Funded CAPEX project.

Contact Us

Mr. Tsepo Selepe
PMU Manager

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

Community Facilities

The sub-division community facilities are responsible for the maintenance of all council facilities. The other responsibility of the sub-division community facility is to lease and rent to interested members of the public facilities such as community halls and sports facilities and buying of cemeteries. Usage of parks by the members of the public can only be authorised after permission has been granted. Payment for grave sites can be made in all cashiers at municipal offices as stated below:

  • Ladybrand (Head Office)
  • Manyatseng
  • Excelsior
  • Tweespruit
  • Hobhouse
  • ThabaPatchoa

Contact Us

Mr. Dumile Nana
Environmental and Waste Management Manager

Tel: +27 51 924 0654

Fax: +27 51 924 0020

E-mail: dumile@mantsopa.co.za