As Municipal Manager I head up the Administration arm of the Municipality. I am responsible for Corporate Strategy and the drafting, management and implementation of Council's business plan, better known as the Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
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.
My Office strives to enhance the relationship between the political and administrative centres of the council, to promote governance mechanisms and innovations in the areas of communication, strategic planning, information and knowledge management. Contact me should you have any queries, comments, complaints or suggestions.
Office of the Municipal Manager
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 Executive Mayor and Council. The Municipal Manager is also the Municipal Electoral Officer for the Beaufort West municipality and appointed as such by the Electoral Commission.
The Internal Audit section reports administratively to the Municipal Manager as the accounting officer.
Functions of the Municipal Manager
The Municipal Manager as head of administration is responsible for policy direction of the council and accountable for:
The Municipal Manger as the accounting officer of the municipality is also responsible and accountable for:
Name: Dr Kosie Haarhoff
Contact number: 023 414 8195
Last published 16 September 2020