The Director is resposnsible for the following
Community Services Department takes its mandate from the White Paper on Local Government, 1998 [Section B] as well as Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act. This is the department that deals mainly with development of the community at a grass root level. The principles under which this department works are those of People Centred Development and Assets Based Development by applying Bottom up Approach to issues of development as well as adhering to Batho Pele Principles.
Sections of the department
The Community Development Department is divided into the following sections: Administration [Director and Secretary to the Director], Municipal Clinic, Municipal Libraries, Youth and Sports, Poverty Alleviation, HIV / AIDS, Gender and Women Empowerment, People with Disabilities House of Traditional Leaders, Social Development, and Public Safety and Disaster Management.
Departmental functionality oversight
In the 2009 / 2010 financial year Community Development department was changed to become Community Services [as per the directive of the Delegations Framework, COGTA]. The then Community Development Department had an umbrella committee [Community Development] which had several sub-committees underneath it. The committee that exist in this department is Community Services Portfolio Committee. It is in this committee where departmental monthly and quarterly reports are tabled for consideration / information before they are taken to EXCO / Council for adoption.
The following is the Community development staff
Mr S Cele
(Acting Director Community Services)
Mrs DJ Nhlengethwa
(Manager Community Services)
Ms Nomusa Xaba
(Secretary Community Services)