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21 April 2017

Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Local Municipality boasts with Nqobile Sithole, their new Municipal Manager. 

Nqobile Siyabonga Sithole is described as a highly creative, self-motivated individual with over 13 years’ professional experience in both private and public sectors. She is an effective team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Her strong abilities in leadership, planning, and organizational decision-making and team building is key to driving the municipality in a direction to achieve its vision and mission.

After completing her matric, Sithole achieved her Bachelors of Commerce Degree through the University of Witwatersrand and has also completed a Masters in Business Administration. She has worked for companies such as the IC Palazzo Hotel, Unilever, Fairmont Hotel and Resorts and spent the last few years as a senior finance executive within the eThekwini Municipality Treasury Cluster.

She has served on the municipal Bid Committees and thus gaining experience in terms of supply management processes. She was also part of the team when eThekwini Municipality achieved a clean audit outcome.

Her years of experience within the finance departments of these various organisations are critical in terms of ensuring the financial viability of the Rustenburg Local Municipality. Her passion for economic development and transformation saw her being requested to drive the RASET (Radical Agrarian Socio-Economic Transformation) Programme for eThekwini Municipality.

This programme is a catalytic project aimed at ensuring the participation of PDIs in the agricultural sector with the objective of ensuring PDIs participate in the entire food value chain whilst concurrently driving SMME development and job creation. 

An inspirational message from Nqobile Sithole

“The role of a Municipal Manager is an incredibly challenging task where I am required to take decisions that will have an impact on the various stakeholders, both internally and externally, and most importantly on the community which I serve. I strive to ensure that the decisions I take and those that are taken by my team are fair, balanced, within the ambits of the law and most importantly that these decisions seek to better the lives of all the stakeholders of Rustenburg Local Municipality.

As I take up this office I seek guidance and solace in the following verses; 
 

Micah 6:8 (NIV)

(8) He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

(11) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Extracts of RLM press release, 20 April 2017

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