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Thabazimbi Local Municipality


09 June 2017

NOTICE NUMBER: 32/2017 - Platinum Weekly Ad



Thabazimbi Municipality is an equal opportunity employer subscribing to the Employment Equity Act and hereby invites applications from suitable, qualified and experienced persons for appointment to the under mentioned post. All applicants that have applied under Notice number 18/2017 will automatically be considered.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The incumbent will be appointed on a five (5) year fixed term contract. The incumbent will be stationed within the jurisdiction of the Thabazimbi Municipality at the municipal offices designated by the municipal Council.

ANNUAL TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE: Minimum: R930 409; Midpoint: R1 069 436; or Maximum: R1 208 463 inclusive package in line with the Upper Limits as per Government Gazette No 40117 dated 4 July 2016.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration/Political Science/Social Science/Law or equivalent. MFMP/CPMD; previous experience as the Municipal Manager and post graduate degree will be an added advantage. A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience at a Senior Management level and have a proven successful institutional transformation within public or private sector. A high level of computer literacy for the role. A valid South African motor vehicle Driver’s License.


  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and legislation; Advanced knowledge and understanding of Council operations and delegation of powers; Advanced understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management; Knowledge of good governance; Knowledge of Audit and Risk management establishment and functionality; and Knowledge of budget and financial management


  • Strategic leadership and management: Provide a direct vision of the institution and deploy on others to deliver on strategic mandate; Be able to contribute to service delivery systems of a complex nature and manage the achievement of the municipal strategies and goals; Be able to formulate and influence short, medium and long term service delivery plans to deliver on municipal strategies and goals; Be able to provide strategic leadership to the senior management team and be able to develop and maintain strategic alliances with various stakeholders. Strategic Financial Management: Be able to guide management of an effective, economic, and efficient finance function supported by effective financial management policies and practices and be able to forecast revenue and expenditure and access the impact thereof on a municipality’s financial position and performance. Operational Financial Management: Be able to commission and operate financial systems; maintain sufficient working capital (cash flow/short term liquidity) to meet the needs of the municipality and manage the budget preparations and implementation processes and provide technical expertise in this regard. Governance, ethics and values in financial management: Support and implement good governance within the area of responsibility. Financial and performance Reporting: Implement and manage the financial reporting and performance reporting process of the municipality. Risk and Change Management: Be able to understand risk and guide the management of risk and change for the municipality within the area of responsibility. Project Management: Be able to provide direction and guide project management within the area of responsibility. Legislation and Policy Implementation: Support and contribute to the formulation of policies and by laws by the municipal council and implement, manage, and oversee the implementation of legislation and policy within the area of responsibility. Stakeholder Relations: Within the area of responsibility be able to guide, establish and maintain appropriate stakeholder relations. Supply Chain Management: Manage and oversee a fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective supply chain management function. Audit and Assurance: Be able to support the audit process in order to obtain the optimum level of assurance from the Auditor-General of South Africa.

SIGNING OF EMPLOYEMENT CONTRACT, PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT AND DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL INTERESTS: The appointed candidate will be expected to sign an Employment Contract, a Performance Agreement and a disclosure of financial interests within stipulated periods. SECURITY VETTING AND COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT: Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability check (security vetting, criminal record, citizenship, credit record, qualifications verification and employment verification). Recommended candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment.


If you are interested and you are in possession of the necessary qualifications and experience, please address your application, with your CV and authenticated copies of qualifications to: The Acting Municipal Manager; Thabazimbi Municipality; Private Bag X530; THABAZIMBI; 0380 Or Hand delivered to: Thabazimbi Local Municipality, Corporate Services Department, Sarel Pelser Building, Thabazimbi.

All Applications should be marked: NOTICE NUMBER:  32/2017

OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORMS: All applications should be on the official application form, which is available at the Human Resource office of the Thabazimbi Municipality, Corporate Services Department or telephone number 014 777 1902 or on the Website: Applicants are advised to adhere to the provisions of the Local Government: Regulations on the Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers; Government Gazette No: 37245 of 17 January 2014.

If you are not invited for an interview within 30 (thirty) working days from the closing date, you must accept that your application was unsuccessful.  No further correspondence will be entered into.


  • Applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • No applications will be accepted without certified copies of qualifications.
  • Applications should be in the prescribed Application Form for Employment
  • Canvassing with Councilors is not permitted and proof thereof will result in disqualification

Enquiries: Direct all enquiries to Isabel Harding at or Tel. Number: (014-777 1902)

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