Merafong City Local Municipality

The Merafong City Local Municipality hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:


TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE: Minimum R919 508.00 – Midpoint R1 081 733.00 – Maximum R1 244 039.00. In line with Government Notice No. 351 of 2020 in Government Gazette 43122 dated 20 March 2020 on TRP packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Manager.


Requirements: • Relevant Degree (NQFF Level 7) in Public Administration/Management/Law or equivalent qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework at a NQF level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits • Minimum of 7 years’ work related experience at senior and middle management levels of which at least 2 years’ must have been at senior management level • Proven successful institutional transformation within the public or private sector • Proven track record of managing functions relating to Corporate Support Service or Certificate Programme in Municipal Development Management Program (CPMD) in line with Notice 2997 of 15 June 2007 on Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels will be an added advantage • Valid driver’s licence.

Key performance areas: As the Head of Corporate and Shared Services, the incumbent will take responsibility to the overall performance in the following areas: • Provide strategic leadership in the Corporate and Shared Services Directorate of the Municipality, which includes Human Resources Management, Legal Services, Information, Communication and Technology, as well as Fleet Management • Develop and continuously evaluating the short and long term strategic organisational governance objectives of the Municipality• Ensure policy development, research and compliance • Develop and monitor systems, procedures and processes to ensure correct working operations and practices • Provide committee/secretariat support to Council and its committees • Coordinate Portfolio Committee meetings and business processes • Undertake overall administration of Council records and archiving to ensure compliance with regulatory framework • Provide legal support and administration, including development/review of municipal by-laws, systems of delegation, legal advice, etc. • Develop and implement the departmental SDBIP• Compile, implement, monitor and report on the departmental budget • Give inputs and support towards preparation of IDP to ensure alignment and efficient performance • Formulate creative solutions to enhance cost-effective and efficiency in the delivery of services and administration of the Municipality • Perform any other function delegated by the Accounting Officer in relation to the department’s roles and responsibilities • Oversee HR policy development implementation and review • Oversee the provision of support to other departments in relation to Corporate Support Services including Human Resources services, legal services, information, communication and technology, administration and fleet management.

Key competency areas: • Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance system and performance management • Good knowledge of corporate support services including human capital management, legal services, fleet management, facility management, information technology and Council support • Good knowledge of supply chain management regulation and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000), good governance, Labour Relations Act, and other labour-related prescripts • Knowledge of coordination and oversight of all specialised support functions • Strategic leadership and management • Strategic financial management• Good governance and ethics and values. 

All enquiries relating to job content can be directed to: The Manager: Human Capital, Ms. Nonceba Mbilini, on tel: (018) 788 9500 or e-mail: during office hours.

A detailed application that includes an application form, that is available on the Municipal website at A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of qualifications, driver’s licence and Identity Document, in a sealed envelope must be hand delivered to the Office of the Manager: Human Capital (G29), Municipal Building, Halite Street, Carletonville during office hours only. Applications can also be posted to PO Box 3, Carletonville, 2499. Faxed, e-mailed or applications not made on the applicable application form will not be considered. Late applications will be not considered.


Fraudulent qualifications or documents will immediately disqualify any application. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to security vetting and information verification as well as competency assessment. The successful candidate will sign an employment contract, performance agreement and disclosure of financial interests. Applicants who are not invited for any interviews should regard their applications as unsuccessful. All positions are stationed at the Municipal Building, Carletonville. The Merafong City Local Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Merafong City Local Municipality is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and employment equity, especially in terms of race, gender and disability. Applicants from designated groups are encouraged to apply. If you do not hear from us within 60 days of the closing date, kindly accept that your application was unsuccessful and communication will be limited to short-listed candidates.