Merafong City Local Municipality


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



TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE: Minimum: R1 103 033 – Midpoint: R1 297 685 – Maximum: R1 492 337 in line with Government Notice: 48789 of 2023 Government Gazette 48789 dated 14 June 2023 on TRP packages payable of Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Manager • REF: EMTS/01/01/2024

Requirements: • A Post Graduate degree in Social Science/Law/Policing or Traffic Management or related field • Minimum of 7 years’ at senior level and middle management level (2 of the 7 years’ must be at senior management level) • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service professionals (SACSSP) or similar recognised relevant professional body may be an added advantage • Strategic capability and leadership • People Management and empowerment • Compliance with all the requirements as contained in the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, Gazette 29967 of June 2007 as amended • MFMP/CPMD Certificate and experience in Local Government Environment will be ad added advantage • A valid driver’s licence.

Key performance areas: • Oversee and ensure effective planning, development, management and implementation of Traffic, Fire & Emergency, Security Services, Law Enforcement and related functions • Lead, direct and manage the Public Safety and Emergency Services Directorate in an effective and efficient manner in order to ensure the attainment of the strategic objectives and goals • Provide leadership and management of the Public Safety functional area in the organisation • Develop and maintain constructive working relationship with key stakeholders, for example private sector, other spheres of the government as well as other industry bodies • Execute decisions of the political structure, for example MAYCO not excluding EXCO and MANCO • Advise and guide the strategic management team (SMT) on functional matters related to the public safety department
• manage public safety by ensuring the traffic services, law enforcement security and disaster management and available to the public • Give input towards preparation of the IDP and SDBIP.

Knowledge: • Governance Leadership: Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation • Strategic Direction and leadership: Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance and performance management systems • Understanding of: Council operations – Delegation of powers • Financial management: Good knowledge of Financial management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) • Change Management: Change vision and strategy; process design and improvement and change impact, monitoring and evaluation • People management: Human capital planning and Negotiations as well as Dispute management.

Core competencies: • Moral competencies • Planning and organising • Analysis and Innovation • Knowledge and information management • Results and quality focus.

The Merafong City Local Municipality promotes and applies the principles of employment equity, in line with the City’s Employment Equity plan. As Merafong City Local Municipality, our values, as set out below, are core to who we are and provide us with a compass for our actions: • Integrity • Accountability • Commitment • Teamwork • Pro activeness and Service excellence.

All enquiries relating to job content can be directed to: The Executive Director: Corporate and Shared Services, Ms. D. Mokoma, on tel. (018) 788 9672, or e-mail: during office hours.

A detailed application that includes an application form, that is available on the Municipal website: 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 Executive Director: Corporate and Shared Services, Office Ground Floor, Room 29, Municipal Building, Halite Street, Carletonville, during office hours only, Application can also be posted to P O Box 3, Carletonville, 2499.

Faxed, e-mailed and late applications WILL NOT be considered.


Note: Fraudulent qualifications or documents will immediately be disqualifying 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 interviews should regard their applications as unsuccessful. 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.

All positions are stationed at the Merafong City Local Municipality. 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.