Office of The City Manager
About Office of The City Manager
The Office of the City Manager is responsible for directing a variety of administrative processes that allow the City of Ekurhuleni to operate efficiently and effectively. This office implements and oversees policies crafted by City council. In executing this function, the office of the Chief Operation Officer (COO) and Head of Departments play a critical role in ensuring that the service delivery is attained.
The City Manager is appointed by the Council in terms of Section 82 of the Municipal Structures Act 32 of 2000, and is both the Accounting Officer and Administrative Head of the municipality. The administrative structure of the City is headed by the City Manager, Dr Imogen Mashazi, who took up the position in December 2016.
A resident of Ekurhuleni, Dr Mashazi has over 20 years’ experience in local government. She has worked her way through the ranks from operational staff member to COO and now city manager. Dr Mashazi headed up the City’s Health and Social Development Department, was acting CEO for Nigel and worked her way up to Chief Operations Officer before settling into the office of the City Manager. Dr Mashazi is an inspiration to all women in South Africa since she is the first female city manager to be appointed by the Council of Ekurhuleni.
The City Manager’s office is made up of:
Office of the COO
The office of the COO is responsible for the overall smooth running of operations in departments and monitoring of service delivery.
Enterprise Programme Management Office (EPMO)
Enabling projects linked to the City’s Growth and Development Strategy (GDS 2055) is the aim of this division, and is done through
Ms Zanele Katembo plays a central role in the Office of the City Manager as the Functional Specialist, dealing with the cross-functional issues, binding the bricks of the business together.
Chief Specialist: Media Relations
Zweli Dlamini is the Chief Specialist Media Relations and Spokesperson in the office of the City Manager, and brings with him a wealth of experience, not only in local government.
This office provides technical support to the legislative provisioning and policy imperatives that drive supply chain management and legal services.
City Integrity Investigative Unit
Dedicated to combating fraud and corruption in the municipality, this unit is responsible for the forensic investigations in the City