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Human Resources Department

An HR department is responsible for hiring and firing employees, training workers, maintaining interoffice relations, law compliance, payroll, record keeping and employee relations. The City’s HR department is no different.  It is important for any organisation to articulate an HR vision and mission that provides strategic direction.

Vision of the Human Resources Department
“An innovative workplace where people are inspired and constantly engaged to achieve service excellence.”

Mission of the Human Resources Department
“The COE HR department is focused on creating an engaged, empowered, diverse department that is committed to supporting and partnering with the other COE departments to enable operational excellence.”


Office of The HoD

Linda Gxasheka is HoD of this department.

Strategic HR and Talent Management

The division serves an anchor to the organisation, with the sole purpose of building a capable workforce that is able to achieve its strategic objective.

Organisational Development and Employee Wellbeing

The wellbeing of employees is important – a healthy and happy workforce makes for a healthy and happy working environment that will have a positive effect on service delivery.

Employee Relations

Maintaining harmonious working relations and effective and efficient workplace structure is the function of this division.

Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partnering

Functional Line Services ensures an effective “one stop” partnership interface for departments through the deployment of human resources generalist.

Department Contacts Details

Office of the HoD:

Employee Relations:

Strategic HR and Talent Management:

Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partnering:

Organisational Development and Employee Wellbeing: