Brief overview

Mpofana Local Municipality is one of 7 Local Municipalities falling under uMgungundlovu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The Municipality's main town and economic hub are Mooi River, strategically positioned alongside the busiest road in the Country, the N3.

Mpofana Municipality has five wards, all of which are rural and semi-rural. We are a predominantly agricultural-based municipality producing mainly dairy products, meat, and textile, amongst other opportunities for investment in doing business.

Municipal Mission

We strive to deliver on our mandate through:

  • Unlock resources for Equitable, prosperous and sustainable development.

  • Provide a platform for co-ordination of bulk infrastructure planning across the municipality.

  • Provide strategies leadership towards inclusive/radical rigorous social-economic change.

  • Transformation to address economic spatial injustice, inclusive services and opportunities for all citizens of the municipality

  • Initiate funding mobilizing initiative programme to ensure financial sustainability.

  • Co-ordinating and facilitating social development initiative.

THE STRUCTURE OF MPOFANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY: POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE GOVERNANCE
The Municipality has 10 Councillors comprising 5 Ward Councillors and 5 Proportional Representatives (PR’s). Each of the 5 Wards has fully functional Ward Committees that serve to enhance public participation in municipal affairs. Table 1 below shows the list of councillors in Mpofana Municipality.

Name
Photo
Category
Position
Email
Phone
Order
Ward
Party
Cllr TM Magubane
PR Counicllor
Mayor, Chairperson of EXCO, Chairperson of Budget and Treasury Portfolio Committee. Member of Full Council.
info@mysite.com
083 435 4074
1
4
ANC
Cllr ZA Dladla
Ward Councillor
Speaker of Full Council.
info@mysite.com
081 826 7567
2
2
ANC
Cllr Z Mchunu
Ward Councillor
Chairperson Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Portfolio. Chairperson Corporate & Community Portfolio. EXCO Member. Member of Full Council.
info@mysite.com
079 933 2003
3
5
ANC
Cllr EM Majola
Ward Councillor
Chairperson LLF. Member of Full Council.
info@mysite.com
072 1807 522
4
4
ANC
Cllr LW Wynne
Ward Councillor
District Representative. Member of Full Council.
info@mysite.com
073 9361 760
5
3
ANC
Cllr MS Mchunu
Ward Councillor
Chairperson MPAC. Member of Full Council.
info@mysite.com
072 327 0159
6
1
ANC
Cllr BX Zikhali
PR Councillor
Member of Full Council.
073 7402 2530
7
3
EFF
Cllr JJ Dlomo
PR Councollor
Member of Full Council.
072 3376 733
8
4
IFP
Cllr PB Gunudu
PR Councillor
LLF Member.Member of Full Council.
079 5460 591
9
5
ANC
Cllr ES Buthelezi
PR Councillor
EXCO Member. Member of Full Council.
063 3717 338
10
2
DA

Governance Structures

Full Council

The Mpofana Local Municipality is a category B municipality established in Chapter 2 of the Municipal Structures Act 1998. The political leadership of this Municipality consists of ten (10) Councillors, of which five (5) are Ward Councillors, and the remaining five (5) are Councillors elected as Proportional Representatives of their political parties. The full Council has the power to take executive decisions and delegate functions. The Council has ten seats, seven for the ANC, one for the DA, one for the EFF, and one for IFP.

Executive Committee

The Mayor is the chair of the Executive Committee, and its core function is to act on behalf of the Council on urgent matters, subsequently reporting to the Council.

MPAC

MPAC continues to play an oversight role on behalf of the Council. They are responsible for tabling the annual report to the Council and for, providing comments and making recommendations to the Council. They are also empowered to look closely at public affairs in the Municipality under the authority of the Council. MPAC has, through CoGTA’s support, received extensive training to be fully equipped to deal with its oversight role.

Portfolio Committees

Council Portfolio Committees are structured as per national guidelines and meet once a month. Issues requiring Council resolutions are raised for deliberation at portfolio committee meetings. Recommendations are then made to the full Council.
The following are the Mpofana Council Portfolio Committees:
Community and Corporate Services Directorate
Technical Services Directorate
Budget and Treasury Directorate.

Speaker

The Speaker is the chair of the Full Council and is also responsible for the administration of the Council.

Mayor

The Mayor is the chair of the EXCO and Budget and Treasury Services Portfolio. It is also responsible for overseeing the functioning of the Municipality in partnership with the administration and duties of ward committees.

Administration

The Municipal Manager heads the administration of the municipality. In addition to the Municipal Manager’s Office, the city has three departments, each headed by a General Manager (GM).

Office Of The Municipal Manager

The Office of the Municipal Manager is responsible for the Internal Audit and the IDP/PMS, Communication, Legal, Risk Management and Compliance, Disaster Management, Fleet Management, and Messenger.

 

Budget And Treasury Services

The primary responsibility for ensuring transparency, accountability and sound financial management. This means ensuring that: all statutory requirements are adhered to in monthly management reports, National Treasury in-year monitoring reports and annual financial statements are prepared and submitted on time, financial resources are effectively and efficiently utilized, and there is an efficient implementation of the Supply Management Policy.

Corporate And Community Services

Responsibilities for this department include Community Facilities, Libraries, Museum, Tourism, Local Economic Development, Traffic/Law Enforcement, Youth, Employment Recruitment, Skills Development, Human Resources related issues, Committee/Secretary, Records Management, Municipal Building, Receptionist, Information Technology, and enhanced administrative system.

Infrastructure Development and Maintenance

This department is responsible for implementing all MIG projects, INEP projects, EPWP and CWP programmes, Road maintenance, Electricity, and Building infrastructure.