At the Council meeting held today the appointment of the Head of Department Community Services was confirmed. The council also confirm that the position will be filled with effect from 01 August 2017.

The Council was pleased with the fact that all the processes leading to the appointment of the Community Services Head of Department were followed correctly. At this media briefing today we would like to announce that Mr Mthandeni Bright Ndwalane has been officially appointed to fill this position for the next five years.

Mr Ndwalane is a seasoned practitioner of local government, having served Ezinqoleni and Ugu District municipality in various capacity. His responsibility as head of Corporate Services involved overseeing sections such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Registry and Auxiliary Services, Legal Services and Fleet Management.

He has a legal background, having completed his B Proc and LLB degree at the University of Durban Westville. Amongst others, he also holds the Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme certificate from the University of Pretoria. Mr Ndwalane’ s legal background has seen him trained and sought after in the area of conducting disciplinary hearings; not only at Ezinqoleni but his services have been used by municipalities in the province extensively.

A self- confessed sport fanatic, Mr Ndwalane plays social soccer and is a member of the YFC Fitness Studio, where he never misses an aerobics class. Mr Ndwalane is married with three children