HOD: DEVELOPMENT PLANNING SERVICES

Mr Siyabonga Zama is the Head of the new Development Planning Services department. Prior to this he was Head of the Department of Economic Development and Planning at Hibiscus Coast municipality, a position he held since 2013.

Mr Zama has been with Ray Nkonyeni Municipality since 2005, when he was employed as a Local Economic Development officer. His potential as a visionary leader was recognized early on, and he was appointed as Manager: SMMEs and Business Licensing in 2009. It is a position he has held until he was appointed as Acting HOD in the Department of Economic Development and Planning in 2011, subsequently leading to a full time position in that post.

Apart from his rich experience, Mr Zama has completed an Honours Degree (Bachelor of Administration) at Management College of Southern Africa. Mr Zama also hold a Diploma in Agriculture at Owen Sithole College of Agriculture and has completed Municipal Finance Management Programme – NQF 6 with University of Pretoria and Local Government Management and Development Programme NQF 6 at Wits School of Governance.​