The department is responsible to discharge the responsibilities of establishing an efficient administration. It is working closely with the Office of the Municipal Manager as a business partner with all the departments of the municipality.
The other strategic pillar of the department is Investment in Human Capital as per the provision of the Skills Development Act No 97 of 1998, hence the focus in capacity building of Municipal employees, Councillors and citizens of the District (Skills Development Act Section 18.2).
It covers the following functions:
- Human Resources
- Administrative policies and procedure manuals
- Employment Equity
- Labour Relations
- Skills Development
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Secretariat support to Council and its committees
- Information Technology
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Records Management
- Auxiliary Services
- Facilities Management
- Disaster Risk Management