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Council appoints a new City Manager


During the Council meeting yesterday, councillors approved the appointment of Lungelo Mbandazayo as the City’s new City Manager.

The position became vacant after former City Manager Mr Achmat Ebrahim tendered his resignation on 12 January 2018.

Council has approved Mr Mbandazayo’s appointment for a five-year term. He has previously held positions in the City as the Director of Legal Services and as Executive Director of Corporate Services, and has been acting as City Manager since the beginning of the year.

The City Manager position was advertised nationally from 9 to 26 February 2018.

The selection process was in compliance with both the Municipal Systems Act and the Regulations on the Appointment and Conditions of Employment for Senior Managers. The Regulations prescribe detailed processes, procedures and timelines for the recruitment, appointment and conditions of employment for senior managers.

All the shortlisted candidates underwent a competency-based structured interview. The structured interview was conducted by a selection panel comprising myself, Mayoral Committee Member Raelene Arendse and an external specialist, Dr Musa Shezi.

The candidates for the position of City Manager underwent a competency-based assessment, reference checks and personal credential verification process. The process also required the City to check for any criminal and general disciplinary records.

The interview panel unanamously recommended to Council that Mr Mbandazayo be appointed. The recommendation was supported by all parties in Council. 

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Alderman Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor, City of Cape Town,

Tel: 021 400 1306 or Cell: 083 306 6730,

Email: ian.neilson@capetown.gov.za (please always cc media@capetown.gov.za).

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