Tshiwanammbi is the new Municipal Manager

Ready for the huge task ahead…the new Municipal Manager of Musina Municipality, Mr Nathi TshiwanammbiReady for the huge task ahead…the new Municipal Manager of Musina Municipality, Mr Nathi Tshiwanammbi

The Council of Musina Local Municipality has appointed Mr Nathi Tshiwanammbi as the new Municipal Manager during a special council meeting held recently. His five-year term appointment will be effective from 01 August 2017. The position of Municipal Manager became vacant after the resignation of former incumbent, Johnson Matshivha six months ago.


Mayor Mihloti Muhlope said it is important to fill all senior management positions to make sure that the municipality delivers services effectively. She said council has confidence on Mr Tshiwanammbi and there is no doubt that he will take the municipality to a higher level. “Given the fact that he is not new to local government coupled with is proven leadership qualities and academic excellence, we are confident beyond doubt that Tshiwanammbi is the right man to occupy this position.”

Meanwhile, Tshiwanammbi has welcomed his appointment and promised to perform his duties to the best of his ability. “The task before me is huge, but I’m happy that I have a dedicated team of councilors and officials who will help me to realize my dream of improving service delivery to the people of Musina. Although there are some challenges that the municipality is facing, it gives me courage because there are some areas where we are doing very well in terms of service delivery. I’m ready to steer this ship towards the right direction for the benefit of all the people of Musina.”

At the time of his appointment, Tshiwanammbi was the General Manager for Economic and Development Planning at Musina Municipality, the position he held from October 2012. He also served as Acting Municipal Manager from December 2016 to date. Before joining Musina Municipality, he worked as Programme Manager for Economic and Development Planning for the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) North West between 2009 and 2012. He served as Town Planner for Emalahleni Local Municipality between 2006 and 2009. He also worked at various private companies as Planner, Land Surveyor, Project Manager and Researcher. Tshiwanammbi is a member in good standing for various professional bodies which include the South African Council for Town and Regional Planners and the South African Planning Institute.

Tshiwanammbi is a graduate from the universities of Venda, Pretoria and WITS. He also completed various short courses from recognized educational institutions around the country.   He is currently furthering his studies with the University of Venda and University of Pretoria.    

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