Director Planning and Development Vacancy

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of Director: Planning and Development within its establishment in Upington in the Northern Cape.

Please find the required documentation for this position below:

  1. Advert for Director Planning and Development-Click here to read/download
  2. Annexure C- Application Form for Employment-Click here to read/download
  3. Government Gazette 37245 dated 17 January 2014-Click here to read/download

No late or faxed applications will be considered. Candidates are required to complete the prescribed “Annexure C” application form as per Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers Government Notice 21 in Government Gazette 37245 dated 17 January 2014. If you meet the stated requirements, a detailed CV, certified copies of academic qualifications, Identity Document and Driver’s License (certified copies must not be older than 3 months) should be addressed to The Municipal Manager, ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Private Bag X 6039, or hand delivered at C/o Dr. Nelson Mandela Driveway and Upington 26 Driveway Upington 8800

Enquiries: Municipal Manager: JG Lategan Tel. 054-3372800 during office hours (07:30 – 16:30) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 27 July 2020

If no communication has been received from us within three (3) months after the closing date, please consider your application not successful. The Municipality reserves the right to appoint or not appoint any person.


Virtual Council Meeting held on 29 June 2020

Virtual Meeting 29.06.2020 -website

The Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality held a virtual Council meeting on the 29th of June 2020. The councillors logged into the meeting virtually as per the regulations issued by the government of maintaining social distancing and adhering to the rules of gatherings during the COVID-19 period. The regulations gazetted by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, require meetings of municipal councils be hosted through virtual platforms to enable councils to continue to execute various legislative functions.

The meetings conducted today which include the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC), the Mayoral Committee and the Finance Viability Committee are indicative of the "New Norm" of how governance of municipal affairs will be dealt with henceforth. The Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality plays an oversight role by ensuring that the budget and performance goals of the Council are properly achieved and that there are consequences for mismanagement and non-performance. Council emphasized the importance of staying safe and adhering to the safety protocols. Council is committed to ensuring that the regulations are observed and most importantly that social distancing is practiced to eliminating any possibility of spreading the virus.



The Premier of the Northern Cape, Dr Zamani Saul, announced the appointment of Members of the Executive Council to the Provincial Exco on Friday, 26 June 2020.

It is expected that these MECs; with their respective departments, will remain committed to ensuring a competent administration that will continue to serve the people as we build a Modern, Growing and Successful Province. The Northern Cape Provincial Government remains committed to ensuring a competent Public Service that has the interests of the people of this Province at heart.

Statement by the Premier of the Northern Cape, Dr Zamani Saul, on the announcement of the Executive Council Reshuffle- Click here to read/download


The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), signed and gazetted an amendment to the regulations for the advanced COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Lockdown. The regulations are amended and gazetted after the declaration of a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazette No. 43096 of 15 March 2020, and extended by Government Notice No. R. 646 of 5 June 2020, hereby in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.

The regulations were gazetted by the Minister after consultation with other Cabinet members. The amendments expand the sectors that are permitted under level 3, regulation 33 has been updated to allow movement for the purpose of the provision and procuring the services permitted in these regulations. Under these amendments, cinemas, restaurants, theatres and casinos may operate subject to the strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures and following the directions to be issued by the responsible Minister, after consultation with the Minister of Health.

The amendments are issued in line with the President’s message that government is implementing the Risk-Adjusted Strategy model in order to balance the overriding objective of saving lives and protecting livelihoods. The Minister urges South Africans to continue to exercise caution and protect themselves and others from avoidable exposure to COVID-19 infection.


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