The Administration sphere of government acts on the decisions made in Council.
Acting Municipal Manager, Mr Johnny Douglas, heads the Administration arm of the Knysna Municipality. His office also incorporates the Department Communications and Customer Relations, and the Department Performance, Internal Audit and Risk Management. He is supported by five Directors.
Director Community Services
The Director Community Services oversees services pertaining to Disaster Management, Fire and Rescue, Traffic and Law Enforcement, Parks, Waste Management, Libraries, Arts and Culture, Waste Management and Cleansing, Youth and Sport Development. Mr Dawie Adonis heads this Directorate.
Director Corporate Services
Many of the administrative functions of the municipality are managed by the Director Corporate Services.
Director Financial Services
The Directorate Financial Services administrates all finance-related services as well as the Information Technology department.
Director Planning and Development
The Directorate Planning and Development incorporates Town Planning and Building Control, Environmental Management, the Integrated Development Plan (IDP), Local Economic Development and Tourism, and Integrated Human Settlements. This Directorate is headed by Ms Marlene Boyce.
Director Technical Services
Services pertaining mainly to infrastructure are the responsibility of the Director Technical Services. The directorate also includes Electro-Technical Services incorporating all services related to distribution of electricity and oversees the municipality’s fleet and mechanical workshop. Mr Michael Rhode heads this Directorate.