Municipal Manager

The Municipal Manager heads the Administration arm of the Knysna Municipality and is therefore responsible and accountable for tasks and functions as provided for in section 55 of the Municipal Systems Act, other functions and tasks as provided for in legislation as well as functions delegated to him by the Executive Mayor and Council. According to the Municipal Finance Management Act he also assumes the role of Accounting Officer.

His office also incorporates the Department Communications and Customer Relations, the Department Performance, Internal Audit and Risk Management and the Department Integrated Development Planning (IDP). He is supported by six Directors.



Contact Municipal Manager:
Dr Sitembele W. Vatala
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6302

Contact Chief Audit Executive:
Mr Walter McCartney
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6425

Contact Manager Communications and IGR:
Mr Christopher F. Bezuidenhout
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6381

Contact Manager IDP & Institutional Performance:
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6363