Zama Khuzwayo

General Manager

Social and Economic Services Departmental Overview

The department has the following functions and responsibilities:

  1. Planning and Local Economic Development


  1. Planning
  • Coordination of planning activities within the district
  • Planning strategies
  • The planning section deals with town and regional development issues.
  • Spatial Development Framework, which discusses spatial development within the municipality.
  • Assisting with shared services on planning issues to local municipalities.


  1. Local Economic Development and Tourism
    • Coordination of LED and tourism within the district
    • Local Economic development strategies
    • District LED projects and capacity building to community projects
    • Agri-Park projects
    • Rural development
    • Tourism Strategies
    • Promotion of tourism with in the district
    • Managing tourism website


  1. GIS
    • Shared GIS services to local municipalities
    • Collating of all spatial related data to assist the district in delivery services
    • SDF and IDP Spatial Mapping
    • Production of electronic and hard copy map products
    • Spatial analysis of projects


  1. Disaster Management


  1. Disaster Management
  • Disaster management strategies
  • Community awareness
  • Conduct disaster risk profiling of the district
  • Responding to reported disaster and rendering relief
  • Coordination of disaster function within the district


  1. Call Centre
    • Dissemination and disaster information.
    • Routing of the public queries to the relevant departments.
    • Monitoring and follow-ups of all logged consumer queries.
    • Analyses logged queries to inform operations within the departments
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