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Executive Director: Corporate and Planning Services 
Seraj Johaar

The Corporate and Planning Services Department derives it mandate from Council’s key development objective, i.e. institutional development, the IDP and Planning Services.

It therefore means it is largely an internally focussed department with the primary aim of employee recruitment, development, enhanced and efficient administrative systems and planning services.

The strategic challenge for the municipality is to find better ways in delivering services to the Drakenstein community by effectively and efficiently utilising existing structures and mechanisms to address the needs of the community in a holistic and integrated manner.

It is therefore this department’s responsibility to ensure that the organisation is being aligned to advance on the key objectives of the municipality by addressing human resources related issues and to amplify technological applications within the organisation.


Executive Director: Corporate Services
Seraj Johaar

Functional Overview

This department consists of the following sections:

Administrative Services

Information Technology (IT)

Human Resources (HR)

Estate and Property Management

Legal Services

International and Intergovernmental Relations

This department is regarded as a lifeline within the Municipality as it services the entire organisation.

It provides administrative support services to each and every department, as well as Council’s structures/committees.