Community Services
Nkomazi Municipal Manager

Director: Community Services - Ms ES Mahlalela


The Community Services Directorate is administratively headed by Ms ES Mahlalela who is a Nurse by profession with vast experience in General Nursing Community, Psychiatry and Midwifery.


Ms ES Mahlalela worked for the Department of Health from 2002 until she joined Nkomazi Municipality as a Manager HIV/Aids Coordination. She also boasts of vast experience in Community Development Services as an HIV/Aids Activist and a social caring person.  

In December 2012, she was appointed as Director responsible for Community Services responsible Sports Development, Social Services and Transversal Programmes, Parks and Cemeteries, Libraries, Community Halls, Recreational Facilities, Traffic Management, Disaster Management and Waste Management.


Ms Mahlalela holds a National Diploma in General Nursing Community, Psychiatry and Midwifery, Peer Education Certificate, Diploma in Public Management, Certificate in Advanced Project Management and currently studying an Honours in Social behaviour studies in HIV/Aids with UNISA.


Ms Mahlalela is registered with the South African Nursing Council.


Activities in the Community Services Directorate of the Municipality include the following functional areas:

  1. Waste Management Services
  2. Libraries, Cemeteries and Parks, Recreational Facilities
  3. Disaster Management
  4. Traffic Management
  5. Transversal and Social Services
  6. Sports Development

The functional areas referred to herein above, revolve around the five [5] Key Performance Areas [KPAs] in line with and or as prescribed by contemporary legislation governing local governance, namely:

  1. KPA 1: Serviced delivery, 
  2. KPA 2: Local Economic Development
  3. KPA 3: Financial Management and Viability
  4. KPA 4: Good Governance and Public Participation
  5. KPA 5: Municipal Institutional Development and Transformation