Yesterday, 16 November 2017, Mr Monde Stratu, Eden DM Municipal Manager, was elected as the President of the Institute for Local Government Management in South Africa (ILGM). ILGM is a professional body which represents Municipal Managers (Section 56 and 57) in South Africa.
Cllr Memory Booysen, Eden DM Executive Mayor said that: “It is a major achievement and privilege for Eden District Municipality to be home to a Municipal Manager who wears the crown as the President of an institution that represents many of the Municipal Managers in South Africa. We are very proud of Mr Stratu.”
As the Chief Executive of a municipality, the Municipal Manager has a key role in ensuring that a municipality functions effectively.
Currently, there are nearly 300 Municipal Managers in South Africa (Local, district and metros combined).