Corporate Services

Ms Trix Holtzhausen
Executive Manager: Corporate Services

Ms Ellenore van Vught
Secretary
Tel
: 044 803 1300
E-mailinfo@gardenroute.gov.za

The Executive Manager of Corporate Services manages and oversees the following municipal functions:

  • Legal Services
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Committee Services
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Human Resources

Ms Nontobeko Klaas
Manager: Human Resources

Tel: 044 803 1307
Cell: 082 428 1984
E-mailhr@gardenroute.gov.za

Duties and responsibilities: The Manager: Human Resources is to ensure that Council sustains the optimum utilisation of the municipality’s human capital.

The following sub-sections form part of HR: 

  • Occupational Health and Safety Services;
  • Learning and Development Services;
  • Reward and Recognition Services;
  • Employee Relations Services;
  • Administration Services;
  • Talent Management;
  • Recruitment, Selection and placement of employees;
  • Leave benefits and Claims Administration;
  • Employee Contract Administration;
  • Employment Equity;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Coordination of Regional TASK Administration Services.

Ms Daphne October
Manager: Committee Services

Tel: 044 803 1410
Cell: 083 642 3023
E-maildaphne@gardenroute.gov.za

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Committee Services Section renders administrative support to the municipality to facilitate proper administrative practice.
  • Provision of secretarial support to Council and the various committees and sub committees to ensure the performance of the specific secretarial sequences at meetings with regards to the circulation and completion of agendas and minutes.
  • Render a translation and interpret service in order to ensure high quality of work and ensures the successful implementation of Council’s Language Policy.
  • Liaising with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure a continuous flow of information pertaining to the preparation and conducting of meetings.


Compilation of agendas and minutes for the following Council and Committee Committees:

  • Council
  • Executive Mayoral Committee
  • Roads & Transport Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Community Services
  • Property Management & Development
  • District Economic Development
  • Corporate Services
  • Strategic Services
  • Budget Steering Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • MPAC
  • Training & Development
  • Central Health & Safety
  • Local Labour Forum and three (3) sub committees
  • APAC

Mr Koos Nieuwoudt
Manager:  Information Communication Technology

Tel: 044 803 1300
Fax:  086 555 6303
E-mail: ict@gardenroute.gov.za

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technology vision and leadership for developing and implementing ICT initiatives that aims to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development in a dynamic environment.
  • Provide an advisory, strategic, developmental and management service in order to maintain and control the organisation’s information and communication technology systems and resources for the Municipality ensuring the compliance, availability, continuity and security of the Municipality’s data and services.

Ms Spasina Brinkhuys
Manager: Auxiliary Services

Tel: 044 803 1300
Cell: 067 038 0652
E-mail: spasina@gardenroute.gov.za

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage Records, Archives, Reproduction and Auxiliary Services
  • Designated Records Manager
  • Manage and maintain Parking-, Security- and Telephone Policies as well as Records & Archive Plans