Mr Nkosinathi Mbende
Secretary to Director
Engineering Services Directorate Functions
The Engineering Services Department is responsible for development and/ or operation & maintenance of basic services relevant to municipal infrastructure within the Amahlathi Local Municipality Area.
Maintaining Liaison with the Amatole District Municipality for Water, Sanitation and Sewerage; with ESKOM for electricity and Department of Roads and Public Works for provincial roads and EPWP.
The main components are as follows:
- Public Works
- Municipal Buildings and Building Control Services
- Project Management Unit (PMU )
We have a mechanical workshop in Stutterheim. All heavy duty road construction and maintenance machinery fall under this Department. The goal of this unit is to see that Plant and Equipment are kept in a good state of repair and responsible for the maintenance of all Municipal roads and storm water with the limited funding and machinery that is available.
This does not include roads that fall under the Department of Roads and Public Works and South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL).
Municipal Buildings and Building Control Services:
The goal of the Building Control unit is to enable the Amahlathi Municipality to fulfill its role as a controller of all Building activities & maintenance of all buildings, Engineering Planning aspects of services provision of new settlement areas and ensure that municipal buildings are continuously and adequately maintained.
Project Management (PMU Unit):
The goal of this unit is to see to the proper implementation and control of all projects in Amahlathi Municipality funded by Municipal Infrastructure Grant. MIG programme is aimed at providing all South Africans with at least a basic level of service.
Electricity provided in Stutterheim, Cathcart & Amabele Station under Lisence NER/D/124EC Eskom responsible to provides electricity supply and connections to villages not covered in terms of NER/D/124EC terms and conditions.
Reticulation & Distribution The goal is to maintain the systems in order to provide a safe, reliable and efficient electricity supply.
Meter readings & monitoring of consumption with assistance of BTO to ensure efficiency in electricity service provided.
Public Lights (Street & High masts) All Public lights funded through the municipal rates component, the electricity section responsible for planning, installation of new lights as well as the maintenance of public lights.
Municipal Buildings: Ensure electrical supply to premises as a customer. Guidance with compliance in terms of SANS electricity wiring of premises. Monitoring of work quality in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Legislation.
HVAC (Air Conditioners) – guidance to other units, monitoring quality and compliance in terms of Occupational Health & Safety requirements and Legislation.