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Agriculture and Environmental Management

The beauty of a city not only enhances people's lifestyle, but also improves their mood, sense of belonging and healthy functioning. The Agriculture and Environmental Management Department is responsible for seeing to it that Tshwane residents have access to parks, landscaped public spaces, nature reserves, resorts and swimming pools. It further ensures attractive burial sites and improves household food security.

By partnering with stakeholders and using the best technology available the department strives to ensure a sustainable environment, equitable agricultural development and efficient waste management.

Vision

To be a leader in the management and delivery of community-centred integrated environmental, waste and agricultural services.

Mission

To ensure a sustainable environment, equitable agricultural development and efficient waste management in partnership with stakeholders and through the innovative use of technologies.

Strategic objectives

This Department addresses the following strategic objectives:

Corporate Strategic Objective Departmental Strategic Objective
Provide quality basic services and infrastructure Provide access to intermediate or higher-level waste removal services in formalised areas (proclaimed areas)
Provide access to basic (communal skip) or higher-level waste removal services in informal areas (unproclaimed areas)
Maintain waste removal infrastructure (including waste dumps)
Provide and develop open spaces
Provide and develop nature conservation areas
Provide and develop recreation resorts
Provide basic farm infrastructure
Accelerate higher and shared economic growth and development Facilitate partnerships to develop agriculture in Tshwane
Facilitate black economic empowerment in agriculture
Ensure utilisation of outdoor facilities
Facilitate economic growth related to development applications in Tshwane
Fight poverty, and build clean, healthy, safe and sustainable communities Provide external and internal environmental education
Establish homestead and community food gardens
Provide a support service for indigent people
Provide attractive burial grounds
Plan strategic open spaces
Manage the impact of development
Design and manage open spaces and streetscapes
Monitor air quality
Foster participatory democracy and the Batho Pele principles through a caring, accessible and accountable service Manage petitions
Manage stakeholders
Respond to customer complaints and requests
Ensure good governance, financial viability and optimal institutional transformation with capacity to execute the mandate Manage capital and operational expenditure
Manage revenue generated
Develop employees
Manage labour relations
Run occupational health and safety
Ensure good governance, financial viability and optimal institutional transformation with capacity to execute the mandate Ensure employment equity in the workplace
Manage performance
Carry out planning
Ensure auditing
Manage risk
Manage the municipal fleet
Provide administrative services
Manage nature reserves, resorts and parks, and their facilities
Maintain waste sites and depots

Divisions

The Department carries out its mandate by means of three divisions:

Management

Senior Executive Director: Agriculture and Environmental Management
Mthobeli Kolisa
Tel: 012 358 2449
Cell: 082 659 8316
E-mail: MthobeliK@tshwane.gov.za

Executive Director: Enviromental Management and Parks
Livhuwani Siphuma
Tel:  012 358 5766
Cell: 0082 772 5450
E-mail: LevhuwaniS@tshwane.gov.za

Executive Director: Waste Management
Faith Mabindisa
Tel: 012 358 8801
Cell: 082 320 1759
E-mail: FaithMab@tshwane.gov.za

Executive Director:Fresh Produce Market
Patrick Mphahlele
Tel: 012 358 2347
Cell: 082 499 2445
E-mail: PatrickMp@tshwane.gov.za


 

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