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New municipal manager for Bela-Bela

   13 April 2018   l   Andries van der Heyde    l   Views: 160   l   11 days ago  


Sello Michael Makhubela is the newly appointed municipal manager of the Bela-Bela municipality.

Sello Michael Makhubela was officially appointed as the new Bela-Bela municipal manager on Tuesday 3 April during a special council meeting held at the municipal buildings in town.

The Post met with Makhubela on Monday 9 April where he elaborated on where he originates from, his qualifications and why he thinks he is the best candidate for the job of municipal manager.

Makhubela is a local resident and grew up in the area. He attended Mmamakwa Primary School and matriculated at Maope High School in the Bela-Bela township. Makhubela is 39 years old, married and has a daughter.

After school he obtained a national diplo-ma in electrical engineering at the Univer-sity of Johannesburg. 

He continued his studies and obtained a NQF level 8 qualification in project manage-ment at the University of Pretoria, another NQF level 8 in international leadership development programme at the Gordon In-stitute of Business (GIBS), as well as a masters degree in business administration at the Tshwane University of Technology.

After receiving his qualification at the Gordon Institute he was selected to visit countries such as India, China and the United Arab Emirates to learn how other countries conduct business. He told The Post that during his studies he worked for the Johannesburg municipality as the senior manager for technical services and later became the chief operating officer for the Joburg Market. 

His other workplaces included the Gauteng department of infrastructure development, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and he later found himself working as the electrical inspector for the entire Waterberg District.

He was awarded best Limpopo province sports administrator in 2017 and was the employee of the year 2012 during his time at the Joburg Market.

His goals in the next five years for Bela-Bela are for the municipality to receive a clean audit, improve the motivation of employees to imporve their interaction with the public and stakeholders, that service delivery be provided efficiently, and effectively and to ensure that good governance becomes the norm. He also hopes to see the establishment of a Technical, Vocational, Education and Training college (TVET) in the area.

“The mandate is clear — good governance is critical, to satisfy our stakeholders, enhancing tourism, alleviate poverty and have better social cohesion,” Makhubela said. 

“I believe I am the right candidate for the position based on my expertise, experience and qualifications. My heart, interests and passion are within the community.”




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