1. OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT
    • The department is responsible for infrastructure development within Nyandeni jurisdiction.  Technical service’s is one of the strategic departments responsible for job creation, socio-economic infrastructure, economic development through infrastructure and poverty alleviation.
  2. FUNCTIONS OF TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
    • To facilitate and coordinate for provision of sustainable water and sanitation facilities to all the communities of Nyandeni.
    • To provide rural access roads with a minimum 5 year lifespan with minor maintenance work.
    • To provide maintenance of infrastructure (roads, bridges, electricity and buildings etc).
    • To facilitate the provision of Grid and Non-Grid electricity in the Nyandeni jurisdictional areas.
    • To provide all weather roads in both Ngqeleni andLibodeTowns.
    • To alleviate the rate of unemployment by creating job opportunities.
    • Assisting the emerging local contractors by trainings on site and enforcement of compliance.
    • To manage, monitor and supervise contractors and consultants for infrastructure projects.
    • Prepare business plans for infrastructure projects.
    • To provide in-service training to local students within Nyandeni area.
    • To liaise with communities for project implementation.
    • To advice council on infrastructure investments.
    • Liaise with internal departments for management of all infrastructure related projects
  3. UNITS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND ITS FUNCTIONS
    • ROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT
      • Preparing business plans for infrastructure projects,
      • Overall project management of infrastructure project,
      • Management and implementation of Expanded Public Works Programs (EPWP),
      • Preparing project specifications,
      • Enforce compliance with statutory requirements (OHS, ECSA, CIDB, CESA, etc),
      • Development of local contractors,
      • Liaise with other government stakeholders for all infrastructure projects within Nyandeni municipal area,
      • Identify projects for implementation and investment,
      • Develop policies for EPWP projects to ensure Labour Intensive Construction projects are implemented to alleviate poverty by creating job opportunities and
      • To manage capital projects related to infrastructure
    • Electrical unit
      • Maintenance of municipal amenities,
      • Identification of electrification required in un electrified areas,
      • Management of infrastructure projects being implemented by municipality,
      • Co-ordinate projects with Eskom,
      • Identify funding for investment in electrical infrastructure and
      • Identify projects to be implemented for electrical projects
    • Maintenance Unit
      • Preparing business plans for maintenance projects (roads, storm water, buildings etc),
      • Overall project management of maintenance project,
      • Preparing project specifications for maintenance projects,
      • Development of local contractors,
      • Identify projects for maintenance,
      • Management of internal plant,
      • Maintenance of municipal infrastructure,
      • Preparation of maintenance plan based on ward needs and
      • Create job opportunities by implementing maintenance projects through labour intensive methods

Mr. Q. Madikida

Senior Manager Infrastructure Development