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Communication unit

Communications Officer: Mr Thami Shangase
Tel: 035 450 2082
Cell: 064 707 1790

Is responsible for:

Compiling and distributing Press Releases

Respond to Media queries on a day-to-day basis

Conceptualize, maintain and create updated content for all communication platforms, including Newsletters, Publications, Website and Social Media.

Draft official speeches and documents and facts checking and editing

Raise Municipality’s profile by running external and in-house Media events.

Developing suitable ways of communicating complex information to all Municipal Stakeholders including rates payers, tourism associations etc.

Communicate the Municipality’s vision by developing and implementing short- and long-term Media strategies for specific projects and initiatives.

Liaising with key departments to develop proactive communications plans to support their business objectives, projects and programmes.

Evaluating Media coverage and prepare reports for operational purposes, Committee meetings and Council.

Promoting and attend municipal corporate/community events during and after business hours.

Maintaining and managing the image of Mthonjaneni Local Municipality. Proof read and edits public documents and publications. Undertake Media training for Council, Directors and Senior Management.

Perform other reasonable administrative duties as requested by the Municipal Manager and the office of the Mayor.