Gareth Mnisi appointed CFO to help turn the City of Tshwane around


The City of Tshwane has appointed several new leaders, including CFO Gareth Mnisi, who will help drive the reinstitution of services in the municipality.

The City of Tshwane has announced the appointment of Gareth Mnisi (far left) as its new CFO, starting 1 November.

He has worked in government since 2009, and has held various middle and senior management positions, including being CFO of Randfontein Local Municipality, Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality and Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, respectively.

Gareth has a master of commerce business management degree from the University of Johannesburg and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Government Finance, and Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO).

According to a statement from the City’s executive mayor, councillor Cilliers Brink, this is an important development that presents an “incredible opportunity to change the metro’s organisational culture to one of high-performance and professionalism”.

Gareth’s appointment forms part of an overhaul of the City of Tshwane’s leadership team, including the appointment of COO Vuyo Zitumane, chief audit executive Makhapule Winners Khosa, governance and support officer Asraf Mohamed Adam, chief of police Yolande Faro, chief of emergency services Moshema Petrus Mosia and group head of strategy and management support Paledi Nelgah Marota.

“We believe we have selected a fit-for-purpose group of skilled professionals who will be instrumental in turning the City of Tshwane around, by ensuring that we break the networks of corruption within the city,” said councillor Brink in a statement. “Furthermore, it is important that we learn from past mistakes and change a culture of self-enriching to one of service to communities and focus on driving the development priorities of this administration.”

He added that: “With the strike action over, the difficult work begins to ensure that we clear the service delivery backlog. This set of new managers will help drive the reinstitution of services by fixing street lights and potholes, removing waste and stabilising our finances.”

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