Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality appoints Selwyn Thys as its new CFO

Selwyn moved to Nelson Mandela Bay after four years of ensuring Kouga Municipality's financial sustainability.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has appointed former Kouga Municipality’s Selwyn Thys as its new CFO. 

Thys will be taking over from municipal accountant Karel Kramer, who has been serving in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s interim CFO role.

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About his resignation from Kouga, Thys said:

“My focus as CFO was always on the organisation and not the sideshows.” 

He advised his successor, which Kouga is in the process of searching for, to embrace their team and not to knock them down. Applications for the position of CFO at Kouga Municipality closes on Friday 24 January. 

Thys spent four years at Kouga, during which time he helped to ensure that the municipality became financially sustainable and put in control measures to prevent fraud and corruption from taking place. 

About Thys’s departure, Kouga executive mayor Horatio Hendricks said:

“This is a keenly-felt loss for Kouga, but a wonderful opportunity for Thys. He was an asset and great leader since the first day he started at Kouga in January 2015.