“Council noted all selection processes and supporting documentation, which is the basis for the recommendation of the candidate to be appointed. Council also took note of the competency assessment results of candidates, which placed Mdakane on the superior level, meaning he exceeded basic and advanced levels. All other legislations applicable to the appointment of senior managers in municipalities as governed by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa form part of this appointment. The mayor of KwaDukuza Municipality will be delegated to enter into the five-year contract with Mr Mdakane,” a statement issued by the municipality reads. KwaDukuza mayor Ricardo Mthembu welcomed Mdakane’s appointment saying his re-appointment will contribute to continued stability within the municipality and add strategic impetus to the long-term goals of its service delivery. According to the statement, Mdakane, as the new municipal manager shall, upon acceptance of the offer, enjoy benefits and allowances as determined and prescribed for by relevant prescripts of Council, DCOG and COGTA and other legislation applicable to municipal managers.