DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL in Johannesburg Metro, City of Johannesburg (JHB)

Johannesburg Metro, City of Johannesburg (JHB)
R1 446 378 to R1 629 348 per annum (inclusive of benefits) (Level 15)
22 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
Mr Siphiwe Nhlapho
Contract Type
Full Time

DIRECTORATE: Business Regulation and Governance
SALARY: R1 446 378 to R1 629 348 per annum (inclusive of benefits) (Level 15)
CENTRE: 56 Eloff Street, Johannesburg


  • Law degree or Public Administration/Business Management (NQF L7) and a postgraduate qualification (NQF L8) as recognise by SAQA
  • 8-10 years’ experience at Senior Management level
  • Ability to work at senior levels managing complex and diverse interests, spanning over diverse geographic, demographics and political spectrum
  • Proven ability to analyse, collate and interpret complex interrelationships governed by legislation
  • Proven ability to engage, support and interrogate internal and external stakeholders on governance obligations in a manner that provides for achievement of GDED’s, short-, medium- and long-term requirements.


  • Stakeholder relations
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Public Finance Management Act
  • Public Service Act and Regulations
  • Strategic capability and leadership
  • Programme and project management
  • Financial management
  • Change management
  • Service delivery innovation
  • Research
  • Knowledge of the South African Constitution
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Employment Equity Act
  • Access to Information Act
  • Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act
  • Public Service Amendment Bill
  • People management
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Planning, analysis, conceptualising and problem-solving
  • Change management
  • Project and financial management
  • Facilitation
  • Time management
  • Customer relations management
  • Analytical and quantitative
  • Interpretation of legislation
  • Strategic development, direction, planning and management
  • Policy analysis and development
  • Negotiation
  • Decision-making
  • Report-writing
  • Conflict management.


  • Strong management and leadership
  • Reliable and consistent
  • Co-operative
  • Focused, logical and organised
  • Professional
  • Creative and innovative
  • Time-sensitive
  • Self-starter
  • Proactive
  • Strategic thinker.


  • Collate strategic information required to develop a strategy, such as historical information on regulation and governance trends in the Province, past strategies, baseline for good regulatory and governance requirements for the Department and the Province as well as GDED strategic requirements
  • Validate National and Provincial strategies on business regulation, previous strategy contents, budgets and performance indicators for relevance and develop a business regulation and Governance strategy and plan, supported by budgets and KPIs
  • Engage various internal and external stakeholders for input, buy in and or re-adjustments of the strategy
  • Facilitate approval of strategy and budgets 
  • Develop an understanding of the gaps in the current processes, policies and procedures used in the implementation of Business Regulation and Governance matters as well as alignment with the aspirations of South Africa, the Province and GDED
  • Audit current systems, policies, procedures, gaps to evaluate appropriateness and impact on delivery of GDED’s strategic objectives as well as compliance with relevant legislation and/or governance frameworks
  • Design a process to develop processes, systems and procedures for critical areas identified as important to have policies and procedures
  • Conduct a needs analysis for stakeholder engagement with Provincial Government Departments, Municipalities, Business, and Societal bodies on matters of Business Regulation and Governance
  • Engage provincial law enforcement authorities, such as SAPS, Metro Police and other law enforcement agencies to validate scope of relevant authorities and service level agreements
  • Compare and contrast with requirements for GDED, as well as Economic agenda of South Africa and the Province and develop an enforcement and compliance needs assessment
  • Develop guidelines and processes to address requirements identified on the needs assessment
  • Develop capacity building interventions to ensure that there is capability to implement enforcement of compliance with legislation, governance and related business mandates of the Province
  • Implement capacity building initiatives, monitor and refine for effective implementation
  • Define budgetary requirements for the function as per guidelines and the PFMA requirements
  • Get approval through the GDED Governance structures
  • Execute and report as per approvals
  • Define employee needs of the Branch
  • Recruit, appoint, and develop employees
  • Performance manage, reward and discipline employees.

ENQUIRIES: Mr Siphiwe Nhlapho, tel. (011) 355-8540

CLOSING DATE: 9 June 2019

In line with Employment Equity Plan of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, it is our intention to achieve equity in the workplace by offering opportunities for promotion and fair treatment through elimination of unfair discrimination. Previously disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to people with disabilities and female candidates.
To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required.

NOTE: Kindly note that successful candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment, security clearance in terms of a criminal record check, reference checks and verification of qualifications. All short-listed candidates may be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, for which the logistics will be communicated by the Department. For SMS posts, following the interview and exercise, the recommended candidate/s will attend a generic managerial competency assessment.

Applications must be submitted on Z83 forms, obtainable from any Public Service Department. The completed and signed Z83 form should be
accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as originally certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document (no copies of certified copies allowed,
certification should not be more than 6 months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.

CVs must be forwarded to e-mail: only.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.