Ms N. Sithole

Municipal Manager

  • Profile
  • About the Office
  • Units & Contacts
    Promoting service delivery through sound fiscal management whilst improving the quality of lives of our communities through viable economic projects is the Vision that the newly appointed Municipal Manager of Rustenburg Local Municipality wishes to achieve in her tenure. Nqobile Siyabonga Sithole is a highly creative, self-motivated individual with over 13 years’ professional experience in both private and public sectors. She is an effective team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Her strong abilities in leadership, planning, and organizational decision-making and team building is key to driving the municipality in a direction that achieves it achieves its Vision and Mission.
    Qualifications and Professional Experience
    After completing her matric she achieved her Bachelors of Commerce Degree through the University of Witwatersrand and has also completed a Masters in Business Administration. She has worked for companies such as the IC Palazzo Hotel, Unilever, Fairmont Hotel and Resorts and spent the last few years as a senior finance executive within the eThekwini Municipality Treasury Cluster. Her responsibilities within the Metro were to ensure sound financial management through credible budgeting processes, ensuring expenditure in line with approved budget, compliance with laws and regulations, reliable financial reporting and good corporate governance. She has served on the municipal Bid Committees and thus gaining experience in terms of supply management processes. She was also part of the team when eThekwini Municipality achieved a clean audit outcome. Her years of experience within the Finance departments of these various organisations are critical in terms of ensuring the financial viability of the Rustenburg Local Municipality. Her passion for economic development and transformation saw her being requested to drive the RASET (Radical Agrarian Socio-Economic Transformation) Programme for eThekwini Municipality. This programme is a catalytic project aimed at ensuring the participation of PDIs in the agricultural sector with the objective of ensuring PDIs participate in the entire food value chain whilst concurrently driving SMME development and job creation.
    Inspirational Verse:
    “The role of a Municipal Manager is an incredibly challenging task where I am required to take decisions that will have an impact on the various stakeholders, both internally and externally, and most importantly on the community which I serve. I strive to ensure that the decisions I take and those that are taken by my team are fair, balanced, within the ambits of the law and most importantly that these decisions seek to better the lives of all the stakeholders of Rustenburg Local Municipality. As I take up this office I seek guidance and solace in the following verses”:
    Micah 6:8 (NIV)
    (8) He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
    (11) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  • Office of the Municipal Manager is responsible for IDP, Risk, PMS, Legal, Internal Audit and PMU functions.


  • Secretary Details 014 590 3551
    IDP 014 590 3251
    PMS 014 590 3263
    Legal 014 590 3397
    Internal Audit 014 590 3126
    Risk 014 590 3847
    Project Management Unit 014 590 3535