BCM re­veal new MM

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BUF­FALO City Metro Mayor Xola Pakathi in­tro­duced the new mu­nic­i­pal man­ager to the me­dia last week.

Andile Sih­lahla holds two qual­i­fi­ca­tions from Univer­sity of Fort Hare, where he grad­u­ated with Bjuris and LLB de­grees. He was also the trans­for­ma­tion man­ager for Co­op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs (Cogta) in Gaut­eng, where he led the merger be­tween Rand­fontein and We­stononaria.

He[Sih­lahla] car­ries with him wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in var­i­ous fields, es­pe­cially in the pri­or­ity ar­eas of the metro. We are in­deed priv­i­leged to have ac­quired the man of his cal­i­bre and we are look­ing for­ward to a pro­duc­tive re­la­tion­ship that will en­hance the de­liv­ery of ser­vices to our peo­ple,” Pakathi said..

Hav­ing started his du­ties on June 1, Sih­lala said he did not yet have a clear vi­sion of what his vi­sion for the metro was as he had not met with man­age­ment. “When the time is ap­pro­pri­ate we are go­ing to call you again to an­nounce the vi­sion go­ing for­ward from the ad­min­is­tra­tion ,” he said.

The 53-year-old, orig­i­nally from Queen­stown, has sat on var­i­ous boards in­clud­ing the East­ern Cape Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion. He has ex­pe­ri­ence direct­ing prop­er­ties, es­tates, le­gal ad­vice and ad­min­is­tra­tion at Gaut­eng's Ekurhu­leni Metro be­tween 2010 and 2014.

ANDILE SIH­LAHLA

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