City Manager


Executive Summary

Adv Lonwabo Ngoqo, holds a B.Juris, LLB degree, a certificate in municipal Finance and a Masters in Labour Law. Serving nearly twenty years in local government, he brings a wealth of experience to Matjhabeng local Municipality.

During his already impressive career, Adv. Ngoqo has, amongst other positions, served as the Human Resource Manager, Acting Director HR -economic and Social Development for the Kouga Municipality and IEC project co-ordinator, also had several municipal manager position held in Sundays River Valley and Bitou Local Municipality.

Adv. Ngoqo said his vision for Matjhabeng local municipality includes transforming the town into a world-class tourism hub, creating jobs, developing skills and collaborating with stakeholders to empower the local communities. “Uplifting staff morale and fostering unity and diversity in the organization is at the centre of this vision,” he explained. “Our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Motivated employees will not only do their job, but they will go out of their way to ensure that we render exceptional services to the people of the greater Matjhabeng area.”

Adv. Ngoqo, as the Municipal Manager is the accounting officer of the Municipality, providing leadership on issues of governance. The Municipal manager heads the Municipal Governance and is a Chairperson of Management Committee. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Municipality. The Municipal Manager Operates in terms of the relevant section in the Municipal Structures Act, Municipal Systems Act and the Municipal Finance Management Act.

Provide Experienced Director Strategic Services with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Sustainable Development, Environmental Awareness, Management, Water Resource Management, and Sustainability. Strong business development professional with a Masters in Labour Law from the Nelson Mandela University



  • City Manager : Matjhabeng Local Municipality


  • Labour Relations


  • Nelson Mandela University: Bachelor of Laws – LLb Labour Law from March 1991 to March 1993