Social Services And Development Planning


Profile of Ms. Nokubonga Caroline James - Executive Director Social Services and Development Planning


Nokubonga Caroline James is the Executive Director for Social Services and Development Planning. Social Services and Development Planning is a support Department responsible for Disaster Management Services; Environmental Health Services; Performance Management Services; Integrated Development Planning; Special Programmes( which entails:- Youth Development Programmes, Sport and Recreation, Community Forums( Religious, Disability, Men’s, women’s); Umkhosi womhlanga, Music Festivals, Games for Elderly people and Development Planning.

She assumed her work in 1988-1993 as an educator at Mgungundlovu J.S.S.

In 1993 -2003 she was promoted to be the Head of Department in Mqanduli Junior Secondary School. From 2004-2006 she became an HOD for Physical Science and Maths at a Secondary School level.

In March 2006-June 2007 she became a Councillor at Sisonke District Municipality as a Portfolio Head of Corporate Services. In July 2007-March 2012 she became a Manager of Community and Social Services at Umzimkhulu Local Municipality.

In November 2012 she became the Municipal Manager of KwaSani Local Municipality. She is currently an Executive Director at Harry Gwala District Municipality.

All this is coupled with a B.A Degree (Public administration and Political Science); Honours degree (Public administration and Political Science); Post graduate Diploma in Municipal Leadership Development Programme.

In 2013 she obtained Certificate Programme in Management Development for Municipal Finance- advanced (CPMD).She is currently studying her Master’s degree in Business administration.

She is hoping and committed in complimenting her skills with those of her colleagues to ensure that the services in the entire Harry Gwala District Municipality are delivered in a democratic, accountable, efficient and effective manner. 


Director Social Services & Development Planning

Nokubonga Caroline James