George Municipality welcomes Mr Bongani Mandla as Director for the Electrotechnical Services Directorate.
Mr Mandla comes to George with more than 10 years’ experience in the operations and maintenance and management space. Prior to joining George Municipality, he was in the employ of Transnet Port Terminals as the Senior Engineering Manager responsible for Plant Maintenance. He has also worked for ESKOM Distribution in the Western Cape in various roles, including Acting as Senior Manager for Operations and Maintenance, Zone Manager (Atlantic and Protea Zones) focused on operations and maintenance execution for the 29 Customer Network Centre’s (CNC) throughout Western Cape; Plant Management Manager focused on plant refurbishments, planning and scheduling of maintenance as well as network performance and quality of supply management. He is not a stranger to the George area, having spent more than 7 years as the Field Service Engineer and Field Service Area Manager for the ESKOM Distribution.
He has also served on various committees in a variety of roles including: ESKOM Western Cape Distribution Provincial Executive Committee (WC-PEXCO); Chairperson, Employment Equity and Skills Development (EE&SD) Committee and Champion for Energy Losses Committee (WCOU).
Bongani holds a Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) from the University of Stellenbosch. He is a registered Professional Engineer (ECSA), a member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (MSAIEE) and passed the Government Ticket (GCC). He was selected and completed the Middle Management Talent Programme with Henley Business School in collaboration with Eskom, as well as the Technology Leadership Programme with the Eskom Leadership Academy. He is currently studying towards a Masters of Business Administration.
Bongani looks forward to working with the electrotechnical team, and with his passion for the development of people, he is hopeful that together the team can streamline their processes and reignite their passion to service customers. “My immediate focus will be on fixing the basics and ensuring we capacitate the directorate to deliver on our core output. With a solid foundation in place, we will be able to deliver sustainable results as well as form strategic partnerships for growth. My vision is underpinned by the drive to build a better tomorrow, today!”
Bongani is married to Amanda and is blessed with three children, Anda, Bonga and Sinobomi.