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Municipal Manager

Dr Pravine Naidoo

Municipal Manager

Dr Pravine Naidoo has served in senior management positions in Gauteng, Mpumalanga Eastern Cape & Western Cape Provinces and has sixteen (16) years practical senior executive management experience in developmental local government.

Dr Naidoo graduated at Rhodes Investec Business School at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape with his second doctorate – PhD (Commerce) in international strategic management and leadership models in local government. He has also attended and participated in various national and international conferences on local government leadership and management and has published his research in accredited academic journals.

Dr Pravine Naidoo has been nationally and internationally recognized (by receiving various recognition awards) as a pioneer in the implementation of world-class innovative management systems in local government.

He is the National Chairperson of the Regulatory & Professionalization Committee of the Institute of Local Government Management (ILGM) of South Africa responsible for the driving of the professionalization of local government/municipal management. He is also a member of various management institutes.

Dr Pravine Naidoo is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa with specialized interests in Constitutional/Administrative/Municipal Law, Civil Engineering & Construction Law as well as Environmental & Town Planning Law. He also read for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree as well as a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree.

As he is no stranger in Grahamstown we welcome him with warm hearts and we believe that he will shape the municipality for the betterment of Grahamstown/Makana citizens.

For background information on DR PRAVINE NAIDOO, Please click on :

1. An Author of Effective Municipal Management:  DR PRAVINE NAIDOO
2. Rhodes Alumnus Drafting Legislation:,40466,en.html

Secretary Municipal Managers Office :
Ms Z. Magilindane
Tel : 046 603 6131
(Fax) : 046 622 9700