Community Services


To ensure internal business excellence within the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality.


  • The strategic positioning of the organisation
  • To develop and promotion of organisational culture
  • To develop and promote stakeholder relations and systems of communications
  • To develop and promote a system of business performance management.
  • Ensure legal and legislative compliance
  • Management of resources :
    • Human in the OMM
    • Financial Management in the OMM
    • Records and knowledge management
    • Asset management
  • Minimum information security


Brief description of the department

The Municipal Health and Safety Directorate is a conglomerate of three (3) major services to the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, namely Fire and Rescue Services, Municipal Health Services and Disaster Management Services

As part of government’s vision of decentralising some of its significant services, municipal health and fire and rescue services were escalated from the various local municipalities into the key functions of the district municipality. It is against this that the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality acquired and is undertaking services that were previously assigned to the Ditsobotla, Tswaing and Ratlou Local Municipalities.

1. Fire and Rescue Services

In line with the Fire Brigade Services Act No. 14 of 2000, SANS 10900 – the Fire and Rescue Services Unit is a service unit that is equipped to manage fire brigade and rescue services in the district.


Functions of the Unit

  • To manage fire brigade and rescue services with the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality.
  • To liaise with all relevant government departments, NGO’s and other entities on issues pertaining to fire brigade services.
  • Lead and manage all fire stations in the district in line with powers and functions and other relevant statutory requirements.
  • Exercise control over the usage of brigade fleet and other equipments in the fire and rescue service.
  • Enforce and implement fire legislations and by-laws.
2. Municipal Health Services

In terms of Section 84 (1) of the Structures Act, 117 of 1998 – the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality is obliged to provide municipal health services to its communities. This Unit must further ensure adherence to the nine (9) key performance areas of the National Health Act No. 61 of 2003.


Functions of the Unit

  • Ensuring that the nine (9) Key Performance Areas of Municipal Health Services as defined by the National Health Act No. 61 of 2003 are provided and monitored throughout the distric
  • Ensuring that stakeholders’ data is maintained and communication lines between Municipal Health Services and stakeholders are open and updated regularly.
  • To record statistics and report on trends in the work station, compile monthly reports and submit to Council. This must be aligned to the Batho Pele principles.
  • Undertake routine inspections, assessments and recommend remedial actions on non-compliance.
3. Disaster Management Services

In terms of the Disaster Management Act No 57 of 2002 – Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality is required to establish a disaster management centre in order to reduce risk to disasters and further outline responses and recoveries.

Functions of the Unit

  • Initiate the implementation of any contingency plans and emergency procedures.
  • Promote disaster management capacity-building aspects in disaster management services.
  • Implement risk reduction plans and recovery strategies in communities in the district.
  • Ensure that all operational tools and equipments are in good working condition.
  • Prepare monthly reports of statistics of incidents and formulate service level agreements with bordering municipalities.