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Matshidiso Mothapo

Manager: Communications and Marketing

Contacts: 015 290 2067


The Unit is responsible for the management of the flow of information between the municipality and all its stakeholders and enhancing the effective and consistent delivery of messages between and within all the strategic business units of the Municipality. The unit is required to develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy based on the local government programme of action and ensures that it is fully implemented at all levels within the Polokwane Municipality. The strategy should identify priorities for local government communication and should also inform the development of detailed communication programmes by Directorates and strategic business unit. The communications strategy should mainly seek to enhance communication in the whole municipality and ensure free flow of information between the municipality and the internal and external stakeholders. The communication strategy should take into account the needs of society, the developmental objectives of local government and the general empowerment of the communities through information, allow people to form part of the communication process.


  • To improve communication between the Municipality and all its stakeholders
  • To enhance coordination of communication activities between the National, Provincial, Local government and the parastatals
  • To promote integrated communication and planning between and within all spheres of government particularly within the municipality itself
  • To create and maintain positive public perception
  • To establish and maintain interaction between the Municipality and the communities through Outreach Programmes
  • To effectively communicate democratic local government achievements and challenges of the first years of democracy and freedom as well as the plans and programmes in line with our Integrated Development Plan
  • To effectively market and communicate all the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ projects and showcase the City of Polokwane as the preferred tourism destination
  • To create and maintain a strong corporate image of the municipality


  • External Communications
  • External Newsletter
  • Advertising
  • Internal Communications
  • Internal Newsletter
  • Corporate Image
  • Promotional and Publicity material
  • Municipal event management