Name: Ms Neli Thabatha
Tel: 039 6882070
PA: Ms Nqobile Gumbi (Acting)
Tel: 039 6882071

Ms Nelisiwe Thabatha, one of two female Heads, joined Ray Nkonyeni municipality to head the same department on the 1st October 2013.

Prior to that she was employed by the Ekurhuleni Municipality in Tshwane, where she started as a Senior Legal Advisor in 2004. Ms Thabatha was to rise up the ranks in that organization and by 2012 had been promoted to Customer Care Area Head. Amongst her duties as part of senior management was to provide strategic and operational leadership to departments to ensure effective, efficient and integrated service delivery. She also has experience in the private sector, having served as an insurance claims negotiator.

Apart from her rich experience, Ms Thabatha is an admitted attorney of the High Court who holds a BA Law and LLB degree.

A humanitarian at heart, Ms Thabatha also serves on the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital Board. She love travelling, reading, movies and going to the beach.

Ms Thabatha is married, and is a proud mother of two.