THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (HOD) FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY AND LIAISON MR COSBY THEMBA MAVUNDLA
Mr Themba Mavundla is the Head of Department (HOD) for the Department of Community Safety and Liaison. He is also the chairperson of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) and he has served in the ANC military wing called Umkhonto we Sizwe during apartheid times. He was involved in the fight for the liberation of South Africa with Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mr Mavundla is a multiligual, fluent in languages such as English, seSotho, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Kwanyama.
In 2010, he graduated with fying colours from the University of South Africa and obtained a BTECH degree in Security Risk Management. He has worked with a number of Provincial government departments which has made him to be more knowledgeable and with vast experience. After working for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), he then went on to work for the Department of Arts and Culture as a Manager of Security Services for the period of 4 years. In this position, he was responsible for coordinating, facilitating and ensuring the maintainance of the personal security of the Executive Council and also to maintain the personal security of the HOD and other staff members of the department.
He was then promoted to a General Manager position for Security Services at the Office of the Premier where amongst other things, he was responsible for coordinating, facilitating and ensuring the maintainance of personal security of he Premier, Director General, other staff members of the Provincial Government, visitors or guest who are within the office. After servicing the Office of the Premier for the period of 4 years, he left the Office of the Premier to become the Head of Department.
In 2015, Mr Mavundla became the Head of Department (HOD) for the Department of Community Safety and Liaison where his currently playing a major role in promoting effective and efficient police services, to improve police conduct and efficient community safety partnerships, to implement crime prevention initiatives, to ensure effective and efficient police policies, practices, methodologies, safety models, monitoring tools and policing needs and lastly, to promote integrated governance.
PURPOSE: To monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service and promote community police relations
- Facilitate the effective and efficient functioning of the Provincial Secretariat for Police for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal
- Manage and monitor the provision of Corporate Management Services
- Ensure that efficient internal audit and risk management services are provided in the Department