The administration of the Municipality of Mossel Bay is headed by a Municipal Manager, who is also the Accounting Officer of the Municipality. Five Directors, each heading a Directorate or Department, report to the Municipal Manager.
The functions of the six directorates are as follows:
1. Office of the Municipal Manager
The Office of the Municipal Manager is responsible for Internal Audit and Governance & Strategic Services which includes Institutional Performance, Public Participation, Thusong Centre Management, IDP and Communication with the five Directorates listed below reporting to the Office of the Municipal Manager.
2. Directorate Community Services
The Directorate is responsible for the provision of Waste Management and Pollution Control, Community Safety, Fire and Disaster Management Services, Library Services, Community Development and Recreation & Facilities.
3. Directorate Corporate Services
The Directorate is responsible for Administrative Support Services which include the Secretariat, Typing Services, Archives, Switchboard and Cleaning, Information Communication Technology and Human Resources Management.
4. Directorate Financial Services
The Directorate is responsible for Financial Administration, Budget & Reporting, Revenue Services, Expenditure and Supply Chain Management.
5. Directorate Planning and Economic Development
The Directorate is responsible for Town & Regional Planning, Integrated Human Settlements, Building Development, Economic Development & Tourism, Environmental Management and Support and Administration.
6. Directorate Infrastructure Services
The Directorate is responsible for Electrical Services; Civil Services (Water and Sewer, Water & Wastewater Treatment and Roads, Transport and Stormwater) and Mechanical Services & Fleet Management (Pump Stations, Telemetry, Desalination Plant and Fleet Management).