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 and one Executive Manager, each heading a Directorate, report to the Municipal Manager.
The functions of the Office of the Municipal Manager and six directorates are as follows:
1. Office of the Municipal Manager
The Office of the Municipal Manager is responsible for Internal Audit, Institutional Performance and Communication with the 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, Library Services, Community Development, Sport & Recreation and the Thusong Centre.
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, Human Resources Management and Strategic Services.
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 and Tourism and Support & 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 Project Management Unit) and Mechanical Services & Fleet Management (Pump Stations, Telemetry, Desalination Plant and Fleet Management).
7. Directorate Protection Services
The Directorate is responsible for Community Safety, Fire, Rescue and Disaster Management Services and Environmental Management.