Mr Marius Botha joined the Municipality on 1 December 2014 as Director of Financial Services and therefore also Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Mr Herman Botha who retired at the end of November.
Mr Marius Botha achieved the degrees B Com (University of Port Elizabeth) and B Com Hons (B.(B&A) and MBA (both at the University of Stellenbosch). He also completed his articles as a chartered accountant and auditor.
He joined the Port Elizabeth Municipality as an internal auditor in 1985 and in 1987 was appointed as Deputy City Treasurer of East London in 1987. He became Town Treasurer of the George Municipality in 1991. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as a consultant for local authorities and from 2008 to 2011 he was a consultant to the Development Bank of South Africa. He was appointed as Head of Finance of the Karoo Hoogland Municipality in 2011.
Mr Botha says he is proud to have joined one of the most progressive and financially steadfast local authorities in South Africa, where service delivery is also definitely prioritised.
“I have inherited a particularly healthy financial state of affairs where the administrative processes are in place and where the Municipality has also achieved a third consecutive clean audit. The shoes which I have filled have walked a healthy path and I will try to build on the foundations that have been laid for me,” he said.