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Bloemwater

THE BOARD GOVERNANCE
BOARD COMMITTEES

To enable the Board to properly discharge its onerous responsibilities  and duties, certain responsibilities  of the Board have  been  delegated   to  Board  Committees.   The  creation  of  Committees   does  not  reduce  a  Director’s   overall responsibility   and  therefore   all  Committees   must  report  and  make  recommendations  to  the  Board.  All  Board Committees  are chaired by a Non-Executive  Director. Furthermore,  each Board Committee acts in accordance with its respective Charter.

 

Committees of the Board assist the Board to efficiently advance the business of the Board. In tandem with the aforesaid, Committees are able to demonstrate  that Director Responsibilities  are being adequately and properly discharged. The Board has instituted the following committees:

 

The Corporate Support and Human Resources Committee

comprising of Directors suited to specialising in human resources, human capital as well as corporate social responsibilities.  The purpose of the Bloem Water Audit Committee  is to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibility  for the integrated  reporting  process,  the  system  of  internal  control,  the  audit  process,  and  Bloem  Water’s  process  for monitoring compliance with laws, regulations, voluntary codes, best practices and the code of conduct.

 

 

The Finance  Committee

comprising   of  Directors  with  expertise  in  the  area  of  finance,  audit  and  assets management  and supply chain management.  The Finance Committee assisted the Board in fulfilling its oversight role with regards to governance of financial management and financial accounting by reviewing quarterly, financial statements, investment management, and procurement processes through meetings which were held at least once a quarter.  The Committee monitored and evaluated the effective and efficient functioning and operation of the Finance, Engineering and Projects and Operations and Maintenance Departments within Bloem Water.

 

 

The Audit Committee

comprising of Directors with expertise in finance, internal control and risk management.  The purpose of the Bloem Water Audit Committee  is to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibility  for the integrated  reporting  process,  the  system  of  internal  control,  the  audit  process,  and  Bloem  Water’s  process  for monitoring compliance with laws, regulations, voluntary codes, best practices and the code of conduct.

 

 

The Chairperson’s Committee

comprising of the Chairpersons to all the Board’s sub-Committees.

 

The Social & Ethics Committee

comprising  of Directors  with skills and expertise  in legal as well as areas that ensure the Organisation’s  compliance with social, ethical and codes of best practice.  The primary function of the Committee is to assist the Board of Directors with the oversight and monitoring of social and ethical matters related to Bloem Water’s activities, the extent to which Organisational  Values are implemented and the impacts on Organisational  stakeholders (internal and external).

 

The Capital Projects & Fixed Assets Committee

comprising  of Directors with expertise in capital appropriations and long term projects.  The Purpose of the Capital Projects & Fixed Assets Committee is to assist the Board in the discharging of its duties relating to creating long and short term plans for Bloem Water Capital Projects and Fixed Assets, ensuring that the funding sources are in place to carry out these plans and assist the Board with capital expenditure programme related decisions within its delegated authority.

 

The Board of Trustees is an independent Committee and meets on a regular basis to deal with Pension Fund matters in accordance to the Pension Fund rules and regulations as well as applicable legislation.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Dr L Moorosi

Chief Executive

Mr M Rapudungoane

Mr OJ Stadler

Mr T Ngubeni

Chief Financial Officer

Executive: Operating & Maintenance

Executive: Projects & Engeneering

Ms SL Meyer

Executive: Human Resources

Ms NA Motlholwa

Executive: Corporate Support

Ms NP Silevu

Company Secretayr

STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

Stakeholder

Basis for engagement

Engagement methods

Employees

Employee engagement is a key element of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An "engaged employee" is

defined as one who is fully absorbed by and

enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests. Engaged employees are more productive and improves the performance of the entity.

• Employees engagements through Local Labour

Forums and Employee Suggestion Box

• Wellness Projects

• Climate survey (satisfaction index)

• Regular policy presentation sessions

• Quarterly EXCO meetings held in regions

• Pension Fund Road show

• Board road show

• Meetings with teams as and when required

The Board

 

The Board of Bloem Water is appointed by the Minister of Water and Sanitation in accordance with the provisions of the Water Services Act No 108 of 1997 as Accounting Authority

• The Board gives strategic direction through annual strategic planning sessions with management

• Board Committee meetings

• Board Roadshows

Shareholder Department of

Water & Sanitation

Bloem Water as a Government National Enterprise accounts to the Executive Authority, which is the Department of Water and Sanitation in alignment with Water Service Act No 108 of 1997.

• Portfolio Committee meetings

• Annual Appraisal of Business Plans, Shareholders Compact with the Board, Quarterly and Monthly performance reports and Annual reports.

Communities

Bloem Water through its Corporate Social Responsibility policy implements and promote socially responsible behaviour

throughout the organisation and contribute in

enhancing livelihoods of communities it operates in.

• World Toilet Day Schools Competition

• Adopt-a-School  Project

• Environment Impact Assessments   for Projects

• Public participation with regards to servitudes

Vendors & Suppliers

Socio-Economic  development

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (‘BBBEE’) compliance Corporate Social Investment

Improve Health and Safety standards

• Training of Service Providers

• Suppliers evaluation and feedback sessions

• Presentations  on strategic products and services

• Site Visits

 

Government & Regulators

 

Licensing and compliance

Debtors (Municipal) Payments

Catchment Management Agency Meetings

• Regional Water Affairs Reconciliation Steering

Committee Meetings

Trade Unions

Wage negotiations

Bargaining council agreements Conditions of employment Engagement on safety issues

Engagement on health and wellness issues

 Local labour forums

• Policy awareness sessions

• Representation during interviews as observers

Media Houses

Information sharing

Relations building and establishment of clear lines to spoke persons and subject matters

Networking sessions

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