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.
Dr L Moorosi
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
Basis for engagement
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 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.
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
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
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
Relations building and establishment of clear lines to spoke persons and subject matters