THE administrator of the Pixely Ka Seme municipality has had his term of office extended by a month to complete outstanding business and matters related to the recovery plan.
The Mpumalanga government placed the municipality under administration on February 25.
The action followed community service delivery riots in the area early this year.
Sboshwa Nkosi's term started in March and was due to end on August 31. But now he will continue until the end of the month.
Department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs spokesperson Simphiwe Kunene said since the municipality was placed under administration it had been making "steady progress to overcome problems " .
"A progress report presented to the provincial executive council shows that community consultation is taking place on a number of issues, the most recent being the budget consultation process," Kunene said.
"All policies relating to the municipality have been developed, the Integrated Development Plan has been finalised and aligned to the budget.
"The organisational structure has been approved and the process of filling in critical posts is under way."
He said the report also indicated progress in terms of implementing the recommendations that were made after the investigations conducted in terms of section 106(1)(b) of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, of 2000.
"The process of concluding performance management agreements for all section 57 managers is under way.
"The tariffs are being revisited and will be implemented after the community has been consulted. The municipality is adhering to the supply chain management act and the recruitment and selection policy is being adhered to," Kunene explained.
Members of the community falling under the Pixely Ka Seme municipality had revolted in February against the municipality they accused of mismanagement.