The Enterprise Risk Management department, is part of the Ethekwini Municipality Audit & Risk Advisory Services unit, and has the responsibility of assisting Council and City Manager to undertake risk assessment of the Business of Council, establish and maintain an environment that fosters business ethics, risk management, business continuity management, control and governance.

Its mandate is to:
  • Mobilise integrated risk assurance to strengthen administrative governance in pursuit of efficient, effective service delivery with economy of scales to realise Batho Pele principles.
  • To develop, co-ordinate, implement and monitor the Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity (BCM) systems and Project Risk Management programs within the municipality

The department’s aim is to:

  • Provide enterprise wide risk assurance that the control environment within areas reviewed is adequate to manage the related risks within acceptable limits and at reasonable cost;
  • Provide expertise and advice regarding improvement of the existing risk levels, controls, processes and/or outputs, either by recommendations in reports, or through direct facilitation in a consulting capacity;
  • Provide update on emerging risk issues and topical regulatory requirements and actions required to management and the audit committee;
  • Provide expertise and advice to ensure services that are critical to our objectives continue despite the occurrence of a potentially disruptive event;
  • Provide advice to stabilise the effects of a disruptive event and return to normal operations and a full recovery as quickly as possible;
  • Provide expertise and advice to capitalise on opportunities created by the disruptive event.