Town Development Manager


The following opportunity exists for a dedicated, hardworking, enthusiastic, and results-driven individual to develop mega town with best-in-class facilities and be part of VZI’s growth.


At Vedanta Zinc International we are committed to building a world-class Zinc complex driven and led by the best-in-class human capital. We believe that human capital is our core strength and has been critical in delivering our rapid growth. We currently have a staff complement of approximately 3500 directly and indirectly, with a strong focus on the employment and career advancement of women in the workplace as well as elevating our internal talent to enhanced roles To support and enable our growth, we are looking for a high energy, results-driven, and experienced individual with a proven track record in the role of Town Development Manager.

Vedanta Zinc International is a grouping of Zinc assets located in South Africa and Namibia, owned by the 6th largest Diversified Resources Company in the world, Vedanta Limited We are the largest integrated Zinc operation in Africa, with a vision to be a globally renowned brand in the base metals sector Vedanta is a $30 bn revenue and $10 bn in profit organization and further plans to invest $20bn in 4-5 years’ time in the expansion of their brown field and some green field capacity of Oil Gas, Renewable energy, display glass, semiconductor, mining, and smelting.

Following the recent announcement of an R7 billion investment at our Gamsberg Mine in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, we are embarking on a program of action to ensure that our Town infrastructure and facilities are able to support our ambitious growth strategies In line with this we are offering rewarding and exciting opportunities for our internal leaders to take up the role of Town Development Manager: BMC.



The Town Development Manager: BMC will develop, implement and drive Town Development strategies and initiatives with an ownership and accountability mindset, to ensure delivery on targets.


The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Engineering or a related field. A qualification in Project Management would be advantageous. S/he will have at least 10-15 years of solid experience in managing projects relating to Town Development and Planning.


As the Town Development Manager: BMC, the incumbent will be responsible to initiate, plan, manage and execute a multitude of projects relating to town development, ranging from developing of:

  • 500 housing / apartment units in Aggeneys including nearby towns,
  • service infrastructure solutions (water, electricity, sewerage etc.,
  • leisure / entertainment facilities,
  • shopping facilities ( mall), communal areas,
  • educational facilities (schools),
  • health facilities (hospital), amongst others.

Social infrastructure development and planning, and ensuring commercial viability, are at the forefront of this role. The incumbent should have a solid knowledge of Town Planning aspects, contractor business partner/supplier management, and best-in-class practices, to enable our vision of creating a multi-function, vibrant, socially inclusive destination town. Strong stakeholder management skills are required in this role, and the candidate should ensure all relevant stakeholders are adequately consulted and kept informed of progress on all projects. S/He will also be required to develop strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including local government, suppliers, property developers, and the like. The ideal candidate must have the ability and know how to attract and retain suitable external investors.