The Municipality operates a 24 Hr call center where customers are able to call in and log their respective queries. A substantial number of queries are related to water and sanitation services. There are about 7 local municipalities that fall under OR Tambo District and these are all serviced by our Q1 System. The municipality is now able to make follow-ups on consumer queries by use of a unique reference number given to each query logged and also monitor progress on query resolution by technicians.
The Umzimvubu Local municipality appointed BSA Consulting in August 2017 to implement a platform on which all municipal queries would be logged. This includes internal and external customer queries. The main objective was to streamline query logging through a centralized system which can measure and manage customer queries and complaints. The system will also act as an analysis tool that will assist management in making key decisions especially around capital expenditure. This is a 3 year contract which will run until 2020. It also includes a portion of system service and end-user support. BSA Consulting has put together a training program for customer relations officials that includes but not limited to the following;