Rustenburg Local Municipality in the North West is holding public interviews for a municipal manager in efforts to turn the city around.

The municipality has one of the biggest budgets of all the municipalities in the province. It also contributes at least 21% to the GDP of the province from a host of mining and industrial activities.

However, its success has been clouded by allegations of mismanagement and rampant corruption.

The previous municipal manager, whose office was raided by the Hawks for alleged tender corruption, resigned in May, after merely two years in office.

The public participation interview initiative is aimed at starting on a clean slate to foster transparency.