In the build-up to last year’s election on 3 August, the then DA Mayoral Candidate, Athol Trollip, and now the Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, was very vocal about his determination to rid this Metro of bucket toilets. He involved the Human Rights Commission to underscore his revulsion at the indignity of these toilets, the…Read More
12 000 residents are receiving running water and toilets in their homes for the first time, thanks to this DA-led coalition government. Job creation is another big priority; since taking over from the ANC, the Metro has created 4 000 job opportunities. Together with a concerted effort to root out corruption and grow the economy, the new budget will largely be spent on helping residents in poor communities (over 80%).
This is the Nelson Mandela Bay’s vision for the term:
A city that provides for infrastructure investment, sustainable economic development and job creation. We will exploit our huge tourism potential, stimulate our province’s agricultural economy and promote the growth of SMME’s, especially in our neglected townships.
A city where people feel secure. Our newly launched metro police service will work effectively, with well-trained officers, and anti-drug and gang units founded to tackle the scourge of gangsterism head on.
We want to turn NMB into a city where people know that their government cares for them, one that works to make basic services available to ALL residents.
We will embrace the politics of redress and reconciliation. All residents deserve good services. We will build proper homes and hand over title deeds in line with a fair and open housing list. We will bring dignified sanitation to informal settlements.
We will stretch every tax rand to achieve optimum outputs in the direct interest of every citizen. We will not waste our resources on the glitz and glamour of irrelevant public events, flashy cars and cadre deployment.
Nelson Mandela Bay's Success Stories
Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
Executive Mayor Athol Trollip comes from a politically active family in an Eastern Cape farming community. The former leader of the official opposition in Parliament has been the provincial leader of the DA since 2002 and still serves in this capacity alongside his new role. Born in 1964 in Bedford, Athol was the fifth generation…Read More
News from Nelson Mandela Bay
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality today launched Phase 2 of the War on Waste Campaign, taking the fight against illegal dumping into a higher gear in Bethelsdorp. The campaign, which was launched earlier this year, has had its challenges, ranging from underspending, the employment of litter pickers and general project management challenges. Speaking at the launch, Executive Mayor Trollip admitted…Read More
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is offering bursaries to students who wish to study towards an engineering qualification at a tertiary institution in the year 2018. The bursaries will be offered in the following disciplines, Bsc/Civil, BSc/BEng Mechanical and BSc Electrical Engineering. As the city that cares, Nelson Mandela Bay is committed to address the…Read More
It’s official! The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) is extremely proud to announce that three of its most-loved beaches – Hobie, King’s and Humewood – have again been awarded full Blue flag status by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) at an event held in Jeffreys Bay earlier today, October 4, 2017. NMBM Executive Mayor Athol Trollip said: “This…Read More
Mayor Trollip calls on community and road users to respect road traffic laws as City launches Transport Month
The Executive Mayor made this appeal while addressing community members, taxi industry representatives and stakeholders at the official launch of Transport Month at the Cleary Park Shopping Centre today, October 3, 2017. “During this month and beyond we are calling on all road users to respect road traffic laws and embrace the plans and implementation of the…Read More
Phase 2 of the War on Waste commences today, 2 October 2017. Training of temporary recruits will take place this week and operations will begin next week. Having taken over the political management of Public Health, my office will monitor this operation to ensure absolute efficiency and compliance. All Ward Councillors must play a constructive…Read More
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