Where we govern

Nelson Mandela Bay

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:

An Opportunity City

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 Safe City

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.

A Caring City

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.

An Inclusive City

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.

A Well-Run City

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

Athol Trollip

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…

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News from Nelson Mandela Bay

NMB most improved Municipality in Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape is proud of the success of DA-led Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality after it improved it’s scorecard on customer satisfaction and trust. The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for municipalities, shows that Nelson Mandela Bay has earned the third spot as the best and most trusted municipality.

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will clear any outstanding waste collection backlog in Motherwell and Wells Estate by the end of the end of this week. Municipal waste management teams are currently delivering services to all parts of these communities.   In recent weeks, isolated acts of criminality have put the lives of municipal staff…

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Public Health Blitz Unit established to clean Parks and Cemeteries

Statement by Athol Trollip Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay A total of 350 previously disadvantaged unemployed residents signed EPWP contracts last week Thursday and Friday, and will jointly be paid R1.6 million from what remains of the 2016/17 EPWP grant. Automatically and randomly selected off a database, these workers will be placed today and…

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