Where we govern

Nelson Mandela Bay

This is Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality’s first term under a DA coalition government. Already, the Municipality has projects in place to ensure an honest, well-run administration; launching an anti-corruption hotline and opening council meetings up to the public for full accountability.

This is the Metro’s vision:

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

Savings up to R141 Million as Municipal Telecommunications Overhauled

Press statement by  Athol Trollip Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Approximately R141 million could be saved in total over the next 5 years after a telecommunications audit was conducted by MMC for Corporate Services, Cllr Dean Biddulph, and his team of officials. This audit has revealed room for massive cost-cutting in telecommunications across all Directorates,…

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Metro’s financial planning vastly improves as deviations reduced by 90%

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has dramatically improved its financial planning and management since the DA-led coalition government took office, reducing financial deviations by approximately 90%. Under the previous administration, the Mayoral Committee was approving roughly 120 financial deviations at almost every sitting. Legislation makes provision for deviations in cases of unavoidable emergency, indicating that…

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