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

Popular business precinct in New Brighton set for major upgrade

A groundbreaking plan to uplift the aesthetic value of the popular Embizweni Square in New Brighton has been mooted by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality during a meeting with local businesses as part of unlocking economic opportunities in the area. The area is a popular business and entertainment hub which offers an array of businesses…

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Intern Programme Launched in Mayor’s Office

After a grueling selection process, four previously unemployed graduates are now staff members in the Office of the Executive Mayor. Anelisa Mabece, Lutho Dzedze, Bajabulile Makhaye, and Vuyo Ngqondela, all Bay residents, have been selected for a 6 month internship programme recently launched in the Mayor’s Office. With a range of qualifications from a Bachelor…

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Nelson Mandela Bay provides electricity to over 400 households

As part of restoring dignity to disadvantaged communities in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality; over 400 homes in Airport Valley, Walmer, are now connected to the Municipal grid through a state subsidised innovative electrification programme. “The newly connected houses are now on the official Municipal grid, complete with a 20 Amp service and a prepaid meter.”…

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Continued Progress Under New Mayoral Committee

After just over a year in government, it is important to review progress made to date. As such, some changes to the Mayoral Committee are necessary in the interest of channeling skills and expertise. This will take the coalition government in a direction that ensures continued improvement of service delivery. Over the last year, this…

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