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…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
A new policy change is set to revitalise the ailing holiday resorts across Nelson Mandela Bay as the City is working on new management models to maximise the potential of these neglected facilities. Over the years, all the six holiday resorts in the Metro have been neglected and left in a state of ruin by…Read More
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…Read More
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.”…Read More
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…Read More
By June 2017, 1055 of 1181 available and funded municipal vacancies had been filled by the administration. 91 of these were critical vacancies, the filling of which will hugely support the government’s effort to improve service delivery. The balance of the positions were either contractual, internal or standard vacancies. This could mean faster turnaround times…Read More
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