‘Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is a global city that is governed by an inclusive and innovative administration, focused on sustainable service delivery, socio-economic development, infrastructure development, local and regional integration through comprehensive initiatives.’
‘To be a globally competitive and preferred Metropole that works collectively with the people to improve lives, boost the economy, advocating zero corruption, and to have a transformed administration aimed at enhancing service delivery.’
Collectively we can achieve more
The City has 120 Councillors, comprising 60 Ward Councillors and 60 Proportional Representative (PR) Councillors, as elected by the residents of the Metro in the August 2016 Local Government elections.
EXECUTIVE MAYORAL SYSTEM
The Executive Mayor governs together with the Speaker, who is the Chairperson of the Metropolitan Council, the Deputy Executive Mayor and a team of Chairpersons of Portfolio Committees within an Executive Mayoral Committee system.
Our Executive Mayoral system is combined with a vibrant Ward Participatory System to ensure community participation at grassroots level.
Council is headed by the Speaker. The role of a council in local government is that of lawmaker and, as such, it focuses on legislation, participation and oversight. In addition, municipal councils facilitate political discussions and debate in order to assist in planning and decision-making. The Council of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is headed by the Speaker and comprises 120 Councillors, elected through a mixed-member proportional representative system. Altogether 60 of those Councillors were elected through a voting process in the 60 wards that make up Nelson Mandela Bay. The remaining 60 Councillors were selected from party lists, on the basis that the total number of party representatives must be proportional to the number of votes received.
MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
MS. Buyelwa Nancy Mafaya (ANC)Speaker
MR. Thsonono Christopher Solomon Buyeye (AIC)Deputy Executive Mayor as Acting Executive Mayor
BURST AT GROENDAL MAIN PIPELINE COULD AFFECT WATER SUPPLY IN PARTS OF THE CITY
The City wishes to inform residents that the main supply pipeline, from Groendal dam to the treatment works in Uitenhage burst during the early hours of this morning.
Reservoir levels are currently low and water is being diverted from other sources. There is, however, a strong possibility that areas will be affected by this afternoon.
Teams are on site and the repair is expected to be completed by this evening. Water tankers have also been placed on standby.
Areas which could be affected include:
9.Riverside Industrial area
11.Cape Road Industrial area
15.Alexander Park Industrial area
16.NMB Logistics Park
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Published: 19 Nov 2020 CURRENT
LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS:
Please be advised that no public participation processes for land development applications (rezoning, departures etc) will take place between 13 November 2020 to 08 January 2021. This is in relation to the placing of advertisements in the print media. The recess is in partial fulfillment of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (PAJA) and the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (MSA) as far as they related to fair and just administrative action. The period of recess is anticipated to be busy for effective public participation due to the fact that the public will be busy preparing for the festive season.
Published: 18 Nov 2020 CURRENT
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BURCHEL DEPOT DUE TO COVID -19 INCIDENTS
18 November 2020
The City's Water Division distribution depot has COVID - 19 incidents. Management has decided to temporarily close off the depot for decontamination.
A skeleton team will be put in place for continuity in dealing with leaks and burst pipes. Only major bursts and leaks will be attended to.
We humbly ask that residents bare with us as this will affect service delivery.
Issued by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office.
Published: 16 Nov 2020 CURRENT
As from Monday 16/11/2020 only the following Customer Care Centres will be open to the public, until further notice, due to the rotation of staff:
Old City Treasurer Govan Mbeki Ave,
Accounts Call Centre on tel 041-5065555 will be operational.
Published: 11 Nov 2020 CURRENT
libraries during the Covid-19 pandemic
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Library Service will
open for the receiving of all library materials from Monday 16 November 2020. Libraries will open for receipt of library
materials from 09h00 until 15h30.
Library materials will be accepted at the entrance of each
library for quarantining. Library
patrons will not be allowed inside the library.
Patrons will be offered a “call and collect” service for library
materials they wish to borrow.
All public are advised that masks must be worn at all times
and they will be required to have their temperatures taken and complete a
contact tracing register.
All libraries will be open for this service with the exception
of Allanridge, Chatty, Kwamagxaki, and Motherwell Libraries due to
vandalism. North End Library is closed
at present due to a Covid-19 case, but should open on 19 November.
Library patrons are encouraged to return their library
materials promptly to enable the libraries to complete a quarantine period
before opening for lending.