‘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 as selected on 16 December 2020
Economic Development Tourism and Agriculture: Siyasanga Sijadu (COPE)
Public Health: Lance Grootboom (ACDP)
Sport Recreation, Arts and Culture: To be advised later (DA)
Electricity and Energy: Luxolo Namette (UDM)
Infrastructure and Engineering: Masixole Zinto (DA)
Budget and Treasury: Dr Malcolm Figg (DA)
Corporate Services and Human Resources: Annette Lovemore (DA)
Roads and Transport: Rano Kayser (DA)
Human Settlements: Khusta Mtsila (United Front)
Safety and Security: John Best (DA)
MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
MS. Buyelwa Nancy Mafaya (ANC)Speaker
MR. Thsonono Christopher Solomon Buyeye (AIC)Deputy Executive Mayor
08H00-10H30: Groups 12,17 10H00-12H30: Groups 13,18; 12H00-14H30: Groups 14,19; 14H00-16H30: Groups 15,1; 16H00-18H30: Groups 16, 2 18H00-20H30: Groups 17, 3; 20H00-22H30: Group 18, 4; 22H00-23H30: Group 19, 5
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Published: 21 Oct 2020 CURRENT
SUSPENSION OF E-NEWSPAPER AND E-MAGAZINE SERVICES
Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 16 Jan 2021, Resolved: 17 Jan 2021RESOLVED
WATER DISRUPTION: WALMER PARK & SURROUNDS
16 January 2021
The Municipality would like to inform residents that a second burst occurred this morning at Victoria Park School area, on Airport 525mm diameter water main. The following areas are affected:
3. South End
4. Forest Hill
5. Humewood and parts of Summerstrand, mainly below 2nd Avenue.
Repairs are currently still ongoing. The team has been on site since last night.
In the interim, water tankers remain stationed at the following locations:
1) 6th Avenue Mall, Walmer
2) 1st Avenue Spar, Walmer
3)Caltex garage, Forest Hill
4) Spar Humerail
5) Caltex garage next to Boardwalk.
The inconvenience caused is regretted.
Published: 09 Jan 2021, Resolved: 11 Jan 2021RESOLVED
libraries after the Christmas Closure
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Library Service will re-open
on the 11 Jan and continue receiving of library materials. Libraries will
receive library materials from 09h00 until 15h30 on Monday to Thursday and
09h00 – 13h30 on Fridays
Walmer Library will
receive library materials on alternate days every week, i.e. Monday, Wednesday
and Friday. Monday and Wednesday both
libraries will open for receipt of library materials from 09h00 until 15h30;
and 09h00 – 13h30 on Fridays.
North End and Algoa
Park Library will receive library materials daily from 8h30 – 12h30
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
All patrons are encouraged to use the NMBM online platform,
Libby, or through the Overdrive website @ http://nmbm.lib.overdrive.com
to borrow library materials
Published: 28 Dec 2020, Resolved: 09 Jan 2021RESOLVED