About NMBM council

The City has 120 Councillors, being 60 Ward Councillors and 60 Proportional Representative (PR) Councillors, as elected by residents in the August 2016 elections. 


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.


Cllr Jonathan Lawack - Speaker - Tel: 041 505 4411 Cllr Athol Trollip - Executive Mayor - Tel: 041 506 3348
Speaker of Council
Cllr Jonathan Lawack (DA)
Executive Mayor: 
Cllr Athol Trollip (DA) 


Cllr Werner Senekal - Chief Whip - Tel: 041 505 4434 Cllr Retief Odendaal - Budget & Treasury - Tel: 041 505 4404 Cllr Lance Grootboom - Municipal Public Accounts
Cllr Werner Senekal
Chief Whip
Cllr Retief Odendaal
Budget & Treasury
Cllr Lance Grootboom
Public Health

Cllr Annette Lovemore - Infrastructure & Engineering Cllr Andrew Whitfield - Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture - Tel: 041 505 4407 Cllr Nqaba Bhanga - Human Settlements -Tel: 041 505 4402 Cllr Masixolo Zinto
Cllr Annette Lovemore
Corporate Services
Cllr Andrew Whitfield
Economic Development,
Tourism & Agriculture
Cllr Nqaba Bhanga
Human Settlements
 Cllr Masixole Zinto
Infrastructure, Engineering,
Electricity & Energy
Cllr Shirley Sauls - Constituency Services - Tel: 041 505 4408 Cllr: John Best - Safety and Security - Tel: 041 505 4403 Cllr Siyasanga Sijadu - Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture - Tel: 041 505 4405

Cllr Shirley Sauls 
Constituency Services
Cllr Marlon Daniels 
Roads & Transport
Cllr John Best
Safety & Security
Cllr Siyasanga Sijadu 
Sports, Recreation,
Arts & Culture

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Head of Administration is City Manager, Mr. Johann Mettler, who took office on 1 December 2015.

City Manager - Mr Johann Mettler


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