‘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
The following NMBM Customer Care offices will be open to the public as from Monday, 28 September 2020, 8:00-15:30:
Already open and operational offices are:
Mfanasekhaya Gqobose Banking Hall (Govan Mbeki Ave)
Billing Clearance @ Harrower Road Stores
Accounts Helpline (Call Centre) on tel 041-506 5555 (8:00-16:30)
Published: 21 Sep 2020 CURRENT
Outstanding Library books - Message from Libraries:
Patrons should please keep them until a pronouncement is made on the opening of libraries. They should not worry about fines, our system has been set such that the items that are out will not accumulate fines.
Published: 11 Sep 2020 CURRENT
RESCHEDULING OF DRIVING LICENCE IN KORSTEN
The Korsten Driving Licence Testing Centre is in the process of rescheduling driving licence tests that were affected during the lockdown period.
Although the majority of the applicants were contacted and new dates issued, there is still 176 applicants that were contacted but to no avail.
We request all driving schools who know of any students having outstanding test to please report to the Korsten To expedite this process we have set aside a specific date (Saturday 19 September 2020 at 07h00) for an Official to facilitate and confirm new dates to those applicants.
Published: 10 Sep 2020 CURRENT
NEW WATER RESTRICTIONS implemented with immediate effect.
The Chelsea reservoir has recovered overnight and reached 34% after weeks of battling with water supply.
As a result of the recovery, all the areas supplied by this reservoir should now have water. The areas include Malabar, Westering, Linton Grange, Sherwood, Hunters Retreat, parts of Rowallan Park, Parsonsvlei and Greenbushes.
All the suburbs supplied by the Emeraldhill reservoir have water, except for upper parts of Lovemore Heights.
Work is being done to pump into the upper reservoir for residents to have water. It is envisaged that by midday water will be restored.
The Municipality urges residents to continue using water sparingly.
Residents in the high-lying areas night experience water cuts due to the ongoing water disruptions.
Although the Chelsea reservoir has increased to 9% currently some areas supplied by this reservoir remain with a low pressure.
The areas supplied by this reservoir include Malabar, Westering, Lingo Grange, Sherwood, Hunters Retreat, parts of Rowallan Park, Parsonsvlei and Greenbushes.
Lovemore Heights which is supplied by the Emaraldhill reservoir remains affected by the water disruptions while Walmer Heights, parts of Lovemore Park, Mount Pleasant, Miramar, Charlo, Walmer Downs, Overbaakens, Fairview and parts of Newtown Park continue to have water supply.
Pumps have been resolved and the Municipality is waiting for the system to fill up so the rest of the areas can have water supply.
The Municipality apologises for any inconvenienced caused.