Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

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Nelson Mandela Bay
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 33°57′S 25°36′E / 33.950°S 25.600°E / -33.950; 25.600Coordinates: 33°57′S 25°36′E / 33.950°S 25.600°E / -33.950; 25.600
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
SeatPort Elizabeth
Wards60
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorThsonono Buyeye (interim) (AIC)
Area
 • Total1,959 km2 (756 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,152,115
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African60.1%
 • Coloured23.6%
 • Indian/Asian1.1%
 • White14.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa53.9%
 • Afrikaans29.3%
 • English13.5%
 • Other3.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNMA

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is one of eight metropolitan municipalities (also called Category A municipalities) in South Africa. It is located on the shores of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape Province.

It is made-up of the city of Port Elizabeth, the nearby towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, and the surrounding rural area.

The name "Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality" was chosen to honor former President Nelson Mandela.

List of mayors[change | change source]

  • Christopher Nceba Faku (1995–2006)
  • Nondumiso Maphazi (2006–2008)
  • Zanoxolo Wayile (2008–2013)
  • Ben Fihla (2013–2015)
  • Danny Jordaan (2015–2016)
  • Athol Trollip (2016–2018)
  • Mongameli Bobani (2018–2019)
  • Thsonono Buyeye interim (since 2019)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.