Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is named after South Africa’s former President, humanitarian and icon to the world, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, as Madiba was born and spent his formative years in the Eastern Province.
Nelson Mandela Bay is located on the south-eastern coastline of South Africa.midway between Cape Town and Durban, and 1058 km from Johannesburg.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was established in December 2000, from the erstwhile municipalities of the City of Port Elizabeth and the towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, as well as the surrounding areas.
The city has a population of 1.1 million, making it South Africa’s fifth largest city in terms of population and the second largest in terms of area. The predominant languages spoken are English, Afrikaans and IsiXhosa.
The Metro has a vibrant industrial sector, with two ports, namely the Port of Port Elizabeth and the Port of Ngqura, making it essentially a transport nucleus. Nelson Mandela Bay a city where all types of businesses, whether small or large, can prosper and grow. The city is the economic power-house of the Eastern Cape Province, being the automotive manufacturing hub of Africa, and home to Volkswagen, General Motors and Ford.
Our beautiful historic city is also a major tourist destination, boasting 40 km of magnificent golden beaches, warm water, a spectacular coastline and near-perfect weather. It is surrounded by internationally acclaimed game reserves, where large African game roam the magnificent landscape of the malaria-free Eastern Cape.
Nelson Mandela Bay combines the best of all worlds – the economic opportunities and benefits of a large city, combined with the easy access, un-congested traffic and genuine, warm hospitality that are associated with a medium-sized town.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is living up to its vision: A globally competitive city that works together with the people!