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Nelson Mandela Bay
Metropolitan municipality
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Seat Port Elizabeth
Wards 60
 • Type Municipal council
 • Total 1,959 km2 (756 sq mi)
 • Total 1,152,115
 • Density 588.11/km2 (1,523.2/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African 60.1%
 • Coloured 23.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 14.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa 53.9%
 • Afrikaans 29.3%
 • English 13.5%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal code NMA

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

  • 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)
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