The Sarah Baartman District Municipality is situated in the western portion of the Eastern Cape Province. Although it completely surrounds Nelson Mandela Bay, the two areas are independent entities serving different communities.
The Sarah Baartman District Municipality includes nine local municipalities:
- Blue Crane Route
- Sundays River Valley
The head office of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality is located in Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth. The municipality has three departments, namely Finance and Corporate Services, Infrastructure Services and Economic Development Services.
A significant amount of time and resources are spent on development, creating projects to grow skills, employment and initiate sustainable economic development as well as elevating the quality of life in the district.
The district covers approximately 58 242 square kilometres, while the people living in the Sarah Baartman District speak isiXhosa (49%), Afrikaans (45%) and English (6%) as their home language. The estimated population size is 451 000.
An innovative and dynamic municipality striving to improve the quality of life for all our communities.
To provide equitable, affordable services and sustainable socio-economic development through:
- Stakeholder participation
- Capacity building
- Efficient and effective management of resources
In addition to the Batho Pele principles, our municipality commits itself to upholding the following set of values:
- Good governance
- Public Participation
- People Development
- Responsibility and Trust
- Economic Development
- Financial Services
- Emergency Services
- Community Services
- Creative Industries