Executive Mayor Dirk Kotzé of Mossel Bay Local Municipality shares the key elements to their success, including financial discipline, political stability, competent staff, and digitization. From innovative technological advancements and digitisation strategies to fostering private sector collaboration, we explore how the municipality is actively working towards a growing and sustainable economy, addressing social challenges, and enhancing the quality of life in the municipality.
Presented in collaboration with Business Engineering
Mossel Bay is situated approximately halfway between the coastal cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Mossel Bay Local Municipality has a great track record for its service to the community. It has in the past been named South Africa's most financially sustainable municipality. It has also been reported that Mossel Bay is the number one destination in the Western Cape for South Africans semigrating.
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About Mossel Bay Local Municipality
Mossel Bay was officially proclaimed a town in 1848 and in 1852 it became a Municipality. As a result of the new municipal dispensation introduced by the South African Government in December 2000 the Municipality of Mossel Bay was merged with those of the much smaller Friemersheim, Great Brak River and Herbertsdale to establish the present-day Municipality of Mossel Bay. The municipal area includes the towns and / or settlements of Mossel Bay, Boggoms Bay, Brandwag, Buisplaas, D'Almeida, Dana Bay, Glentana, Fraaiuitsig, Friemersheim, Great Brak River, Hartenbos, Herbertsdale, Hersham, KwaNonqaba, Little Brak River.
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