Tag: service delivery

Nelson Mandela Bay church leaders call for new local elections to address governance crisis

The united leadership of Nelson Mandela Bay has called on the majority parties — the ANC and DA — in the metro to convene new local elections “in order to create a more productive balance of power” capable of addressing dysfunctional local governance structures. “Alternatively, the church leadership urges the […]

Civil society coalition helps to get Nelson Mandela Bay budget passed at last

A recently-revived civil society coalition with a strong Church component helped to finally get Nelson Mandela Bay’s 2021/2022 adjustments budget passed on Tuesday. The Nelson Mandela Bay Civil Society Coalition (NMBCSC) succeeded in persuading political parties to attend a special council meeting with the sole purpose of passing the budget […]

Civil society coalition tells Nelson Mandela Bay councillors days of ‘winner take all’ are over

A broad-based civil society group which aims to tackle municipal chaos in Nelson Mandela Bay held separate virtual meetings on Tuesday with leaders of major political parties whose ongoing power struggles have rendered the metro incapable of delivering basic services to communities and businesses. The two meetings followed a press […]

PE church leaders meet with mayor

A delegation of senior Port Elizabeth church leaders met with Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani and members of his leadership team in the mayor’s office this morning. Items discussed during the two and a half hours indaba were organisational stability, corporate governance, disruption of local council meetings, service delivery, […]