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.
A district municipality, as opposed to metropolitan and local municipalities, provides support to local municipalities within its area that are too small, poor or rural to provide all the services required by their communities.
The Sarah Baartman District Municipality capacitates 9 local municipalities, namely Kou-Kamma, Baviaans, Kouga, Ikwezi, Camdeboo, Blue Crane Route, Sundays River Valley, Ndlambe and Makana. It shares the responsibility of providing basic services like electricity, water and refuse removal with the Local Municipalities.
The head office of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality is located in Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth.
Tel: 041 508 7111
Fax: 041 508 7000
32 Govan Mbeki Avenue (Standard Bank building)
PO Box 318
The respective Local Municipalities can be contacted as follows:
- Baviaans 044 923 1004
- Blue Crane Route 042 243 1333
- Camdeboo 049 807 5700
- Ikwezi 049 836 0021
- Kouga 042 200 2200
- Kou-Kamma 042 288 0303
- Sundays River Valley 042 230 7700
- Ndlambe 046 624 1140
- Makana 046 603 6111