The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), established in 2003 by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM), with support of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), is a special purpose development company which has become the driving force behind urban regeneration in Nelson Mandela Bay.

OUR AIM

The MBDA was conceptualised by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and is a wholly-owned entity of the NMBM. It was created in 2003 following an acknowledgement by the city’s leadership of the urgent need to reverse a trend towards urban decay in the inner city and to drive urban regeneration in the Nelson Mandela Bay CBD and other designated areas. Since then, the mandate area has been expanded to include a number of key township projects, with the aim of transforming urban spaces to activate economic activity, create job opportunities and reshape urban development.


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MBDA think-tank explores the future of Helenvale
MBDA think-tank explores the future of Helenvale

Port Elizabeth, 6 February 2018 – Debating future strategies to curb gangsterism, reduce crime and enhance positive development in challenges neighbourhoods and communities was a key objective of the ‘Mandela Bay Think Tank Dialogue’ a multi-disciplinary stakeholder session hosted by the Nelson Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) from Monday 5th till Tuesday 6th. The think-tank, […]

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NEWLY APPOINTED: Chief Executive Officer Mr Ashraf Adam MBDA welcomes new Chief Executive Officer
The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has announced the appointment former interim CEO Ashraf Adam to the position on a permanent basis, for the next five years, and effective immediately. Adam ...
Safety of Ironman athletes paramount ahead of triathlon showpiece events
The safety of international and local participants in the Standard Bank Ironman African Championships and the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in September is paramount with pro-active safety ...
2017 a year of consolidation for the MBDA, Spokesperson Luvuyo Bangazi
Development agencies worldwide are normally established when an economic development intervention is required and when the city administration feels that such intervention cannot be done by the city ...
Meet the Acting CEO, Ashraf Adam Ashraf Adam appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer whilst search for new MBDA chief continues
26 May, Port Elizabeth – The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) Board Chairperson Phil Goduka today announced the appointment of Ashraf Adam as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ...