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Join the conversations – The Importance of Mental Health in Urban Development

Tuesday 13 April, Nelson Mandela Bay - The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) is inviting you to an important conversation on the Importance of Mental Health in Urban Development with Dr Shaquir Salduker. Dr Salduker is a Psychiatrist in private practice at St. Augustine’s hospital Durban, a Director of Psychiatry management group (PsychMG), and Director of the Durban pain clinic. Dr Shaquir obtained his undergraduate training at Nelson Mandela school of medicine and a Fellow of college of psychiatry South Africa.

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Carpetbaggers entrench underdevelopment

A comparative analysis of Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Nelson Mandela Bay municipalities by Crispian Olver examines electoral, governance and socio-economic data in relation to the performance of these municipalities. He concludes that “… periods of political instability and factionalism have corresponded to decline in service delivery performance, citizen satisfaction, governance and financial sustainability”; and that “while city governance has economic effects, there are broader structural dynamics and demographic patterns which are beyond the control of cities”. Consequently, city governance needs support to overcome the interplay between the impact of political instability on administrative performance as well as factors over which they have no influence.

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Three ways research perpetuates injustices

Why is it hard to recognise the full value of a new idea, research finding or other innovation? Why do people fail to properly appreciate other people or things most of the time? Can this help explain why injustices persist?

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Red carpet rolled out for TNPA relocation to Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay is ready for the Transnet National Ports Authority head office move to Ngqura, with expectations high that the relocation is the game-changer needed to boost the province's ailing economy.

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Tell us what you think about our services and how we are doing

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) is taking a moment to reflect on partnerships and interactions that we have had with our diverse stakeholders over the years. Subsequently, we have created a widely accessible, cost-free platform that allows our various stakeholders to share, with us, their honest thoughts, and opinions of their experience in dealing with us, our programmes and aspirations for the MBDA.

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