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Share your deep connection to the sea!

People of diverse cultures and traditions have long told undocumented stories about how deeply connected human beings are to the ocean. In the process of redeveloping the Bayworld and Happy Valley Precinct, the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) and Bayworld are calling all citizens of Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) to share an interesting story of their connection with the sea. We are looking for a unique, and interesting cultural connections that different ethnicities have with the ocean These stories will be part of a Bayworld documentary that will capture people’s diverse cultural connection/disconnection with the sea and the sea creatures.

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New tools needed for navigating unfamiliar terrain for municipal performance

There is a TV series called The Vow which shows how easily cults attract members from all parts of society regardless of wealth, levels of education or social status. Influential and resourceful people are targeted to provide credibility and access to their networks. This TV series shows that even the Dalai Lama’s benign endorsement was abused. No one consciously joins a cult and many are ensnared through their own vulnerabilities and social uncertainties because of the comfort and support provided by seemingly well meaning support.

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Opportunity awaits at the Kulture Kapital festival

The publicly acclaimed annual Kulture Kapital festival is extending from 3-day to an extensive 7-day festival due to efforts of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) attempting to revitalize the Bay with arts and culture whilst empowering various artists.

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MBDA Board approves annual report with successive unqualified audit by AGSA

On Friday the 23rd of April 2021, the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) met to consider for approval the comprehensive 2019-2020 Annual Report. Section 121 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA) stipulates that every municipality and municipal entity must for each financial year prepare an Annual Report in accordance with the Act’s guidelines.

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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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