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.


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.


About the Baakens Valley pedestrian bridge

About the Baakens Valley pedestrian bridge   Why build the bridge? The purpose of the Bridge is to continue the walk-way currently underway at the Vuyisile Mini Square. The bridge connection is an important component in the city’s movement plan which is to link the Baakens Valley with the city centre. It will further enable […]

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    Media Release | MBDA appoints seasoned planner to boost capacity in order to accelerate delivery 15 March, Port Elizabeth – The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the ...
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 ...