Mossel Bay Municipality
Mossel Bay was officially proclaimed a town in 1848 and in 1852 it became a Municipality. As a result of the new municipal dispensation introduced by the South African Government, during December 2000 the Municipality of Mossel Bay was merged with those of the much smaller Friemersheim, Great Brak River and Herbertsdale to establish the present-day Municipality of Mossel Bay.
The municipal area, demarcation code WC043, is 2007 sq km in size and includes the towns and / or settlements of Mossel Bay, Boggoms Bay, Brandwag, Buisplaas, D'Almeida, Dana Bay, Glentana, Fraaiuitsig, Friemersheim, Great Brak River, Hartenbos, Herbertsdale, Hersham, KwaNonqaba, Little Brak River, Outeniqua Beach, Reebok, Ruiterbos, Southern Cross, Tergniet and Vleesbaai.
It is situated on the N2 approximately halfway between the coastal cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It is bordered by the Municipalities of George to the east, Langeberg to the west and Oudtshoorn to the north. Its western boundary is the Gouritz River and its northern boundary the Outeniqua mountains. To the east it stretches to the Maalgate River.
Its main economic activities are agriculture (aloes, cattle, citrus, dairy, ostriches, sheep, timber, vegetables and wine), fishing, light industry, petrochemicals and tourism.
RIOTS: STATEMENT BY MOSSEL BAY MUNICIPALITY
Published: Internal Notice - Monday, 18 August 2014
The Mossel Bay Municipality received sharp criticism since the outbreak of riots in the town on Sunday, 10 August 2014, supposedly because of service delivery issues. Many allegations have been made in the media, and incorrect information was published frequently in the mainstream media as well as in social media.. Read More...
RIOT STATUS REPORT: 08:00 - 14 AUGUST 2014
Published: Internal Notice - Thursday, 14 August 2014
The situation was again tense early this morning with some stone throwing having occurred at the N2/Dana Bay intersection. The situation is, however, under control and all roads were open. The public is nevertheless requested to exercise caution as the situation remains fluid.. Read More...
MAYORAL STATEMENT ON RIOTS
Published: Internal Notice - Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The Mayor is deeply concerned about the events in Mossel Bay over the past few days and also the safety of the town’s residents.. Read More...
INCENTIVE FOR NEW BUSINESSES
Published: Internal News Release - Thursday, 24 July 2014
People who want to establish new businesses in the old Mossel Bay Central Business District can apply for certain concessions with effect from 1 July 2014.. Read More...