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.
COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET OF R842,5 MILLION
Published: Internal News Release - Friday, 31 May 2013
The Mossel Bay Town Council at its monthly meeting in 30 May 2013 approved a total budget of R842,5 million for the 2013/2014 financial year. This compares with the second adjustments budget of R843,3 million for 2012/2013 and the initial budget of R818 million for the same year. Read More...
MORE PILOTS EXPECTED AT SPORTS FESTIVAL
Published: Internal News Release - Friday, 17 May 2013
Success breeds success and the early indications are that entries for the Western Cape Regional Aerobatics Competition, that will take place as part of the 2013 Mossel Bay Sports Festival, will more than double from last year’s twelve entries.. Read More...
CRÉCHES RECEIVE DONATIONS
Published: Internal News Release - Thursday, 16 May 2013
Forty crèches in the Mossel Bay municipal area benefitted in the past week from a donation of R100 000 by the Garden Route Casino Trust from which the Mossel Bay Municipality could acquire essential goods such as educational toys. Read More...
COUNCIL APPROVES PURCHASE OF BUILDING FOR CENTRE FOR HOMELESS
Published: Internal News Release - Wednesday, 01 May 2013
The Mossel Bay Town Council at its monthly meeting on 25 April 2013 approved the purchase of the Rose and Crown building on Erf 11199 in the Central Business District and that it is leased to The Haven Organisation for a period of thirty years for the establishment of a centre for the homeless.. Read More...