Constitutional mandate

The district municipality is a government institution committed to working with citizens and groups within the community to find sustainable ways of meeting their social, economic and material needs and improving the quality of their lives.

Local Governments are clearly one of the nation’s fundamental democratic institutions. Inclusive and effective democratic processes can most readily be achieved at the local level through participatory, transparent, management of public resources and joint community development projects.

In South Africa, local governments are responsible for stimulating local economic development and for providing people with basic services.

The basic services include water, electricity, sanitation, affordable housing and basic health care.

In terms of the Constitution of Republic of South Africa, 1996 and various acts flowing from it, the District Municipality is required to structure and manage its administration and budgeting and planning processes to give priority to the basic needs of the community, to promote the social and economic development of the community and to participate in national and provincial development programmes. The municipality to this end must provide vision and leadership for all those who have a role to play in the development of the municipality.



To be a municipality with a clear developmental focus to improve the quality of life of all the communities in the district.



“The Frances Baard District Municipality is committed to provide and improve the quality of services and therefore improve the lives of all its communities by:

  • Promoting Social and Economic Development
  • Providing and maintaining affordable and optimal quality services
  • The economic, efficient and effective utilisation of all its available resources, and;
  • Effective Stakeholders and Democratic Community Participation”

Indaba 2016

The Tourism Indaba 2016 kicked off today at the Durban International Convention Centre. The Frances Baard District is again hosting its own stand at Indaba this year. Come and visit us at stand nr: DEC1B05.

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Day 2 at tourism Indaba 2016




MEC Mac Jack

MEC Mac Jack of the Department Economic Development and Tourism visited the Frances Baard stand.



Informational Powerpoint Presentations


SAWA Web Award!

The Frances Baard District Municipality recently redesigned and redeveloped their website into a fully functional CMS and Responsive one, to accommodate all our wonderful clients, as well as those using their mobiles and tablets.

We’re happy to announce our SAWA online award, for functionality, layout, aesthetics, content and overall appeal.  We hope all of you are enjoying our website as much as well are!


FBDM Integrated Development Plan (IDP)

Review 2015/16; Planning 2016/17

Pursuant to the provisions of sections 21(1) of the Municipal Systems Act (No. 32 of 2000), Section 21(A)(1) of the Municipal Systems Amendment Act (No. 44 of 2003), and section 15(3) of the municipal planning and performance Management Regulations of 2001, The municipal Manager hereby notifies the general public that the Draft District Integrated Development Plan Review for 2015/2016 and planning for 2016/2017 has been finalized and was adopted by council on the 23rd of March 2016.

The public is kindly invited to examine the document and submit comments or representations to the Municipality not later than 3 May 2016.
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FBDM Draft Budget 2016/17

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 23(1) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, that Frances Baard District Municipality have tabled and adopted the Draft Budget for the 2016/2017 financial year at the Council meeting held on 23 March 2016. Please forward any objections, inputs and/or comments, in writing, to the Municipal Manager. The personnel of the Budget and Treasury office will be available if you need any assistance submitting comments.

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