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”


Informational Powerpoint Presentations


Draft annual report 2014/15

It is indeed an honour for me to present to you the final annual report for the current Council of the Frances Baard District Municipality. As a municipality we have shown continuous progress over the past year with regard to reaching the set annual targets and building on a strong administration. As we enter the final year of our term of office as councillors of this great district municipality, we can reflect back with pride in this financial year and the past five years.



2015 Indaba: Durban

The Frances Baard District this year is launching its own stand at the tourism Indaba in Durban. The show is one of the largest on the tourism calendar and has been hosted by durban for the last 10 years. This year the district team has been joined by all four local municipalities in the district. The official launch of the stand will take place on Sunday,  10 May at stand number DEC1 B08.




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!


MDB Circular 12 – 2015

The Municipal Demarcation Board has published wards for municipalities that qualify to have wards. You can download the gazettes on the website by clicking here.