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


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.



Draft Budget for 2015/16

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 2014/2015 and planning for 2015/2016 has been finalized and adopted by council on 23 March 2015.

The public is kindly invited to examine the document and submit comments or representations to the Municipality not later than 24 April 2015.


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Student Financial Aid Opportunities


Draft IDP Review for 2014/15; Planning for 2015/16

draft IDP 2015