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

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!

21st International AIDS Conference

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Every two years the International AIDS Society holds the most authoritative global conference on HIV, the International AIDS Conference. This year the 21st International AIDS Conference will be held in Durban, South Africa, from 18 to 22 July 2016.


You can download the Advert here.











Important Info:

Service Delivery & Budget Implementation Plan 2016/17:

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Review LED strategy:

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District growth & development strategy:

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Integrated Development Plan (IDP); Review 2015/16; Planning 2016/17:

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Annual Performance Report 2014/15:

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