The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to inform residents that the institution’s Acting City Manager, Ms Nolwandle Gqiba, has resigned from her Acting position, because of family commitments.
Ms Gqiba will return to the position of Executive Director: Human Settlements, which she occupied before she assumed the position of Acting City Manager.
The Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Cllr Mongameli Bobani and the entire Mayoral Committee would like to thank Ms Gqiba for her commitment and duties rendered in the period that she was serving as Acting City Manager.
Due to the importance of the Office of the City Manager in the running of the Municipality, a vacuum cannot not be allowed to exist in this position. The Mayoral Committee has, therefore, decided to appoint Mrs Noxolo Nqwazi to assume the position of Acting City Manager until the decision is endorsed by the Council. Mrs Nqwazi is currently employed as the Executive Director for Sport, Arts, Recreation and Culture.
In 2014 Noxolo Nqwazi was appointed as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s only woman executive director to head the sports, recreation, arts and culture department.
Nqwazi, then the director of the integrated planning and economic development department at the Chris Hani District Municipality, was recommended by city manager Mpilo Mbambisa as the most suitable candidate for the job.