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PROFILE

Frances Baard District Municipality Frances Baard District Municipality is the smallest district in the Northern Cape; however, it accommodates the largest proportion of the population of the province.

Vision To be a municipality with a clear developmental focus, providing quality services to its people.

Economic profile

Ms Buyiswa Ximba, Executive Mayor.

Frances Baard District Municipality is the strongest economic region in the province, accounting for 36% of the provincial gross domestic product (PGDP). The economy of the district consists of the primary (agriculture and mining), secondary (manufacturing, electricity and construction) and tertiary (trade, transport, financial and social services) sectors.

The municipality has a mandate to: • Provide a democratic and accountable government for local municipalities • Ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner • Promote a safe and healthy environment • Encourage the involvement of communities and community organisations in the matters of local government. The district municipality has been assigned level one and two accreditation in terms of the housing function. Level-two accreditation status gives municipalities the responsibility to approve and manage housing-construction programmes and ensure technical quality assurance.

Mandate The Frances Baard District Municipality (FBDM) is an open, transparent and accountable organisation, providing sound governance, stable financial viability and prudent leadership. Administration remains focussed on the Council’s priorities and set targets for delivery to provide the performance and results that drive the municipality. The FBDM strives to promote sound financial management and good governance in order to perform its developmental role. The municipality follows a practice of sound, conservative budgeting aimed at enhancing financial resources.

Geography Frances Baard District Municipality is the smallest district in the Northern Cape and has a geographical area of 13 518.19km2. However, it accommodates the largest proportion of the population of the province, giving it the highest population density. The municipality is located in the far eastern portion of the province. It shares its northern borders with the North West Province and its eastern border with Free State Province. Kimberley, which is where the

An effective governance framework, systems, policies and structure are absolutely crucial to the proper functioning of a district municipality such as Frances Baard. Good governance is a concept that describes the process through which the municipality sets priorities, makes decisions, strengthens accountability and engages in constructive interaction with the public and other institutions. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018/19

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Northern Cape Business 2018/19 edition  

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Northern Cape Business 2018/19 edition  

Officially supported and used by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northern Cape Business is unique as a bus...

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