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Fix and Blitz with Good Green Deeds Clean Up Campaign

On Friday 22 May, Buffalo City Metro Executive Mayor Xola Pakati will lead the Fix and Blitz with Good Green Deeds Clean Up Campaign in Duncan Village clearing illegal dumping sites in the area. Th .. read more
Date: 2020-06-01


The Buffalo City Metro welcomes the study which reveals that there has been improvement in the access to water, sanitation and PPE’s in its informal settlements during the Covid 19 lockdown p .. read more
Date: 2020-06-01


The Municipality has noted with concern, that a number of runners and cyclists are not adhering to Covid19 lockdown level 4 regulations. A large number of people who are participating in .. read more
Date: 2020-05-10


The Buffalo City Metro COVID 19 Command Council has taken a decision to review and revoke all the permits that are currently being used by hawkers and spaza shops. This follows repor .. read more
Date: 2020-05-10

Buffalo City Metro calls on businesses to NOT compromise on Covid-19 Disaster Management Act regulations

The Buffalo City Metro is calling upon businesses to adhere to the strict social distancing regulations as guided by the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 and Regulation 398 of 25 March 2020. .. read more
Date: 2020-05-10

National Lockdown Announced

Dear media colleagues; Kindly find attached a statement that has just been released by the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City on Completion of a Week Since the National Lock .. read more
Date: 2020-04-27

Mayor to lead Bhisho and KWT cleaning and Disinfection program Invite

Dear media colleagues; Kindly be advised that the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Cllr Xola Pakati, will be leading yet another clean-up campaign in the City on .. read more
Date: 2020-04-27

Executive Mayor to give update on R30 million social relief program

Dear media colleagues; Kindly be advised that the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Cllr Xola Pakati, will be making announcements and giving an update on the City&r .. read more
Date: 2020-04-27

Buffalo City Metro outlines its festive season safety plans

Buffalo City has declared itself ready for the festive season.   The City has already launched both its roads safety campaign and beach safety campaign.   .. read more
Date: 2020-01-07

Metro readies for Festive Safety Season

  Members of the Media, you are kindly invited to witness the lifeguard training exercise of the Buffalo City Metro Beaches Lifeguards.   Buffalo City Metro& .. read more
Date: 2019-12-18

Standard Bank to hand over houses to residents of BCMM

On Friday 13 December 2019, Standard Bank will be handing over houses to BCM indigent beneficiaries as part of their corporate social investment programme.   The beneficiar .. read more
Date: 2019-12-18


Date:  Tuesday 10 December 2019 Venue: Steffanutti Site Office Nu11A Time: 09h00 UPGRADING OF QUMZA HIGHWAY PHASE 7 – PHASE 2 (Mazidlekhaya Intersection &n .. read more
Date: 2019-12-09

City Celebrates Heritage Day in Fort Murray, near Ndevana location

Dear Members of the Media, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in partnership with Amandlambe Traditional Council join hands to celebrate Heritage Day. The even .. read more
Date: 2019-09-12


Members of the Media, You are hereby invited to attend and cover the Creative Arts Workshop. Kindly also find attached the media invitation and details related to this effect. The purpose of the .. read more
Date: 2019-09-10

Statement by the Executive Mayor on the National Treasury Report rating Buffalo City Metro high in Budget Expenditure and other Financial Indicators

05th September 2019 Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) received with great delight the news from the National Treasury that it is rated high in budget expenditure. These outcomes of the re .. read more
Date: 2019-09-06

Statement on National Treasury Expenditure Report

Kindly find attached the reaction of the City following the National Treasury report that places Buffalo City high in the country on expenditure and other financial indicators. Issued by, BCMM Com .. read more
Date: 2019-09-06

City cautions beach goers

Caution to BCMM beach goers. .. read more
Date: 2018-12-12

YUBEI District visits the Metro

On Wednesday 22 November, the Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati will welcome a Chinese delegation at the East London City Hall at 12h30. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Prayer for rain

Following his call for a divine intervention, the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Executive Mayor Councillor Xola Pakati together with the City’s leadership will be attending a church se .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Municipal employees’ games

BCMM Sport & Recreation club will be defending its title as the champions of municipal employees’ games under the Southern Africa Inter-municipal Sport Association in Middelburg, Mpumalanga fro .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08


On Thursday 08 February, Buffalo City Metro will be unveiling its R7.7 billion plans on the road infrastructure maintenance and plans from February until December. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Media Engagement session

You are all invited to attend as per the attached invitation. Thanks .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Mayor's Cup tournament

In an effort to curb youth crime and to encourage youth to be involved in sport, The Metro will be hosting an annual Mayor’s Cup Tournament on Tuesday 16 June at BCM Stadium in East London .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Mandela Day Clean up

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality invites the members of the Media to the Mandela Day Clean-up Campaign. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Indigent campaign

Buffalo City Municipality will be going out on the road from the 19 September 2017 till 29 October 2017 for the Rural Indigent Registration Campaign to assist the underprivileged citizens with access .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Imbizo Ncerha Village

Executive Mayor Xola Pakati will hold the last leg of the 2017 Mayoral Imbizo on Sunday 15 October 2017 at Ncerha Village 2. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Imbizo Mdantsane

On Thursday 12 October the Executive Mayor Xola Pakati will meet with the people of Mdantsane at the N6 Sports Field at 14h00 as part of the 2017 Mayoral Imbizo Road Shows. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Hand over mobile science laboratory to Sandisiwe Senior Secondary School

The BCMM Executive Mayor Councillor Xola Pakati together with the Standard Bank will officially hand over a mobile science laboratory to Sandisiwe Senior Secondary School in Nu.14 Mdantsane on Tuesday .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Gavle visit

On Thursday 5 September, Buffalo City will be hosting a delegation from its sister city, the City of Gavle from Sweden. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Executive Mayor’s Christmas with the people through service delivery

As part of the Executive Mayor’s Christmas with the people through service delivery, On Tuesday 12 December the BCMM Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati will continue to launch a number of infrast .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

EPWP Grant project launch

On Wednesday 18 October Buffalo City Metro will be officially launching the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) incentive grants projects in Mzamomhle Community Hall. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

EM's Xmas with the people through service delivery

Monday 4 December, the BCMM Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati will be launching a total of seven infrastructure projects. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

City remembers its fallen Heroes

On Sunday 12 November, Buffalo City Metro will be hosting a Memorial Service of the fallen heroes who made an ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country, as well as to commemorate the 100th annive .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Chinese delegation two-day visit

Please find attached a detailed itinerary of the Chinese delegation two-day visit to Buffalo City Metro which arrives this morning. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Buffalo City media conference on AG Audit Opinion

The Executive Mayor, Honourable Councillor Xola Pakati accompanied by the City Manager Mr Andile Sihlahla, will be addressing the media. The City will be addressing the media extensively about its boo .. read more
Date: 2018-11-01

BCMM Swimming lessons to prevent tragedies media release

To prevent any more of these tragedies, the Metro and its sister City, the City of Leiden established a Water Safety Project in January 2016 where youngsters from Isibindi Child and Youth Care and Saf .. read more
Date: 2018-11-01

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PO Box 134
East London

Physical Address:

Mayor's Office
City Hall
Oxford Street
East London