Introducing the new CEO of BCMDA.


We are happy to introduce Mr Bulumko Nelana as the new CEO for the Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency. We believe that he is going to be great for BCMDA, and that the Buffalo City community will embrace him and be well served by him.

Mr Nelana is an experienced executive who has creatively managed various organisations using modern management practices such as strategy mapping, balanced score card, change management, customer relationship management, talent management and high-performance organisation methods. Mr Nelana managed a staff compliment of ±1800 and has mobilized private sector investment in public open spaces of ± R6bn during his 4 year tenure at Joburg City Parks and Zoo.

Under Mr Nelana’s leadership, Joburg City Parks and Zoo also won various awards for innovation in park development and customer satisfaction. JCPZ was also voted the most visited tourist attraction in Johannesburg and published the first ever book about the history of parks in Johannesburg.

He has extensive experience in programme management, investment promotion and economic development and has been involved in various programs at DEDEAT and EC Parks Agency. He has also consulted to various municipalities, provincial and national government departments on strategic planning, human resource development and research

Please join us in welcoming Mr Nelana to the Buffalo City community.