About the BCMDA

Building the Buffalo City of the future, today.

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency (BCMDA) is a municipal entity wholly owned by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and established in terms of S76 of the Municipal Systems Act, 32 of 2000, as amended.

Our Vision

A City that is more welcoming and competitive with ample opportunities to invest, work, play and live.

Our Mission

Building a better City through facilitating andundertaking development initiatives.

Our Values

Striving to perform its functions in a professional and transparent manner guided by the highest levels of integrity.


In 2011 the Buffalo City Municipality attained metropolitan status, which subsequently led to a revising of the organisational structure to better align with the metro’s requirements. This resulted in the incorporation of BCMDA, with a new mandate. The primary mandate of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency is to: Attract investors to Buffalo City; Increase economic growth through tourism, economic and social development; Property management and commercialisation. The mandate was approved by the council on 11 December 2015 and can be summarised in the figure below:

Economic and Social

To conceptualise, plan and execute catalytic socioeconomic development project.


To serve as a tourism Agency of the Municipality.

Property Management and

To acquire, own, and manage land and buildings and/or rights to land and buildings necessary to enable it to achieve its aims and objectives.

Strategic Goals

As part of its planning processes the BCMDA assesses its strategic position in line with the prevailing conditions within the developmental context of the City, the Province and the Country at large. These planning sessions are conducted between Management and the Board as well as the Metro, as the current sole shareholder. For this financial year the following outcome orientated goals were adopted by the Agency:

Goal 1:

To create a financially viable and fully capacitated Agency delivering its mandate efficiently & effectively.

Goal 2:

To promote a dynamic tourist attraction destination through infrastructure investment & promotion.

Goal 3:

To acquire, plan, develop and manage land and buildings.

Goal 4:

To facilitate and deliver socioeconomic development programmes.

Board Members

Mandilakhe Dilima

Interim Board Chairperson

Andisiwe Kumbaca

Board Member

Mxolisi Sibam

Board Member

Sindile Toni

Board Member

Ngcane Madikizela Rene

Board Member

Nobantu Sakube Ndevu

Board Member

Zukisa Faku

Board Member


Board Member

Executive Management

Mr Ayanda Gqoboka

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Busisiwe Lubelwana

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Noel van Wyk

Executive Manager: Corporate Services

Lesley Govender

Executive Manager Strategy & Research

Mrs Athi Ntshokoma

Acting Executive Manager: Property Planning, Development, and Management

Ms Nomkhitha Mizzie Zokufa

Manager: Stakeholder, Communications & Spokesperson