by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has reintroduced the ban on the construction of new swimming pools. They announced in July 2022 that building plan applications for new swimming pools would not be approved. This was amended in January 2023, when the Building Inspectorate advised property professionals that through a Council Resolution, the restriction on the construction of swimming pools had been lifted, subject to water being obtained through three approved methods.

They have now advised that with immediate effect, no swimming pool applications will be considered.

Property owners who would like assistance can contact me, or the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, either:

The Building Inspectorate


The Building Inspectorate Central Information Centre

Tel.:      041 506 2432

Senior Building Inspector (Admin), Mrs. Christelle Marais:

Tel.:     041 506 2188