Nelson Mandela City, South Africa
Ningbo and Nelson Mandala, a city from South Africa, established a sister-city relationship in Sept 2003.
Nelson Mandala, originally named Elizabeth Port, is located in the southeast coast of South Africa, with a population of 1.5 million. It is the fifth largest city and an important port city in South Africa. It is also the largest city in the Eastern Cape province of the South Africa.
Dubbed as the “Detroit in South Africa”, the city is well-developed in automobile manufacture and auto parts production. Auto enterprises such as Ford, GM and Volkswagen all settled their assembly plant here.
The city also boasts industries including rubber products, lithification, textile, mechanical, pharmacy, food processing and wool. It also formulated a series of policies to attract foreign investments.
The city has two comprehensive universities and three colleges of technology, of which the Mandela University is one of the 11 key universities in South Africa, receiving more than 3,800 international students from over 60 countries.