Community Services

Community Services

The Coronation Park measures 16.9 hacters has a children's play area, tennis courts, swimming pool and squash court. It also has some park benches and tables, 4 braai areas and the parks section's offices. It is the main park in the city. The whole park can be used for public gatherings, picnics, church services, leisure and relaxation on top of the games and recreational facilities. Permissions to use has to be sought for these other events.

The Children's Play Area the children's play area has 4 sets of swings, 2 seesaws, one slide, two maxi jungle gyms, a sand pit and one merry go round.

The Swimming Pool The swimming pool at the Coronation Park has a shallow end of 0.95 meters and a deep end of 2 meters. The length and width are 22.8 meters and 7.5 meters respectively, making the pool to have a volume of 252225 liters. It is well used by school children. Within it is five braai areas, seven sets of park benches and tables, a rondavel and off course the pool. It also serves as a meeting area of facility for private functions or gatherings.

Tennis, Basketball and Multipurpose Courts the Courts situated at the Coronation Park, accommodates tennis, volleyball, netball and basketball games. In total there are three courts. They are mostly used by teams for training and hosting of tournaments. To book the courts people need to collect a booking form, depending on availability and then pay the stipulated fee at the Municipal Head Office.
Our Objectives

To preserve, promote and protect public health and enhance the quality of human life and the natural environment.


  • Public Health and Social Welfare Services:
  • Reduction of Mortality and Morbidity Rate
  • Management of acute and chronic diseases and palliative care
  • Coordination of Public Health Service Providers within the City
Environmental Management and Pollution Control Services:

  • Waste Management and General Litter Control
  • Environmental Sanitation and Occupational Health
  • Urban Environmental Management
  • Public Health Nuisance Control
Food Safety Services:

  • Food Inspection Services
  • Investigation of Food borne Illnesses
  • Markets
  • Grading of Food Premises
  • Street Trade Control
  • Inspection Service for License
  • Meat Inspection Service
Laboratory Services Testing and Analysis of Samples Sanitation Services:

  • Waste Collection
  • Waste Water Removal Services
  • Management of Public Conveniences
  • Landfill Management

Some of the initiatives we do to make our city a preferred destination

  • Waste Minimization (Reduction, Reuse and Recycling 3R's)
  • • Construction of environmental friendly toilets (Dry Sanitation Toilets)
  • • Promoting environmental friendly gardens (Climate Smart Gardens within and outside The city of Mbabane)
License Inspection Services:

A health report has to be issued before a license can be granted, renewed, transferred or removed. Application forms to request for inspections are available in the Environmental Health Services Department and online. The applicant should ensure that premises are in good condition and sanitary facilities are in place before submitting an application to avoid unnecessary delays and costs.

All food premises are graded in Mbabane and the idea was conceptualized in 1997. This is done for the following reasons:

• To ensure that the condition of the food outlet is known by the customer prior to making a purchase

• To promote food hygiene in food outlets

• To ensure that the Public Health Act of 1969, the Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations of 1973 and other relevant regulation are complied with.

Food premises include:
  • Restaurants
  • Butcheries
  • Supermarkets
  • Bakeries
  • Wholesalers.

How is grading done?

The food premises are graded twice a year using an audit/score sheet. The audit/score sheets are made in accordance to the type of food outlet. There are given points for each area of inspection and during the grading exercise the food premises either scores the given score or less. It is important to note that the audit/score form is made in accordance with the Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations of 1973. The scores obtained are then totalled and the grade is then decided upon using the total number of points obtained.

Grades are as follows:

GRADE A=90-100

GRADE B=80-89

GRADE C=70-79

GRADE D=60-69

Informal Trade:

The department is responsible for the control of all markets and street vending in the city. If you want to join the informal sector in the city (stall holder in the market, street vendor, car washer, shoe repairer etc.), fill in an application form and submit it to the department of Environmental Health services. The forms are available at the reception within the Municipal Council and online. Policies on how to obtain a Spaza Phone and Mobile Food Cart permits are available on the website. An application form for a Spaza phone permit is available online.

Steps to follow when applying for marketing in the city are as follows:

1. Collect Market Application forms from the Market Supervisor at the Municipal Council or download it here.

2. Fill the application form and submit it to the Zone Leaders for comments.

3. Bring back the form to the Municipal Council Market Supervisor.

4. Market Supervisor will then submit the form to MCM Market Master for approval.

5. After being approved you can collect your market permit.

Reasons for an application to fail:

  • The place applied for is congested
  • The site has not been approved by the Municipal Council
  • The type of goods or services to be sold.