PRIOR to the elections word was that Hibiscus Coast Municipality will be called Ray Nkonyeni Municipality as from 3 August.However, nothing has been announced by the municipality regarding the name, logo or colours of the new municipality and no signs have been erected at municipal headquarters. The approval of the colours - black, green, yellow and white - and logo were announced at a council meeting two weeks ago at the HCM council chambers. The logo displays waves and mountains which are said to represent the coast and the mountains.Hibiscus Coast Municipality spokesperson Simon Aprilsaid the new council will be inaugurated on 16 August, but never gave any information about when the new sign and logo will be displayed. He said the logo will only be launched after all processes have been finalised Hibiscus Coast Municipality municipal manager Max Mbili has been appointed by the political change management committee as the first Ray Nkonyeni Municipality municipal manager. The new name comes as a result of a merger between the Hibiscus Coast and Ezinqoleni municipalities.Mbili’s appointment will take effect on 10 August when the new municipality is Gazetted.Mbili said in an interview with eHowzit that he has advanced his skills, which will assist him as he takes on his new position.April said the issue of the municipal manager and Section 56/57 managers will be officially announced soon.“After the election results have been finalised managers or HODs and the name will be officially announced as soon as the elections results are Gazetted. “The anticipated dated for that is Wednesday 10 August,” said April.