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The engineers are coming

Mawande Jack A programme to produce hundreds of new professional engineers to be deployed in all of the province’s municipalities has been unveiled. The programme is a joint venture between the national Treasury and the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality. It entails a cash injection of R6m to train unemployed graduates who will be brought in […]

No power at schools

Mawande Jack The 2012 school year kicked off on a somewhat sour note in the province, with about 21 schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality finding themselves without electricity because of outstanding payments. Many of the schools were also waiting for their support material to be delivered amid an undertaking by education MEC Mandla […]

Zuma toasts a proud history, but what of the future?

THE African National Congress (ANC) celebrated its centenary yesterday, boasting that it is growing. It has reached its target of 1-million members, a target it set back in the 1940s. The party hopes that these are its foot soldiers, its defenders and its lifeblood. The figure is no small feat. As it turns 100, the […]

Cosmos vs Chiefs still set for PE

Sono was setting the record straight after some websites, including that of the Premier Soccer League, indicated that Ezenkosi would face Chiefs at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton instead of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. “Nothing has changed in as far as our match against Kaizer Chiefs is concerned. We will play the match in […]

14 young music artists release Best of Bay CD

Mawande Jack Nelson Mandela Bay’s musical talent has exploded onto the national scene following the release of a compilation CD by 14 local artists. Most of the new artists hail from townships like Motherwell, New Brighton, Soweto-on-Sea and Kwanobuhle and were inspired by the success of Gauteng and KZN hip hop and kwaito artists who […]