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 […]
Opposition parties on the Nelson Mandela Bay council will boycott a sitting called for Thursday to elect Danny Jordaan as mayor of the metro, Eastern Cape Democratic Alliance leader Athol Trollip said. … [Read More...]
Seen by MyPE – Amazing how conscious one becomes of the sun and her moods. Had to stop and photograph this #PortElizabeth sunset on my way to my third quote for a Solar PV system today.: Instagram filter used: Mayfair Photo taken at: Joy Street View in Instagram ? Submit your Port Elizabeth images for publication by CLICKING HERE The following two … [Read More...]
Four Eastern Cape councillors in the Inkwanca local municipality have been suspended from the ANC for five years for ignoring a directive on the handling of a forensic report into alleged corruption. The ANC’s national disciplinary committee (NDC) dismissed the councillors appeal after the provincial disciplinary committee (PDC) found them guilty, … [Read More...]
Due to the Special Council meeting that will be held at Nangoza Jebe Hall on May 28, 2015 the following roads will be closed for the duration of the meeting, that is 08h00-15h00: Ntshekisa Road from Ngesi Street to Norongo Street – motorists are requested to divert into Skomolo Street. The library based at Nangoza Jebe Hall will also be closed for … [Read More...]
Port Elizabeth – Christopher Panayiotou will have to spend another weekend in the St Albans holding cells as he waits for the outcome of his bail application. Magistrate Abigail Beeton on Wednesday postpones the case to June 4, when she will hand down her judgment on whether Panayiotou would be granted bail. Panayiotou, 28, is accused of being the … [Read More...]
Eskom said on Wednesday it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 17:00 until 22:00 this evening. According to Eskom this is due to a shortage of generating capacity as several units are currently out of service due to maintenance. The following Nelson Mandela Bay Groups will be affected: 17h00 to 18h30: Group 6 18h00 to 20h30: Geysers 20h00 to … [Read More...]
EP Kings contracted players Shakes Soyizwapi and Davron Cameron are attending a Springbok Sevens Academy pre-departure camp which is being held in Stellenbosch this week. The camp is a prelude to selecting the Springbok Sevens Academy touring team, which will leave for Europe on June 8 and play a series of matches in Rome and Geneva until June … [Read More...]
Dear MyPE Nelson Mandela Bay is a broken city – a city brought to its knees through a succession of ANC controlled administrations, riven by in-fighting, corruption and maladministration which have seen no fewer than four mayors with an equal number of municipal and city managers taking office. One could be forgiven for wondering whether revolving … [Read More...]
HIV testing at one of the Wellness Drives at the SRCC farmsBig role players in the regions citrus industry are leading the way with employee wellness, in particular, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) in the sector. Agricultural workers health and wellness has long been a contentious issue in South Africa and was put into focus at the 3rd bi-annual … [Read More...]
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PORT ELIZABETH – The Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Wednesday heard murder accused Christopher Panayiotou deliberately wiped data from his and his mistress’s cellphones days after his wife Jayde's body was discovered in Uitenhage. Panayiotou is accused of hiring two men to murder his wife last month. It's alleged he paid the men R70,000 to … [Read More...]
CAPE TOWN – Outgoing Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ben Fihla has handed in his resignation to the ANC leadership paving the way for Danny Jordaan to take over. The ruling party, which is fighting to retain the city in the 2016 local government elections, on Monday announced the South African Football Association (Safa) boss … [Read More...]
Dear MyPE Could we be more p*ssed off? Retief Odendaal and Den Biddulph challenge Roland Williams’ spin doctoring. Two weeks ago to the day, DA caucus leader Cllr Retief Odendaal and caucus spokesperson Cllr Dean Biddulph visited the Churchill main water pipeline which supplies Nelson Mandela Bay. The oversight visit was conducted after numerous … [Read More...]
Dear MyPE The job shedding policies of the ANC are wreaking havoc on families in the Eastern Cape along with our two major metros. A job is not simply about work, it’s about dignity and being able to put food on your family’s table. According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released by Statistics South Africa, today, the expanded rate of … [Read More...]
By directive of the Speaker, Cllr Maria Hermans, please be advised that a Special Council Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 28 May at 10 am at the Nangoza Jebe Hall, Ntshekisa Road, Port Elizabeth. Items on the agenda are as follows: Election of Executive Mayor, Deputy Executive Mayor and Chief Whip The adoption of the IDP and Budgets Members of … [Read More...]
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality may come in for some flack for having the 3rd highest kWh electricity tariff but is is streets ahead of other municipalities in South Africa when it comes to an enabling environment for renewable energy as: It is the only authority in South Africa that allows grid tie at a 1 for 1 basis – i.e. every kWh of energy … [Read More...]
MAY 26, 2015: THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is alerting stakeholders and suppliers against a possible tender scam going out under the CDC’s name. An email was received by a CDC supplier earlier this week – ostensibly from the CDC – inviting them to bid for tenders. “We ask our stakeholders and suppliers to remain vigilant against scams. … [Read More...]
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Zola Yeye, LaPhuma-i-Khwezi’s mentor in conversation with the co-operative’s supervisor, Fundi Zito. Even though the Red Location Museum/Cultural Precinct has been forcefully closed by community protestors since October 2013 (due to their outstanding housing rectification demands), the Laphuma-I-Khwezi cooperative are making great strides in … [Read More...]
Algoa FM has given the youth in their broadcast area the opportunity to serve as presenters, producers and newsreaders on 16 June. The project was started by the station in 2014 and the positive response received, from both the youth partaking and the listeners, has prompted the station to repeat this Youth Invasion. “We did a call for entries in … [Read More...]
This vehicle, registration number: FSW 057 EC, was spotted in William Moffet turn to 3rd Ave Dip on 26/05/2015 at around 08:05 am. You are reckless and WILL cause accidents Swerving and weaving, cutting people off . Cut in front of me, very near miss. Not acceptable. Originally submitted to MyPE by: Johan Theron 26/05/2015: Today’s Traffic Hooligan … [Read More...]
Dear Editor I attended the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature’s Africa Day Dialogue that was held in the Raymond Mhlaba Chamber on Monday, 25 May 2015, in Bhisho. Public discussion led by various civil society representatives on peace, unity, challenges and integration on the continent. Most informative! Listening to the dialogue it became clear … [Read More...]
Port Elizabeth – The parents of 28-year-old Christopher Panayiotou, who is accused of killing his wife Jayde, arrived at the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning, where his bail application continued. They waited with journalists and curious members of the public who were jostling for a spot closest to the door. Panayiotou’s … [Read More...]
Port Elizabeth – Christopher Panayiotou’s bail application was adjourned in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning after a request by the defence. His lawyer Terry Price asked for a brief adjournment because he had received an affidavit from the State at a late stage. Magistrate Abigail Beeton adjourned until 11:15. Before … [Read More...]
Eventual winners Andrew Hill (left) and Adriaan Louw in action on day two of the 2014 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek near Addo. Hill will defend his title alongside new partner Chris Wolhuter when the three-day mountain bike race starts at Zuurberg Mountain Village on Friday. Photo: Morné Marais Some of South Africa’s best-known mountain bikers are … [Read More...]
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PORT ELIZABETH – The bail hearing of murder accused Christopher Panayiotou has been adjourned in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Panayiotou is accused of hiring two men to murder his wife Jayde last month. The state put forward a new affidavit which the defence needed to study. Magistrate Abigail Beaton then adjourned … [Read More...]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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