SS Mendi commemoration cancelled at last minute

2017-02-25 19:31

A function meant to commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi was cancelled as the military band, journalists, and some family members were already at the venue in Port Elizabeth.

Trollip defamation case against ex-ANC councillor postponed

2017-02-14 17:02

A defamation case brought by DA chairperson and Mayor Athol Trollip against a former ANC councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay has been postponed in the Grahamstown High Court.

No drownings, fewer road deaths in NMB

2017-01-16 17:43

Nobody drowned and fewer people died on the roads in Nelson Mandela Bay this festive season compared to the previous year, mayor Athol Trollip has said.

100 days of four city metros

2016-12-04 07:39

City Press looks at what has changed in the first 100 days of four of the country’s top metros.

Trollip bans business, 1st class trips for Nelson Mandela Bay officials

2016-09-18 11:26

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip has banned city and public officials from flying Business or First Class during domestic work trips.

Mti still at work in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

2016-08-23 05:45

Heads were not rolling yet in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, as some in the newly DA-controlled municipality had feared.

Newly instated Mayor Athol Trollip gives first speech

New Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Athol Trollip delivers his first speech.

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WATCH: ANC members walk out as Trollip sworn in

The near chaotic first meeting of the new council of Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday was eventually brought to order after reported attempts by the ANC to stop the meeting from going ahead. Watch.

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Trollip threatened with court action by Mti over alleged slurs

2016-08-10 06:24

DA Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate Athol Trollip has been issued with lawyers' letters by the metro’s current security head, Linda Mti, warning him to stop making "insulting remarks" or face court action.

EP rugby rescue plan not a done deal

2016-08-06 21:53

A R20 million package from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to rescue EP Rugby will have to be reviewed, DA mayoral candidate Athol Trollip said.


DA set for bruising contest in upcoming conferences

2017-02-19 06:00

The prospect of governing the powerhouse province of Gauteng in 2019 has caused a scrambling for positions in the DA that may result in the most bruising contest in the party yet.

ANC motion of no confidence in Trollip fails to materialise

2017-01-31 22:31

The ANC's expected attempt to capitalise on a dispute between coalition partners the DA and the UDM by bringing a motion of no confidence against Mayor Athol Trollip has failed to materialise.

PE political parties lead march against electricity cuts

2016-12-05 05:48

Nearly 1 500 Port Elizabeth residents had marched to the City Hall to hand over a petition to recently elected mayor, Athol Trollip.

A gunshot and broken glass at Bay meeting

2016-10-30 06:07

Has the ANC totally lost its way by resorting to “acts of violence, intimidation and thuggery” at a Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting? This is one of several questions raised this week following a scuffle between the governing DA and the opposition.

Municipalities' multimillion-rand deals under scrutiny

2016-09-08 19:56

Contracts with municipalities that the DA has taken control of after the local government elections are in the spotlight with the party vowing to clamp down on corruption.

Gloves are off - ANCYL warns in Nelson Mandela Bay

2016-08-18 18:39

The ANCYL has warned that the disruption of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro’s first council meeting was merely the beginning.

WATCH: Trollip elected as PE mayor, Bobani deputy

The UDM's Mongameli Bobani was elected as Deputy Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday, and will be second in command to new Mayor Athol Trollip from the DA. Watch.

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Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting: ANC demands to be let in, then walks out

2016-08-18 11:57

After failing to have the first meeting of the new council of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro stopped, the ANC has demanded to be allowed to attend, only to stage a walkout when the DA's Athol Trollip was elected as new executive mayor.

DA-led coalition for Mandela Bay a step closer

2016-08-07 07:19

With the UDM willing to form a coalition with the DA, Mmusi Maimane's party would need just another two seats for an outright majority in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.

DA has identified parties it wants in Nelson Mandela Bay coalition - Trollip

2016-08-05 22:26

DA mayoral candidate Athol Trollip has already identified political parties that he wants to charm into a coalition, he says.

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