Campanile building in final stages of restoration

2017-05-17 06:03
; The restoration of the Campanile building in Central is nearly complete.   Photo:WERNER HILLS

; The restoration of the Campanile building in Central is nearly complete. Photo:WERNER HILLS

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

AFTER more than a year, the restoration of the Campanile building in Central is currently in its final stages and will be complete soon.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) tasked the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) with restoring the Campanile after the landmark was found to be structurally unsafe and in need of maintenance.

The building has been standing in Strand Street since 1922 and was built to commemorate the arrival of the 1820 Settlers.

The Campanile’s carillon, which consists of 23 bells, is also being restored in the process.

The restoration process started in March last year.

Luvuyo Bangazi, Marketing and Communications Manager of the MBDA, confirmed that the restoration of the Campanile is nearly complete.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.