Nelson Mandela Bay

Taxi driver arrested after children packed like sardines into his vehicle

2019-02-19 18:00

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police Department officers got more than they bargained for on Monday when they pulled over a taxi driver on suspicion of overloading.

Taking stock of South Africa's fragile coalitions

2018-09-21 08:51

A little over two years ago, coalition governments took control of four of South Africa's six biggest cities. It marked a watershed in South African politics, and signalled the permanent arrival of coalition politics, writes Leon Schreiber.

Bobani's election in NMB a revival of the old morally inept ANC

2018-09-02 12:15

This week’s upheavals in the metros saw the rise of dubious characters and the revival of a morally inept ANC clique, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

New NMB alliance a 'rent-seeking coalition' - Crispian Olver

2018-08-28 22:30

The new alliance governing Nelson Mandela Bay is a rent-seeking coalition that will divide the metro into turfs and give the new council licence to take whatever spoils they can for personal gain, says author and activist Crispian Olver.

Nelson Mandela Bay services grind to a halt as Samwu strike intensifies

2018-06-15 19:09

Traffic and driving licence centres have been closed while refuse collection services have also been disrupted.

Bobani apologises to Cope, but says taunting Trollip was deliberate

2018-03-31 14:00

The United Democratic Movement’s Mongameli Bobani has written to his party and issued an apology for his behaviour towards Cope MP Deidre Carter, but refused to apologise for taunting mayor Athol Trollip.

No confidence motion in Athol Trollip postponed after EFF, DA scuffles break out

Nelson Mandela Bay council speaker Jonathan Lawack has adjourned "indefinitely" the special council meeting set to decide on Mayor Athol Trollip's fate. Watch.

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Dear Julius, nobody here wants to 'cut the throat of my whiteness'

2018-03-13 16:50

It is confounding that you have unilaterally decided to punish the DA, myself, this coalition and the people of Nelson Mandela Bay because we hold a different ideological position to you on land and the colour of my skin, writes Athol Trollip.

'We are cutting the throat of whiteness' – Malema on plans to remove Trollip

2018-03-04 14:57

EFF leader Julius Malema has explained that the party is specifically aiming to remove Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip because he is white.

Election rerun looms in PE

2017-09-24 06:05

The tense political standoff in the fragile DA-led coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay could force an election rerun, giving the ANC a chance to regain power in the metro.


A large glass tower is planned for Port Elizabeth to honour Madiba - here's what it will look like

2018-10-16 12:58

The tower’s design is inspired by the 27 years Mandela spent in prison.

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

2018-09-17 09:26

If political parties don’t learn lessons from their current coalition partnerships, ordinary citizens will suffer while politicians engage in a game of chess to secure power, writes Joleen Steyn Kotze.

Editorial: What about the people?

2018-09-02 12:15

In his fascinating but very depressing book, How to Steal a City, veteran activist Crispian Olver writes about how the ANC’s political machinery captured the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) municipal bureaucracy and turned it into a cash cow.

Nelson Mandela Bay: Manyathi denies DA's claim that ANC paid him off

2018-08-28 20:48

DA leader Mmusi Maimane and Athol Trollip accused Victor Manyathi of being bought by the ANC, but Manyathi accused Trollip of being a "damn liar". Manyathi was a central figure in Monday's drama in the Nelson Mandela Bay council.

It's Solly vs Athol: DA opens congress in Tshwane

2018-04-07 09:31

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is seeking to unseat Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, who in turn is hoping to be re-elected as the opposition party's second-in-command when thousands of delegates cast their votes for the position.

Council agrees to hold new Trollip vote within 14 days - AS IT HAPPENED

2018-03-29 16:00

Nelson Mandela Bay has reached a compromise to postpone a special council sitting to debate a motion of no confidence in Mayor Athol Trollip and other mayoral committee members, to be held again within 14 days.

UDM will support ANC's NMB candidate 'as long as they're reputable'

2018-03-16 17:13

The probable exit of Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip looms ever larger, as the United Democratic Movement says it will support an ANC mayoral candidate "as long as they're reputable."

Mcebisi Jonas 'not opposed' to mayoral position in Nelson Mandela Bay

2018-03-06 17:41

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas says while he has not had discussions with the EFF on its proposal for him to be mayor, he is ready to take instruction from the ANC, his party, on the matter.

DA-led coalition's woes continue in Nelson Mandela Bay

2017-10-19 22:13

The balance of power in Nelson Mandela Bay has been put to the test after two former coalition members voted against the DA-led coalition in council.

True leadership is about pooling the best on offer

2017-08-28 10:10

You cannot make omelettes without breaking eggs. This is becoming clear from the coalition between the DA and UDM in Nelson Mandela Bay, writes Chris Kanyane.

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