Nelson Mandela Bay

Coronavirus: Nelson Mandela Bay now has 16 cases - 3 more linked to funeral test positive

2020-04-06 19:26

Health MEC in the Eastern Cape Sindiswa Gomba said three women, aged 32, 50 and 60, are currently hospitalised. They were part of a group that had attended the funeral of a retired nurse 16 days ago, which has since been identified as a source of the rise in cases in the metro.

Ralph Mathekga | Municipal elections: going through the motions of a democratic ritual?

2020-03-03 10:17

The unfortunate part of the reality is that by the time the 2021 elections are held, the mayors of Tshwane and Johannesburg would certainly have been in the job for less than two years, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Nelson Mandela Bay ANC chief whip Bicks Ndoni dies

2020-01-20 18:40

The ANC's chief whip in Nelson Mandela Bay, Bicks Ndoni, 61, has died at the party's regional offices, also known as Florence Matomela House.

We're talking to everyone now – Julius Malema on EFF's bid for Tshwane mayoral seat

2019-12-06 09:46

EFF leader Julius Malema says all his party wants is an opportunity to govern.

Mmusi Maimane: No confidence vote in Nelson Mandela Bay a chance to clear out the 'Coalition of Corruption'

2019-10-16 16:27

We have an opportunity to take back NMB from the criminals who are bleeding it dry. The scheduled motion of no confidence in the mayor is a chance to restore dignity to the people of the city, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Political parties sign petition in fresh bid to oust NMB mayor Bobani - report

2019-08-17 17:41

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani might be facing a fresh bid to remove him as the DA, with the backing of COPE, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), the Patriotic Alliance and six ANC councillors have submitted a petition to the speaker's office urging her to hold a special meeting by next Friday, a report says.

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.


Treasury can still pull the plug on Nelson Mandela Bay grants

2020-03-18 13:50

The Nelson Mandela Bay metro will have to work overtime for National Treasury to release its R792 million grant.

Four Nelson Mandela University students arrested following violent protests

2020-02-18 17:51

Four students from Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth have been arrested for allegedly violating a court order which prohibits them from embarking on violent protests in the institution.

Race hots up in Nelson Mandela Bay talks as parties jostle for meetings

2020-01-18 09:46

The race to who will form a new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay, is hotting up.

'They are cowards, we will not run away' - DA's Bhanga after Bobani no-confidence motion canned

2019-10-17 17:20

Opposition parties looking to remove Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani attempted for two hours to force through a cancelled council sitting, where a motion of no confidence in the mayor was meant to be held.

Traditional leaders want land for initiation schools

2019-09-03 08:59

Informal settlements in Nelson Mandela Bay are crowding out schools, they say.

Truck driver hijacked, killed while transporting R1.9m in scrap copper

2019-07-23 16:37

A truck driver was shot and killed by hijackers while transporting scrap copper worth R1.9m near Coega in Nelson Mandela Bay, says Eastern Cape police.

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.

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