Walkout over agenda items
WITH reference to "Green light for metro to keep R293m for buses" (November 27), your reporter states opposition parties stormed out of the council meeting refusing to extend the acting city manager's contract...
Identify work suitable for SMMEs
WITH reference to the article, "SMMEs want a bigger slice of the pie" (November 27), until recently the metro's supply chain management policy stated that contractors may be instructed to award up to 30% of the tender award value to black-owned companies (BOCs).
Poor service from Sassa officials
I AM so disgusted with the service at the local Sassa office in Port Elizabeth. My mother went down there about two months ago and every time she gets there, some form isn't correct.
Set standard for city speed bumps
THE latest target for mindless obstacles standing in the way of progress is Walmer Boulevard. In a speed bump "verskrik" city we yet again have a drastic measure to reduce traffic to walking pace as opposed to the average speed limit.
Will the metro be liable for speed bump damage?
The worst surprise I have come across has to be the ridiculous pyramid shaped death traps on Walmer Boulevard! With all the angles and staggered layout, they are absolutely designed to cause a motorcycle accident!
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JACOB Zuma disbanded the Scorpions and formed the Hawks, a branch of the police. Now both police and Hawks are reportedly being paid off by alleged criminals like Radovan Krejcir. Zuma and the ANC are rotten apples.
South Africans warm to Mandela movie, critics unimpressed
JOHANNESBURG — 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' won rave reviews from South Africans who flocked to its opening night but critics were unimpressed, with one describing the latest biopic about the anti-apartheid leader as overly reverential ANC propaganda.
Nkandla works benefited Zuma: Report
President Jacob Zuma received substantial personal benefits from the multi-million rand upgrade to his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday (29/11/2013).
Baby rape exam question out: Dept
A question about baby rape in the matric drama exam will be excluded from the marking process, the basic education department said on Friday (29/11/2013).
China military sends air patrols through new defence zone
BEIJING/WASHINGTON — China sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft into its new air defence zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday (29/11/2013), raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.
Bay official's bid to grab top job, raise
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's new management structure has not even been implemented yet and acting chief operating officer Lineo Nkanjeni, who is hoping to bag a cushy job in the new organogram, has asked for a raise.
Crous house deal drama
FORMER ANC Youth League deputy president Andile Lungisa was buying a R1.8-million mansion in Port Elizabeth before he was arrested for fraud.
Rising star robbed at gunpoint
A BRAZEN robbery of one of the province's rising cricket stars outside a Port Elizabeth nightclub and bar has prompted police to warn residents to be vigilant.
Ramphele hits out against ANC
VETERAN anti-apartheid activist Dr Mamphela Ramphele yesterday said one of the reasons she decided to enter mainstream politics at the age of 65 was to prevent the ANC from destroying the freedoms Nelson Mandela and other struggle heroes fought so hard to win.
'Church needs to play bigger role'
RELIGIOUS leaders could not live as if nothing was happening when so much was falling apart in the country, Professor Barney Pityana said at the "Theology of Voting" consultation in New Brighton yesterday.
Bay man a national winner
NELSON Mandela Bay entrepreneur Ismail Hassen, 32, could not believe it when he was named the winner of the mining and manufacturing section at the Step-Up National Technology Innovation Competition.
NMMU commits to green partnership
NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University, aiming to become a sustainable institution, signed a new partnership with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) at a day-long seminar held in Port Elizabeth yesterday.
Gordon again refuses Legal Aid attorney
SENTENCING in the case of convicted wife beater Frederick Gordon hit another snag yesterday when a defiant Gordon refused to be represented by the Legal Aid Board attorney reappointed to his case.
Two doctors overcome odds to specialise
TWO doctors at Livingstone Hospital's department of medicine passed their specialist exams at the first attempt earlier this month, despite having to bear the brunt of staff shortages and long hours.
Court to decide on EP Cricket
THE Port Elizabeth High Court is expected to make a decision today in the ongoing dispute between Eastern Province Cricket and five leading Nelson Mandela cricket clubs who are contesting what they believe was the "unlawful" appointment of board members last month.
Red carpet affair for Mandela film
IT WAS a short but glamorous walk down the red carpet for dozens of Madiba fans who attended Port Elizabeth's premiere of the long-awaited film about Nelson Mandela at the Walmer Park Shopping Centre in the city last night.
Plett's record light
PLETTENBERG Bay is to become home to the country's highest lighthouse. Standing only 10m tall but 146m above sea level, foundations for the new unmanned solar-powered lighthouse at Cape Seal point in the Robberg Nature Reserve have already been laid
Launch of R1.7bn Bay centre
A SPACESHIP that knits into the surroundings and an economic injection unlocking the city's western suburbs. This is how some role players described the R1.7-billion Baywest Mall during the Port Elizabeth shopping centre's official launch on-site just off the N2 yesterday.
All's yummy when party time hits Bay
IT is almost season time! The party circuit is slowly building up and I for one cannot wait to dust off my slinky sandals and finally throw on that beautiful summer dress to paint the town red (or any other colour).
Popular Bay academic dies
POPULAR Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University academic Professor Dave Berry has died, just four weeks before he was set to retire.
Classic cars to go under the hammer
FOR the second year in a row the Knysna-based House of Classic & Sports Cars will be hosting an auction at which approximately 20 vintage, classic and sports cars will come under the hammer at The Herald, World of Wheels Nelson Mandela Bay Motor Fair.
Entries for vehicle fair rolling in
ENTRIES for this year's The Herald, World of Wheels Nelson Mandela Bay Motor Fair, hosted by the Eastern Province Veteran Car Club, are flooding in.
Blitz Boks playing catch-up
THOUGH they were slow out of the starting blocks in the opening leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series last month, the Blitz Boks are planning to put their foot on the gas when the second leg kicks off in Dubai today.
Pedalling for Uitenhage SPCA
CYCLING legend Martin Nefdt has reassembled his 1967 Springbok track team plus a host of celebrities to ride The Herald VW Cycle Tour in aid of abused and abandoned animals on February 2.
Wembley celebrate upgrade of facilities
THE Wembley Tennis Club in Port Elizabeth have been hard at work this year putting themselves back on the map and recently hosted a tournament to celebrate their refurbished facilities.
Spotlight on two clubs after Mofa damp squib
AFTER the disappointment last week when the top-of-the- table clash between Ikamva Movers and Shinning Stars turned out to be a damp squib, officials of the Mofa Build-It Premier League will hope for a better showing from both clubs on Sunday.
Stars hope to blow Tornado away
MORNING Stars hope to collect maximum points when they clash with Tornado in the Safa Eastern Cape Second Division league at the Zwide Stadium tonight at 7pm.
Must-win clash for Lions
SUBS will have more than a passing interest in the match between Callies and Lion City in the year-ending Safa-NMB Premier League fixture at the Westbourne Oval tomorrow.
M'well staring down the barrel
LOG-LEADERS SA Home Loans Union will look to continue their momentum when they face Motherwell in an NMB premier league cricket fixture on Sunday.
Top cyclists for PE Steak Race
THE annual Action Cycles Steak Race, organised by the Masters and Ladies Cycling Club, will take place from Grass Roof on the Seaview Road tomorrow from 6am.
DA has no place for me in its ranks
IT is with great sadness that I learnt on Monday that the federal council of the DA had dismissed my appeal. The federal council's decision was forwarded to my attorneys after close of business on Friday afternoon and I was first made aware of my fate when I heard it on the news bulletin on Algoa FM at 8.30am on Monday.
Top e.tv stars to shine in Bay
IT has been about four decades since Sethlabi Taunyane last visited Port Elizabeth and now the veteran actor is set to return to the Bay, along with some of the small screen's other popular e.tv stars.