Khanyisa Sinqe Council meeting was divided into two, as opposition parties councilors promised last night that they will not be attending the inauguration of Danny Jordaan as the mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality. All 62 ANC councilors were present at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton despite rumours that some will not be attending. Speaker of the council Maria Hermans began by apologizing for the
Khanyisa Sinqe The man who brought the World Cup to South Africa, the man who has dined and lunched with kings, queens and heads of state, the man who is an internationally-renowned figure, Dr Danny Jordaan, was today unanimously elected as the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, one of the country’s eight metropolitan municipalities. Along with Dr Jordaan, Bicks Ndoni was elected unopposed as the Deputy Executive Mayor,
Khanyisa Sinqe South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan says his mandate is to restore the City of Port Elizabeth to its name Nelson Mandela. Jordaan spoke to the media shortly after him and his collogues Bicks Ndoni and Litho Suka were sworn in as Nelson Mandela Bay councilors today at a special ceremony in the City Hall.
BY: Chubeka Mbewu DANNY Jordaan was announced as the newly appointed ANC Mayor of Port Elizabeth at Nangoza Jebe yesterday. Bicks Ndoni is the new Deputy Mayor and Litho Suka is the new Chief whip of the council Gwede Mantashe Secretary General of the ANC informed that the Port Elizabeth Council (PEC) is still going to review the decision of the election of mentioned candidates as this is
Khanyisa Sinqe General Secretary of the African National Congress Gwede Mantashe made the announcement this afternoon that the much expected leadership reshuffle in Nelson Mandela Bay is not happening. Mantashe said President Jacob Zuma and his team will come back on the 18th of May to the City. When addressing the Media Mantashe said there are many issues which needs to be addressed such as; housing, infrastructure.
Khanyisa Sinqe ECONOMIC Freedom Fighters (EFF) President Julius Malema assured the huge crowd which came to celebrate Workers Day at the NU1 Stadium in Motherwell that EFF will take Nelson Mandela Metro. “This metro is permanently sleeping. You can never have an 83-year-old Mayor. You need a young energetic person and that person will come from EFF,” Malema said. Malema who was accompanied accompanied by national and local leaders of
Khanyisa Sinqe PEOPLE of all ages packed the Wolfson Stadium today to celebrate Freedom Day. The celebrations were hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metro with theme City of Champions. In welcoming the crowd Councillor Nomamerika Sauls said the main purpose of the day was to unite as the nation. “Today it is about unity, about Africans uniting as one. “I urge all the young people to go out there and
DA rejects budget By Nozipho Ntshingila THE DA has rejected the Executive Mayor’s Draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP) at today’s specialcouncil special meeting saying it was not pro-poor. “In a metro which has the highest rate of unemployment, it is a shame that we cannot create an environment where we can create jobs for our people,” DA caucus leader, Councillor Retief Odendaal said. “We need a pro-poor budget that will
Nozipho Ntshingila MEMBERS of the mayoral committee in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro expressed their concern over inadequate budgetary allocation during a meeting with Parliament’s Select Committees on Trade and International Relations and Economic Development at the city hall on Monday. The delegation is on a week-long meeting with the metro’s mayoral committee mayor to establish whether the NMBM’s economic growth opportunities were being adequately exploited. MPs were in the
Nozipho Ntshingila THE guest speaker at the ANC Youth League Solomon Mahlangu memorial lecture at NMMU Missionvale Campus this afternoon urged the youth of today to be just like Solomon Mahlangu – courageous, but equally stand united. “Courage without unity is very dangerous, and it could result in us killing one another as it is currently happening with the Afriphobic attacks across the country” said , Pule Mabe. He said