SABC News - Port Elizabeth


ANC describes Mthimkhulu as a caring mother

Saturday 19 April 2014 15:59

Eastern Cape ANC chairperson, Pumullo Masualle, has described the late Joyce Mthimkhulu as a caring mother who made a significant contribution to the liberation struggle.


President Jacob Zuma is leading a high level delegation of 12 ministers to assess progress made in service delivery in the EC.
Zuma in E Cape to assess service delivery

Tuesday 15 April 2014 12:05

President Jacob Zuma's visit to the Nelson Mandela Bay in the EC has raised some high expectations among the community of the Silvertown informal settlement.


Rhino horn demand reduction campaign launched

Monday 14 April 2014 19:20

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs has launched a demand reduction campaign to save the country's endangered rhino.


Violence against women and children is rife in Motherwell.
Political parties criticized for not highlighting sexual violence

Sunday 13 April 2014 19:25

Eastern Cape NGOs have criticised political parties for not highlighting sexual violence against children during their election campaigns.


Sadtu members say the union's National Executive Committee did not follow the right procedures when suspending its president Thobile Ntola.
E Cape Sadtu wants Ntola re-instated

Sunday 13 April 2014 19:13

Sadtu members in the Eastern Cape are demanding the re-instatement of their suspended president Thobile Ntola.


The cause of the accident is unclear.
Toddler, two adults killed in Gauteng crash

Saturday 12 April 2014 19:07

A toddler, her mother and grandmother have been killed in a head-on collision on the R559 near Carletonville, Gauteng paramedics said.


Success of three brothers

Wednesday 9 April 2014 11:14

Charles, Francois and Marius Grigor are three brothers that accomplished a first in Port Elizabeth. The Grigor brothers will graduate on Wednesday at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.


Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu says she wants to include the youth in food garden projects to ensure sustained food security.
Community food gardens key to poverty eradication: Bogopane-Zulu

Tuesday 8 April 2014 13:59

Deputy Minister for Women and Children, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, says community food gardens can help end poverty, especially among women.


Lebo Phalula wins Spar Women's 10km Grand Prix

Sunday 6 April 2014 12:20

Lebo Phalula dominated a big field of more than 21 000 runners to win the first race of the 2014 Spar Women's 10km Grand Prix challenge in Cape Town on Sunday.


St Albans prison is said to be the only centre in the Eastern Cape with a high number of stabbings.
St Albans inmates injured during raid

Monday 31 March 2014 19:36

Three inmates have been slightly injured during a raid at the notorious St Albans Correctional Centre in Port Elizabeth.


Gang violence concerns in the Eastern Cape

Monday 31 March 2014 18:09

Gang related violence continued in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape this weekend.


Patricia De Lille has called for a specialised drug unit to be sent to the Northern Areas in Port Elizabeth.
Gangsterism a concern for the DA

Saturday 29 March 2014 16:33

City of Cape Town executive mayor Patricia de Lille has urged people of the Northern Areas in Port Elizabeth to work with police in fighting drugs and gangsterism.


Collins Chabane says that the youth should be creative and help in creating jobs.
Unemployment still a major challenge: Chabane

Friday 28 March 2014 20:28

Collins Chabane has acknowledged that unemployment is still a major challenge in South Africa, despite job creating programmes


Chabane encourages youth to create jobs

Friday 28 March 2014 05:34

The Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Collins Chabane has encouraged the youth to use their skills effectively to create job opportunities for themselves.


Mandela International Film Festival launched in Port Elizabeth

Wednesday 26 March 2014 18:11

Economic and Tourism Department in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro have launched a Mandela International Film Festival in Port Elizabeth.


Gordhan says what they want is accounting officers to take more responsibility.
Some businesses view govt as cash cow: Gordhan

Wednesday 26 March 2014 16:10

Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, has stressed the importance of strengthening state procurement systems to avoid deliberate price escalation by private companies.


Concourt dismisses E Cape health appeal

Tuesday 25 March 2014 19:03

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application for leave to appeal by the Eastern Cape Health MEC against a decision to build a hospital and two attached operating theatres.


A complaint was also lodged against the correctional centre in 2005, to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), after local mechanisms of accountability failed.
Prison assault complaint lodged

Thursday 20 March 2014 09:48

A complaint has been lodged with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the Correctional Services Department's Emergency Security Team (EST).


The NDP envisage that 90% of jobs will be created by SMMEs.
Sefa has helped 800 Eastern Cape SMMEs in 2013

Wednesday 19 March 2014 05:30

The National Development Plan envisages that 90 % of jobs would be created by SMMEs in 16 years’ time.


Mkhize calls for business partnerships

Tuesday 18 March 2014 17:22

Economic Development Deputy Minister, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize has called for a working partnership between established businesses and Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises.


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