SABC News - Port Elizabeth


Trollip defends demolition of illegal shacks

Friday 24 February 2017 12:02

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip has defended the demolition of illegal shacks in Well Estate Township in Port Elizabeth saying they were demolished following a court order.


The Nelson Mandela Bay has just 15 months of water left.
Solution in sight for Nelson Mandela Bay water woes

Thursday 23 February 2017 18:11

Residents of Nelson Mandela Bay continue to face water restrictions due to a crippling drought and there is no long term forecast for significant rainfalls.


The MKMVA members call for police to be swift when responding to crime reports.
MKMVA members embark on a march against crime

Tuesday 21 February 2017 15:17

Members of the uMkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association have marched to the New Brighton Police Station in Port Elizabeth, protesting against crime.


Themba’s dream, which focuses on substance abuse, will be featured at the national arts festival in Grahamstown.
Play highlights substance abuse in PE

Sunday 19 February 2017 19:43

Substance abuse and other social ills take centre stage in a theatre production that aims to tackle challenges faced by the youth at Walmer township in Port Elizabeth.


The youth in Eastern Cape have welcomed Cricket SA, EP Cricket' initiative to develop the sport in the province.
Cricket SA, EP Cricket aim to find talent in rural areas

Saturday 18 February 2017 21:00

Finding cricket talent in the rural areas is the goal of the latest initiative by Cricket South Africa and EP Cricket in the small Karoo town of Somerset East.


Rhodes and Nelson Mandela University say they will also look at other means of raising funds to assist needy students.
Funding dilemma continues at universities

Friday 17 February 2017 17:08

A number of students across the country are not sure whether they will complete the 2017 academic year due to funding and historic debt.


The exhibition is open from 9am to 4pm on Mondays to Fridays, and will remain on Second Avenue Campus the whole year.
NMMU holds intellectual evolution of humans exhibition

Thursday 16 February 2017 14:19

A new exhibition has been launched at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.


Petrol bomb and stones were allegedly thrown at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Procurement Office building.
NMMU distances itself from recent act of vandalism

Monday 13 February 2017 15:01

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's "fees must fall" structure has distanced itself from the recent act of vandalism at the university.


Paint was used to scribble 'Fees Must Fall' on a wall of the building.
Students set fire to NMMU building as part of Fees Must Fall protests

Sunday 12 February 2017 16:06

A Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University building has been set alight by students who apparently want to revive 'Fees Must Fall' protests.


Everyone has expectations about issues that they want President Jacob Zuma to focus on
SONA 2017 expectations

Thursday 9 February 2017 19:29

Here are some SONA 2017 expectations from some of the parties and groups.


There are concerted efforts by many organisations to help the elderly to improve the quality of life by stimulating the brain.
Exercise improves quality of life in the elderly: Expert

Wednesday 8 February 2017 20:05

Good health is something that can never be taken for granted.


Some traditional healers believe tortoises have healing powers.
Animal Anti cruelty activists condemn 'abuse' of tortoises

Sunday 5 February 2017 07:44

The Animal Anti-cruelty League in the Eastern Cape has released more than 20 tortoises back into the wild after confiscating them from homes in Port Elizabeth.


In the past month, 23 tortoises were confiscated from homes in PE.
Activists decry violation of animal rights.

Saturday 4 February 2017 20:38

Animal anti-cruelty activists in Port Elizabeth say cultural practices should not be done in violation of animal rights.


One learner says this is a day they always will remember.
Port Elizabeth DJ assisting under privileged children in the city

Thursday 2 February 2017 20:22

Port Elizabeth DJ, Monwabisi “Nwaiza” Henna, provides children of Mnqophiso Primary School with school uniforms.


Residents allege that this is compounded by a sewage spill resulting in canals and the drainage system blocked
Unattended sewage spill leaves PE residents fuming

Tuesday 31 January 2017 18:11

Residents are concerned about the dirt piling up in their backyards.


Proteas gets five match ODI series off to a flying start

Saturday 28 January 2017 17:45

South Africa's national cricket team has gotten the five match One Day International series off to a flying start.


De Villiers has shown good form since his return from injury
Proteas confident about ODI win against Sri Lanka

Friday 27 January 2017 18:33

AB de Villiers is confident the Proteas will win the match against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.


The Proteas will face Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Proteas and Sri Lanka matches closely contested

Thursday 26 January 2017 16:33

Former Proteas fast bowler, Meyrick Pringle, believes the One Day Internationals between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be closely contested.


Students gather for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University orientation programme.
NMMU welcomes morethan 6500 new students

Saturday 21 January 2017 15:22

NMMU has welcomed more than 6500 new students at the first-year annual orientation programme which was held at its South Campus.


Eastern Cape Premier Phumullo Masualle is focussing on boosting the province's small businesses.
Masualle aims to grow Eastern Cape economy

Friday 20 January 2017 18:18

Growing the township economy and developing sound partnerships with the private sector is high on the agenda for Eastern Cape Premier Phumullo Masualle.


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