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Fruitful discussions with Business over Mobile Parking programme


The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) today (8th June 2016) held fruitful discussions with interested businesses, property owners and traders operating in the designated inner city mobile parking metre programme. The issues raised by business will be thoroughly investigated and considered before the programme gets finalized in the later part of 2016. Business representatives in attendance included a range of sectors from financial services, architects, retailers and a significant number of major property owners in the Central Business District.

Over 8 000 housing opportunities to be created in the Metro by March 2017


OVER 4 000 houses will be built and 4 000 sites serviced in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by March 2017 at a cost of R813 million, says acting Executive Director for Human Settlements Mandla George.

This also includes paying attention to the so-called “Toilet City” in Khayamnandi where 823 units will be built at a cost of R70 million.

The upscale in housing delivery follows months of stabilising governance and administrative systems within the Metro’s human settlements department consequent to a Cabinet sanctioned intervention in May last year.

“We are now ready to roll,” said George. “At the end, it is the people of the city who are in need of decent shelter, clean and habitable environment, safe and secure living conditions for their children, among others, who will benefit.”

SANRAL Traffic Advisory: Roadworks at night in Port Elizabeth


Night roadworks will take place this week on the Settlers interchange and Stanford Interchange Bridge, in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape over the coming week. On each occasion the work will start at 7pm and continue through the night before the roads are re-opened again at 5am the following morning.

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) would like to advise motorists that from tonight (Monday, 16 May) at 7pm road resurfacing will be done on the Settlers interchange towards Grahamstown (M4 – N2). There will be lane restrictions with dual lanes merging into a single traffic lane on the bridge. There will be no ramp closures.

MS Queen Victoria Visit Port of PE


The queen of the ocean, Queen Victoria will grace Nelson Mandela Bay with her presence when she docks at berth 10 in the Port of Port Elizabeth on 19 April 2016 at approximately 06h00. She will be officially welcomed to the port by the Executive Mayor, Dr Danny Jordaan and Transnet National Ports Authority executives.

The MS Queen Victoria is a British passenger cruise ship operated by Cunard Lines, named after the late British monarch, Queen Victoria. The Queen Victoria is of the same basic design as other Vista-class cruise ships, Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen Victoria is 294 meters long, weigh 90 000 Gross ton, has a beam of 32,3 meters, a height of 62.5 meters and a draft of 8 meters. She has a total of 16 decks, 12 of which are dedicated to passengers and she can accommodate 2014 passengers. The Queen Victoria is propelled by Sulzer ZA40 diesel engines and has a maximum speed of 23.7 knots.

Roadworks continue in Port Elizabeth


The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) would like to advise motorists that there will be complete ramp closures on the John Tallant interchange tonight, Monday, 18 April from 7pm until Tuesday morning 5am.

There will also be a ramp closure on the Settlers interchange west bound off-ramp towards Summerstrand (M4), on three consecutive nights, Monday, 18 April, Tuesday 19 April and Wednesday 20 April. Over the three nights roadworks will start at 7pm and continue until 5am the following morning. The roadworks will go ahead, weather permitting.

MEC Majodina lanches mobile libraries across the metro


Eastern Cape MEC Pemmy Majodina with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality member of the Mayoral Committee, Councillor Andile Mfunda packing books at the new mobile library in Kuyga yesterday, 12 April 2016.

MEC Majodina is currently on a three day working visit to Nelson Mandela Bay where she will handover a mobile library in Kuyga (12 April) , Kwazakhele (13 April) and Cholchester (14 April).

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber disappointed by Nersa decision


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is extremely disappointed with the increase awarded to Eskom, as it constitutes once again an unaffordable hike for businesses operating in Nelson Mandela Bay.

This comes as the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) announced today [subs: 1 March] that in analysis of Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for the first year of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) (2013/14), electricity tariffs will be increased by 9.4% for the 2016/17 financial year.