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Reaction to Medium-Term Budget Policy Speech


AGAINST the backdrop of students protesting outside of Parliament and disruptions inside of Parliament, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivered a balanced Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) yesterday (21 October).

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is disturbed by the scenes of violence from yesterday and we trust that government will come to an amicable solution to make fees for higher education more accessible.

Three PE beaches awarded full Blue Flag status


IT’S official – three Port Elizabeth beaches have been awarded world-class status and the right to wave the Blue Flag.

The announcement was made in Hermanus in the Western Cape yesterday. The municipality hailed the award to Kings, Humewood and Hobie beaches as a huge achievement.

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber welcomes Fish Farm decision


THE Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber welcomes Environmental Affairs Minister Edwa Molewa’s announcement to set aside a decision to grant environmental authorization for the development of a proposed fish farm off Hobie Beach.

Along with many other stakeholders in Nelson Mandela Bay, the Business Chamber has taken a strong stance against the fish farm, based on its location and the effect it could have particularly on the beachfront tourism industry.