Integrated Public Transport System will only be up and running next year

Integrated Public Transport System will only be up and running next year

Nelson Mandela Bay’s R1-billion plus Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) will only be rolled out in the new financial year, which begins in July 2013. This follows after a special Mayoral Committee meeting with Executive Mayor, Zanoxolo Wayile, was convened yesterday to consider key items aimed at speeding up service delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay. […]

Walmer Service Delivery protests disrupts morning traffic

Walmer Service Delivery protests disrupts morning traffic

Police are still monitoring the situation at Walmer Township following early morning service delivery protests that once again disrupted early morning traffic. Police spokesman, Warrant Officer Alwin Lebans, said that a number of protesters have since dispersed but a few hundred people are still gathered at the entrance to the township at 9th Avenue, and […]

William Moffet to get extra lanes as Third Avenue dip stays closed

William Moffet to get extra lanes as Third Avenue dip stays closed

The William Moffet Expressway will be upgraded from a dual carriageway to three lanes in both directions in an attempt to alleviate some of the traffic as Third Avenue dip remains closed following recent flooding. The municipality’s Acting Director of Communications, Marthie Nel, said the level of the Baakens River has subsided sufficiently to allow […]

Guy Fawkes Day: Restrictions on discharging of fireworks

Guy Fawkes Day: Restrictions on discharging of fireworks

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality wishes to appeal to the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay to act responsibly regarding the discharging of fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day, 5 November 2012.  It should be remembered that fireworks are potentially dangerous and that the indiscriminate discharging thereof is irritating to others and experienced as traumatic by animals. […]

Municipalities to take over housing, public transport

Municipalities to take over housing, public transport

Building new low-cost houses and rolling out public transport would be devolved to municipalities and greater technical support will be provided in rural areas, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said yesterday. Tabling his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in the National Assembly, Gordhan said local government would also see a R500 million reduction in […]

Electricity out in Jeffrey’s Bay

Electricity out in Jeffrey’s Bay

Kabeljous and Wavecrest in Jeffreys Bay have not had electricity since midnight because of damage to two cables in the area. Kouga Municipality’s Laura-Leigh Randal says one cable has been repaired and the electricity is in the process of being switched back on, in stages. People are advised to treat all electrical outlets as live.

Storm damage to run into hundreds of millions

Storm damage to run into hundreds of millions

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality’s initial estimates is that the storm damage over the past week could cost the municipality in the region of R600 million, and that’s excluding any private claims, which could see the final tally run over a billion. Speaking at a press conference this morning Mandela Bay mayor, Zanoxolo Wayile praised […]

Provincial road update: R72 reopened for light vehicles

Provincial road update: R72 reopened for light vehicles

The R72 between Port Elizabeth and East London has been reopened to traffic for light vehicles only. There are two stop and gos in place, one just outside Alexandria and another at the Kasouga Bridge, between Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred, where one lane of traffic has been reopened for vehicles. All Heavy vehicles traveling from […]

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