Parents urged to register their children soonest as LRB process coming to an end
02 October 2015
Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, at the end of September reiterated government’s call that all parents must register their new born babies within 30 days after birth because the late registration of births (LRB) process will be coming to an end soon.
Sarah Baartman District Municipality makes name official at Heritage Day celebration
25 September 2015
The Sarah Baartman District Municipality officially introduced its name to residents during a high profile Heritage Day celebration at the grounds of the Hankey Senior Secondary School, in the Kouga Local Municipality, on 24 September.
Cllr Nomhle Gaga voted new Makana Executive Mayor
18 September 2015
The Makana Local Municipality officially announced on Wednesday 16 September that Cllr Nomhle Gaga had been appointed as the new Executive Mayor with immediate effect. Additionally, council also unanimously voted in favour of Cllr Yandiswa Vara to the position of Speaker.
Sarah Baartman District Municipality to launch name with Heritage Day festivities in Hankey
09 September 2015
In celebration of Heritage Day, the Sarah Baartman District Municipality will officially unveil its name as part of a ceremonial launch in Hankey, in the Kouga Local Municipality, on 24 September.
Kouga Wind Farm goes live
07 September 2015
Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Sakhumzi Somyo, officially opened operations of the Kouga Wind Farm outside Oyster Bay in the Kouga Local Municipality on 4 September, during a special gala event.
Sundays River female farmer scoops top national award
31 August 2015
The Sarah Baartman District proved again for the second year running that it has some of the country’s best female farmers when one farmer from the region was among only two Eastern Cape female farmers, who scooped top national female-farmer honors during the annual Female Entrepreneur of the year awards in Durban on 27 August....
Addo and Paterson residents receive blankets
26 August 2015
The Sarah Baartman District Municipality, led by Executive Mayor Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana, on the 25th of August, handed over around 60 blankets to the blind/partially-sighted residents of Addo and Paterson in the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality, as part of its 2015 67 Minutes for Madiba programme...
MEC Sihlwayi to handover furniture to victim's family in Hankey
26 August 2015
As part of Women’s month celebrations, the Eastern Cape MEC of Social Development, Nancy Sihlwayi, will on Thursday, handover furniture to a family that was a victim of gender based violence in Hankey, in the Kouga Local Municipality...
Sarah Baartman agri park programme progress draws praise from Minister
14 August 2015
The future of economic development in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality was given a further boost when Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, officially outlined a number of key objectives regarding the establishing of government’s agri park programme, during a consultative meeting at the Africano’s Country Estate near Addo, in the Sunday’s River Valley Local Municipality, on 13 August.
Sarah Baartman District again produces top Eastern Cape female farmer
12 August 2015
The Sarah Baartman District again proved that it has some of this province’s best farmers when a citrus farm, the Sunday’s River Farming Trust, walked away with the top prize at the 2015 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony that was held at the Wild Coast Sun and Casino in Mbizana on August 6...
Sarah Baartman District Municipality committed to Disability Workplace Experiential Learning Programme
07 August 2015
The Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s recruitment of people with disabilities for experiential training in its departments is another way that the municipality is bettering the lives of its residents by improving their chances on the job market, says the municipality’s Special Programmes Unit (SPU) Manager, Luvuyo Madlakane...
MEC Xasa provides clarity on “back to basics” with visit to Sundays River
07 August 2015
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Fikile Xasa provided clarity on government’s back to basics programme during a two-day oversight visit held at the Kirkwood Correctional Facility, in the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality, on 4-5 August.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Ban on open fires
06 August 2015
The Eastern Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (EC-PDMC), a directorate within the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in conjunction with the Eastern Cape Umbrella Fire Protection Association (ECUFPA), hereby advises that no burning or open fires as defined are permitted as from the 1st August 2015 until the 31st October 2015...
Sarah Baartman District Municipality gives Jansenville hospital a makeover in celebration of Madiba
28 July 2015
For this year’s Nelson Mandela Day programme, the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, led by Executive Mayor, Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana, on the 24th of July swapped their usual office tools for paint brushes and overalls as they refurbished the paediatric section of the South African Women's Auxiliary Services (SAWAS) Memorial Hospital in Jansenville, in the Ikwezi Local Municipality.
SANCCOB celebrates Mandela Day with a coastal clean-up
23 July 2015
The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) in the Eastern Cape hosted its annual coastal clean-up event for Mandela Day on 18 July, from Shark Point to Mostertshoek, St Francis Bay, in the Kouga Local Municipality...