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....

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Ringing endorsement for arts as Grahamstown National Arts Festival grows

15 July 2015

The popularity of Grahamstown’s National Arts Festival has been reaffirmed with the release of this year’s attendance figures, which show a “significant” increase in attendance in 2015. This increase comes despite expectations that attendance might flatten after last year’s bumper 40th birthday programme...

Executive Mayor's speech to Council on 8 July 2015

14 July 2015

The Executive Mayor of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality delivered the following speech to Council on the 8th of July 2015.

Baviaans, Ikwezi and Camdeboo stakeholders have until 30 July to make submissions about proposed merger

13 July 2015

Residents and stakeholders from the Baviaans, Ikwezi and Camdeboo local municipalities have until the 30th of July to make submissions with the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB), which is responsible for the determination of municipal boundaries, regarding the proposed merger of the three municipalities into one larger municipality...

Job opportunity for unemployed Sarah Baartman youth

08 July 2015

Unemployed young people from the Sarah Baartman District, with matric certificate and a driving license, have an opportunity to find employment in a Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) survey...

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