Community to propose new name

18 November 2015

Camdeboo, Baviaans and Ikwezi local municipalities are amalgamating and communities and stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for a new name.

Minister launches “one household one hectare” programme with 14 ha land handover

11 November 2015

Two patches of land near Kenton-on-Sea in the Ndlamble Local Municipality, with a combined area of 14 ha, was officially handed over by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, to local community members as part of International Poverty Eradication day at the end of October.

Camdeboo named the Eastern Cape’s top green municipality for 2015

23 October 2015

Camdeboo Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District is the Eastern Cape’s top green municipality for 2015, beating five other local municipalities and taking the coveted award as well as a R500 000 cash reward...

Ndlambe has top beaches in the province and in South Africa

13 October 2015

The Ndlambe Local Municipality has the most number - five, of the Eastern Cape’s top beaches and the finest Marina in the province. In addition, two of its beaches - Kelly's Beach, in Port Alfred, and Kariega Main beach, in Kenton-On-Sea, are among South Africa’s top ten and top twenty beaches respectively...

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....

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.

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