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Are invasive body searches of prison visitors really necessary?

Correctional services officials and members of the public have been “caught in the act” smuggling contraband into prisons, with drugs and cellphones being particularly rife at the St Albans Correctional Centre in Nelson Mandela Bay. That is according to correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo, responding to reports of invasive body…
29 Nov 25 min

Crunching the registration weekend numbers

The Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) in the Eastern Cape is pleased with the turnout at the weekend’s voter registration. South Africans take to the polls in the seventh democratic national and provincial elections in 2024 and, it seemed, youth were not interested in registering — or casting their…
23 Nov 13 min

Get the lowdown on state of SA education

“We must and can do better.” So says teaching union Naptosa’s executive director, Basil Manuel, reflecting on the state of schools around the country. This is after a report by The Herald this week about thousands of matric pupils tackling the biggest exams of their lives — then going back…
8 Nov 15 min

Why was Bay left out of Bok victory tour?

Hope is fading that the Springboks’ trophy tour now under way will make its way to Nelson Mandela Bay. This is despite pleas from several quarters, including the families of Springboks Siya Kolisi and Manie Libbok, Eastern Cape rugby bosses, organised business and local political leaders, who wrote to SA…
2 Nov 16 min

Ironman World champion opens up on what it takes to win the toughest race

Preparing for Ironman World Championship is getting harder and harder, triathlete Michelle Howes says, but the flame still burns bright to compete. Competing in the 55-59 age category, Howes, formerly Enslin, recently claimed her third Ironman World Championship title in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann, Howes…
27 Oct 8 min

Suspended Cannon opens up about all things rugby

Sport, especially rugby, can serve a better purpose than it does at the moment. So says suspended EP Rugby president Maasdorp Cannon talking about serving as president on a voluntary basis because of his love of the sport. Unity among South Africans is fleeting, he says, lasting until the final…
26 Oct 18 min

Shimange talks about his Rugby World Cup predictions

“Revenge 2019.” That is how former Springbok Hanyani Shimange says this weekend’s Rugby World Cup clash between SA and England is being punted. The teams, finalists in the 2019 edition of the competition which saw SA beat England 32-12, take each other on for a spot in the final at…
20 Oct 9 min

Some good news on the egg situation

South African consumers may very well be able to go back to baking with the price of eggs starting to stabilise  as we head towards the end of 2023. That is the opinion of Agricultural Business Chamber of SA chief economist Wandile Sihlobo. Consumers have been hit with a spike…
19 Oct 9 min

EP Rugby moving in right direction — Malgas

It took a few days to find his feet, EP Rugby acting president George Malgas admits, but payments need to be made and players need to be signed for the new season — and EP Rugby is “moving in the right direction”. Malgas has taken over from suspended president Maasdorp Cannon…
13 Oct 12 min

Will the real leader of National Alliance please stand up

'Mind boggling' is how Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Gary van Niekerk describes the decision by city manager Noxolo Nqwazi to declare two vacancies in the council from his party, National Alliance, this week. Van Niekerk and Stag Mitchell’s seats were declared vacant by Nqwazi on Monday, following their expulsion by…
12 Oct 17 min

Filmmaker's quest to end captive lion industry

In this latest episode of That Weekend Feeling, Daron Mann speaks with Bruce Young, the director of Blood Lions, a documentary that follows a quest by environmentalists to learn the truth about South Africa's multimillion-dollar businesses of predator breeding and canned lion hunting. Policies, laws, and practices relating to the…
29 Sep 20 min

Not out of the woods yet, says Weather Guru

Dams are filling up nicely, but it will be up to the department of water & sanitation to officially declare the Nelson Mandela Bay drought over. So says the regional spokesperson for the SA Weather Service, Garth Sampson, in Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann this week, after torrential…
27 Sep 9 min

SANParks Week aims to cultivate pride in natural heritage

Thousands of South Africans have visited South African National Parks (SANParks) around the country this week as part of the annual South African National Parks Week. The initiative — including Nelson Mandela Bay's closest park, Addo Elephant National Park — has been running for 18 years with more than 700,000…
23 Sep 5 min

Happy Heritage!

South Africa, a land with a rich heritage, and a diverse cultural landscape where twelve official languages weave tales of history, resistance, celebration, and hope. Today we explore the rich traditions, histories, and stories that shape who we are. We chat to Luchae Williams and Riaan Marais on what heritage…
22 Sep 16 min

MEC wielding whip on underspending EC municipalities

There are no holy cows when it comes to whether mayors or municipal managers who underspend their budgets are suitable to hold the positions they do, co-operative governance MEC Zolile Williams says.  “It’s either people shape up or ship out,” he says, as continuous underspending will result in poor service…
20 Sep 9 min

Mieke de Ridder talks about Proteas debut in Karachi

Absolutely amazing.That is how Proteas Women rookie Mieke de Ridder describes her international debut, joining the squad on their tour to Pakistan that ended this week.In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, De Ridder, who encourages young women to pursuit cricket if it's their passion, tells us about…
15 Sep 6 min

Shining a light on Gynecological Cancers with Dr. Melissa Pietersen

Whether you're seeking knowledge for yourself, a loved one, or just to be better informed, you're in the right place. Today on S'wana Know we're delving deep into the realm of gynecological cancers, shining a light on a topic that, for too long, has remained in the shadows. We chat…
15 Sep 25 min

What’s up with Rockland roads?

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Gary van Niekerk has vowed to engage with the relevant municipal officials over the shoddy state of roads in Rocklands. Fed up farmers plan to protest, saying the crumbling roads and a lack of signage pose a risk to pedestrians and road users.  In Behind The…
14 Sep 12 min

S'wana Know? with Dr Sisa Pazi

As a young boy he saw little prospect of doing more beyond helping his grandmother raise several of his family members in a township in Dikeni. Fast forward and the now mathematical statistician and PhD recipient Dr Sisa Pazi has managed to do exactly that and a lot more. The…
8 Sep 23 min

Shedding a light on load curtailment project

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has launched a load curtailment pilot project that allows participating users to keep their lights and security alarms on during load-shedding. The success of the project will be determined over the next three months and, if everything goes according to plan, it will be gradually…
6 Sep 9 min
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