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News - May 2014


Business Chamber congratulates newly-appointed Eastern Cape Premier

BY Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber


On behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, Mandla Madwara, President, and Kevin Hustler, CEO, congratulate Phumulo Masualle on his appointment as the Premier of the Eastern Cape.
“We look forward to working with him through the duration of his tenure and hope that we can build a solid relationship with him for the private sector, particularly with regards to Nelson Mandela Bay, which contributes approximately 46 % of the GDP of the province. We need a strong leader who understands the private sector, and who would work to build an enabling environment to ensure that business can thrive. In his role as the Premier of the Eastern Cape, we wish to see Phumulo Masualle driving the implementation of a strategy to create an enabling environment in which business can flourish, to ensure job creation, poverty alleviation and the provision of basic services to citizens. Sustainable, effective and collaborative relationships at all levels of government and civil society are the only way forward.

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 May 21, 2014
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Twin girls receive birthday smiles

BY Smile Foundation

Twin girls who are unable to smile, to receive smiles for their first birthday
One-year old twins to receive-life changing surgery on their birthday.

 
A set of Eastern Cape twins who are unable to smile, will receive the priceless gift of a smile for their first birthday.
The two sisters, Onyeyichi and Onyeduchi Moses, suffer from a facial anomaly.
Tomorrow (Wednesday 21 May), on their first birthday, they will receive facial reconstructive surgery free of charge.

This is being made possible through the generous funding of Port Elizabeth International Airport and the support of Smile Foundation.
Ten other children with facial anomalies will also receive sponsored facial reconstructive surgery this week. 
The surgeries will take place during a mini Smile Week to be held from 21 – 23 May at the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital.

Says Moira Gerszt, Operations Executive Director of Smile Foundation, “It is extremely humbling and rewarding to know that the surgeries will change the little girls and their family’s lives forever. The fact that the surgeries fall on their first birthday, makes it extra special. What better gift is there than the gift of a smile? ”
 
Gerszt continues, ““It is our pleasure to once again work together with Dr Chris van der Walt and his team at PE Provincial Hospital.  It is heart-warming to see how caring the surgeons and hospital staff are towards the patients and their families.”

Says Azad Cassim, Airport Manager, Port Elizabeth International Airport, “The Airports Company South Africa is proud to be associated with the Smile Foundation in making a difference in children’s lives.”


Currently one in 750 South African children is born with a facial condition. 

The Smile Foundation has been partnering with Academic Hospitals in South Africa for over 13
years to assist underprivileged children with facial anomalies, alleviating backlogs in the hospitals, encouraging skills transfer, offering psychological help before and after surgery and supporting hospital infrastructure.

The success of the Smile Week model has been widespread. To date, almost 1400 children have benefited from surgeries around the country through the partnership with state academic hospitals.

Twin girls who are unable to smile, to receive smiles for their first birthday

One-year old twins to receive-life changing surgery on their birthday.

 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa;

A set of Eastern Cape twins who are unable to smile, will receive the priceless gift of a smile for their first birthday.

The two sisters, Onyeyichi and Onyeduchi Moses, suffer from a facial anomaly.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 21 May), on their first birthday, they will receive facial reconstructive surgery free of charge.

 

This is being made possible through the generous funding of Port Elizabeth International Airport and the support of Smile Foundation.

Ten other children with facial anomalies will also receive sponsored facial reconstructive surgery this week. 

The surgeries will take place during a mini Smile Week to be held from 21 – 23 May at the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital.

 

Says Moira Gerszt, Operations Executive Director of Smile Foundation, “It is extremely humbling and rewarding to know that the surgeries will change the little girls and their family’s lives forever. The fact that the surgeries fall on their first birthday, makes it extra special. What better gift is there than the gift of a smile? ”

 

Gerszt continues, ““It is our pleasure to once again work together with Dr Chris van der Walt and his team at PE Provincial Hospital.  It is heart-warming to see how caring the surgeons and hospital staff are towards the patients and their families.”

 

Says Azad Cassim, Airport Manager, Port Elizabeth International Airport, “The Airports Company South Africa is proud to be associated with the Smile Foundation in making a difference in children’s lives.”

 

 

Currently one in 750 South African children is born with a facial condition. 

 

The Smile Foundation has been partnering with Academic Hospitals in South Africa for over 13

years to assist underprivileged children with facial anomalies, alleviating backlogs in the hospitals, encouraging skills transfer, offering psychological help before and after surgery and supporting hospital infrastructure.

 

The success of the Smile Week model has been widespread. To date, almost 1400 children have benefited from surgeries around the country through the partnership with state academic hospitals.

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 May 20, 2014
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Provincial Electoral Officer: Eastern Cape, Thamsanqa Mraji, gives feedback on Elections 2014

BY IEC

The election results started coming through last night with the first result captured and first to appear on the results report nationally came from Umzimvubu Municipality at Mqhekezweni Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape.  After 22h00 the results captured at the IEC local offices slowly started coming through to the Provincial Results Operations Centre in East London. 

 

By 15h00 the province was at 81% results captured and some of the results still have to be audited. 

 

  We anticipate that the provisional results will be available later today. The Commission expects to announce the final results on 10 May 2014 in Pretoria.   
All voting stations closed at 21h00 and counting in 4615 voting stations was done and completed by the early hours of the morning of 08 May 2014.  Results Capturing process has been audited by a team of auditors at the Provincial Results Centre and MEO offices from PriceWaterCoopers.
Out of 39 local offices 29 have completed the capturing.
A few issues have been reported yesterday but have been resolved:
1.    It was found that some of the results slips for the National Ballot did have a barcode and could therefore not be scanned. Some party representatives in Mthatha were not satisfied with the explanation to transcribe the results onto a new result slip with a barcode although the original results slip was going to be kept with the new one.
2.    There was a complaint from parties about ballot boxes that were not correctly sealed with the official seal of the IEC in Lukhanji (Queenstown).
From the beginning of preparing for the elections the IEC had good relations with the political parties who contested the elections. We appreciate their support and understanding of the electoral processes which assisted in resolving the issues that came up during the election period.

 

The South African Police Services have diligently and effectively managed the security for the elections and were prepared to go the extra mile to ensure the safety of the electorate and the success of the elections. Their commitment and effort is appreciated by my office.  The interventions made by the Provincial Government to assist with infrastructure for the voting stations and managing the community protests which were targeted to disrupt the elections.
I want to thank the media for the high standard of coverage for the elections and educating the communities on the election processes. They have been objective in the coverage of the elections and the IEC was not spared when its staff committed breaches of the electoral laws and processes.
In my opinion the National and Provincial Elections of 2014 have been credible free and fair in spite of the many challenges that were encountered. 

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 May 08, 2014
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Road Accident Fund Answers Burning questions 

BY BayFM
With the rate of accidents on the Port Elizabeth Roads spiking recently, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) joines us in studio to answer your burning questions. Listen to BayFM 107.9 at 10:05 today to ask Bongiwe Nyengane-Tyopo the RAF's Regional Marketing Manager your questions.  The...  read more
 September 28, 2017
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Dumza Maswana IS THIS WEEKS #LEKKERMOS STAR

BY BayFM
An authentic South African sound, beautiful instrumentals and original lyrics. The BayFM 107.9 team thinks Dumza Maswana's music has it all. If you are in to something a little more soulful, you have to check out his song Ubizo. Dumza Maswana is one of many children who grew up in rural South A...  read more
 September 26, 2017
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What does Heritage Day mean to the Bay?

BY BayFM
Heritage day is a holiday unique to our country where all South Africans are encouraged to show off and celebrated the vibrant cultures passed down to them. South Africa is uniquely diverse with its many different ethnicities, races, languages and cultures; and it is for this reason that South Afric...  read more
 September 22, 2017
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The Bay Celebrates World Retina Week 

BY BayFM
World Retina Week is set to begin today the 19th of September and will run until the 25th of September. This awareness week and Retina SA aim to bring attention to the strides made to cure retinal blindness. Genetic retinal conditions have caused blindness in 150?000 South Africans. The objecti...  read more
 September 19, 2017
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Blaq Tye is this weeks #LekkerMos star

BY BayFM
Blaq Tye is one of the freshest and hottest properties of the Nelson Mandela bay and the Eastern Cape. His origional song, 'Dudlu Ntombazana', has been a hit on the BayFM playlist. It is for that reason that the team felt fit to award Tye the very first #LekkerMos star of the week award. His track&n...  read more
 September 18, 2017
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Know Your National Parks

BY BayFM
The annual SA National Parks Week (SANPW) campaign will kick off from the 18th to the 22nd of September. The 12th annual SANPW allows all South African citizens free day access to the Frontier Region of SANParks. Parks that take part in the campaign includes Addo Elephant, Garden Route, Camdeboo, Mo...  read more
 September 15, 2017
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