Eastern Cape

Civil society coalition helps to get Nelson Mandela Bay budget passed at last

A recently-revived civil society coalition with a strong Church component helped to finally get Nelson Mandela Bay’s 2021/2022 adjustments budget passed on Tuesday. The Nelson Mandela Bay Civil Society Coalition (NMBCSC) succeeded in persuading political parties to attend a special council meeting with the sole purpose of passing the budget […]

Civil society coalition tells Nelson Mandela Bay councillors days of ‘winner take all’ are over

A broad-based civil society group which aims to tackle municipal chaos in Nelson Mandela Bay held separate virtual meetings on Tuesday with leaders of major political parties whose ongoing power struggles have rendered the metro incapable of delivering basic services to communities and businesses. The two meetings followed a press […]

Mrs SA semi finalist, cancer survivor, and ‘mom to hundreds’ Marion Peake wants to inspire vulnerable women and children

“I want to use my scars as a testimony of God’s grace and that He alone has the final say,” says Mrs South Africa semi finalist Marion Peake in a note to Gateway News about her latest journey of faith. Marion, who together with her husband Matthew, provides loving, temporary […]