The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has welcomed the return of the highly entertaining T20 cricket format to the City with the establishment of the SunRisers Eastern Cape team, which will be part of the new SA20 tournament.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape is owned by India’s Sun TV Network, which is one of the largest media groups in the country. It successfully bid for the Eastern Cape SA20 franchise, which gives it the rights to the team for the next 10 years.
"We are excited to see the return of T20 cricket to the City. It will help the City come alive,” said Executive Mayor Cllr Eugene Johnson at a City Hall meeting with a senior SunRisers Eastern Cape delegation from India.
City Manager Dr. Noxolo Nqwazi said the return of an international sporting event would help the City to recover from the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, create jobs and grow the City’s economy.
"We are excited to see cricket bringing investors into the City,” she said.
Mr. K. Shanmugam, Head of Sports Division, SunRisers, promised that the team would bring high-energy entertaining T20 cricket to the City.
The Sunrise Franchise will also work with local cricketing bodies to identify and nurture the development of promising young talent. Talented players will be given the opportunity to play for SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian PSL.
Acting Executive Director for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Charmaine Williams said the City’s ongoing investment and support for the St George’s cricket ground was a result of a long-standing relationship with Eastern Province Cricket.
NMBM will continuously collaborate with critical stakeholders to attract and the ensure success of the upcoming SA20 games. This project will enhance the brand equity of the City, Province and country, as a viable world class sports destination of choice.
Heavy rains lead to evacuations in NMBSeptember 25, 2023The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality evacuated more than 100 residents from the Pollar Park informal settlement in Kuyga on Sunday, 24 September 2023, due to the heavy rainfall that left some homes in the low-lying areas flooded.
ongoing work at the Kudu substation, the following subs are being temporarily
Group 12 (Kudu substation) to Group 2 (San Soucci substation):
River subMiddel subDagbreek subPJ Olivier subStandbridge subJansen sub Harvey sub Inry sub
Published: 04 Aug 2023, Resolved: 19 Sep 2023RESOLVED
PLANNED WATER SHUTDOWN: STUDEBAKER STREET
The NMBM would like to inform residents that due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned shutdown has been rescheduled for 12 August 2023.
The Metro requires a 12-hour shutdown to conduct scheduled maintenance work on the pipeline. This is scheduled for Saturday, 12 August 2023.
Provision for water tankers will be made where necessary. The strategic placing of the tankers will be communicated on the NMBM social media platforms and can also be enquired from the Service Delivery Call Centre at 0800 20 50 50.
All efforts will be made to avoid interruptions to the water supply, however, we ask that residents exercise patience as the water supply restores throughout the next day.
Areas that could be affected should storage be depleted include Markman Industrial Area.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
Published: 27 Jul 2023, Resolved: 11 Aug 2023RESOLVED
Interruption of overdrive/Libby e-library services
There is currently no access to Libby/Overdrive and download reading material.
The Libraries sub-directorate is doing its best to restore normal services. We hope to have resolved the challenges as soon as possible
Library members can still visit our libraries for traditional library services.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.