Gqeberha-EL-Bloem gets new airline
CemAir, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) are pleased to announce the commencement of scheduled flights from Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) to East London and Bloemfontein starting from 6 July 2021. GQEBERHA (PE) TO EAST LONDON – starting 6 July 2021The initial schedule between Gqeberha... Read more
SIU launches East London IDZ investigation
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has confirmed that it will investigate allegations of corruption and maladministration, at the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) in the Eastern Cape. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed Proclamation R.20 of 2021. The proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate allegations of corruption... Read more
Lizelle Maurice to lead BKCOB
The Border-Kei Chamber of Business has appointed Lizelle Maurice as its incoming Executive Director following the retirement of Les Holbrook in December 2020. Maurice will assume the Position of Executive Director on 1 July, taking over from current Acting ED, Drayton Brown whose 6-month period in the position ends... Read more
Pinky is the East London port’s CMEO
Khayakazi ‘Pinky’ Somzana succeeded in overcoming both mother nature and gender bias to realise her dream of becoming a Chief Marine Engineer Officer (CMEO), inspired by her late father, Nkosinathi, who she remembers as constantly taking apart and fixing items in their home. On 1 April 2020, the 37-year-old... Read more
East London airport resumes operations
The East London domestic airport will resume operations on 21 July 2020, after getting the green light from the Department of Transport. “Following our announcement on 29 June 2020 on the domestic airports permitted to resume operations, I am happy to announce that the East London, George and Kimberley... Read more
East London port appoints chief marine engineer
Khayakazi ‘Pinky’ Somzana succeeded in overcoming both mother nature and gender bias to realise her dream of becoming a Chief Marine Engineer Officer (CMEO), inspired by her late father, Nkosinathi, who she remembers as constantly taking apart and fixing items in their home. On 1 April 2020, the 37-year-old... Read more
MBSA develops excellence
Built on the foundation of more than three decades, the technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz Learning Academy (MBLA) is MBSA’s flagship training facility. As an important feeder of technical skills for the benefit of the South African automotive skills workforce, the MBLA also ensures skills transfer and job creation for youth.... Read more
East London port conduit for essential commodities
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is handling essential commodities to guarantee worldwide food supply chains during COVID-19. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown in South Africa, the Port of East London continues to play its active role in facilitating the movement of critical cargo related to the supply... Read more
Multi-million library wins architectural award
WSU’s collaborative project, the Phyllis Ntantala Library is the recipient of this year’s South African Institute of Architects Border Kei Regional Award – the highest honour at its level. The Phyllis Ntantala Library is an R200 million joint initiative amongst the province’s biggest universities including the University of Fort... Read more
East London port to receive 9 cruise liners
The Port of East London is scheduled to receive at least nine cruise liners this season between October 2019 and April 2020, while provisional schedules indicate that at least 23 luxury cruise ships, operated by 17 international cruise lines, are scheduled to call across the country’s six cruise ports... Read more

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