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When do we say, “Enough is enough?” When

When do we say, “Enough is enough?” When do we say, “This is our city”?

Is this the city we want – when ambulances can enter New Brighton only with a police escort; when EMS vehicles are being attacked with regularity – 20 incidents in 22 months with no arrests? Ambulances and other emergency service vehicles should be untouchable in any community. No-one knows when they will need the services […]

Slaying our giants begins with us

Slaying our giants begins with us

We face a number of obvious “giants” in our country – poverty, inequality, unemployment, lack of education, land reform and crime are the big ones. They are monsters and will not go gently into the night. However, two silent giants also stand in our way, namely the lack of non-political leadership and the hopelessness with […]

An open letter from NMB Christian church...

An open letter from NMB Christian church leaders to our President

Dear Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, Msholozi Nxamalala, son of Nobhekisisa Zuma, president of the ANC and of the Republic of South Africa We, as leaders of the majority of Christian churches within the city of Nelson Mandela Bay, ask you to hear our request in the name of God who commissioned us authority to prophesy and […]

Press Release: NMB Church Leadership Gro...

Press Release: NMB Church Leadership Group

On Tuesday, the 400 elected representatives of parliament will be called upon to deliberate and decide on whether or not to impeach the president. We call upon the members of parliament to do the work they were elected to do. To decide what is in the best interest of 52 million South Africans; not what […]

Time to get our city working

Time to get our city working

We wish to congratulate all the new councillors who took the oath of office on the 18th August 2016. Our citizens have given you five years in which to demonstrate how you act on their behalf. We also wish to congratulate the new mayoral team and specifically the new speaker, Jonathan Lawack, the new deputy-mayor, […]

NM Bay: Healing and Reconciliation Initi...

NM Bay: Healing and Reconciliation Initiative 2016 – 2017.

Bringing our Metropole together by allowing us to find each other through hearing each others’ stories. In line with the SACC document “The SA we pray 4” published on 21 December 2015, our church leadership group task team set about working on a response to the document. We decided to form a partnership with Heartlines […]

Service of reconciliation at South End M...

Service of reconciliation at South End Museum

Recent acts of naked racism which have made the news, combined with the #mustfall movements are clear indications that we as a nation are still wrestling with apartheid and our colonial past, despite the miracle of 1994. We cannot seem to find a constructive way out of the impasse. To build our nation, we must […]

“Storytelling Revolution”

“Storytelling Revolution”

South Africa is in trouble. When we have to call in the Army to ensure order is maintained at Parliament there can be no doubt that we’re heading down the wrong path. I believe the reason we’re in the state we’re in is simple. We’re not talking to each other – we are becoming more […]

An open letter from Nelson Mandela Bay C...

An open letter from Nelson Mandela Bay Church Leaders to all ANC parliamentarians

Honourable ANC Members of Parliament We, Faith leaders from the Nelson Mandela Metropole, address this open letter to you at this crucial moment in the history of our country. We do so independent of any party-political affiliation or interest. ANC members of Parliament, we remind you of your high calling to protect the Constitution and […]