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Filmmaker's quest to end captive lion industry

In this latest episode of That Weekend Feeling, Daron Mann speaks with Bruce Young, the director of Blood Lions, a documentary that follows a quest by environmentalists to learn the truth about South Africa's multimillion-dollar businesses of predator breeding and canned lion hunting. Policies, laws, and practices relating to the…
29 Sep 20 min

Not out of the woods yet, says Weather Guru

Dams are filling up nicely, but it will be up to the department of water & sanitation to officially declare the Nelson Mandela Bay drought over. So says the regional spokesperson for the SA Weather Service, Garth Sampson, in Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann this week, after torrential…
27 Sep 9 min

SANParks Week aims to cultivate pride in natural heritage

Thousands of South Africans have visited South African National Parks (SANParks) around the country this week as part of the annual South African National Parks Week. The initiative — including Nelson Mandela Bay's closest park, Addo Elephant National Park — has been running for 18 years with more than 700,000…
23 Sep 5 min

Happy Heritage!

South Africa, a land with a rich heritage, and a diverse cultural landscape where twelve official languages weave tales of history, resistance, celebration, and hope. Today we explore the rich traditions, histories, and stories that shape who we are. We chat to Luchae Williams and Riaan Marais on what heritage…
22 Sep 16 min

MEC wielding whip on underspending EC municipalities

There are no holy cows when it comes to whether mayors or municipal managers who underspend their budgets are suitable to hold the positions they do, co-operative governance MEC Zolile Williams says.  “It’s either people shape up or ship out,” he says, as continuous underspending will result in poor service…
20 Sep 9 min

Mieke de Ridder talks about Proteas debut in Karachi

Absolutely amazing.That is how Proteas Women rookie Mieke de Ridder describes her international debut, joining the squad on their tour to Pakistan that ended this week.In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, De Ridder, who encourages young women to pursuit cricket if it's their passion, tells us about…
15 Sep 6 min

Shining a light on Gynecological Cancers with Dr. Melissa Pietersen

Whether you're seeking knowledge for yourself, a loved one, or just to be better informed, you're in the right place. Today on S'wana Know we're delving deep into the realm of gynecological cancers, shining a light on a topic that, for too long, has remained in the shadows. We chat…
15 Sep 25 min

What’s up with Rockland roads?

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Gary van Niekerk has vowed to engage with the relevant municipal officials over the shoddy state of roads in Rocklands. Fed up farmers plan to protest, saying the crumbling roads and a lack of signage pose a risk to pedestrians and road users.  In Behind The…
14 Sep 12 min

S'wana Know? with Dr Sisa Pazi

As a young boy he saw little prospect of doing more beyond helping his grandmother raise several of his family members in a township in Dikeni. Fast forward and the now mathematical statistician and PhD recipient Dr Sisa Pazi has managed to do exactly that and a lot more. The…
8 Sep 23 min

Shedding a light on load curtailment project

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has launched a load curtailment pilot project that allows participating users to keep their lights and security alarms on during load-shedding. The success of the project will be determined over the next three months and, if everything goes according to plan, it will be gradually…
6 Sep 9 min

Broadcaster Alberts in Pakistan with Proteas Women

The Proteas Women are in Karachi where they will face off against Pakistan in a six-match limited overs series. The series consists of three T20 internationals before three one-day internationals, all of which will be played in Karachi between September 1 and 14. In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann…
1 Sep 8 min

S'wana Know? with Asonele Melapi

Asonele Melapi started the Nokwanda Patocka GBVF Foundation to assist victims following her sister’s murder. The organisation's efforts has led to Melapi being recognised as The Herald Nelson Mandela University Citizens of the Year award winner in the gender-based violence category. Today on The Herald S’wana Know? Podcast we chat…
1 Sep 12 min

Crime in Richmond Hill under the spotlight

Crime statistics for Nelson Mandela Bay’s Richmond Hill look low, but a number of crime-related incidents, particularly opportunistic crimes, are not reported to police. So says Ward 5 councillor Terri Stander, responding this week to a Weekend Post article highlighting an increase in crime in the popular and trendy suburb…
31 Aug 27 min

Baydu Adams speaks about his new biography

He wears many hats — those of his alter egos “Brenton”, “Boeta B”, “Bredley” and “Bradshaw” — and is also one of the founders of the city’s popular minstrel group the GQ Entertainers. Former Algoa FM programme manager Baydu Adams has also written his biography, The Cruel and Beautiful World…
26 Aug 17 min

GQ takes on the small screen

This year, our city didn't just watch TV, we lived it! Three brand new shows graced our screens, and guess what? Every single one of them was filmed right here, amidst our city's iconic streets and landmarks. In January Gqeberha the Empire started, followed by The Real Housewives of Gqeberha…
25 Aug 20 min

How do we save Bay’s historic buildings?

Newspaper House drew attention last week when a section of the roof seemingly caved in.This raised concerns among historians of Nelson Mandela Bay whose  hearts are set on preserving the city’s rich history. The Historical Society is afraid that Newspaper House might end up in a state of “demolition through…
23 Aug 24 min

Matthew Breetzke discusses Proteas call-up

It was while chilling at home with his girlfriend that Dafabet Warriors batsman Matthew Breetzke received a call saying he would be joining the Proteas squad when they face Australia in a three-match KFC T20 International Series between August 30 and September 3. The enigmatic right-handed batter is one of…
18 Aug 7 min

Kelly Kelz shares her pregnancy journey

S'wana Know what we have been keeping under wraps? Our very own Kelly Kelz has been on her first pregnancy journey. This week we talk to her about what the journey has been like, diving into the highs, lows and beautiful moments in between. Tune in to S'wana Know podcast…
18 Aug 14 min

Experts share views on violence against women

The Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre has expressed concern about violence against women, particularly during Women’s Month. This comes after the brutal murder of at least two women in Nelson Mandela Bay this month. Physiotherapist Marolien Schmidt and mother of three Jacqueline “Jackie” Leander, were both fatally stabbed — Schmidt by…
17 Aug 19 min

Robbi Kempson gives his view on World Cup Bok squad

Injury has cost the Springbok Rugby World Cup 2023 squad dearly, with star players Handré Pollard, Lukhanyo Am and Lood de Jager not making the cut. The 33-man team was announced by SA Rugby president Mark Alexander this week.  The South African Rugby Union (Saru) said Pollard was struggling with…
11 Aug 10 min
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