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ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION ON 21 OCTOBER 2018

Residents are advised of a proposed electricity shutdown on SUNDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2018, between the hours of 08h00 and 16h00, in various areas of Nelson Mandela Bay, caused by the temporary shutdown of the College Drive Substation, to allow repairs and maintenance to be carried out on a local transformer.  

Areas affected: Mill Park, St. Georges Park (only end of College Drive Road), Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Scotstown.

Streets affected: Ascot Road, Barris Walk Street, Bradshaw Street, Churchill Road, College Drive, Conyngham Road, Cape Road, Dene Road, Fairford Road, Highbeech Road, Lenox Street, McLean Road, Mill Park Road, Mortimer Road, Nightingale Street, Ramsay Lane, Salisbury Avenue, Wares Road, Way Avenue, Wembley Road, Westview Drive, Woodville Road, Young Road. 

All installations must be treated as live for the duration of the outage. - Apologies are tendered for any inconvenience caused.

Women of fortitude - Cosafa a trailblazer in promoting women in football


The Girls are Dynamite. A gathering of officialdom responsible for pivotal roles in the ongoing 2018 COSAFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP in Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) predominantly hosted at both the Wolfson Stadium in Kwazakhele.

Albertina Sisulu was a leading female anti-Apartheid activist from South Africa’s Eastern Cape and so it is perhaps fitting that this year’s COSAFA Women’s Championship takes place in Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this famous and iconic heroine’s birth.

Mama Sisulu was a leader for a generation of activists who believed not only in equal rights for all races, but also gender equality, and truly lived up to her reputation of ‘A Women of Fortitude’.

It was in part through her actions that women of all races have been able to forge careers in many spheres of life, not least football, a fact that is borne out in the demographic of those taking part in the 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship.

Well beyond the players and coaches, women are playing a critical role in the match officiating at the tournament, the administration, media space and television broadcast that is beamed throughout the world via Kwese Sports on their Facebook and YouTube platforms.

"We are delighted to be able to use our tournament to celebrate the life of Mama Albertina Sisulu, who sacrificed so much to help win us the freedoms we enjoy today,” COSAFA Secretary General Sue Destombes said. "We have seen women make giant strides in football around the world, but I like to think that we have been leaders too in the COSAFA region, and indeed Africa, in empowering women across all sectors.

"Staging a regional championship for women is vitally important and we have been able to expand the field to 12 teams for the second tournament in a row, providing a more competitive platform for our players.

"But this also gives opportunity to our female match officials. All 18 referees and assistant referees at the competition are women, gaining vital international experience to help them develop in their careers.

"Our administrative and media teams are almost exclusively women, and have strong female leadership, while I must also commend our partners Kwese Sports for sending an almost exclusively all-female production team.

"We are sending a strong message that women have a leading role to play in what has long been considered a male-dominated sport.”

Mrs Phumla Mnyila, a cousin of Mama Sisulu, was present on the opening day of the COSAFA Women’s Championships to celebrate the role that women are playing in the tournament and to offer her insights on the activist.

The tournament enjoyed a rest day on Sunday, but will resume on Monday with the final matches in Groups A and C.

That includes a meeting for hosts South Africa against Malawi at the Wolfson Stadium at 15h30 (13h30 GMT), while Botswana face a must-win clash against Madagascar in the other pool match being played at the same time at the Westbourne Oval.

In Group C, Zimbabwe tackle Uganda in a crunch clash at the Wolfson Stadium at 13h00 (11h00 GMT), while in the other game Swaziland take on Namibia at the same time.


Only the top team in each pool advances to the semi-finals, along with the best-placed runner-up.

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