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MEDIA RELEASE ON: BUFFALO CITY COVID-19 STATISTICS FATALITIES IN TWO WEEKS


SEVER WEATHER ALERT The City urges residents to exercise caution as the South African Weather Services has issued an alert on extreme weather conditions on 03 October 2020. An i .. read more
Date: 2020-10-06

Outdoor gym for BCM communities on the cards


The Buffalo City Metro three regions, coastal, midland and inland, will soon have outdoor gym parks for everyone to keep fit and live a healthy lifestyle. Outdoor gyms have been a growing .. read more
Date: 2020-10-06

WHALE SPOTTED BETWEEN BONZA BAY AND NAHOON BEACH


A humpback whale has been washed up between Bonza Bay and Nahoon coastline on Monday, 05 October 2020.  The carcass is decomposing to a point that can attract sharks, resulting in a hig .. read more
Date: 2020-10-06

BUFFALO CITY COVID-19 STATISTICS: ZERO FATALITIES IN TWO WEEKS


The Buffalo City Command Centre has noted that the Municipality has not recorded any fatalities in the last fortnight. The Number of confirmed COVID-19 DEATHS remains at 699, since the pr .. read more
Date: 2020-10-01

SEVER WEATHER ALERT


The City urges residents to exercise caution as the South African Weather Services has issued an alert on extreme weather conditions on 03 October 2020. An intense cold front associated w .. read more
Date: 2020-10-01

BUFFALO CITY CONTINUES WITH CLEANING CAMPAIGNS


The Buffalo City Metro is still continuing with its cleaning efforts to clear illegal dumps, clean streets and distribute plastic bags. The City has been resolute in its program o .. read more
Date: 2020-09-02

Qumza Highway Final Project Brochure


Members of the media you are invited to a handover of Phase 2 of Qumza Highway which will be done by the Executive Mayor Councillor Xola Pakati. Phase 1 of this R268 million project began fr .. read more
Date: 2020-09-02

BUFFALO CITY SURGES ON TO FIGHT COVID-19


In an effort to get citizens involved in the fight against COVID-19, the Buffalo City Metro continues to launch its ward-based structures. As part of raising awareness, a Covid-19 Ward Ba .. read more
Date: 2020-09-01

Buffalo City Fire Department cautions public after fire increases


Following a recent spate in fires due to strong winds and dry conditions, the Buffalo City Metro Fire Department is urging the community to exercise caution. The Municipality’s Fire .. read more
Date: 2020-07-16

2020 BCMM STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS


His worship, the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Councillor Xola Pakati will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address (SOCA) on Thursday, 02 July 2020.  Unde .. read more
Date: 2020-07-03

DUNCAN VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS


The Buffalo City Metro is calling on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMMes) particularly those operating in the Duncan Village area to ensure that they are not at the forefront of stopping projects. .. read more
Date: 2020-07-03

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE: BUFFALO CITY IS A CORONA VIRUS HOTSPOT AREA


In its weekly briefing, the Municipality’s Covid-19 Command Centre updated last Friday that the Municipality had 45 deaths. This week the number is seating at 61. The Municipality reit .. read more
Date: 2020-06-29

PHASE 4 UPGRADING OF MDANTSANE INTERNAL ROADS PROJECT


ATT: Editors The Buffalo City Metro Executive Mayor Xola Pakati will on Tuesday 02 June 2020, turning the sod in Mdantsane marking the commencement of Phase 4 constructio .. read more
Date: 2020-06-02

LEVEL 3 SAFETY REGULATIONS


BUFFALO CITY has moved to Level 3 after the announcement by the President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday 24 May 2020 that the entire country would move from level 4 to level 3. This includes t .. read more
Date: 2020-06-02

Fix and Blitz with Good Green Deeds Clean Up Campaign


On Friday 22 May, Buffalo City Metro Executive Mayor Xola Pakati will lead the Fix and Blitz with Good Green Deeds Clean Up Campaign in Duncan Village clearing illegal dumping sites in the area. Th .. read more
Date: 2020-06-01

BUFFALO CITY WELCOMES NGO STUDY AS IT RELEASES COVID-19 SERVICE DELIVERY RELATED STATISTICS


The Buffalo City Metro welcomes the study which reveals that there has been improvement in the access to water, sanitation and PPE’s in its informal settlements during the Covid 19 lockdown p .. read more
Date: 2020-06-01

CITY WARNS RUNNERS, CYCLISTS TO ADHERE TO LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS


The Municipality has noted with concern, that a number of runners and cyclists are not adhering to Covid19 lockdown level 4 regulations. A large number of people who are participating in .. read more
Date: 2020-05-10

BUFFALO CITY REVOKES TRADING PERMITS FOR HAWKERS AND SPAZA SHOPS


The Buffalo City Metro COVID 19 Command Council has taken a decision to review and revoke all the permits that are currently being used by hawkers and spaza shops. This follows repor .. read more
Date: 2020-05-10

Buffalo City Metro calls on businesses to NOT compromise on Covid-19 Disaster Management Act regulations


The Buffalo City Metro is calling upon businesses to adhere to the strict social distancing regulations as guided by the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 and Regulation 398 of 25 March 2020. .. read more
Date: 2020-05-10

National Lockdown Announced


Dear media colleagues; Kindly find attached a statement that has just been released by the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City on Completion of a Week Since the National Lock .. read more
Date: 2020-04-27

Mayor to lead Bhisho and KWT cleaning and Disinfection program Invite


Dear media colleagues; Kindly be advised that the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Cllr Xola Pakati, will be leading yet another clean-up campaign in the City on .. read more
Date: 2020-04-27

Executive Mayor to give update on R30 million social relief program


Dear media colleagues; Kindly be advised that the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Cllr Xola Pakati, will be making announcements and giving an update on the City&r .. read more
Date: 2020-04-27

Buffalo City Metro outlines its festive season safety plans


Buffalo City has declared itself ready for the festive season.   The City has already launched both its roads safety campaign and beach safety campaign.   .. read more
Date: 2020-01-07

Metro readies for Festive Safety Season


  Members of the Media, you are kindly invited to witness the lifeguard training exercise of the Buffalo City Metro Beaches Lifeguards.   Buffalo City Metro& .. read more
Date: 2019-12-18

Standard Bank to hand over houses to residents of BCMM


On Friday 13 December 2019, Standard Bank will be handing over houses to BCM indigent beneficiaries as part of their corporate social investment programme.   The beneficiar .. read more
Date: 2019-12-18

HAND-OVER FOR THE UPGRADING OF QUMZA HIGHWAY PHASE 7 – PHASE 2


Date:  Tuesday 10 December 2019 Venue: Steffanutti Site Office Nu11A Time: 09h00 UPGRADING OF QUMZA HIGHWAY PHASE 7 – PHASE 2 (Mazidlekhaya Intersection &n .. read more
Date: 2019-12-09

City Celebrates Heritage Day in Fort Murray, near Ndevana location


Dear Members of the Media, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in partnership with Amandlambe Traditional Council join hands to celebrate Heritage Day. The even .. read more
Date: 2019-09-12

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP


Members of the Media, You are hereby invited to attend and cover the Creative Arts Workshop. Kindly also find attached the media invitation and details related to this effect. The purpose of the .. read more
Date: 2019-09-10

Statement by the Executive Mayor on the National Treasury Report rating Buffalo City Metro high in Budget Expenditure and other Financial Indicators


05th September 2019 Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) received with great delight the news from the National Treasury that it is rated high in budget expenditure. These outcomes of the re .. read more
Date: 2019-09-06

Statement on National Treasury Expenditure Report


Kindly find attached the reaction of the City following the National Treasury report that places Buffalo City high in the country on expenditure and other financial indicators. Issued by, BCMM Com .. read more
Date: 2019-09-06

City cautions beach goers


Caution to BCMM beach goers. .. read more
Date: 2018-12-12

YUBEI District visits the Metro


On Wednesday 22 November, the Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati will welcome a Chinese delegation at the East London City Hall at 12h30. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Prayer for rain


Following his call for a divine intervention, the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Executive Mayor Councillor Xola Pakati together with the City’s leadership will be attending a church se .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Municipal employees’ games


BCMM Sport & Recreation club will be defending its title as the champions of municipal employees’ games under the Southern Africa Inter-municipal Sport Association in Middelburg, Mpumalanga fro .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

MEDIA INVITE R7.7 BILLION FOR ROADS UPGRADE


On Thursday 08 February, Buffalo City Metro will be unveiling its R7.7 billion plans on the road infrastructure maintenance and plans from February until December. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Media Engagement session


You are all invited to attend as per the attached invitation. Thanks .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Mayor's Cup tournament


In an effort to curb youth crime and to encourage youth to be involved in sport, The Metro will be hosting an annual Mayor’s Cup Tournament on Tuesday 16 June at BCM Stadium in East London .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Mandela Day Clean up


Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality invites the members of the Media to the Mandela Day Clean-up Campaign. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Indigent campaign


Buffalo City Municipality will be going out on the road from the 19 September 2017 till 29 October 2017 for the Rural Indigent Registration Campaign to assist the underprivileged citizens with access .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Imbizo Ncerha Village


Executive Mayor Xola Pakati will hold the last leg of the 2017 Mayoral Imbizo on Sunday 15 October 2017 at Ncerha Village 2. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Imbizo Mdantsane


On Thursday 12 October the Executive Mayor Xola Pakati will meet with the people of Mdantsane at the N6 Sports Field at 14h00 as part of the 2017 Mayoral Imbizo Road Shows. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Hand over mobile science laboratory to Sandisiwe Senior Secondary School


The BCMM Executive Mayor Councillor Xola Pakati together with the Standard Bank will officially hand over a mobile science laboratory to Sandisiwe Senior Secondary School in Nu.14 Mdantsane on Tuesday .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Gavle visit


On Thursday 5 September, Buffalo City will be hosting a delegation from its sister city, the City of Gavle from Sweden. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Executive Mayor’s Christmas with the people through service delivery


As part of the Executive Mayor’s Christmas with the people through service delivery, On Tuesday 12 December the BCMM Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati will continue to launch a number of infrast .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

EPWP Grant project launch


On Wednesday 18 October Buffalo City Metro will be officially launching the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) incentive grants projects in Mzamomhle Community Hall. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

EM's Xmas with the people through service delivery


Monday 4 December, the BCMM Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati will be launching a total of seven infrastructure projects. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

City remembers its fallen Heroes


On Sunday 12 November, Buffalo City Metro will be hosting a Memorial Service of the fallen heroes who made an ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country, as well as to commemorate the 100th annive .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Chinese delegation two-day visit


Please find attached a detailed itinerary of the Chinese delegation two-day visit to Buffalo City Metro which arrives this morning. .. read more
Date: 2018-11-08

Buffalo City media conference on AG Audit Opinion


The Executive Mayor, Honourable Councillor Xola Pakati accompanied by the City Manager Mr Andile Sihlahla, will be addressing the media. The City will be addressing the media extensively about its boo .. read more
Date: 2018-11-01

BCMM Swimming lessons to prevent tragedies media release


To prevent any more of these tragedies, the Metro and its sister City, the City of Leiden established a Water Safety Project in January 2016 where youngsters from Isibindi Child and Youth Care and Saf .. read more
Date: 2018-11-01

Key Contacts


Postal Address:

PO Box 134
East London
5200


Physical Address:

Mayor's Office
City Hall
Oxford Street
East London