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Eastern Cape Government launches the Provincial 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women & Children Campaign

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane led the annual provincial launch of th

28 Nov 2022

Eastern Cape Investment Conference in East London

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, pronounced new investments coming to the Eastern Cape province, during his main address at th

23 Nov 2022

The Eastern Cape Province to host its Provincial Investment Conference on 16 November 2022

The conference themed - investment, a key lever for driving sustainable economic

11 Nov 2022

Provincial Commemoration of the National Children’s Day

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo

7 Nov 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa hands over Little Flower Early Childhood Development Centre in Mbizana

President Cyril Ramaphosa, accompanied by Eastern Cape Premier,Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane and the delegation from the

6 Oct 2022

Special Provincial Funeral of the late Harold Wilson

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane deli

4 Oct 2022

Eastern Cape Provincial Government celebrates Heritage Day in Ngcobo

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government (ECPG) led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane

26 Sep 2022

Re-opening of Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha

The weather in Gqeberha is sunny and agreeing with the mood of the city today, as Boardwalk Mall re-opens doors after many months of re

22 Sep 2022

MAYORS TO ENHANCE GOOD GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

September 8th, 2022 marks the second and last day of the South African Local Govern

9 Sep 2022

Bhisho Massacre Commemoration Ceremony.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government (ECPG), together with the Bhisho Massacre Fo

8 Sep 2022

Isiqalo Youth Fund creates a conducive environment for young entrepreneurs!

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane proudly handed over R900 thousand worth of agricultural equipment to Mnyolo Heights farmer, Aneza M

26 Aug 2022

Eastern Cape Government welcomes 135 million rand investment by Dräger Safety Zenith (Pty) Ltd

Celebrations are underway with the launch of yet another ground-breaking factory at

21 Aug 2022

New members of the Executive Council welcomed by Eastern Cape Government!

The Eastern Cape Provincial Cabinet welcomed three new Members of the Executive Cou

17 Aug 2022

Agri-EC Congress!

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane addressed the Agri-EC Congress in Jef

11 Aug 2022

Phase two project of sod-turning ceremony officiated by Premier Mabuyane!

Through a collaborative effort by Government and the community of Ibika, Fuel Mart

6 Aug 2022

South African Police Service, Eastern Cape Provincial Government give update on Enyobeni tavern tragedy.

The South African Police Service, together with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government convened a meeting with family members at the SAPS in East

20 Jul 2022

Corporates and NGOs joining hands to overcome water crisis at Nelson Mandela Bay.

As the nation continues to commemorate the Mandela Month, all roads led to Gqeberha in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro recently. 


18 Jul 2022

Chris Hani District Municipality Investment Summit convened.

Eastern Cape Government led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane joined the Chris Han

18 Jul 2022

Crime -prevention Community Imbizo!

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane participated in a crime-prevention community Imbizo at Qutubeni Administrative Area in Engcobo rece

18 Jul 2022

Umfundisi Patric Ncaca reached the milestone of having become a member of the centenary club!

It is always special when someone hits a milestone birthday; 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50

18 Jul 2022

Enyobeni Tavern tragedy victims laid to rest.

His excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa with the Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Osc

18 Jul 2022

National Arts Festival officially opened!

The National Arts Festival (NAF) is officially open! The 48th instalment of the festival opened live in Makhanda recently, following two years of

1 Jul 2022

Eastern Cape Government continues to support youth initiatives in the province.

Eastern Cape Provincial Government supports youth initiatives in the Agriculture se

1 Jul 2022

Traditional Leadership aknowledged!

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government congratulates Nkosi Mpumalanga Gwadiso, who has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Ho

1 Jul 2022

Freedom Day Celebration commemorated

As the country celebrates twent

29 Apr 2022

Human Settlements Minister pays courtesy visit to flood victims in Eastern Cape.

The Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayo has recently visited O.R. Tambo

28 Apr 2022

Eastern Cape continues to attract investment into the province.

The Eastern Cape continues to attract investment into the province. Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPESA), in collaboration with the Off

31 Mar 2022

Eastern Cape Provincial Government welcomes the new investments into the province!

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government welcomes the new investments into the province, which were announced at the South African Investment Confe

31 Mar 2022

Eastern Cape Investor Networking Session paves the way for the 4th South African Investment Conference!

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) hosted the Eastern Cape Investor Networking Sess

24 Mar 2022

Eastern Cape Provincial Human Rights Day commemorated.

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane has recommitted the Eastern Cape Prov

22 Mar 2022

Office of the Public Protector South Africa completes it's last leg of the nationwide roadshow in Eastern Cape

The office of the Public Protector South Africa, led by Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane

20 Mar 2022

The Eastern Cape Province continues to cement its position as the hub of South Africa’s vehicle and automotive parts manufacturing sector

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane has recently officiated the launch of

11 Mar 2022

Nkosi Ngangomhlaba Matanzima laid to rest.

Crowds gathered at Kwa Nogate in Qa

7 Mar 2022

Isiqalo Youth Fund initiative, a beacon of hope for Eastern Cape young entrepreneurs.

The week started on a high note, as the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, through the Office of the Premier, handed over tools of trade to Isiq

1 Mar 2022

Batho Pele Service Excellence Awards

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government congratulates all winners at the Batho Pele Service Excellence Awards, which were held at East London Inte

27 Feb 2022

Post SOPA engagement session.

Following th

23 Feb 2022

Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane reports the Province's performance and unpacks plans for the year.

During his State of the Province Address at the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature recently, the Honourable Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane outlined

18 Feb 2022

Young entrepreneurs benefit from Isiqalo Youth Fund.

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mab

16 Feb 2022

Dreams fullfilled for Gqeberha communities as Eastern Cape Government delivers houses to six family members!

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, together with Human Settlements MEC, Nonceba Kontsiwe, officially handed over houses to six destit

3 Feb 2022

Eastern Cape Class of 2021 in numbers


- 73% Pass Rate
- Bachelor passes increased by 4.1%, from 30% in 2020 to 34.1% this year

- Both

22 Jan 2022

Schools officially opened for Coastal Provinces.

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane kicked-off the province’s back-

21 Jan 2022

Eastern Cape Government honoured the legendary struggle activist, Aunt Lilian Dierdericks!

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane led a provincial programme of remembrance and thanksgiving, in honour of the late Gqeberha-based li

15 Jan 2022

Mama Lillian Dierdericks laid to rest!

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane has, on behalf of the Provincial Government and people of the Eastern Cape Province, joined the Deid

24 Dec 2021

Premier Mabuyane visits King Sigcau for the first time!

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane recently paid a courtesy visit to His Majesty, King Ahlangene Sigcau “Ah! Vulikhaya”, a

21 Dec 2021

Premier Mabuyane encourages safety on the roads during festive season!

Following the media briefing on COVID-19 update in the Eastern Cape, Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane took a shot' left and joined Health MEC, Nom

21 Dec 2021

Premier Mabuyane pays courtesy visit to O.R Tambo storm victims

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane visited communities that have been hard-hit by recent storms in the King Sabata Dalindyebo and Mhlon

16 Dec 2021

Eastern Cape Government launches Arrive Alive campaign!

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government, led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, intensified the road safety programme, as it launched the Festive

16 Dec 2021

International Anti- Corruption Day commemorated!

International Anti-Corruption Day is commemorated annually on the 9th of December, in recognition of the United Nations Convention against Corrup

15 Dec 2021

World Aids Day commemorated.

Eastern Cape Provincial Government, led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane,
in partnership with the Province’s Aids Council, comm

1 Dec 2021

East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) announces the launch of two new investors

Another happy day in the Eastern Cape, as the East
London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) announced the launch of two new


30 Nov 2021

International Children’s Day observed.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government observed the International Children’s Day in Humansdorp, in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality

30 Nov 2021

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children officially launched.

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign is an annual programme, which seeks to elevate the awareness about th

27 Nov 2021

Premier Mabuyane welcomes the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta in the Province

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane received His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta recently, during th

27 Nov 2021

Eastern Cape's road to economic recovery on the right track

Eastern Cape's road to economic recovery is on the right track, as investors continue to have confidence in the Province. Recently, Sundale Schre

27 Nov 2021

Eastern Cape Provincial Government Vooma Vaccination Weekend Drive takes new heights as Deputy President David Mabuza leads the campaign in Gqeberha

In a massive effort to encourage the Eastern Cape communities to vaccinate, 
Deputy President Mr. David Mabuza led the "Return to

12 Nov 2021

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane handover Small Town Revitalisation Projects.

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane has recently handed over Small Town R

5 Nov 2021

Flagstaff Healthcare Centre officially opened!


Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, joined by Health MEC, Nomakhosazana Meth, officially unveiled the Flagstaff Healthcare Centre rec

5 Nov 2021

Eastern Cape Legendary, Rural Sports Development Supporter and Businessmen laid to rest.


The Eastern Cape Government and its community at large led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, mourns the passing of its own,

25 Oct 2021

Premier Mabuyane acknowledges pineapple harvest day.

At the pineapple harvest day held in Amathole District Municipality, Peddie recently, Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane acknowledged the good work

25 Oct 2021

Eastern Cape Provincial Government creates an enabling environment for private investment into the provincial economy

As the Eastern Cape Provincial Government is still within Transport Month, the  Government, led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, has acco

25 Oct 2021

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane witnessed the Inauguration & Investiture of Professor Rushiella Nolundi Songca as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Walter Sisulu University.

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, on behalf of the Eastern Cape Provincial Government and the people of Eastern was among the privile

15 Oct 2021

Breidbach Interchange brings immense long-term benefits to Buffalo City Metro Municipality.

As the province continue to observe Transport Month, The Eastern Cape Provincial Government further realises the province's vision to have safer

8 Oct 2021

Cookhouse-Blaney branch line sees new possibilities for the transportation of goods between two Eastern Cape Metros, Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay.

A day to be remembered, as the Eastern Cape government took a decisive step towards furthering the creation of an enabling environment; for poten

8 Oct 2021

Government’s endeavor to use science, technology and innovation to create a prosperous society succeeds.

A warm welcome has been extended by the Eastern Cape government led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, to the Minister for Higher Education, Sci

7 Oct 2021

President's Call for All to Vooma to get Vaccinated underway.

President Cyril Ramaphosa in Ekukhuleni on a nationwide Vooma Vaccination Campaign. President is currently being briefed by the chairperson of the Kat

1 Oct 2021

DRDAR MEC supports Eastern Cape young farmers

Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development & Agragrian Reform MEC Nonkqubela Pieters donated 1 400 seedlings to Chicago Primary co-op in Great K

1 Oct 2021

Government improves Eastern Cape economic growth

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane welcomed President Cyrill Ramaphosa in a visit of a massive project

28 Sep 2021

Bhisho Massacre heroes remembered!

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government, together with the family members of the fallen heroes of the 1992 Bhisho Massacre, have recently gathered

8 Sep 2021

Government tackles water crisis in Eastern Cape

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu joined by Deputy Ministers, David 
Mahlobo and Dikeledi Magadzi met with the Ea

3 Sep 2021

Bhisho State House named after ANC Activist and Stalwart Mrs Lillian Diedericks!


Eastern Cape Provincial Government led by Hon. Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane - MPL, as Premier, has officially named the Bhisho State Ho

2 Sep 2021

Burgersdorp Child and Youth Care Centre after Ms Lulama Futshane

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government continues with the August month programme-of-action to commemorate Women’s Month through various act

19 Aug 2021

R225.8 million state-of-the-art ‘green office complex,’ in Maletswai

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, together with MEC for Public Works and Infrastructure, Babalo Madikizela handed over a 

19 Aug 2021

Bathandwa Ndondo Office Park office officially opened

A moment of pride as the Eastern Cape Provincial Government officially opens another government-owned state-of-the-art office complex, this time

19 Aug 2021

Digital Skills Virtual Innovation Hub, in Komani recently

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government continues to create conducive environment to help unlock growth and recovery for unemployed youth. This ti

19 Aug 2021

Premier Mabuyane raise awareness against rape, gender-based violence and femicide at Lusikisiki

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, who was joined by the SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Liziwe Ntshinga and his EXCO, recently led a m

11 Jun 2021

Ngquza Hill Massacre is an opportunity for Provincial Government to honour the legacy of the fallen heroes 

The Ngquza Hill Massacre occurred on the 6th of June 1960, on the Ngquza Hill near Flagstaff and Lusikisiki in the then Eastern Pondoland (today

11 Jun 2021

Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane handed over a cheque of over R900K to Gandundu Guesthouse

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government is determined in assisting and creating enabling environment for development of young people in the Provin

11 Jun 2021

Annual General Session for SAPS Men for Change held in East London: “Thetha Ndoda Thetha”

Premier Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane joined annual general meeting for SAPS men for change movement hel

27 May 2021

Resuscitation of Irrigation Schemes to their former glory remains key for economic revival and development- Chris Hani DM

Development and improvement of livelihood  in the Qamata area and its surroundings topped the agenda when Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Lubabal

27 May 2021

Bulhoek Massacre Heritage Site earmarked for further development

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government plans to further develop the Bulhoek Massacre Heritage Site in Ntabelanga in a  phased approach. 

25 May 2021

100 years of Bulhoek Massacre commemorated

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government led by Premier Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane during Bulhoek Massacre  commemoration at Ntabelanga, graced b

25 May 2021

Post Sopa Visit at Nelson Mandela Municipality

Premier Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane and his EXCO visited  Nelson Mandela Bay Metro recently.

The visit started on a hig

24 May 2021

Eastern Cape premier commends Mercedes-Benz SA on its new vehicle

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has commended vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz SA for its contribution to the province’s economy as i

24 May 2021

PREMIER MABUYANE WELCOMES PIC REPORT ABOUT HIS ADMISSION BY UFH

Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane welcomes the report of the Provincial Integrity Commission (PIC) of the ANC about his enrollment for the Masters

19 May 2021

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane met with citrus producing farmers at Gqeberha

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane met with citrus producing farmers from the Gamtoos River Valley region, earlier today. The meeting,

6 May 2021

Bomvini Primary School a newly built school Libode launched

The Eastern Cape continues to redefine the education system in the province, by addressing the schools' infrastructural backlog.



13 Apr 2021

PLANS TO CURB THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS DURING THE EASTER WEEKEND

Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, the Premier of the Eastern Cape province said the provincial government is gearing up to curb the spread of COVID-19 inf

1 Apr 2021

MABUYANE ANNOUNCES R30 MILLION INTERVENTION TO HELP EASTERN CAPE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

The Eastern Cape Provincial government has allocated R30 million to help university students struggling to pay registration fees to Universities

1 Apr 2021

UPDATE ON EC VACCINATION ROLLOUT PROGRAMME

Vaccination rollout programme in the Eastern Cape province is progressing smoothly though a bit slow, owing to the limited number of doses o

1 Apr 2021

ECPG focused on fighting COVID-19 to save lives

The Premier of the Eastern Cape Province, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane said the provincial government remains committed to deliver a knockout blow to

1 Apr 2021

VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACTORY IS A FRUIT OF PRESIDENT’S INVESTMENT DRIVE

Aspen’s Production Manager, Simphiwe Ntombela explains the process of manufac

30 Mar 2021

Completed R770 million Birah River, Openshaw road safe for users

Completing a R770 million upgrade of the R72 road between Birah River and Openshaw Village improves road safety for motorists and pedestrians. Th

29 Mar 2021

Social cohesion key to building a better province

While Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane’s state of the province address speech focused more on economic infrastructure development, usin

29 Mar 2021

SANRAL invests R500 Million in BCM for a new project

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) is investing an estimated R500-million in a road infrastructure project in the Buffalo C

29 Mar 2021

Campaign to make ‘own food’ fashionable

THE National Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in partnership with the Eastern Department of Rural Development and Agr

26 Mar 2021

Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders officially opened !

Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, has officially opened the House of Traditional Leaders in Bhisho recently. During his keynote address, Premier M

11 Mar 2021

APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL!

Today  Premier Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane announced the following appointments for the Executive Council: 

1) Ms

10 Mar 2021

ECPG welcomes the investment in student accommodation by the Department of Higher Education and Training!

The student  accommodation challenges faced by our Institutions of Higher learning and students, through the intervention  saw bui

10 Mar 2021

Education, Skills and Health!

The Provincial Government’s strategic focus on education is on creating functional schools, strengthe

10 Mar 2021

Bulk water infrastructure!

With respect to the delivery of bulk water infrastructure, several projects are being implemented across the Provinc

10 Mar 2021

Transforming the economy and creating jobs!

The virus is subsiding as evidenced by less infec

10 Mar 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize amongst the first to be vaccinated!

RSA president Cyril Ramaphosa Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

10 Mar 2021

Spatial integration, rural economy, local government and human settlements elements identified as critical service delivery elements!

During his SOPA speech Premier Mabuyane also mentioned spatial integration, rural economy and local government, including human settlements as cr

25 Feb 2021

Handing over of Ngonyama Primary School

Eastern Cape Provincial Government handed over a newly built, state of the art Ngonyama Primary School in Tsomo today - as part of the build-up progra

9 Nov 2020

Mdantsane Six-year old Inathi Abukwe Mhlahlo laid to rest!

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane paid tribute to the late six-year-old Inathi Mhlahlo, who’s half-naked body was found in bushes near her

6 Nov 2020

Eastern Cape Fighting Poverty!

Eastern Cape MEC for Social Development, Siphokazi Mani-Lusithi, has recently announced the provincial government’s programmes aimed at eradicating po

5 Nov 2020

Government opens new stadium in Emalahleni!

In an effort to invest in sports development and provision of adequate sport facilities in rural communities; the Eastern Cape government has handed o

4 Nov 2020

MEC warns of malnutrition danger!

Eastern Cape MEC for Health, Sindiswa Gomba has sounded a warning to communities across the province that despite infections being on a downward traje

3 Nov 2020


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