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Conference to tap the gender, water connection
More than 300 delegates from 30 countries will gather in East London for the inaugural Gender, Water and Development conference, which will examine issues of water, gender and poverty under the theme "The untapped connection".
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Commemorating the City's involvement in World War I
A special exhibition commemorating the centenary of the First World War, featuring artefacts from the Buffalo Volunteer Rifles, is currently running at the East London Museum.
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East London gets botanical garden
THE Kwelera National Botanical Garden, set up to conserve biodiversity, is the 10th botanical garden in the country, and the first in the Eastern Cape.
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Transport Month: bus rapid transit in the pipeline
Buffalo City’s planned bus rapid transit (BRT) system will give residents a safer, cheaper, easier way of getting to and from work and play - while reducing the city's traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
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Buffalo City Mayor's message on National Heritage Day
Buffalo City Metro joins millions of other South Africans in celebrating Heritage Day. Heritage Day is celebrated annually as a public holiday on the 24th of September.
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Six million job opportunities to be created through EPWP
President Jacob Zuma announced that more than six million job opportunities will be created over the next five years through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
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Social Development Month: sustaining families, communities
October is national Social Development Month and a number of activities are being planned to inform communities across the country of the range of social services available to them.
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Matrics ready for exams
Buffalo City's grade 12 public school learners will be sitting down for their final exams in less than a month, with the Eastern Cape targeting a provincial pass rate of at least 70 percent.
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Mdantsane housing development gets under way
The R7.5-million first phase of Buffalo City's new housing development, which will benefit 1 500 families over the next 18 months, is about to get under way.
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Motsepe launches R10m Buffalo City Development Forum
The Motsepe Foundation's Buffalo City Development Forum will manage a R10-million fund to support projects tackling poverty, unemployment and inequality in the Metro.
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Service providers
CITY is calling on all service providers to register and update their business information on the Metro's Vendor Portal 2014.
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Query resolution
BUFFALO City has established a Query Resolution Centre to resolve ratepayers' billing account concerns. There are various ways of contacting the centre; for more information, click here.

Regional municipal Games successfully hosted
The 2014 Southern African Inter-Municipal Games - the largest since the event's inception in 2003 - proved to be another hosting success for Buffalo City.
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Braelyn Park works together to fight crime
AFTER a series of armed robberies, Braelyn Park residents started the Braelyn Park Crime Prevention Drive. Based on stringent community vigilance and high-tech security patrolling, the system has made the area's streets safe again.
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