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08:56 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, March 28, 2015
Storms River SAPS offer reward for unsolved murder Storms River SAPS are offering a reward of up to 10-thousand rand for information which may lead to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the suspects involved in the murder of 70 year-old Corrie Claase. It is alleged  that Corrie and his wife were woken up by an intruder at about 05:00 on the 28th of February at a smallholding in Robbehoek, Storms River. The wife ran to the neighbours for help, whilst her husba... read more
07:48 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, March 28, 2015
Two killed in Karoo accident Two people were killed in a road accident on the N9 between Aberdeen and Graaff-Reinet in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police report that a family from Cape Town was travelling to Ugie in the Eastern Cape when the driver lost control of hic vehicle just before 3am. The vehicle rolled and two people were killed instantly . The other three occupants were taken to hospital with various injuries. ... read more
16:52 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Motorist found guilty for attempted bribery A Johannesburg motorist has been found guilty of attempted bribery by the Aliwal North Magistrate Court. Eastern Cape Transport Department spokesperson Ncedo Kumbaca reports that Thabang Moahloli was sentenced on Friday to 10 months in prison,  suspended for 3 years, with an option of a fine of R2000. Moahloli was arrested by Traffic Officer Slinger when he attempted to bribe him with R40. Department of Transport... read more
16:47 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Department of Energy announces massive fuel hike The energy department has announced a massive fuel price hike - effective next Wednesday - and its not an April fools joke. Petrol will increase by  R1.60 a litre and diesel by R1.20 cents a litre - both at the coast.   The price of illuminating paraffin will increase by 26 cents  per litre and liquified Petroleum Gas by 85 cents  per kilogram Reasons given for the increase were higher internationa... read more
16:36 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
EC Department of Education launched Provincial Schools Governing Body Elections The Eastern Cape Department of Education has launched its Provincial Schools Governing Body elections, at the Lusikisiki College of Education. Eastern Cape education MEC Mandla Makupula says SGBs are bodies that fall under the South African schools' act - with a 3 year stay in office. He told AlgoaFM news that the current bodies were elected in 2012 and that it was time to bring in new blood. "These are serio... read more
16:15 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
 History in the making for young mountaineer Gauteng entrepreneur Lysle Turner is poised to become the youngest South African to summit Mount Everest at the age of 25. Turner, who has strong family ties in Queenstown, leaves on Tuesday on a 60 day expedition to the world's highest peak. He hopes to plant the South African flag, and that of his charitable cause for Huntington's Disease, on the top of Everest around the 20th of May. Turner first climbed Ki... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Sentencing proceedings get underway for PE arms dealer Port Elizabeth businessman Arthur Webb was back in the city's commercial crimes court on Friday for sentencing proceedings. He previously pleaded guilty to being in concert with former SARS employee, Petrus Meyer, to defraud the SA revenue service of more than R6 million rand between June 2007 and June 2012 AlgoaFM reporter Raahil Sain reports. During sentencing proceedings on Friday, State Prosecutor Tjaart Van Z... read more
15:28 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Buffalo City-Kei Merger scrapped The Democratic Alliance in Buffalo City says its happy that the proposed merger of the Buffalo City Municipality and the Great Kei local municipality will no longer happen. The merger, which was proposed by the Municipal Demarcation Board towards the end of last year, would have made it the biggest municipality in South Africa. The DA  Caucus Chairperson in BCM Jan Smit says it is a legal requirement that all munici... read more
13:09 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Second EC cop shot this week A 29-year-old Easern Cape policeman is recovering after being shot in the lower body in Qumbu this week. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Khaya Tonjeni, identified him as Mpendulo Mbukwe. He told Algoa FM News that Mbukwe was with a colleague on patrol on Wednesday when they were called out to a burglary at a local funiture store. Tonjeni says they came under fire from two suspects and Mbukwe was wounded. He is... read more
12:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
PE fish farm to Eastern Cape Economic Development MEC, Sakhumzi Somyo, has revealed that the proposed Algoa Bay fish farm will be a project to breed Yellowtail. In a written reply to a question by DA MPL, Ross Purdon, Somyo said the Algoa Bay Sea Cage Farming project is one of four Acquaculture Development Zones identified as part of government's Operation Phakisa initiative. These are a Kob farming expansion project in the East Lon... read more
11:42 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Cops seize tobacco worth half a million in EL Police in Mdantsane in East London have arrested three suspects and seized tobacco products worth half a million rand. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Nkhosikho Mzuku, says they also recovered three firearms during Thursday's's arrest in unit 17. He says members of Mdantsane's Crime Prevention unit had been acting on information when they raided a house where they arrested two men and a woman. Mzuku says t... read more
11:35 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Storms River police offer reward for cold case murder Police in Storms River are offering a reward of up to R10 000 for information which may lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the suspect involved in the murder of 70-year-old Corrie Claase. Claase was found with stab wounds to his chest in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, 28 February, on his smallholding at Robbehoek in the Storms River area.  Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer, Gerda Swart,... read more
07:46 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Water restrictions loom in Nelson Mandela Bay The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has urged residents to use water sparingly, and cut back on consumption. Metro spokesperson, Roland Williams, says this is because water restrictions may be on the cards soon. He told Algoa FM News that the Metro's supply dams are at a combined capacity of between 60 and 65% at the moment, down some 20% than at the same time last year. "We could very well face water restr... read more
07:41 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
Sanitation project handed over near Butterworth The mayor of the Amathole District Municipality, Nomasikizi Konza, has handed over a sanitation project at e-Santini village near Butterworth. ADM Spokesperson Siyabulela Makunga says more than 3000 VIP toilet structures were handed over and they will benefit 66 000 rural households. He said this is part of  Human Rights month and is a culmination of the sanitation project that was launched last year by President Ja... read more
07:20 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 27, 2015
DA questions motive behind Eskom suspensions DA leader, Helen Zille, says President Jacob Zuma must explain why he instructed Eskom's chairperson to launch an inquiry into the utility's performance. In a statement, Zille said the President's personal intervention raises questions as to the motive for this. She suggested that the answer may lie in the fact that the suspensions "followed shortly after attempts by Eskom executives to appoint an audit ... read more
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