12:24 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
Eastern Cape police are investigating cases of attempted hijacking and murder, after a taxi driver was shot and killed during a suspected hijacking in Uitenhage on Friday evening.
Spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei says the incident took place at around 8 o'clock, after the taxi driver picked up two men in KwaNobuhle.
He says as they approached a bridge near Uitenhage, the two ordered the driver to pull over an... read more
12:22 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
Port Elizabeth police say the shooting death of a 35-year old man in Gelvendale on Friday evening, led to Saturday morning's protest by angry residents of the city's northern areas.
Spokesperson, Capt. Sandra Janse van Rensburg says three men shot the victim, and fled the scene.
She says the incident was not gang related.
Janse van Rensburg says residents are angry over the continued crime in the area, as well as the ... read more
10:06 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has confirmed another red tide along the metro's coastline.
Spokesperson, Roland Williams says this is caused by plankton that blooms in the heat, and that gives it a red colouring.
He says this particular plankton is alien to this part of the world, and comes from the Nordic region.
Williams says apparently a ship from the Nordic region was in Algoa Bay recently, and was cleaned - ... read more
08:44 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
President Jacob Zuma will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week during his State Visit to South Africa.
The department of international relations says Abbas will conduct bilateral discussions with Zuma on relations between South Africa and Palestine, the Middle East peace process, as well as other multilateral issues.
Department spokesperson, Clayson Monyela says the two leaders will meet on Wednesday, when ... read more
08:41 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
The value of building plans passed by larger municipalities in the Eastern Cape increased by 2.5% to just under 3.7 billion rand in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2013.
That's according to figures released by Statistics South Africa.
Stats SA says the increase was driven by the rise in the value of plans passed for residential buildings by 26.5% year-on-year to 1.2 billion rand.
The ... read more
16:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
The power system is extremely constrained today due to unforeseen technical problems at power stations, depleted water reserves at our peaking power stations which use water to generate electricity and depleted diesel reserves to fire up the open-cycle gas turbines.
As a result Eskom has implemented stage 1 load shedding today as of 13h00, until 20h00 this evening. Load shedding will recommence again tomorrow and Sunday at ... read more
15:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Western Cape police have taken two men in for questioning in connection with perlemoen valued at nearly R1.5 million.
Police spokesperson, Captain Bernadine Steyn, says the bust took place in the early hours of Friday morning by members of the Attaqua K-9 unit in Oudtshoorn.
She says they were following up on information that perlemoen would be transported from Cape Town through the Southern Cape.
Steyn says police sp... read more
15:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Eskom says load-shedding will be implemented across the country on Friday afternoon.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality spokesperson, Roland Williams, says they were informed by Eskom at around lunch-time that they need to assist.
He says load-shedding in Nelson Mandela Bay began with Group Three which includes Uitenhage, Summerstrand and and South End, which will be off for at least two hours.
Williams says the schedule... read more
17:02 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Eastern Cape Economic Development MEC, Sakhumzi Somyo, says there have already been 100 objections to the proposal for a fish farm in Algoa Bay.
Replying to a question from the DA's Ross Purdon, MEC Somyo said the issuing of environmental authorisation for an Aquaculture Development Zone in Algoa Bay was not a provincial competence.
He says questions therefore need to be addressed to the National Department of Environmen... read more
17:01 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
The Democratic Alliance says it will consider a coalition with a political party backed by metal workers union, Numsa.
That's according to DA provincial leader, Athol Trollip.
He told Metrominute that the DA would govern Nelson Mandela Bay in a coalition with a party backed by NUMSA as it had done with other parties “that share their objective of good governance”.
The DA leader, who has confirmed that he w... read more
14:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Truckers passing through the Chalumna Pass just outside East London continue to be targeted by gangs who loot slow-moving trucks.
Theo Wienand says he went through the Pass on Friday morning.
He told Algoa FM News that while stationary at a Stop and Go, he saw a group of men on top of his truck, stealing goods from the vehicle.
Wienand says he wants to make other drivers and police aware of what is happening on that s... read more
14:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
President Jacob Zuma says the global campaign against racism in sport finds a natural home in South Africa.
This comment was contained in a speech for the opening of the Global Watch Summit Against Racism in Sports in Kempton Park ton Friday.
In a speech, president Zuma said South Africa, which has experience of racism, are determined to fight racism wherever it rears its ugly head, because we know its impact.
Zuma sa... read more
13:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Save the Rhino International says at the current rate that rhinos are being poached, at around three a day, rhinos could effectively be extinct in the wild by 2026.
The global animal rights group was commenting on the release of the latest rhino poaching statistics on Thursday which showed that the total number of rhinos poached so far this year stood at 1020, already more than the 1004 total of 2013.
Save the Rhino Inte... read more
11:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Police commissioner, General Riah Phiyega, has heaped praise on the police investigators who solved the brutal murder of forensic auditor, Lawrence Moepi.
She says the team worked around the clock to effect the arrest of the suspects, Remember Siphoro and Mpho Nkosi, for Moepi's murder in October last year.
He was shot in the parking lot of his company offices in Johannesburg.
General Phiyega says Siphoro and Nkosi, w... read more
11:15 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Police in Great Brak River are still searching for three suspects following an armed robbery at a shoe factory.
Correspondent Louise Karsten reports that the suspects allegedly held employees at gunpoint at the Watson Shoe Factory on Thursday.
Employees were locked inside while the suspects took an undisclosed sum of money out of the safe and cash register.
The three men fled in a yellow Nissan Micra which was found a... read more