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06:12 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
New Tourism Manager for George The Mayor's office in George has announced the appointment of Joan Shaw as Tourism Manager within the George Municipality. Executive Mayor, Charles Standers says they're convinced Shaw will not only add her experience but will also take the industry forward together with all the relevant role-players. He said in a statement on Monday that Shaw joins the organisation at a time where a strategy for tourism is being formul... read more
06:09 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Slight increase in the number of people employed Statistics South Africa says the number of people employed increased from an estimated 8.5 million in March to about 8.6 million in June this year. Stats SA says this reflected a quarterly increase of about 155-thousand employees during this period and an annual increase of 229-thousand year on year. According to the Quarterly Employment Statistics released yesterday, gross earnings increased to R409-billion. Stats SA... read more
16:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Solar technology vehicles to pass through Graaff-Reinet Eleven local and international teams taking part in the Sasol Solar Challenge will pass through Graaff-Reinet en-route from Pretoria to Cape Town. Teams are expected to reach Graaff Reinet late on Tuesday afternoon. The challenge is ranked as a top global event and demonstrates the power of solar technology. The vehicles, fuelled only by sunlight are expected to reach the Mother City this weekend. Race Director, Wi... read more
14:35 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
 Members of the Right2Know Campaign picketed in Pretoria on Monday demanding that the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal be dissolved. Gauteng coordinator, Dale McKinley, says the Seriti Commission is not doing its job, is a waste of money and should be reviewed completely. Earlier, over 30 organisations signed a petition to support R2K's call to dissolve the commission. The organisation has ca... read more
12:58 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Public Works minister reacts to staggering irregular spending  Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, says irregular expenditure has cost his department a staggering R34.9 billion. Speaking to the media in Pretoria on Monday, Nxesi said some of the irregular expenditure goes back to 2001. Nxesi said the irregular expenditure was caused by incomplete documentation, incorrect approval of transactions, non-competitive bidding processes, incorrect calculations, and emergency procur... read more
11:48 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Mixed feelings over suggestions to make ET's house a heritage site  A proposal to turn murdered AWB leader, Eugene Terre'Blanche's home in Ventersdorp into a heritage site, was rejected at a meeting of the North West heritage council. The Sowetan reports that the proposal was announced by heritage council leader Themba Gwabeni, who said Terre'Blanche and his party were part of South Africa's history. The SA Communist Party in the province however, said this was insulting and Terre'... read more
11:21 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Bogus healer arrested for not enlarging  genitals  A bogus traditional healer was arrested for allegedly stealing money from a man who paid him to enlarge his genitals, Gauteng police said on Monday. The 31-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after police set-up a fake consultation with him, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela. The bogus healer was paid R6000 by the 36-year-old man on Wednesday to give him medication that would enlarge his genitals. The matter w... read more
10:29 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
WARNING: Another scam, says Sabric  The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has issued a warning to businesses about a payment scam that has resurfaced. CEO, Kalyani Pillay, says the scam is not new but banks have been reporting a resurgence. She says the Change of Banking Details scam involves perpetrators pretending to be a supplier who then informs a company about a change in banking details. Payments are then made into the fraudster'... read more
10:25 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Emotional victory for EP Golfers at West Lake Eastern Province earned the coveted promotion in the 54th South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest, after emerging unbeaten in an epic B-Section battle for supremacy against KwaZulu-Natal at Westlake Golf Club on Friday. Eastern Province had a two point edge going into the final round, but it was still too close to call after KwaZulu-Natal took a 3-1 lead over North West and Eastern Province finished 1-3 down to... read more
10:00 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
EP Surfers win President's Cup An ecstatic Eastern Province team won the coveted President’s Cup at the 49th South African Surfing Championships for only the second time in the history of the event today (Saturday) thanks to a well structured performance in good 6 foot surf at Outer Pool in Mossel Bay. Ironically their only other victory at the South African Championships was in 2008 at Victoria Bay which is located some 50 kms away from Mossel Bay. ... read more
09:57 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Border women win Rugby title The Border Women on Saturday completed their fairy-tale season as they defeated the Blue Bulls 22-7 in East London to secure back-to-back SARU Women’s Interprovincial Series titles. Free State, meanwhile, thrashed Boland 34-0 in the Section 2 final of the A Division, while the Leopards defeated the Pumas 34-17 to win the B Division title. The A Division final was entertaining as Border built up an encouraging 17-0 ... read more
09:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Losing start for Chevrolet Warriors An 80-run partnership for the fourth-wicket between Jon-Jon Smuts and Colin Ingram was not good enough to save the Chevrolet Warriors from defeat on the third-day of their Sunfoil Series match against the Chevrolet Knights in Bloemfontein at the weekend. The visitors, chasing 331 for victory, after bowling out the Knights for 327, were dismissed for 202 - handing the Knights a 128-run victory. It was a sharp turnaround f... read more
09:49 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Lots of rain in region....nowhere near the catchment areas  Good rainfall was measured over parts of the Eastern Cape up until 8 o'clock on Monday morning. Spokesperson for the SA Weather Service in Port Elizabeth, Garth Sampson says 65 mm were measured at the 3rd Ave dip in Newton Park and at the Riverstone Bridge, while 23 mm fell at the city's airport. He says other places which measured 20 millimeters and more, were Blue Horizon Bay with 35 mm, Van Stadens Flower Reserv... read more
05:41 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Bribery allegations against Zuma The presidency says arms deal-linked bribery allegations against Jacob Zuma contained in a Sunday Times report are "nothing new." On Sunday, the newspaper published details from transcripts of testimony provided in a confidential arbitration hearing between lawyer, Ajay Sooklal and the French arms company, Thales over a fee dispute. Sooklal said he was hired by Thales to ensure that the allegations against Zuma... read more
05:37 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 29, 2014
Eastern Cape Education MEC to announce the number of teaching posts for next year. Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula is expected to announce the number of teaching posts for 2015 on Tuesday. And, the DA in the province has called on Makupula to consider the outcry from schools that more teachers are needed when he releases the teacher post provisioning for next year. Dozens of schools in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas and elsewhere have shut their doors in ongoing protests about teachers shor... read more
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