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12:15 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Dog finds dead baby in refuse bag  Mossel Bay police are investigating a case of concealment of birth after the body of a new born baby was found in a black bag. Police said the discovery was made on Friday after residents noticed a dog carrying the bag and investigated. It's believed the dog found the bag in a nearby drain in Asla Park. KwaNonqaba police have appealed to the local community to come forward with information. ... read more
10:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Don't shoot the baboons!  Residents in George should know that it is a crime to shoot at baboons in a municipal area. This was the warning from police on Thursday after several shots were fired in Denverpark. Litter-bins in the neighborhood were raided by stray baboons which resulted into residents firing gun shots in an effort to chase the animals away. The manager of conservation services at Cape Nature, Barend le Roux asked resident... read more
10:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Rhodes student found dead-no foul play  Grahamstown police have opened an inquest docket, after discovering the body of a 4th year Rhodes student in his off-campus residence. Police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, says the student in his twenties was found on Thursday evening in his bathroom. She says his friends became worried when they could not reach him on Thursday afternoon, and approached the flat owner to open the door. Govender says no fo... read more
10:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Ryder Cup stars for Nedbank Golf Challenge Half of the victorious European Ryder Cup team as well as two Major winners and three former world number ones are amongst the first group of players to confirm their place in this December’s Nedbank Golf Challenge. Tournament Director Alastair Roper, in announcing the first 12 players that will tee it up in the 4-7 December tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Sunshine Tour and played at one of Sun Inter... read more
09:44 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Protes win series in New Zealand HASHIM AMLA scored his 16th ODI century to lay the platform for the Castle Lager Proteas to clinch their three-match series against New Zealand’s Black Caps with a 72-run victory in the third ODI at Mount Maunganui on Friday. They are now 2-0 up in the series and will be looking to clinch a clean sweep at Hamilton on Monday. Amla was named Man of the Match. In the process Amla became the first batsman to score four... read more
08:39 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Government says pigeon racing is NOT banned  The environmental affairs department says pigeon racing has NOT been banned. On Wednesday, the NSPCA told AlgoaFM News that as far as it was concerned, the inclusion of feral pigeons on the invasive species list rendered the breeding, trading and racing of pigeons illegal. The Department of environmental affairs says, however, that its met with specialists and reached an agreement that pigeon racing will not have ... read more
07:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Council of the Bar condemns attacks on Masipa   The General Council of the Bar says it condemns the personal attacks and threats against High Court judge, Thokozile Masipa. She jailed paralympian Oscar Pistorius for five years this week, after convicting him on a charge of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. There was widespread criticism over the conviction, after Masipa found Pistorius not guilty of premeditated m... read more
07:50 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
GIANT flag unveiled in Karoo  A unique initiative to rally South Africans around the country's flag, was unveiled by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Thokozile Xasa on Thursday night. The 66 hectare Giant Flag, created in the Valley of Desolation in the Karoo, is made up of millions of coloured desert succulents and a 4 megawatt solar field. According to the Giant Flag Trust, it will be visible from space. Trust Founder, Guy Lieberman, says ... read more
07:38 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Naked decomposed body found in Great Brak  The decomposed body of a woman has been found in bushes near the Wolwedans residential area in Great Brak River. Children who were playing in the area discovered the body. They alerted a passing pedestrian, who then informed the police. The woman was found lying in the shape of an L underneath branches, about 50meters from the road. She was wearing white socks, and a purple jacket. Her pants were found be... read more
06:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Suspected perlemoen poacher dies in car accident near Jeffrey's Bay A man in his 40's was killed and his 38 year-old accomplice taken into custody after their bakkie - loaded with perlemoen - overturned on the N2 at the Mondplaas turn-off near Jeffrey's Bay on Thursday. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei says Jeffrey's Bay police were alerted to the accident and on arrival at the scene they found that one occupant of the bakkie was dead and the other slightly injured. S... read more
16:51 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
 PE's Newton Park swimming pool to re-open The Newton Park Indoor swimming pool in Port Elizabeth re-opens for business this weekend after being out of commission for more than a year. The re-tiling of the pool was completed earlier this month and now that the water has settled, it has been deemed ready to host competition again. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says the pool will be officially re-opened at 11 o'clock on Friday in conjunction with the Learn ... read more
16:46 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ebola significantly impacts on global tourism industry The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is having a significant impact on the tourism industry around the world. This, with mass cancellations and postponements of tours groups to South Africa and the rest of Africa gaining momentum. Adrian Gardiner, the Chairperson and founder of the PE-based Mantis Group, which is heavily invested globally in the hospitality and tourism sector, says he's worried. Gardiner, told Algoa FM N... read more
15:28 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Another bottle store robbed in Port Elizabeth   Port Elizabeth police are searching for five suspects following a business robbery at Tops in Rink Street a short while ago. Police spokesperson, Captain Johan Rheeder, says five suspects, one of whom was armed, entered the store in central demanding cash and liquor. Rheeder says the the suspects fled in a VW polo and Toyota Corolla. Police could not confirm whether the business robbery which took place at Dales... read more
15:07 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
DNA tests being done in South Africa on Nigerian church disaster victims  The government says DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in South Africa for analysis. That's according to the Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, who briefed the media on Thursday following cabinet's fortnightly meeting. He says the DNA process is in the hands of the Nigerian authorities, who had appointed a laboratory in Stellenbosch, to do the... read more
14:21 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Big move for Bafana on Fifa world rankings Bafana Bafana have made huge strides on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings released on Thursday, 23 October jumping 10 places. South Africa moved from 67 to 57 following impressive performances in the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifiers. In four matches, Bafana Bafana amassed eight points after wins over Sudan and Congo, as well as draws against Nigeria and Congo to propel them to the 57th spot... read more
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