12:23 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The Constitutional Court has granted the SA Police Service leave to appeal against a ruling in a long-running affirmative action case involving former Lt-Col Renate Barnard.
Barnard resigned from the police in June.
Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said on Tuesday morning that following a unanimous order - leave to appeal is granted.
The SAPS had appealed to the Constitutional Court against a Supreme Court of Ap... read more
11:34 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Die onderwys- en sakeleier Theuns Eloff sê die ANC het 'n mite geskep dat daar 'n grondhonger onder voorheen benadeelde Suid-Afrikaners is.
Eloff het op Agri-Noord-Kaap se kongres in Kimberley gesê statistiek toon dat 80% van alle grondeisers wil eerder geld as grond hê.
Navorsing in die 1990's het ook gewys die meeste mense wil eerder grond in stede en dorpe hê, om huise te kan bou.
Eloff s&ec... read more
11:22 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
A lamp that was made by a blind resident from George, was auctioned in aid of the Emmas Hostel. Emmas is a protected workshop with hostel facilities.
The lamp, that was named... the Tree of Light, was created by Solly van Belling, who is a resident at the hostel.
The tree of light is in a unique shape resembling a tree and was auctioned at the civic centre in George.
The closing bid for the artwork was R10 000.... read more
11:06 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
A fundraising shop for the Animal Welfare Society in Port Elizabeth has burnt down.
The Wagtails Fundraising Shoppe was situated on the corner of Albert Road and 6th Avenue in Walmer.
Manager, Deidre Terblanche, says the shop burnt down last night and at this stage, the cause of the fire is unknown.
Terblanche says everything in the shop was destroyed, including all the animal goods.
She says three cats did ... read more
07:36 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Lesotho's prime minister is set to return home on Tuesday after three days in exile in neighbouring South Africa, as regional mediators seek to reinstall him to power after an apparent coup.
Prime Minister Tom Thabane had fled across the border to South Africa before dawn on Saturday, as troops attacked key police installations and surrounded his official residence.
The military and a rival political party -- the L... read more
07:28 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
A 72-year-old man and a woman found in possession of Mandrax with a street value of around R1.2 million appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The National Prosecuting Authority in the Northern Cape says the matter was postponed to the 8th of September for a formal bail application.
The pair was arrested in Kimberley on Saturday, on a train from Johannesburg en route to Cape Town.
The elderly ma... read more
07:23 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The Tourism Business Council of South Africa says misconceptions about the Ebola virus are a concern to the local and international travel trade.
CEO, Mmatsatsi Ramawela says the spread of Ebola is causing panic among travellers in South Africa’s key source markets, adding that the biggest misconceptions are about how the virus is contracted and the location of the affected countries.
She says information abo... read more
17:03 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Industry association, Naamsa, says aggregate new vehicle sales for the month declined by a marginal 1.45 year on year, while exports sales staged a strong recovery at 18.5.
"August 2014 aggregate new vehicle sales at 55 722 vehicles had registered a modest decline of 767 vehicles or a fall of 1.4% compared to the 56 489 vehicles sold in August last year. The August, 2014 export sales at 25 027 units reflected a substan... read more
17:02 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
The Democratic Alliance says its concerned at a report that e-coli had been detected in the tap water of several hospitals in Nelson Mandela Bay.
DA MP, Kevin Mileham, says this emerged during a meeting of a Nelson Mandela Bay portfolio committee last week.
The DA on Monday also released its findings of an independent survey of the water quality in four provinces undertaken over the past four months.
Mileham, who ha... read more
15:55 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Uitenhage police are searching for four suspect who robbed a branch of Pick n Pay on Monday morning.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei, says the robbers struck around seven o'clock when workers were arriving at the store.
He says one man was hit over the head with a gun and demanded the safe keys.
However, Seekoei says the robbery was unsuccessful and the men fled with just two cellphones.... read more
17:01 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
A thirteenth person had been arrested in connection with the Nelson Mandela memorial funding scandal in Buffalo City.
Businesswoman Nosiphiwo Moti appeared in court on Monday and was granted bail of R5000.
Meanwhile, Buffalo City mayor, Zukiswa Ncitha, her deputy Temba Tinta, speaker, Luleka Simon-Ndzela, three other senior officials and three other business people, made another appearance in court in connection with the... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Consumers owe the Nelson Mandela Metro more than R2.3 billion in overdue debt as at the end of the financial year on June 30th.
That's according to figures published by the National Treasury.
However, Nelson Mandela Bay’s overdue consumer debts accounts for just 4.5% of the total amount of R52.8 billion owed to all eight Metropolitan Municipalities.
Treasury says the City of Johannesburg is owed more than ... read more
14:16 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Eastern Cape police are mourning the deaths of two police members in a murder suicide.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei, says the 33-year-old off-duty police sergeant was shot dead by her husband on Sunday night.
He says the shooting occurred at her residence in Goede Hoop Drive, Fairbridge Heights, in Uitenhage.
The preliminary investigation indicates that her 33-year-old husband also a SAPS m... read more
13:37 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Golden Arrow Bus Services says seven buses were set alight and four badly damaged in a protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday morning.
Spokeswoman Bronwen Dyke says people pulled drivers out of two buses at the Nyanga Bus Terminus around 6am and set the vehicles
From there, the crowd moved to Govan Mbeki Road, where four drivers were pulled from their buses and assaulted and the buses
Dyk... read more
13:12 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
The Justice Project SA says E-tolls in Gauteng will cripple South Africa's economy.
JPSA chairman Howard Dembovsky has told public hearings in Midrand on the impact of e-tolls that they'll cripple the economy of Gauteng and indeed South
Africa as a whole,
He warned that e tolls will create the socio-economic disaster of the millennium and that people who were prosecuted for not paying tolls would have a criminal ... read more