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17:42 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Waiting game starts for Shrien Dewani British businessman Shrien Dewani will have to wait almost two weeks to hear whether his application to be discharged of killing his wife has been successful. Western Cape High Court Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso said on Tuesday that she would deliver a ruling on the 8th of December unless she let the parties know otherwise. She said she needs to take time to onsider the conclusions to which she will come. ... read more
13:39 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Businessman pleads guilty to R6 million fraud   Port Elizabeth businessman, Arthur Webb, has been convicted of fraud and corruption in the city's Commercial Crimes Court. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday to being in concert with a former Sars employee, Petrus Meyer, to defraud the SA Revenue Service of more than six million rand. Webb will be back in court on the 18th of December for sentencing. In his plea statement Webb admitted to being complicit with Meyer ... read more
13:10 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Headless body found on East London beach  East London police are puzzling over the discovery of a headless corpse on a city beach. Police spokesperson, Captain Stephen Marais, says they were summoned to the Esplanade by a life-guard who made the grisly find. He picks up the story. "This morning roundabout 9am, police were summoned to the Esplanade where we met up with a lifeguard who walked along the beach. He discovered the body lying on the rocks... read more
12:15 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
New minimum wage for domestic workers Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has approved the new wage structure for the Domestic Workers Sector following the upward adjustment of the new minimum wage. The Department says the minimum wage adjustment is in line with legislation to protect workers in sectors in which they are likely to be exploited, or where worker organisations and trade unions are absent, and workers are not covered by regulating mechanisms. The ... read more
11:25 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monkey blamed for Buffalo City power outage (not for sensitive viewers)  Large parts of Buffalo City Metro were without power on Tuesday morning but the power is back on. Municipality spokesperson, Keith Ngesi, says they've established that the problem was caused by a monkey which jumped onto a circuit breaker. "There was a monkey that jumped on one of our breakers in the Chiselhurst substation. The power is back on now. There will be a planned outage to fix the damaged breaker&qu... read more
09:53 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Australia batsman Phil Hughes critically injured Australian batsman Phil Hughes is in a critical condition following emergency surgery earlier Tuesday after he was knocked out by a bouncer in a freak incident which has shocked the global cricketing fraternity. The 25-year-old South Australia batsman, who is pressing for a Test recall, crashed to the ground unconscious after the heavy blow to the head and was air-lifted to hospital from Sydney Cricket Ground. Televisio... read more
09:41 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Foreign national dies before receiving life-saving chronic treatment  Lawyers For Human Rights says it's outraged at a law that prevented a foreign national who's a refugee in the country, from receiving life-saving medical treatment. The organisation will have to withdraw it's urgent application on the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday morning, after their client, 27-year-old Ethiopian refugee, Badesa Fokora, died while waiting for the matter to be heard. LHR attorney, Patricia Er... read more
09:33 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Whiteley & Du Plessis ruled out of Cardiff Test Warren Whiteley and Jannie du Plessis are the only members of the current Springbok tour squad who will not be available to face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, joining a long list of players already out of action because of injury. Whiteley picked up a calf injury during training recently and has not recovered sufficiently to play in the final Test of the season on Saturday. Du Plessis, who missed the victory over Italy ... read more
09:10 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Another Tornado in SA? (Watch clip) This footage was taken n by Tshepo Phiri and shows what looks like a Tornado. Twenty homes were damaged in the storm, however weather officials in the area say due to the fact that they did not see a 'tornado' on their radar's they cannot confirm. (looks pretty legit to us?) What do you think? This is the 2nd Tornado spotted in the country over the last week. Tornado's are very rare in South Africa but certainly not impossi... read more
08:39 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Suspected robber shot dead outside Mthatha   A suspected robber was shot dead after a robbery at a Spar supermarket in Libode, outside Mthatha, on Monday. Police spokesperson, Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela, said five men entered the supermarket and demanded money at gunpoint before fleeing. Police were informed and community members and police gave chase. Fatyela says that in a shootout with the robbers, one of them was killed, two were arrested and two escape... read more
07:21 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay hit by black-outs again  Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says that the Kragga Kamma, Ditchling and Malabar power lines are still off. In an SMS message a short while ago the Municipality said repairs to the lines are ongoing but no time frames could be given for the restoration of the electricity supply. The Metro said cable interference, theft and electricity theft continues to be a major cause of these problems at sub stations. ... read more
14:59 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Latest dam levels in NMBM  The five major storage dams supplying the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality were at a combined 77.58% of capacity when the latest reading was taken on Monday morning. This is 0.25% above the level recorded two weeks ago. Details released by the municipality show that the largest storage dam, the Kouga is at 87.26% of capacity. The second largest, the Impofu is at 69.73% and the Churchill at 59.47% of capacity. T... read more
13:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Top new post for VWSA Managing Director  David Powels, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been appointed as President of Volkswagen do Brasil Thomas Schäfer was appointed as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa . David Powels, a Chartered Accountant, was born and educated in Port Elizabeth. He joined VWSA in 1989 in the Finance Division and it was not long before he made his mark and he became Export Man... read more
12:49 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Mossel Bay man in custody for rape of 6 year-old   The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offense Unit is investigating two separate incidents of rape that were reported in Mossel Bay and Hartenbos over the weekend. Louise Karsten reports that a suspect was arrested after the alleged rape of a 6-year-old child. A suspect was arrested after police investigated the rumors that a 6-year-old girl from Asla Park was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old man. ... read more
11:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
EP rugby clubs submit nominations  list Eastern Province Rugby affiliated clubs from as far afield as Graaff Reinet and Cradock have sent a clear message of support for the current executive ahead of the elections on Saturday (SUBS: 29 November 2014). With 109 of the 118 affiliated clubs submitting nominations ahead of the elections, the overwhelming majority of nominations indicated support for current incumbent Cheeky Watson and his executive. “Nominat... read more
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