16:15 (GMT+2), Tue, 03 May 2016
PRETORIA, May 3 (ANA) – The Claassen board of inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness for office kicked off in Pretoria on Tuesday with a lengthy debate over the calling of witnesses by the evidence leaders to testify before the commission.
A request by evidence leaders, led by advocate Ismail Jamie, to bring in witnesses sparked opposition from Phiyega’s representative, advocate ... read more
15:37 (GMT+2), Tue, 03 May 2016
Port Elizabeth police say two well-known gang members were shot and killed in separate incidents over a 12-hour period.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, said 24-year-old Xandre Jansen was shot several times by a gunman on Monday night.
"As he opened the door, shots were fired by an unknown person. A 29 year old woman was also wounded in her leg. Jansen succumbed to his injuries in hospital. ... read more
15:07 (GMT+2), Tue, 03 May 2016
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has begun the process of finding a new company to operate the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from the end of June,when the current contract with Access Management expires.
At least ten prospective bidders, including Access Management, were present on Tuesday, when the Metro released details of its Request For Proposals for a new stadium operator.
Acting Municipal Manager, Johan Mettler, sa... read more
10:57 (GMT+2), Tue, 03 May 2016
Just more than a year since the murder of Jayde Panayiotou, the case against her husband Christopher and his two co-accused, Sizwezakhe Vumazonke and Sinethemba Nenembe was back in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Jayde was killed in April last year.
The state alleges that Nenembe helped Vumazonke kidnap and kill Jayde at the behest of her husband, Christopher.
Last month, State Prosecutor Mariu... read more
05:52 (GMT+2), Tue, 03 May 2016
The South African Rugby Union on Monday extended condolences to the family of former Springbok captain, Cornelius Michael “Nelie” Smith, who passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.
“Oom Nelie”, 81, passed away due to heart failure, in Strand where he lived, only a week before his 82nd birthday on 8 May.
The president of SA Rugby, Mr Oregan Hoskins, said rugby across the globe is poorer t... read more
12:31 (GMT+2), Mon, 02 May 2016
The Department of Energy on Monday announced a fuel price adjustments for this month which would see the price of petrol 95 and 93 Octane increase by 12 cents per liter from Wednesday.
South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors.
In a statement, the department said diesel would decrease by 1.00 cent per litre, paraffin would decrease by 9.00 cents per litr... read more
11:51 (GMT+2), Mon, 02 May 2016
Uitenhage police have arrested a 22 year-old suspect for the murder of 14 year old Micaylen Hendricks from the Moegesukkel informal settlement in the Kamesh Area.
Hendricks went missing on the public holiday last Wednesday when she never returned home after being sent to a nearby shop by her mother.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, says an intensive search was launched for Micaylen and that a police task team... read more
11:23 (GMT+2), Sun, 01 May 2016
PIETERMARITZBURG, May 1 (ANA) – Two men have been shot dead and another two were wounded in a shoot-out with police in Montrose, Pietermaritzburg, the Hawks said on Sunday.
Members of the directorate for priority crime investigation (Hawks) followed up on information about suspects involved in housebreakings and theft of motor vehicles in the area, spokesman Lieutenant Simphiwe Mhlongo said.
During the operation, t... read more
08:56 (GMT+2), Sun, 01 May 2016
PRETORIA, April 30 (ANA) – The public enterprises department’s director general will lead talks with the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on the suspension of SA Express’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC), Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Saturday.
Brown said in a statement she had noted the SACAA’s temporary suspension of SA Express’s AOC and was providing “all the necess... read more
06:41 (GMT+2), Sun, 01 May 2016
JOHANNESBURG, April 30 (ANA) – If elected in the August 3 local government elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters will create corruption-free municipalities centred around people’s needs, such as quality education, jobs, and basic services, EFF leader Julius Malema told thousands of supporters at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, on Saturday.
Over a thousand meetings had been held across the country... read more
11:42 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
A three-year-old boy from George and his sister of just one-year and three months were among five victims of a horror accident on the R404 towards Herolds Bay early Saturday morning.
Police spokesperson, Captain Malcolm Pojie, said one person survived the accident after getting out of a stationary car to call for help after they had run out of petrol.
"We are investigating a culpable homicide following an incident t... read more
10:59 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
PRETORIA, April 30 (ANA) – Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has called on motorists to take extra care on the roads this long-weekend.
“During the end of the month of April every year, South Africa experiences increased road traffic in major routes of our country as a result of the commemoration of the international workers’ day on the 1st of May every year,” she said in a statement.
“South A... read more
08:20 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
Police in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, have arrested 45 people in a 48-hour anti-crime operation.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, said the crime blitz in Walmer township this week was conducted by SAPS crime intelligence ,Walmer Police, Public Order Police, PE K9 unit, the Tactical Response Team as well as local detectives.
She said they conducted cordon and search operations, netting suspects for crim... read more
07:31 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
PORT ELIZABETH, April 29 (ANA) – The African National Congress Youth League in the Eastern Cape defended President Jacob Zuma on Friday and insisted that there were no charges or indictments against him.
This follows the High Court in Pretoria judgment to set aside the 2009 decision of then acting National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mokotedi Mpshe not to proceed with the prosecution of Zuma on 783 corruption cha... read more
07:19 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
NAIROBI, April 29 (ANA) – Kenya is set to destroy a massive stockpile of ivory and rhino horn on Saturday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to preside over the destruction of what is billed as the largest stockpile of ivory and rhino horn at the Nairobi National Park.
Altogether 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horn will be set alight at the ceremony to be attended by world leaders, philanthropists, and... read more