08:12 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 22, 2014
A SIZZLING SUNDAY AS VARSITY NETBALL TOURNAMENT HEATS UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Cape Town, 21 September – In what has proved to be a most entertaining weekend of bumper high-class action in netball, the tournament quickly gained momentum today after some dominant performances and shock victories were displayed. With matches taking place at both NMMU and NWU campuses simultaneously, a tremendous amount of talent was on di... read more
08:11 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 22, 2014
Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, has welcomed the arrest of a suspect rhino poaching kingpin.
The Department of Environmental Affairs says the suspect was arrested by the Hawks on Friday while appearing in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on another rhino poaching related case.
Minister Molewa says other alleged members of the syndicate were arrested in Limpopo, North West, Gauteng and Kwazulu Na... read more
08:09 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 22, 2014
The Wallabies left on Monday for South Africa aiming to regain momentum and end a 22-year losing run against the Springboks in Cape Town this weekend.
The Wallabies and Springboks, who face off on Saturday, are both on 10 points, six points behind tournament leaders New Zealand with two Tests left in the southern hemisphere series.
Loose-head prop Slipper said the tour to South Africa and Argentina was a chance for the W... read more
08:02 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 22, 2014
Mamelodi Sundowns, Polokwane City and Mpumalanga Black Aces registered victories in their MultiChoice Diski Challenge matches at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellensbosch on Sunday.
The last match of the day between Ajax Cape Town and Moroka Swallows ended in a 1-1 draw.
Sundowns fought back from a goal down to edge Free State Stars 2-1 and went second in group Group B, as Aces claimed the top spot after their 3-2 win ove... read more
07:50 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 22, 2014
Port Elizabeth police say an arrest is imminent in a tavern shooting in Algoa Park on Sunday night in which a 17-year-old girl was killed.
Police said the girl was hit by a bullet fired through a door of the Cradock Sports Bar.
The girl who was standing on the other side of the garage door was hit in the head.
She was identified as Vicky le Roux.
Spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, says the sho... read more
12:20 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 21, 2014
The name of the 24-year old Mangold Park man, who died in a car accident in Park Drive, Port Elizabeth on Friday evening, has been released.
Police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse van Rensburg confirmed on Sunday that he was Basil de Coning, son of well-known Afrikaans singer, Jacques de Coning.
She said Basil apparently lost control of the vehicle, and collided into a tree.
Janse van Rensburg said he died at the sce... read more
07:51 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 21, 2014
Port Elizabeth police have confiscated dagga with an estimated street value of R1.2-million in Kwadesi.
Spokesperson, Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu says the Uitenhage Dog Unit received information about a vehicle transporting a large amount of dagga from the Transkei to Port Elizabeth.
Gwavu says the dog unit, together with Kwadwesi police were activated, and a white Colt bakkie was spotted in the area where it stopped t... read more
07:49 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 21, 2014
An off-duty police officer was assaulted, shot and killed in KwaZakhele, Port Elizabeth on Saturday afternoon.
Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Colonel Sibongile Soci says the 32-year old Constable was allegedly dragged out of a telephone booth and assaulted by five suspects.
She says he was shot several times in the upper body and he died at the scene.
A murder case has been opened, and no arrests have yet been made... read more
12:19 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana paid a visit to Harrismith in the eastern Free State on Friday, to assess the damage caused by veldfires that devastated the area.
He was briefed by Agriculture and Rural Development MEC, Mamiki Qabethe, the South African Police Service and various other safety and disaster representatives.
Three people died in the fires, while three others are in hosp... read more
12:13 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 20, 2014
Port Elizabeth police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, after a young man was killed in a car accident in Park Drive near St Georges hospital on Friday evening.
Spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse van Rensburg says the 24-year old man from Mangold Park apparently lost control of the vehicle, and collided into a tree.
She says he died at the scene.
Janse van Rensburg says they call on anyone with information t... read more
10:09 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 20, 2014
Eastern Cape Health MEC, Pumza Dyantyi has found that Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth is ready for the Ebola Virus in all respects during a recent visit to the hospital.
In reply to a question from the DA's Elsa van Lingen, National Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told the National Council of Provinces that the MEC had also found that the condition of the wards and other hospital areas visited was satisfactory.
R... read more
07:14 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 20, 2014
Ten people have been arrested in four provinces in connection with rhino poaching and related crimes.
The Hawks says the ringleader was arrested in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Friday, while appearing on a separate rhino poaching-related charge.
Spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko says nine others were also arrested on Friday in Polokwane in Limpopo, Ficksburg in the Free State, Potchefstroom in North West, a... read more
07:12 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 20, 2014
Eastern Cape police are investigating a case of Culpable Homicide, after three people were killed in an accident on the N2 between Peddie and Grahamstown on Friday evening.
Spokesperson, Capt.Mali Govender says a vehicle with 8 occupants were travelling in the direction of Port Elizabeth, when it apparently lost control and overturned.
She says no other vehicles were involved.
Govender says three people in their thi... read more
15:49 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, September 19, 2014
The funeral of notorious Eastern Cape criminal Sakhumzi Mvoko took place in Zimbane Valley in Mthatha on Friday.
An eyewitness said proceedings got underway with a spinning display from about thirty cars doing donuts when Mvoko's body arrived at his home.
Champagne was also popped while they made their way to the cemetery.
The 30-year-old Mvoko and fellow inmate Yandisa Bhila were killed in a shootout with police at t... read more
15:02 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, September 19, 2014
The government-funded Working on Fire had their hands full on Thursday, responding to 55 fires in different parts of the country.
Spokesperson, Linton Rensburg, says more than 1000 Working On Fire fire fighters, together with 13 spotter aircraft, 19 fixed wing water bombers and 8 helicopter bombers managed to bring 30 of these fires under control by nightfall.
He says there were five civilian fatalities, including a 1 m... read more