17:07 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
PARLIAMENT, November 24 (ANA) – Striking staff of the South African Parliament dispersed from the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon after the legislature was forced to cancel its sittings.
There was a heavy police presence in the parliamentary precinct with dozens of members of various police units, including the public order policing unit, on hand while workers sang and danced inside the National Assembly (NA) c... read more
15:38 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
CAPE TOWN, November 24 (ANA) – Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday that the seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices had increased by an annualised rate of 0,7 per cent for the third quarter, compared with a decrease of 1,3 per cent in the previous quarter.
The main contributors to the increase in economic activity for the third quarter of 2015 were the manufacturing industry (contributing 0,8 of a perce... read more
15:28 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
The taxi industry in Nelson Mandela Bay has lashed out at the Municipality for apparently failing to meet a deadline to implement the Integrated Public Transport System.
The industry has been sitting on the sidelines while a high-level investigation is underway into the IPTS programme.
Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, on behalf of the taxi industry, the CEO of Laphum'ilanga Transport Services, Gregory Rockman,... read more
15:10 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
The DA in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed more than 200 defectors from the ANC, Cope and Agang in a mass walk-over on Tuesday.
Most of those who crossed over arrived at the Khayamnandi Community Hall in Despatch dressed in the colours of their former parties.
Some ANC defectors wore T-shirts bearing the face of party president Jacob Zuma.
One former ANC supporter, Johnson Dubase, alleged that the ruling party had lied... read more
13:43 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
Four suspects are due to appear in the New Brighton Magistrate's Court in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder after being apprehended in a high speed police chase through the city Monday night.
Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, says a 33 year-old electrical contractor was working at a sub-station in Commercial Road at around 6 pm when he was confronte... read more
11:33 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
Murder accused Christopher Panayiotou appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth magistrate's court on Tuesday after magistrate Abigail Beeton insisted he be present to hear arguement by his defence council for access to the State's case docket.
Defence council Terry Price and Alwyn Griebenouw say they need the docket so that they can prepare another bail application for their client
Panayiotou, who is accused ... read more
08:21 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has established an operational implementation task group to oversee the running of the Southern Kings franchise in Vodacom Super Rugby, SARU announced on Monday.
The group will meet in Cape Town on Wednesday to put in place the structures and processes required to take control of the running of the Southern Kings.
“We will be leaning heavily on EPRU personnel in this implementat... read more
07:24 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
A corrupt Mossel Bay police official who took bribes totaling R65 500, over a period of three years, to issue false clearance certificates for vehicles that had not been inspected, was jailed for five years on Monday.
Daniel Fortuin, 59, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg, and pleaded guilty to charges framed in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupti... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Acting City Manager, Mzwakhe Clay has confirmed that Communications Director, Roland Williams will be leaving the employ of the Municipality at the end of this month.
Williams has been in the job for the last 14 years and told AlgoaFM News that he and the municipality have been in discussions, and agreed to part ways in an amicable way.
"We are not allowed to divulge the d... read more
18:08 (GMT+2), Mon, 23 November 2015
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Acting City Manager, Mzwakhe Clay has confirmed that Communications Director, Roland Williams will be leaving the employ of the Municipality at the end of November 2015.
In a brief statement released late on Monday afternoon, Clay said the Metro and Williams had been in discussions, and agreed to part ways in an amicable way.
No further details have been received.
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12:50 (GMT+2), Mon, 23 November 2015
Gang-related shootings continued on Sunday in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas following a week in which 7 young men were murdered in the past 6 days.
Captain Alwin Labans says police are investigating three unrelated attempted murder cases in the past 24 hours which are all believed to be gang related.
Labans says a 30-year-old man was shot on the arm by three unknown suspects in Kleinskool main road on... read more
11:11 (GMT+2), Mon, 23 November 2015
The Department of Environmental Affairs has published draft regulations for the rezoning of the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area for public comments.
The Department said the decision to rezone the area follows a 20-year battle initiated by Tsitsikamma anglers who requested fishing rights in the Marine Protected Area.
They cited cultural, historical and subsistence reasons for this.
According to the Depart... read more
10:28 (GMT+2), Mon, 23 November 2015
The East London Aquarium is said to be the first in the country to have its African Penguin Colony DNA tested.
The Chief of Marine Services at the Aquarium, Siani Tilney, says the samples will then be Bio-banked and all birds Micro chipped to national legislation criteria.
She says the East London Acquarium was chosen for the introduction of this programme by the National Research Foundation, National Zoological Gardens ... read more
10:17 (GMT+2), Mon, 23 November 2015
Two men, aged 18 and 19, will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of attempted murder.
This relates to the wounding of an eight-year-old boy who was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs in Helenvale earlier this month.
The boy was wounded in the chest in the shoot-out on the corner of Pienaar and Ambraal Streets.
Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, says ... read more
08:16 (GMT+2), Mon, 23 November 2015
A 10-month old baby has been placed into an induced coma after suffering “horrendous” injuries allegedly at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.
Atare Tepania, 23, was refused bail in a Western Sydney court on Monday for recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm after allegedly leaving the 10 month old in a bath with the hot water tap running to have a cigarette and charge his phone.
Detective Superint... read more