09:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 13, 2013
An elderly farmer has been murdered on his farm Bassonsberg in the Cookhouse Area.
Police have named him as Jonathan Stefanus Troskie.
Police captain Stefanie Smith says Troskie's body was discovered by his son at about ten o'clock last night.
The deceased wife was assaulted during the attack and was taken to the Andries Vosloo Hospital for treatment.
She was transferred to a hospital in Port Elizabeth on Friday ... read more
07:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 13, 2013
Police in Grahamstown have arrested two men linked to a string of murders and attempted murders in Port Elizabeth.
Police Spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg says the men were travelling in a taxi when they received a tip off and made the arrest.
The suspects are linked to two attacks at taverns in Bethelsdorp in May and early this month.
Three people were killed and four injured in the two attacks.... read more
16:58 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Executive Mayor Benson Fihla recounted moments with his comrades at a special Memorial Service for the late Dr Nelson Mandela for employees of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality today.
“Today is indeed an historic occasion, as we honour Nelson Mandela on the Vuyisile Mini Square, a place named after another brave comrade. We must give serious consideration to the fact that this square does not have anything to make... read more
15:39 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
An Aliwal North man has handed himself over to the police and allegedly confessed to the murder of a 73 year old woman.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Nozuko Handile, says police followed up the information and found the woman's body in a deep-freezer at her home.
Handile says it is alleged the suspect used to help the woman in her garden and around the house.
The suspect will appear at Aliwal North cou... read more
15:36 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Western Cape police are appealing for help in tracing three men who attacked a holidaymaker and his son at a dam near George.
Police spokesperson, captain Bernadine Steyn, says three men, armed with knives, accosted a 45-year-old man from Rustenburg and his 16-year-old son.
She says the youth sustained a stab wound near his left eye.
Steyn says the robbers fled with a cellphone, watch, keys and two wallets. The... read more
13:09 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Queenstown farmer-conservationist Kate Webster has found 46 dead poisoned Cape Griffon Vultures on a farm near Molteno close to two sheep carcasses.
She says the nature of Wednesday's incident is still unknown but all indications point to carbofuran poisoning.
Webster told AlgoaFM News she was tracking a tagged-vulture when she made the gruesome discovering.
She says the value of the birds is more than 2 and ... read more
11:52 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
There is a lot to do in the Garden Route National Park this summer! New activities are proving to be quiet popular such as Stand -Up Paddling (SUP) which was initiated a few weeks ago.
In addition to the new SUP, the Park's Business Development Manager, Andile Namntu says SANParks has granted the Tsitsikamma Segway Tours an operating permit to traverse the Tsitsikamma forest. 'The company is operating for commercia... read more
11:10 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
10:57 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Eastern Cape police say they are working around the clock to hunt down two of the four suspects who attacked two police constables in Cofimvaba late on Wednesday afternoon.
Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills, says constable Tandile Mlenga and student Constable Siviwe Majwede were searching for robbery suspects in Joe Slovo informal settlement in the town when they came under attack from four men.
... read more
10:55 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Police stopped journalists from going to the houses they are renting, which are in close proximity of former president Nelson
Mandela's home in Qunu on Wednesday.
Some media houses have paid locals substantial amounts of money to accommodate their journalists.
Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said the media in Qunu was "violating protocol" - although it was not clear exactly what
was violated... read more
10:16 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Nominations completed for SA Rugby Player of the Year Awards
Five key members of the Springbok squad in 2013 will go head-to-head for the annual SA Rugby Player of the Year Award, while the Steval Pumas have been rewarded for their great form this season with nominations in four categories.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, the winner in 2008 who led South Africa to 10 victories in 12 Tests in 2013, will go up against ... read more
09:08 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
QUINTON DE KOCK played an innings of incredible maturity to set the Castle Lager Proteas up for a potentially match-winning total in the final Momentum One-Day International against India at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
In the end the match finished in a disappointing no result because of rain after India were not able to start their innings in reply to the Proteas’ total of 301/8.
But the day belonged to De Kock ... read more
07:29 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Today the mortal remains of our father and leader of our people, Nelson Mandela, lie in state at the Union Buildings, Pretoria.
It is indeed at this very seat of government that our father took the Oath of Office in the presence of thousands of our people and international dignitaries in 1994 to usher in the dawn of peace, freedom and democracy in South Africa.
It is accordingly a fitting tribute that the nation r... read more
16:45 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
US president Barrack Obama reportedly owes the SA National Roads Agency Limited more than 300 in E-tolls.
That's according to the trade union Solidarity which has joined the chorus of opposition to Gauteng e-tolls.
Solidarity spokesperson, Dirk Hermann, posted a copy of a receipt for the vehicle he says was Obama's limousine on his twitter feed.
He told Algoa FM News that they had obtained a photo of Obama's limousine... read more
15:38 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
George Municipality Programme of Mourning for Nelson Mandela
Text: George Municipality today announced that the programme of mourning for Nelson Mandela continues to be well supported by the George community.
The programme continues today the 11th December, with a wreath laying and memorial service to be held at 18h00 in Conville Community Hall, as well as Uniondale Community Hall.
On Thursday 12th December, a minute ... read more