13:53 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture has allocated the Bayworld Museum R1.45 million for the 2014/15 financial year.
Last year Provincial Planning and Treasury provided the museum with an R8 million financial injection for the refurbishment of the museum which was reopened in September last year.
The department’s budget for the next three years indicates that Bayworld will receiv... read more
12:37 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Graeme College will host their sixteenth Rugby Day in Grahamstown on Friday 21 March 2014. This is a unique one-day schoolboy rugby festival, bringing together eighteen 1st XV teams from the Eastern Cape and Border regions. The Graeme College Rugby Day continues to grow in excellence and we expect to witness great talent on the fields, as well as provide an opportunity for all participants to enjoy the special camaraderie an... read more
11:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Knysna Municipality will host an E-waste Open Day in Sedgefield on 20 March at the Town Hall for residents to dispose of their E-waste the responsible way.
Knysna Municipal Manager, Lauren Waring says during the open day, any old or broken electronic equipment and electric components and appliances will be disposed of by a recognised service provider free of charge, and in a legal way.
She says the Eden District M... read more
11:06 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Record prices were recorded at the CMW Mohair auction in Port Elizabeth this week, when the market indicator rose by 8.2% to reach R142,94 per kilogram.
Louw de Wet from Rietbron obtained R425 per kilogram for a bale of 25 micron winter kids hair, while Blair Henderson from Steytlerville's young goats hair sold for R325,50 per kg.
Ray en Gary Hobson from Steytlerville's bale of 28.7 micron winter young goats hair w... read more
10:59 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A senior police officer at the forensic science laboratory took the stand in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday.
Colonel Johannes Vermeulen is the commander of the material analysis sub-section, and was questioned by prosecutor Gerrie Nel.
He testified that a cricket bat has been used against the door of the toilet through which Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
... read more
09:57 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
South Africa's Bianca Buitendag produced her career best performance to reach the final of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ, before finishing runner-up at the first stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women's World Championship Tour (WCT) at Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia on Tuesday. .
Buitendag, 20, (Victoria Bay) posted a convincing victory over Lakey Peterson (USA) in their semi-final match-up held in excel... read more
08:52 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Democratic Alliance says the ANC is not serious about fighting corruption as claimed by president Zuma.
The party said the ANC had included 9 people on its election list for parliament that included MP's and individuals it said were not suitable for public office.
The list included disgraced former Communications Minister, Dina Pule, Agriculture Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersen, who's been implicated in the unla... read more
08:24 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Western Cape Transport Minister, Robin Carlisle, says the George Integrated Public Transport Network is taking shape.
The project, known as Go George, is South Africa's first non-metro integrated public transport system, and has been adopted as the pilot project for the future roll out of other Integrated Public Transport Networks outside of large cities.
Carlisle says Go George will be the city's first formal sche... read more
07:21 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Benson Fihla has called for an audit of resolutions taken during sittings of Council and for a detailed report on the progress made on the implementation thereof.
Speaking at a Council meeting on Tuesday, Fihla called on municipal officials to attend to the service delivery related issues in Uitenhage and Despatch and asked for updated reports at each Council meeting... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Four men from Philippi near Cape Town are due to appear in the George magistrates' court on Wednesday, after they were found in possession of 375kg of dagga and dagga seeds to an estimated street value of 525-thousand rand on the N-2 near George.
Police captain Malcolm Pojie says members attached to the Oudtshoorn K-9 Unit and Vehicle Identification Section acted on information received from a member of the public, an... read more
16:45 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development has signed an agreement with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for a R16 million research project to conduct a technical evaluation and socio-economic analysis of shale gas in the Eastern Cape.
The Department says the exploitation of shale gas in the Karoo could be a game changer for the Eastern Cape.
Speaking at NMMU on Tuesday, project co-leader Professor Maarten... read more
16:14 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
EP Kings Vodacom Cup head coach, Mzwandile Stick, said the team knows that they are in for a tough battle against the Border Bulldogs, when they face off against each other in Grahamstown on Saturday afternoon.
Announcing his team at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Stick said there was no doubt that Border would be looking to prove a point.
“You must remember that a lot of the players playing for Border are players wh... read more
15:02 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The ANC submitted its 2014 election candidate's list to the Independent Electoral Commission on Tuesday.
The list compromises of candidates for Parliament and all nine Provincial Legislatures.
The ANC says the submission of the list to the IEC is the culmination of a thorough process of internal democracy, which also included an intensive vetting process.
Candidate list attached on pdf (Trevor Manuel and Kgalem... read more
14:51 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Two men have been arrested for public violence and intimidation in Nomlacu near Bizana, following a service delivery protest.
Police spokesperson, Captain Mlungisi Matidane, says a group of youths took to the streets today demanding to speak to the mayor and the councillor in ward 26.
This was in regard to resident's demands to the mayor last month which included the provision of access roads, water, RDP houses and... read more
14:07 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The fixtures for the Absa Currie Cup Qualifying Competition and the new eight-team Premier Division were released by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Tuesday.
The Qualifying Competition, which will be contested by GWK Griquas, the Leopards, SWD Eagles, Boland Cavaliers, Down Touch Griffons, Border Bulldogs and Valke, will kick off on the first weekend of June and run until 19 July, when the top team on the log will b... read more