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08:57 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 30, 2014
Military coup in Lesotho?   Rumours of a possible military coup in Lesotho are doing the rounds on social media. A resident, Peter Sturrock told Algoa fm news that all radio stations in Lesotho have been taken off the air and the military took over the police station in Maseru Spokesperson for the Department of International relations Clayson Monyela says they are aware of a possible situation in Lesotho but do not have any details as to w... read more
17:46 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Bonus point win for Proteas in Harare PROSPER UTSEYA became the second player to take a hat trick for Zimbabwe to spark one of South Africa’s most remarkable batting collapses but the Castle Lager Proteas still managed to win with a bonus point in the third match of the ODI Triangular Series at Harare on Friday. The Proteas eventually won by 61 runs to take top spot on the log with nine points and virtually assure their place in next Saturday’s Fina... read more
16:20 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Judgement in Rheenendal bus crash inquiry By Yolande Stander The Knysna Magistrates Court found that negligence by several people contributed to the horrific Rheenendal bus crash which claimed the lives of 14 school children three years ago. Magistrate Derek Torlage on Friday delivered his findings after a lengthy inquest into the accident on August 24, 2011. The Rheenedal Primary School pupils and 65-year-old driver Tiaan Colin Payle died when the African Expr... read more
16:02 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
PE cop found stabbed in her car A Port Elizabeth police Constable is in a stable condition in hospital after being found in her car in Standford Road with a knife wound to the neck. Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, has also thanked members of the public who alerted the police. She says members of the public called in thinking that the woman may have been shot. Janse Van Rensburg says police rushed to the scene and found the wo... read more
16:00 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Fuel price drop next Wednesday The price of all grades of petrol will drop by 67 cents a litre next week. The Department of Energy says the price of diesel will decrease by 25.38 cents a litre, and that of illuminating paraffin by 25 cents a litre. The price of LP Gas will fall by R1.08 a kilogram. Department spokesperson, Raphi Maake, says the new prices will come into effect on Wednesday. He says the Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson had ... read more
14:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Weather plays havoc with Eskom supply in EC  Eskom says the inclement weather conditions, characterised by gale force winds and snow, have disrupted electricity supply in several parts of the Eastern Cape. Spokesperson, Zama Mpondwana, says about 5 000 customers in Port St Johns and 2 200 in Lady Free areas are currently affected. He says Eskom technicians are working hard to restore electricity supply to the affected areas. Mpondwana says Eskom's appealin... read more
13:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Join the DMB for a Spring dip – come rain or shine!  Algoa FM’s Daron Mann Breakfast (DMB) team is challenging the people of the Metro to join them for an early morning swim on September 1 to celebrate Spring Day – come rain or shine! “We know that the weather on the official first day of spring is usually rainy or cold – or both – but we will be in the water from around seven in the morning,” says Algoa FM programme manager Baydu Adams... read more
13:00 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Sizani case postponed  The fraud and money-laundering trial of Non-thutu-zelo Sizani, wife of ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, has been postponed in the Commercial Crimes Court in Port Elizabeth to the 26th of January 2015. That's because defence counsel, Johan Wessels, cannot find a clear two week period in his diary. Meanwhile, a warrant of arrest has been issued for a witness Ntombekhaya Dinge. Magistrate Mputumi Mpofu issued the warra... read more
12:03 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Alberts replaced by Whiteley for Springboks’ tour Willem Alberts has been ruled out of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship tour to Australia and New Zealand and will be replaced in the 30-man squad by Warren Whiteley. Alberts missed both Test victories against Argentina because of a hamstring injury and he underwent a fitness test on Thursday afternoon. Although his hamstring is recovering well, he experienced some nerve irritation in his lower back and w... read more
11:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Body of unknown man found in PE street  Port Elizabeth police are investigating the death of an unknown man, whose body was found in Military Road on Friday morning. Spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg says a motorist on her way to work, noticed the body just before 7 o'clock. She says there were no visible injuries to the man's body, and the cause of of death is still unclear. Janse van Rensburg says the man was in his late 50's. Police... read more
10:41 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Good rainfall in parts of the Eastern Cape   Good rainfalls were measured over parts of the Eastern Cape the past 24 hours until 8 o'clock on Friday morning. The PE branch of the SA Weather Service says 26 mm fell at Port Elizabeth airport, with up to 42 mm in places across the city. Only 4mm fell in George and nothing yet in East London. Other places which measured 20 mm and more, were St Albans with 42mm, Plettenberg Bay 38 mm, Joubertina 28 and Elands... read more
08:00 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Eastern Cape based citrus exporting company scoops two major awards An Eastern Cape based citrus exporting company scooped two major awards at the National Female Entrepreneur of the Year Awards held in Mafikeng in August. Luthando Farm in Kirkwood took top honours in the Best Producer Export category, before taking home the overall winner prize beating nominees from other provinces. Prior to the national contest, Luthando won the best producer export category in the provincial chapter ... read more
07:58 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Eastern Cape woman wins Agri Award A woman from Mzamo in the Eastern Cape has won the Department of Agriculture's Female Entrepreneur of 2014 award. The department says Ivy Nokwanele was crowned the winner at the annual award ceremony, in partnership with Total South Africa, in Mafikeng, North West in August. The Minister of Agriculture, Senzeni Zokwana says one of the major objectives of the awards is to open export market opportunities for female farmer... read more
07:34 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Education Department approves filling of vacant posts at schools in PE  The Eastern Cape Education Department has approved the filling of substantive vacant posts at schools in Port Elizabeth's Northern areas. Schools were closed in protest over teacher shortages, but will re-open again on Monday. Chris Zamisa, the chairperson of the task team established following a meeting of school governing bodies on Wednesday, says they met with Education District Management on Thursday. He tol... read more
07:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Heavy snowfalls lead to closure of several Eastern Cape mountain passes   Very cold and wet conditions set in over much of the Eastern Cape overnight, and these are expected to continue this weekend. The SA Weather Service in Port Elizabeth says the most significant impact of the cold front system was that the freezing levels were reduced significantly. Spokesperson, Garth Sampson said this reduction in the height of the freezing level would lead to significant snowfalls. He said t... read more
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