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11:04 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
School infrastructure delivery programme on track The Coega Development Corporation says its school infrastructure delivery programme in the Eastern Cape is on track. The CDC says it has achieved an 82% completion rate of the R638 million school infrastructure improvement programme for the Department of Education. It says the programme entails infrastructural improvements to derelict school structures in rural parts of the province, including the eradication of mud scho... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawks investigate removal of rhino horns at Eastern Cape reserve Eastern Cape police have confirmed that the horns of two rhino have been illegally removed from animals at Kwantu Game Reserve. Provincial spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills says the animals are still alive. She says the investigation is being conducted by the Hawks in the Eastern Cape. No arrests have yet been made. Kwantu Game Reserve CEO, Shakir Jeeva, says the two adult rhino are mobile and are receiving med... read more
07:12 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Life sentence for killer of Elliotdale police station commander The Mthatha High court has sentenced 37-year old Noxolo Matya to life imprisonment for the murder of Elliotdale Police Station Commander, Nomalizo Dukumbana. Matya was also sentenced to a further18-years imprisonment on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Both sentences will run concurrently. Dukumbana was killed in December 2013 inside police barracks after being way laid by gunmen on her way from work. Last wee... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
President Zuma to address issues affecting local municipalities at government led summit President Jacob Zuma will delivery the keynote address at a government-led summit to address issues affecting local municipalities across the country. The conference, at Gallagher Estate on Thursday, is themed Let's get back to basics to build a responsible and accountable local government. Government spokesperson, Phumla Williams, says the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has developed a Back... read more
15:20 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Agreement in sight with high energy users The Nelson Mandela Municipality says an agreement with 14 high energy users in dispute with the municipality over electricity tariff increases, could be reached before the end of this month. Chief Financial Officer Trevor Harper told the Budget and Treasury Committee this morning that he was in discussion with the 14 companies. Harper said that he was unable to provide the committee with further information because of a ... read more
14:40 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Picture: Annemarie Moorcroft Eastern Cape farmers affected by runaway veld fires in recent weeks will be holding an urgent meeting on Tuesday so that a proper assessment and needs analysis can be done. Agri Eastern Cape says members in the areas of Molteno, Sterkstroom, Dordrecht, Jamestown and Somerset-East, had suffered severe losses following a series of devastating veld fires last week and this week. It says initial estimates indicate that appro... read more
14:20 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Former teacher appears in Knysna court on charges of sexual assault The 64-year-old former Wittedrift High School teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted his granddaughter briefly appeared in the Knysna Regional Court on Tuesday. However, the matter was postponed to November 12th, as the investigation is still ongoing. The accused, who is out on bail, is facing charges of sexual assault and exposure or display of pornography to a person under the age of 18. He is also no longer a te... read more
13:31 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
One killed in suspected PE gang shooting Port Elizabeth police have arrested a suspect on a charge of murder and attempted murder following a suspected gang related shooting in Jacksonville. Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, says a 28-year-old man was killed and another man wounded when the gunmen opened fire outside a house in Bamboo Street on Monday night. She says the 28-year-old victim was hit in the head and chest and died on the scen... read more
13:20 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
NSRI frees entangled whale off St Francis Bay NSRI volunteers in St Francis Bay were called in to action twice on Monday, first to assist a stricken chokka vessel which was damaged in a collission with another chokka boat. And, then later in the day to take volunteers from the Whale Disentanglement Network out to assist to free a 10 meter juvenile Humpback whale which became entangled in rope and buoys about 18 nautical miles offshore. NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambi... read more
11:52 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
PE schools protests gain momentum Protest over teacher shortages appears to be gaining momentum, with several schools in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas closing. Parents of learners at Astra Primary School in Bethelsdorp closed the school on Tuesday, while Algoa FM News has learnt that at least six other primary schools, including, Parkside Primary School, are also closed. On Monday, several schools in Helenvale reportedly closed their doors, while last ... read more
11:35 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Great Brak River police arrest suspect following murder of elderly man A 57-year old man has been arrested by Great Brak River police in connection with the murder of a 76-year old resident from a small village,known as The Island. Correspondent Louise Karsten reports that a task team arrested the suspect in his home in Wolwedans only a few hours after the body of Ron Wiggett was discovered in his home on Monday. The victim's home was a mess and provisionally robbery seemed to be the motiv... read more
16:44 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 15, 2014
Great Brak River police investigate a case of murder following the death of elderly man Police members from Great Brak River opened a murder docket after the lifeless body of a 76-year old man was found in his home on a small village known as the Island in Great Brak River on Monday morning. Police spokesperson, Captain Malcom Potjie says the victims house was found in a mess and provisionally robbery seems to be the motive behind the murder. The man allegedly died from stab wounds. No suspects have been... read more
16:45 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 15, 2014
Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer expands footprint in Nelson Mandela Bay Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer, the master franchisor for global fuel company Chevron, has opened a fully-fledged regional office in Port Elizabeth. Chief executive, Clive Berlynn says investment in the PE offices made commercial sense, as Nelson Mandela Bay accounts for 45% of the company's trading volumes, and 60% of its real estate holdings in Caltex retail sites. He says the move to open a regional office also ensured ... read more
14:41 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 15, 2014
Bodies of two men found were that of missing Kareedouw men Police have confirmed that the bodies of two men who were found on the R-62 between Joubertina and Kareedouw were of two men reported missing for more than a week. They were 36-year-old Allister Meintjies and 21-year-old Brendan Lee-Krige. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, says a post mortem will be conducted on Tuesday to determine the cause of death. She says their families made a positive identifica... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 15, 2014
PE police open inquest docket Port Elizabeth police have opened an inquest docket after the body of a man in his late thirties was found in the Baakens River near the entrance to the harbour. Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, says the man, who was only clad in a shirt, had no visible injuries. She says at this stage, no crime is suspected.... read more
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