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12:15 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Dog finds dead baby in refuse bag  Mossel Bay police are investigating a case of concealment of birth after the body of a new born baby was found in a black bag. Police said the discovery was made on Friday after residents noticed a dog carrying the bag and investigated. It's believed the dog found the bag in a nearby drain in Asla Park. KwaNonqaba police have appealed to the local community to come forward with information. ... read more
10:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Don't shoot the baboons!  Residents in George should know that it is a crime to shoot at baboons in a municipal area. This was the warning from police on Thursday after several shots were fired in Denverpark. Litter-bins in the neighborhood were raided by stray baboons which resulted into residents firing gun shots in an effort to chase the animals away. The manager of conservation services at Cape Nature, Barend le Roux asked resident... read more
10:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Rhodes student found dead-no foul play  Grahamstown police have opened an inquest docket, after discovering the body of a 4th year Rhodes student in his off-campus residence. Police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, says the student in his twenties was found on Thursday evening in his bathroom. She says his friends became worried when they could not reach him on Thursday afternoon, and approached the flat owner to open the door. Govender says no fo... read more
07:50 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
GIANT flag unveiled in Karoo  A unique initiative to rally South Africans around the country's flag, was unveiled by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Thokozile Xasa on Thursday night. The 66 hectare Giant Flag, created in the Valley of Desolation in the Karoo, is made up of millions of coloured desert succulents and a 4 megawatt solar field. According to the Giant Flag Trust, it will be visible from space. Trust Founder, Guy Lieberman, says ... read more
07:38 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Naked decomposed body found in Great Brak  The decomposed body of a woman has been found in bushes near the Wolwedans residential area in Great Brak River. Children who were playing in the area discovered the body. They alerted a passing pedestrian, who then informed the police. The woman was found lying in the shape of an L underneath branches, about 50meters from the road. She was wearing white socks, and a purple jacket. Her pants were found be... read more
06:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Suspected perlemoen poacher dies in car accident near Jeffrey's Bay A man in his 40's was killed and his 38 year-old accomplice taken into custody after their bakkie - loaded with perlemoen - overturned on the N2 at the Mondplaas turn-off near Jeffrey's Bay on Thursday. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei says Jeffrey's Bay police were alerted to the accident and on arrival at the scene they found that one occupant of the bakkie was dead and the other slightly injured. S... read more
16:51 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
 PE's Newton Park swimming pool to re-open The Newton Park Indoor swimming pool in Port Elizabeth re-opens for business this weekend after being out of commission for more than a year. The re-tiling of the pool was completed earlier this month and now that the water has settled, it has been deemed ready to host competition again. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says the pool will be officially re-opened at 11 o'clock on Friday in conjunction with the Learn ... read more
16:46 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ebola significantly impacts on global tourism industry The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is having a significant impact on the tourism industry around the world. This, with mass cancellations and postponements of tours groups to South Africa and the rest of Africa gaining momentum. Adrian Gardiner, the Chairperson and founder of the PE-based Mantis Group, which is heavily invested globally in the hospitality and tourism sector, says he's worried. Gardiner, told Algoa FM N... read more
15:28 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Another bottle store robbed in Port Elizabeth   Port Elizabeth police are searching for five suspects following a business robbery at Tops in Rink Street a short while ago. Police spokesperson, Captain Johan Rheeder, says five suspects, one of whom was armed, entered the store in central demanding cash and liquor. Rheeder says the the suspects fled in a VW polo and Toyota Corolla. Police could not confirm whether the business robbery which took place at Dales... read more
15:07 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
DNA tests being done in South Africa on Nigerian church disaster victims  The government says DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in South Africa for analysis. That's according to the Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, who briefed the media on Thursday following cabinet's fortnightly meeting. He says the DNA process is in the hands of the Nigerian authorities, who had appointed a laboratory in Stellenbosch, to do the... read more
13:43 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Exciting news for aviation enthusiasts  The arrangements for the Yak-52 and Intermediate Class World Aerobatics, which will be held in Mossel Bay from 26 November to 3 December, took another step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Municipality, the Mossel Bay Aero Club and the Sports Aerobatic Club of South Africa. It will be the first time that the event will be held outside Europe and a total of sixty pilots from sixteen... read more
11:02 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Cash van robbed at OR Tambo International airport.  A group of armed men robbed a bakkie transporting cash leaving Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday morning. Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng says the gang used a Mercedes-Benz to ram the bakkie off the road. They removed the canopy and took an undisclosed amount of cash before making their getaway in three cars. No shots were fired. Mofokeng says three security pers... read more
15:22 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Huge outcry from industry as pigeon racing is declared illegal  The future of the multi-million rand pigeon racing industry in South Africa has been brought into question following the publication of new national legislation in the government gazette. According to Alwyn Marais of the NSPCA's special projects unit, activities including the importing, breeding, trading in and translocation of pigeons are now listed as prohibited activities by the Department of Water and Environment... read more
13:07 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bitou Municipality launches learnership programme In an effort to address youth unemployment in the Bitou area, 150 young residents will be given the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to enter the workplace. A learnership programme – a joint venture between the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (Sasseta) and the Bitou Municipality – was launched in Kwanokuthula on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay on Wednesday. Sasseta flags... read more
12:59 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Man blamed for poisoning dogs who ate his goat  A Port Elizabeth man who allegedly lost a goat to dogs in Missionvale has been blamed for poisoning up to 20 animals. Patsy Wagner of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League says eight dogs had died, including one that witnesses say was hanged by the perpetrator who is now nowhere to be found. She told Algoa FM News that 12 dogs have been hospitalised at vets around the city. Wagner said she received a call yesterday fro... read more
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