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17:05 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Legal bases covered for proposed fish farm in PE The Minister of Environmental Affairs says all legal bases had been covered with respect to the public participation process on the proposed Algoa Bay fish farm. The response from the Minister, Edna Molewa, was read out at a tense public meeting in the Port Elizabeth city hall on Monday where Department officials met with people and organisations that have strongly objected to the siting of the fish farm off the city's main... read more
16:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Families left homeless in Knysna fire Five families have been left homeless after temporary structures in Oupad outside Knysna burnt down. The head of disaster management, Richard Meyer, says although fire fighters managed to contain the fire on Monday afternoon, five temporary homes being used by housing beneficiaries while their RDP homes are being being, had burned down. He says there were no injuries. Meyer says the Knysna municipality's housing depar... read more
15:02 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Deadline extended for matric supplementary exams  The Department of Basic Education says the registration deadline for supplementary exams has been extended. Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, says the original closing date was Wednesday, 21st but this has now been extended to Friday the 30th. He says this will allow learners who failed three subjects to register to rewrite two subjects. "We have extended the deadline just to assist them and to ensure that as ... read more
14:40 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Another big drug bust on the N2 tollgate   Two men appeared in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrates Court on Monday after a police drug bust at the weekend. Police spokesman Lieutenant Marlene Pieterse said members of the flying squad confiscated Mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R15 000 during a routine stop-and-search near the tollgate on Sunday. "Members stopped a Ford Figo on the N2 highway near the tollgate and searched the vehicle. T... read more
11:37 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Teen in court for stabbing fellow learner to death  A school boy from Great Brak River appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate court last Friday on a charge of murder. The 15 year old suspect allegedly stabbed a fellow learner to death with a knife when they were travelling on a school bus last year. The accused was a learner at the Great Brak Secondary School when the incident happened. He was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed a fellow lea... read more
10:25 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Proposed fishfarm in Algoa Bay comes under the spotlight  The proposal for a controversial fish farm in Algoa Bay will come under the spotlight at a public meeting in Port Elizabeth on Monday. The Department of Environmental Affairs will be meeting hundreds of objectors, who believe the fish farm will spell bad news for the economy of Nelson Mandela Bay. A petition opposing the fish farm has already garnered thousands of signatures. Opponents say the fish farm will lur... read more
07:14 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Man from George drowns near Wilderness  Police have opened an inquest docket, following a drowning at Gwaing river mouth, 20km west of Wilderness. The National Sea Rescue Institute says two people were swept out to sea on Sunday afternoon off an unprotected beach. NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon says one man managed to get out of the water, but during a search, a rescue helicopter located the body of a man floating in the surf. He says the body of ... read more
07:11 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Police investigate murder/suicide in Mthatha   An Eastern Cape man shot his wife and then himself near Mthatha on Sunday. Police spokesperson, Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela says police are following up on information that there may have been a quarrel between the 39 year-old man and his 33-year-old wife. He says the incident happened in a small village in Ncambele locality, near Mthatha in the early hours of the morning. Police have opened a murder docket and wi... read more
07:09 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 26, 2015
Six suspects in court following sting operation in Addo and Kirkwood  Six suspects will appear in the Kirkwood Magistrates court on Monday on charges of business robbery. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer, Basil Seekoei says nine suspects, aged between 15 and 53, were arrested in the Kirkwood and Addo areas during a sting operation . He says three teenagers were taken in for questioning, and were later released into the custody of their parents. Seekoei says police seized stole... read more
12:54 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Two brothers drown in Grahamstown dam Eastern Cape police divers recovered the bodies of two brothers, who went missing in a dam in Grahamstown on Sunday morning. Police spokesperson, Capt. Mali Govender says police divers from Port Elizabeth and Port Alfred started a search in the Grey Dam shortly after 10am. She says both bodies were recovered shortly before 1pm. Govender says both were in their thirties. Police have opened an inquest docket. ... read more
12:31 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Three behind bars after Addo business robbery Addo detectives arrested three men after a shop in Langbos in the Addo area was robbed on Friday evening. Police spokesperson, W/O Basil Seekoei says the suspects, aged between 30 and 34, were arrested on Saturday. He says the three, two of them armed with firearms and one with a knife, entered the shop and demanded cash. Seekoei says it is believed that the shop owner managed to run away. He says the suspects alle... read more
12:26 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Young PE man wounded in shooting incident A 20-year old man has been admitted to a PE hospital in a stable condition, follwing yet another shooting incident in the city's northern areas. Police spokesperson, WO Alwin Labans says the incident happened at around 3 o'clock on Sunday morning in Shauderville. He says an unknown numer of suspects fired two shots through a garage door, and the victim was hit in the left ankle and leg. Labans says the motive for the ... read more
12:24 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Knysna man drowns at Coney Glen Knysna police have opened an inquest docket, following a drowning at Coney Glen. The National Sea Rescue Institute says the local man, aged 34, got into difficulties while swimming on Saturday. NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon says it is suspected that rough sea conditions and rip currents may have contributed to the man getting into difficulty in the surf. He says bystanders pulled the man from the water and tried ... read more
07:37 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Lucky escape for PE man in shoot-out A PE man had a lucky escape, following a shoot-out in a residential area of the city on Saturday. Police spokesperson WO Alwin Labans says the incident happened shortly after 1pm in Parkside. He says a man, driving in a silver grey Honda was involved in a shoot-out with people in a VW Amarok. Labans says 23 spent cartridges were found on the scene. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.... read more
16:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 23, 2015
Coega awards 24 contracts worth millions The Coega Development Corporation awarded 24 contracts worth millions of rands in the last six months of 2014. Metrominute reports that the contracts were for construction work in the Industrial Development Zone and for projects for which it was the implementing agent for national and provincial departments. Two of the major projects in the IDZ were construction of a R30.5 million rand cold storage warehouse for Vector ... read more
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