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15:36 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Backlog in Forensics delay more than 3 000 drunk driving cases in the EC  Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says a total of 3 019 drunken driving cases are still pending in the Eastern Cape because of “delays in forensic results”. Replying to a written question from the DA in the National Council of Provinces, Minister Nhleko said 642 cases were still pending from the 2010/11 financial year; 539 from 2011/12 and 734 from 2012/13. He says a further 1 104 cases, between January F... read more
14:46 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Proposed abalone ranch gets green light   A proposed abalone ranch between Schoenmakerskop and Cape Recife in Port Elizabeth has been given the green light by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The managing director of Wild Coast Abalone, Richard Clark, says they have been awarded rights for 10-years to conduct experimental abalone ranching in the area. "The Company that has been awarded the rights is a fishing company based in P... read more
14:38 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Sasco denies allegations of maladministration at NMMU   The South African Students Congress has denied allegations of maladministration of the R1.9 million rand SRC budget at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. This, after the DA Students Organisation released details of the SRC's financial statement on Tuesday. DA Youth Chairperson, Yusuf Casim, says that in most transactions, the expenditure is dramatically different from the proposed budget which was tabled and... read more
11:22 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Lamp sold at auction for R10 000  A lamp that was made by a blind resident from George, was auctioned in aid of the Emmas Hostel. Emmas is a protected workshop with hostel facilities. The lamp, that was named... the Tree of Light, was created by Solly van Belling, who is a resident at the hostel. The tree of light is in a unique shape resembling a tree and was auctioned at the civic centre in George. The closing bid for the artwork was R10 000.... read more
11:06 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Animal Welfare shop in Port Elizabeth destroyed by fire.  A fundraising shop for the Animal Welfare Society in Port Elizabeth has burnt down. The Wagtails Fundraising Shoppe was situated on the corner of Albert Road and 6th Avenue in Walmer. Manager, Deidre Terblanche, says the shop burnt down last night and at this stage, the cause of the fire is unknown. Terblanche says everything in the shop was destroyed, including all the animal goods. She says three cats did ... read more
07:28 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Elderly man in court for possession of Mandrax  A 72-year-old man and a woman found in possession of Mandrax with a street value of around R1.2 million appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Monday. The National Prosecuting Authority in the Northern Cape says the matter was postponed to the 8th of September for a formal bail application. The pair was arrested in Kimberley on Saturday, on a train from Johannesburg en route to Cape Town. The elderly ma... read more
17:02 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
DA releases water findings The Democratic Alliance says its concerned at a report that e-coli had been detected in the tap water of several hospitals in Nelson Mandela Bay. DA MP, Kevin Mileham, says this emerged during a meeting of a Nelson Mandela Bay portfolio committee last week. The DA on Monday also released its findings of an independent survey of the water quality in four provinces undertaken over the past four months. Mileham, who ha... read more
15:55 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Robbery at Uitenhage supermarket  Uitenhage police are searching for four suspect who robbed a branch of Pick n Pay on Monday morning. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei, says the robbers struck around seven o'clock when workers were arriving at the store. He says one man was hit over the head with a gun and demanded the safe keys. However, Seekoei says the robbery was unsuccessful and the men fled with just two cellphones.... read more
17:01 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Buff City mayor back in court over Madiba memorial scandal A thirteenth person had been arrested in connection with the Nelson Mandela memorial funding scandal in Buffalo City. Businesswoman Nosiphiwo Moti appeared in court on Monday and was granted bail of R5000. Meanwhile, Buffalo City mayor, Zukiswa Ncitha, her deputy Temba Tinta, speaker, Luleka Simon-Ndzela, three other senior officials and three other business people, made another appearance in court in connection with the... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay consumer debt continues to grow  Consumers owe the Nelson Mandela Metro more than R2.3 billion in overdue debt as at the end of the financial year on June 30th. That's according to figures published by the National Treasury. However, Nelson Mandela Bay’s overdue consumer debts accounts for just 4.5% of the total amount of R52.8 billion owed to all eight Metropolitan Municipalities. Treasury says the City of Johannesburg is owed more than ... read more
14:16 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
EC policeman shoots wife before turning the gun on himself  Eastern Cape police are mourning the deaths of two police members in a murder suicide. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei, says the 33-year-old off-duty police sergeant was shot dead by her husband on Sunday night. He says the shooting occurred at her residence in Goede Hoop Drive, Fairbridge Heights, in Uitenhage. The preliminary investigation indicates that her 33-year-old husband also a SAPS m... read more
13:08 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Anti fracking alliance armed with new data   The anti-fracking alliance says it has provided new data on water pollution from shale gas mining activity in the US to the Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramathlodi. It says the Wall Street Journal reported the revelations following lawsuits and open-record requests filed by Association Press and other news outlets in connection with drilling-related water contamination cases in Pennsylvania. Jonathan Dea... read more
10:58 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Stabbing incident at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium condemned  Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Chief Executive Chantal du Pisanie has expressed stadium management's shock at Saturday night's incident in which a member of the public was stabbed shortly before the end of the match between the EP Kings and the Golden Lions. The 20-year-old spectator was stabbed in the back during an altercation shortly before 9pm in the West pavilion. Du Pisani says the stadium's reaction officers r... read more
09:48 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Man arrested for East London murder   East London police are investigating a case of murder after a man was found dead over the weekend. Captain Stephen Marais says a suspect was handed over to the police by the mother of the deceased. The 23 year old suspect is believed to have been involved in an argument with the deceased who was found with several wounds to his upper body. Police are in possession of the alleged murder weapon. The susp... read more
12:10 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Two killed in PE shack fire   Two people were killed after their shack caught fire in the Barcelona informal settlement in Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth on Saturday night. Police Spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg says neighbours noticed the fire shortly before 11pm and alerted the authorities. The victims were a 39 year old man and a 44 year old woman. Police have opened an inquest docket... read more
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