14:13 (GMT+2), Fri, 28 August 2015
A man has been arrested after he stabbed his friend to death after a brawl over a loaf of bread, Free State police said.
Police spokesperson Captain Chaka Marope said the deceased, identified only as Mr X Shibane ,29, was found by a passerby in Fort Street at around 21:30 in Bloemfontein, lying in a pool of blood.
“The two were spotted together in the City Centre of Bloemfontein being engaged in their daily ch... read more
13:14 (GMT+2), Fri, 28 August 2015
President Jacob Zuma says a long term national water plan is needed in the country,because without water the earth would perish.
These were some of the statements made by the President, who is in Zwide, Port Elizabeth on Friday to launch a national water leaks project...
Here is his full speech as issued by the Presidency.
I am very happy to be here in the friendly city, eBhayi.
In the State of t... read more
09:35 (GMT+2), Fri, 28 August 2015
The Graaff-Reinet area is calm on Friday morning following a two-day late night protest.
Police Spokesperson Warrant officer, Wessel Cronje says the protest action started on Wednesday afternoon.
Cronje says the protest is by the area's ANC Youth League over unresolved grievances with certain municipal members.
He says protesters made use of petrol bombs to set alight municipal property and vehicles.
He says a ... read more
07:24 (GMT+2), Fri, 28 August 2015
The Nelson Mandela Bay Council met behind closed doors on Thursday afternoon to discuss the national treasury's report on large-scale corruption in the Metro.
Executive mayor, Danny Jordaan, told a full Council meeting on Wednesday that their clean-up campaign was at an advanced stage.
The Herald reports that City Manager, Mpilo Mbambisa's days are numbered, after the Council started a process which would decide ... read more
07:21 (GMT+2), Fri, 28 August 2015
A 17-year-old Port Elizabeth youth was wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting in West End on Thursday.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans, says the teenager was wounded in the back and legs when a lone gunman opened fire.
It appears the intended target was a man sitting in a car in Bede Street.
He escaped unharmed.
Labans says the youth was walking in the direction of the car when the gu... read more
18:23 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
A Port Elizabeth policeman has been wounded in a shoot-out with an armed gang who robbed a spaza shop in Sanctor in the city's northern areas.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer, Alwin Labans, said the drama ended in Kwadwesi when the nine robbers crashed their Toyota Quantum into a wall following a chase by police Thursday afternoon.
He said four men jumped out of the vehicle and two of them who were arm... read more
15:19 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
The 2015 edition of the PicknPay Knysna Oyster Festival has had a massive economic impact on the local economy.
That's according to figures released by the festival organisors, based on in-depth data gathered by the Knysna Municipality during the 10-day event.
Festival manager, Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt, says over that period 73 thousand 500 people attended the festival, collectively spending R118.7m.
She says a furt... read more
14:27 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
Four prisoners, who escaped on their way back from the Mthatha High Court on Wednesday afternoon were re-arrested within hours.
Police spokesperson, Lt Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela says the prisoners are currently serving life sentences at Wellington Correctional Facility and were appearing in court for other pending cases.
He says it is alleged that upon their arrival back at the prison, they overpowered a Correc... read more
13:38 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
The police's Family Violence,Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth is investigating a case of child abandonment, after a baby was found at the Powerline informal settlement.
The baby girl believed, to be two or three days old, was found by Police after a resident reported that the child had been crying during Wednesday night.
The child was found at the back of a police station.
Sh... read more
13:34 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
In a surprise move the man accused of murdering an eight-year-old Plettenberg Bay girl has decided to apply for bail about seven months after initially turning the option down.
The 18-year-old suspect Lulama Candani was set to briefly appear in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate's Court on Thursday for a trial date to be set after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) made a decision to transfer the case to the Kn... read more
13:30 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
Volkswagen Group South Africa has announced plans to invest more than R4.5 billion by 2017 for new products and infrastructure
Managing Director, Thomas Schaefer, made the announcement at a media briefing in Sandton on Thursday.
He said the money will be spent on major new investments in their Uitenhage factory; on their supplier base and also the training of employees for the next generation of products to be ... read more
12:34 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
Port Elizabeth police made use of rubber bullets on Thursday morning to disperse protesters on the N2 highway.
Peak morning traffic came to a standstill between the Cotswold and Stanford Road offramps due to an alleged protest by SMME's over the SA National Road Agency Ltd.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans earlier said police were at the scene to re-open the road and direct traffic.
He said t... read more
06:23 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 August 2015
An East London man was arrested, after perlemoen worth more than R200 000 was found at a house in Gonubie on Wednesday.
Provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Sibongile Soci, says man in his fifties, was arrested during an intelligence-driven operation.
She says police found the perlemoen stored in 25 packets in a freezer in the garage of the house.
Soci says numerous items linked to the illegal harvesting of perlemo... read more
11:57 (GMT+2), Wed, 26 August 2015
The Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the North Eastern Cape has shut down its water supply services at Ugie, due to fuel contamination.
Members of the community complained about a fuel odour coming from the water.
Joe Gqabi spokesperson, Mandla Gceya says their Water Service Provider and Municipal Health Services section conducted an investigation and took water sampling tests.
He says a layer of organic substance... read more
11:52 (GMT+2), Wed, 26 August 2015
A 35-year-old Port Elizabeth radio presenter appeared in the city's magistrate's court on Wednesday on a charge of sexual assault, and was granted bail of R2 000.
He was arrested at the Kings Court centre on Tuesday, were he was contracted as a freelance weekend presenter by community station, Kingfisher FM.
He was held overnight at the Humewood police station, and made his first court appearance on Wednesday.
... read more