10:43 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In an attempt to conserve the character of the picturesque holiday town of Knynsa, the local municipality approved a bylaw to regulate outdoor advertising, heritage and building aesthetics.
Knynsa municipal manager Lauren Waring said the bylaw sought to conserve the character and aesthetic quality of the built environment in the greater Knysna area. "Development and growth over the past decade has had implicatio... read more
07:51 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mourning and burial customs of AbaThembu
Issued by the ELCGTA Ministry on 10 December 2013
This information details the mourning and burial customs of AbaThembu. We release this to help you understand how the people of this Kingdom and their clans conduct themselves when a head of the family passes on.
We trust that the media will publish this and release it to the global community as it will educate people interested... read more
13:19 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A DEFENDANT in the Plettenberg Bay dog-fighting case will appear on similar charges of contravening the Animal Protection Act for his alleged involvement in an organised dog fight in East London in 2008.
Anton van Blerk has been asked to appear in the East London Magistrates Court on the 20th of December for his alleged part in a dog-fight that occurred on the 31st of October 2008 at Winterstrand in East London.
E... read more
08:50 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, will deliver the keynote address at a memorial service for Madiba at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
Proceedings will get underway at 9am on the day.
Nelson Mandela Bay spokesperson, Kupido Baron, says Reverend Andile Mbete from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa will lead the memorial service.
National artists Zahara, Lusanda, Eastern Cape G... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Minister in the Presidency, Collins Chabane says foreign heads of state and dignitaries will not be stopped from attending former president Nelson Mandela's funeral in Qunu, but are advised not to do so.
He says nobody will be prevented from attending, however, given the size and the scale of the operation and the delegation - and the limited infrastructure in the area, government advised against it.
Chabane told r... read more
16:37 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 09, 2013
With the last race meeting at the Arlington Racecourse having taken place last Friday, the focus is now on the future of the land.
Metrominute reports that the land has been earmarked as one possibility for future housing development for residents of Walmer Township.
A recent report said that Phumelela Gaming and Leisure had put a R50 million price tag on the land following completing of the construction of an all-weathe... read more
14:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 09, 2013
Nelson Mandela Bay's newly appointed city manager, Mpilo Mbambisa, has outlined several areas of immediate concern for him.
Metrominute reports that Mbambisa wants the municipality to consider alternatives options for the five large companies that are engaged in a dispute with municipality over electricity tariffs and have been paying 2010 rates.
He says in a written report on his tenure as acting municipal manager... read more
12:47 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 09, 2013
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development says it has begun the first phase of shale gas exploration across a wide swathe of the province covering four district municipalities.
The Department says the initial study, being conducted with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, involves the creation of a forensic base-line for shallow ground water reservoirs in the Eastern Cape ahead of actual exploitati... read more
11:35 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 09, 2013
The South African Police Service in the Eastern Cape would like to make the public aware about the protection orders and how to access it. A protection order aims to prevent the reoccurrence of domestic violence or sexual harassment by stating what conduct the alleged offender (respondent) must refrain from doing.
As long as he/she complies with the protection order, the complainant will be safe. If the respondent co... read more
07:54 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 08, 2013
The ANC's Provincial Executive Committee in the Eastern Cape will visit Nelson Mandela’s home in Qunu on Sunday afternoon for prayers and expression of compassion with members of the Aba-Thembu Royal Family
ANC Provincial Secretary, Oscar Mabuyane says the visit to the Mandela home in Qunu is inline with the Xhosa culture where friends and associates of a person who has passed on, visit the family to mourn with them b... read more
12:34 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
I am deeply saddened by the death of my grandfather, Nkosi Dalibhunga Nelson Mandela on Thursday night.
Even within this sadness and heavy heart, I am strengthened by the knowledge that he is now finally resting.
During his life, Madiba has defied the odds and together with his organization the African National Congress (ANC) and his comrades, he fought against apartheid to gift us the freedom we are enjoying today. All... read more
12:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
Port Elizabeth police are investigating the double suicide of a Kwanoxolo couple.
Spokesperson, Captain Johan Rheeder says the couple, both 35, contacted their family in Bhisho to say farewell, and informed them of their intention to commit suicide.
The family sped to Port Elizabeth and stayed in contact with the man.
He later informed them that he and his wife took poison, and that she was already dead.
Poli... read more
12:19 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
A 29-year old Nigerian national has been found guilty in the Port Elizabeth High Court of the premeditated murder of a man at a mosque in South End.
Mohammed Aliko was arrested in September for the murder of 44-year old Muhammed Laher.
Laher, who was wheelchair-bound, died after he was assaulted and stabbed in the ear with a pencil, while praying inside the mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadaan.
Aliko,... read more
10:40 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
Port Elizabeth police are investigating a case of murder after the body of a 50 year old man was found in Ford Frederick street in Central on Friday morning. The victim had a pillow over his head.
The motive for the murder as well as the identity of the victim is unknown
Police are also investigating two cases of culpable homicide, after two pedestrians were killed on the city's roads on Thursday night.
Police s... read more
13:18 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 05, 2013
Animal rights activists gathered outside the Knysna Magistrates Court on Thursday, where six men are appearing in connection with a long-running dog fighting case.
The six men, from PE, East London and Queenstown, were part of a group of 10 men arrested during a police raid on a property in Ladywood outside Plettenberg Bay in 2011 where illegal dog fights were held.
Witnesses testified earlier that during the bust... read more