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11:15 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Great Brak shoe factory robbed Police in Great Brak River are still searching for three suspects following an armed robbery at a shoe factory. Correspondent Louise Karsten reports that the suspects allegedly held employees at gunpoint at the Watson Shoe Factory on Thursday. Employees were locked inside while the suspects took an undisclosed sum of money out of the safe and cash register. The three men fled in a yellow Nissan Micra which was found a... read more
09:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
NMB Mayor Ben Fihla pledges support to Nigerian families Nelson Mandela Bay executive mayor, Ben Fihla, has pledged support for the families of those who were killed in the Nigeria church building disaster. Fihla, accompanied by his mayoral committee and leaders from the SA Council of Churches, visited some of the families on Thursday. According to a statement from the Metro Municipality, the mayor also used the opportunity to establish what assistance the families may need a... read more
09:50 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Increase in reward for information on Jackal deaths at Addo The Wildlife Operations Group, co-ordinated by the Wilderness Foundation, has upped the reward for information on the poisoning of jackal in the Addo National Elephant Park. The Group said on Thursday that it will supplement the R10 000 reward already offered by SA National Parks to bring the total reward on offer to R50 000. In a statement, the Wildlife Operations Group said while SANParks investigators are still follow... read more
09:43 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 21, 2014
Rhino killings top 1000 The Department of Environmental Affairs says the number of rhinos poached in South Africa this year stands at 1020. In a statement on Thursday, the Department said this number already exceeds the 1004 rhinos poached for the whole of last year. The Kruger National Park, where 672 of the animals have been killed, has again borne the brunt of the poaching. Another 110 have been killed by poachers in Limpopo, 84 in KwaZul... read more
16:11 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Chrismas comes early for children in Buffalo City Metro Christmas came early for over six thousand kids in Buffalo City Metro when mayor Zukiswa Ncitha gifted them with toys and snacks. Ncitha, with the full funding of billionaire Patrice Motsepe's Foundation and supporters of his team Mamelodi Sundowns, spread out across all 50 wards of Buffalo City Metro, handing Christmas goodies to kids on Thursday. The foundation has an on going partnership with the city which includes t... read more
15:26 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 20, 2014
PE police probe three house robberies in the past 24 hours Port Elizabeth police are investigating three house robberies in the past 24 hours. Police Spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg says two university students had laptops and cellphones stolen during robberies at two student digs in Summerstrand. She says police are probing a possible link between the two cases. In a third incident, Janse Van Rensburg, says two men were arrested in Mount Road on Thursday morn... read more
15:15 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 20, 2014
 DA warns about the state of South Africa's bank balance The Democratic Alliance says its clear from the Adjustment Appropriation Bill tabled in the Bhisho Legislature on Wednesday, that the country is cash strapped with expenditure exceeding revenue. DA provincial spokesperson on Finance, Bobby Stevenson, says this mini-budget, of R467.6 million, is the smallest that he can remember. He says last year's mini-budget was R2.1 billion and the year before, R1.1 billion . Steve... read more
11:52 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Parliament notes challenges affecting land restitution Parliament's portfolio committee on Rural Development and Land Reform says it has noted a hard-hitting report by the SA Human Rights Commission on systemic challenges affecting the land restitution process. In a brief statement, the Committee said that one of the challenges of the process is the backlog in claims lodged prior to December 31st 1998 and the lack of capacity to settle claims timeously. The portolio committe... read more
10:04 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 20, 2014
 Reeva Steenkamp's mother not out for revenge Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, says she does not want revenge for the death of her daughter. Speaking on Algoa FM's DMB on Thursday, Steenkamp did refer to Oscar Pistorius, who is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for killing Reeva. "Nothing is ever going to be the same for us again. We've been robbed of our beautiful daughter and it's not going to change anything. Whatever happens to Oscar is of know c... read more
17:45 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Vandals cost cellphone company millions in EC Syndicates are said to be running rampant in rural parts of the Eastern Cape stealing copper cables and other infrastructure meant to bring communication services to local communities. Carol Hall, Vodacom's Managing Executive for Operations in the Eastern region, says losses run into millions of rands. She told Algoa FM News that thieves are regularly vandalising their base stations, stealing cables, batteries and even d... read more
16:56 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
 Bayworld gears up for House Party Management at Port Elizabeth's Bayworld say that they have been assured that a musical house party planned for the old tropical house at the end of this month, will not affect the animals in the adjacent Oceanarium and nearby Snake Park About a thousand people are expected at the dance party on the 30th of November, which features several local DJ's as well as German DJ, Martin Stimming. The event was advertised on Faceb... read more
14:38 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
SAMREC:Overfishing leaving the ocean in a desperate state SAMREC Port Elizabeth says that overfishing has left the ocean in a desperate state and there is a massive shortage of fish. Samrec trustee, Libby Sharwood, says there's not enough food for starving penguins who wash ashore. She says it's so bad that some penguins have even started to digest their own organs. Sharwood says this problem has intensified over the last two months. "In the last two months the babie... read more
12:47 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Foreign nationals killed in PE robbery  Port Elizabeth police are searching for 5 suspects who killed two men during a robbery at a spaza shop in Missionvale on Tuesday night. Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg says the two victims died from their injuries in hospital after being stabbed during the robbery. Van Rensburg says one of the men collapsed inside the shop while the other managed to go in search of help, in spite of his injuries. The deceas... read more
08:25 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
NMB celebrates 20 years of freedom this summer  As South Africa approaches the end of the 20 years of Freedom Celebrations, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality plans to do it in grand style. Yesterday evening, the NMBM officially launched the Summer Season 2014/15 Programme. This year's Summer Season promises to be of a special kind. It will be a true reflection of the journey we have traveled to create the Rainbow Nation that we are today. It will also capture the f... read more
16:22 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 18, 2014
 Strategic Environmental Assessment to be prepared before fracking starts in the Karoo Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa says her department will be preparing a Strategic Environmental Assessment for fracking in the Karoo, which will include a consideration of the regional geology. Replying to a question in the National Council of Provinces, the Minister said that in addition there would be a “site specific environmental assessment process”. Molewa said this would evaluate impacts on ... read more
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