13:54 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
John Stoffels, the Speaker for the Oudtshoorn municipality, told 11 DA councillors today that their request for a special council meeting on Wednesday was "unlawful and invalid"
Instead, a special workshop is scheduled for Wednesday in the ongoing attempt to finalise the budget.
The DA’s request for a special council meeting claimed that “if a majority of the councillors request the meeting i... read more
13:46 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Several health sector NGO's have called for urgent action to be taken to address what they say is the scourge of the widespread shortage of Aids medication in the Eastern Cape.
The joint call on Tuesday came from the Rural Health Advocacy Project, Doctors Without Borders, Treatment Action Campaign and Section 27 in a report that will be discussed sixth SA Aids Conference in Durban from Wednesday.
According to a syn... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Port Elizabeth police are searching for an armed gang who shot and killed a man, hijacked his bakkie and then robbed two petrol stations.
Police spokesperson, captain Stanley Jarvis, says the drama unfolded in Kwazakhele shortly after seven on Monday night when the gang shot and killed a 45-year-old man from Grahamstown before hijacking his vehicle.
He says the gang were then allegedly involved in two robberies at ... read more
11:39 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Potential job cuts and the disposal of money-losing assets is looming at Telkom.
According to Business Report, the restructuring comes at a time when the telecommunications company is ramping up its bid to cut costs and position itself to compete in a cut-throat market.
The overhaul could see further cuts to Telkom's staff complement of 21 000, including flattening management layers.
It also entails a review of ... read more
11:37 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Port Elizabeth police are investigating a case of attempted murder and armed robbery at a Somali owned shop in the city.
Warrant Officer Gwe says the robbery took place on Monday night in Govan Mbeki avenue where two Somalians were shot and another two assaulted with a firearm.
Gwe says there was a shoot out between the robbers and the Somalians.
In the cross fire a 17 year old boy was shot and taken to Dora N... read more
11:30 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The body of an unknown man with several stab wounds has been found in Veeplaas in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Police spokesperson, Warrant officer Thembi Gwe says the man in his thirties was found on the corner of Kani and Koyani road on Monday.
She says he was wearing blue jeans and a blue fleece top.
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact the Kwazakhele SAPS.... read more
08:51 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A woman was arrested in Mthatha for having 880kg of dagga in her possession.
Fatyela says police found eight bags of the drug in her car.
He says the 53-year-old was arrested during a roadblock on Monday.
The street value of the confiscated dagga is R880 000.
Fatyela says police are looking for the driver of the vehicle, who got away.
The woman will appear in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court on Monday.... read more
08:49 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A man was shot dead at an initiation school near Bityi in the Eastern Cape early on Tuesday morning.
Police spokesperson, Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela says an unknown man entered the school during the night and shot and killed a 22-year-old circumcision traditional surgeon.
He says a 21-year-old man, who was also responsible for the initiates, was wounded.
Fatyela says the motive for the attack is unclear.
No arres... read more
07:22 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Thousands of school children and Equal Education members marched in Pretoria and Cape Town on Monday to demand that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga publish norms and standards on school infrastructure.
They also called for safer and better resourced schools.
In Cape Town, around 2500 learners marched to Parliament, where they delivered a memorandum to a representative of the basic education department.
Other ... read more
12:35 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 17, 2013
Swift action by police officials in the Cradock, Middelburg and Hofmeyr policing areas, has resulted in the arrest of two men for the murder of an elderly farmer in the Hofmeyr area.
Spokesperson, Capt Stefanie Smith says three suspects allegedly broke down the back door of a farm house near Hofmeyr on Sunday evening.
She says the men, armed with knives, allegedly assaulted 80-year old Louis Traut, his 48-year old wife C... read more
11:44 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 17, 2013
Two Eastern Cape boys, who underwent an illegal circumcision, were hospitalised late on Sunday.
The provincial health department says a team of police and health officials responded to a call from one of the villages.
Department spokesperson, Sizwe Kupelo says the boys were suffering from dehydration and hallucinations.
He says they were found in a forest near Sicambeni village and taken to hospital.
Kupelo says po... read more
11:38 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 17, 2013
Eastern Cape police opened an inquest docket, after a man went missing in the Mzimvubu River Mouth in Port St Johns on Sunday.
The National Sea Rescue Institute says its volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a canoe which capsized.
NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon says it appears that an employee from a local guest lodge, a man believed to be in his mid thirties, had taken a guest of the hot... read more
12:48 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, June 15, 2013
Port Elizabeth police are still searching for three men who robbed a high-end jewellery store at the Boardwalk Casino Complex on Thursday evening, making off with posh Rolex watches.
Capt Johan Rheeder says a firearm was recovered on Friday evening in a hedge near the tenpin bowling area of the complex.
He says police cannot confirm if the weapon was used during the robbery, and it was sent for ballistic tests.... read more
12:44 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, June 15, 2013
A man in his early 30's was killed in a car accident in Target Kloof, Port Elizabeth late on Friday night.
Police captain, Johan Rheeder says the accident happened at around 11 pm, when the man apparently lost control of his Ford Fiesta, and hit a lamp post.
He says it was raining heavily at the time of the accident.
Rheeder says the victim was alone in the car. Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.... read more
13:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, June 14, 2013
Steytlerville in the Baviaans Municipality has been named as the Eastern Cape winner in the Kyknet / Kwela town of the year competition.
Steytlerville beat off contenders Burgersdorp and Somerset East for the regional title.
The overall national winner will be announced in August.
The mayor of the Baviaans Municipality, Ewald Loock, says Steytlerville this is good news for tourism in that area.
"It is ... read more