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16:37 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Go George public transport system to start trial phase The GO George project will be the first public transport system network for a B-municiplaity. More than twenty busses, as part of a trial phase, will start servicing the first routes in the city from the 8th of December. The transport network will operate from the transfer hub in Cradock Street, between the suburbs of Loerie Park, Rosemoor and Denneoord, connecting also on the route to and from the Garden Route Mall. ... read more
16:30 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Suspect uses pepper spray to rob Engen Garage at Bluewater Bay Swartkops police are investigating a case of business robbery following an incident at an Engen Garage in Bluewater Bay. Police spokesperson, Constable Mncedi Mbombo says a suspect entered the shop on Friday and started spraying pepper spray at the cashier. Mbombo says the man took and undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. No arrests have yet been made.... read more
12:22 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Weekend loadshedding......  more than likely  The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality today (Friday, 28 November 2014) received a notification from Eskom advising us that "a very high probability exists that Eskom will implement loadshedding this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 November 2014) to stabilise the power system." Should the NMBM be required to implement such loadshedding, we will do so in accordance with the 2-hourly schedule that has b... read more
11:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Municipal protest on first day of Plett Rage  Protestors brought Plettenberg Bay traffic to a near standstill on Friday morning as the first day of a municipal worker strike got underway. This while thousands of school-leavers from across the country started arriving in town for the annual Plett Rage kicking off on Friday - sparking fears of possible disruptions of the festival. South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) members started the strike action b... read more
11:14 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay Pride PE unveil biggest Rainbow Flag in Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Pride Port Elizabeth and The Boardwalk unveiled the biggest Rainbow Flag in Africa at the Donkin Reserve. The unveiling on Friday forms part of the 4th annual Nelson Mandela Bay Pride Festival taking place at The Boardwalk on Saturday. The giant Rainbow Flag measures at a whopping 12 by 8 meters and is the biggest of its kind to hang on a flagpole. Its bright colours have become recognised as the ... read more
07:13 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Rhino Translocation Programme: Phase 1 completed  SA National Parks has announced the successful completion of the first phase of the Strategic RhinoTranslocation Programme from the Kruger National Park. SANPARKS says that in terms of the programme, a number of rhino are being moved out of poaching hot-spots in the Kruger National Park to safer destinations either inside the Park or outside the Park. In the last two months, 29 rhinos have been moved from hot-spot... read more
07:11 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Two arrests following high speed chase with cops in Grahamstown  Two men aged 23 and 33 have been arrested in Grahamstown after a high speed chase with police. Captain Mali Govender says police also seized their vehicle which had been stolen hours earlier in Port Elizabeth. Both suspects who are from Motherwell in Port Elizabeth. They're been held in custody and will appear in the Grahamstown Magistrates Court Shortly. In another incident in Grahamstown yesterday, approxi... read more
17:02 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 27, 2014
EC Premier, Phumulo Masualle speaks to residents outside Khayamnandi Community Hall in Despatch Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle, says the housing situation within the Khayamnandi informal settlement at Despatch needs immediate attention. Masualle is leading his executive committee on an outreach programme of the Nelson Mandelay Bay Metro as part of Bhisho's commitment to the 16 Days campaign of No Violence Against Women and Children which kicked off this week. The premier spoke to AlgoaFM News after addressi... read more
16:50 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 27, 2014
George man arrested for child pornography A suspect has been arrested in George in connection with the creation and possession of child pornography. Captain Bernadine Steyn says the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit based in George arrested a 40-year old man at his house in the town on Thursday. Steyn says police executed the arrest after first obtaining an arrest warrant from the George Magistrates' court following an intensive invest... read more
13:16 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Matric's start arriving for Plett rage  Matrics from all over the South Africa have started arriving in Plettenberg Bay for one of the biggest student festivals in the country. The 14th annual Plett Rage - a 10-day party for matrics celebrating the end of their school careers - starts on Friday and will run until December 7. This year's event is set to attract more than 10 000 school-leavers and include a jam-packed programme featuring some of South Af... read more
12:42 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Eastern Cape learner murdered at school   A Grade 12 learner has been stabbed to death in an exam room in Whittlesea. The Eastern Cape Education Department says 20-year-old Nathi Mbindela was stabbed by a fellow matriculant at Abambo Senior Secondary School on Tuesday, following a fight while invigilators were busy with the pre-stage processes of the examination. Education Department spokesperson Malibongwe Mtima says they're gravely concerned about the ... read more
08:46 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Madiba family to ensure welfare of Qunu cattle   Family of the late former president, Nelson Mandela have undertaken to ensure the welfare of cattle at his Qunu homestead in the Eastern Cape. The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says its farm animal protection unit recently inspected the cattle after concerns were raised. National inspector, Navesh Singh said grazing on the farm was exhausted and supplementary feeding, alth... read more
07:20 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Serial rapist arrested in Hofmeyer  Cradock police have arrested a 22 year-old man and linked him to the rape of five woman at the Karoo town of Hofmeyer. Police captain Stefanie Smith says the crimes were committed from January last year and the victims are between the ages of 41 and 90. She says the suspect was arrested after he broke into a dwelling in Hofmeyr and left behind evidence linking him to the crime scene. He was released due to insu... read more
17:02 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Eastern Cape Premier visits NMB for 16 days of Activism Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masuale, and his executive are in Nelson Mandela Bay on Wednesday on a two day outreach programme engaging communities. The visit forms part of the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children, which will start on Thursday. The delegation, including Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality officials, visited households this afternoon in Zwide, Kwazakhele and Soweto on Sea, engaging w... read more
16:43 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 Young Port Elizabeth gang-leader jailed for 14 years A well known gang leader in Port Elizabeth's northern areas has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of a 23 year-old man from Gelvandale. Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, says 19 year-old Leswin Felix was sentenced on Wednesday in the regional court in Port Elizabeth, marking another success for the PE Gang Task team. Van Rensburg says Felix was given the lengthy pris... read more
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