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11:52 (GMT+2), Sun, 02 August 2015
Two killed in PE gang land shootings Two young men have been killed in the latest gang-land shootings to rock Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas. Police captain Johan Rheeder says the incident happened in Highfield road, Gelvandale at about 9pm on Saturday night. The men, in their 20's, were standing outside a house in Highfield road when a group of men walked up to them and started shooting. They died on the scene and the shooters fled on foot. ... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Sun, 02 August 2015
Man injured in Swartkops River boating accident A man has been seriously injured after a boat capsized in the Swartkops River on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth. NSRI Station Six commander Ian Gray says a duty crew was activated on Saturday following reports from the Eastern Cape Emergency Medical Service of a boat capsized in the Swartkops River mouth. On arrival at the scene,  it was found that a five metre rubber-duck had capsized in waves in two to three metr... read more
11:22 (GMT+2), Sat, 01 August 2015
Man bust with Uitenhage police have arrested a 22-year-old man for being in possession of suspected stolen VW car parts. Police said the man was arrested in Durban Road on Friday night. Spokesperson, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, said in a statement that police were following up on valuable information in making the bust. She said the components were valued at around R250 000. The man will appear in court on Monday... read more
06:42 (GMT+2), Sat, 01 August 2015
 Plett residents want own SAPS unit to probe child abuse cases Plettenberg Bay residents and anti-child abuse activists will on Saturday be demanding a dedicated police unit to address crimes committed against children. They will be drawing up another petition and staging their third march this year in an attempt to place pressure on authorities to establish a local child protection unit. "There is no doubt that specialised units are needed to tackle crimes against children. Cu... read more
14:17 (GMT+2), Fri, 31 July 2015
Illegal strikers back at work Striking workers from the Energy and Electricity  Directorate of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality have returned to their posts.  They've been engaged in an illegal week-long strike centering around allowances.  Municipal spokesperson Mthubanzi Mniki told AlgoaFM News a short while ago that the striking staff members returned to work on Friday morning.  Details of the agreement have not yet b... read more
07:20 (GMT+2), Fri, 31 July 2015
Festival in disaray-Kenny Lattimore no longer coming to PE US R&B singer, Kenny Lattimore, says he will not be performing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Music Festival. In a post on his Twitter feed on Friday, Lattimore said organisors had failed to secure travel and business arrangements for him and his band. Lattimore, who is no stranger to South Africa, said he was truly looking forward to performing his hits and new music. He said he was deeply disappointed at the developm... read more
06:59 (GMT+2), Fri, 31 July 2015
Operation Fiela in full swing in Nelson Mandela Bay Operation Fiela has yielded a number of successes at the Russell Road Taxi Rank in Nelson Mandela Bay. Hundreds of police members fanned out across the metro as part of the third installment of the country-wide police operation on Thursday. Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills, says during the five-hour-long operation traffic fines amounting to R55 000 were issued to motorists. She also says two sus... read more
16:57 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
 Operation Fiela fans out across Nelson Mandela Bay Operation Fiela yielded a large success at the Russell Road Taxi Rank in Nelson Mandela Bay on Thursday. Hundreds of South African Police members have fanned out across the metro as part of the third installment on the Eastern Cape leg of a country wide scoop. Provincial Spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills, says during a five hour long operation traffic fines amounting to R55 000 were given to vehicles that were stoppe... read more
16:53 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
Midrand man in court on child pornography charges A 39-year old man allegedly linked to an international child pornography ring has appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates Court in Johannesburg. Women and Men Against Child Abuse, spokesperson, Germaine Vogel, says the man is believed to be linked to a syndicate that distributed shocking footage of rape, torture and the murder of new born babies. Vogel says the man was arrested in March shortly after the South African and ... read more
13:55 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
PE learners return to school following weeks of closure Learners from 56 schools in Port Elizabeth's Northern Area's have returned to school. Schools in the Northern Areas were on a shut down for more than week in protest over teacher shortages. Earlier this week violent protests rocked the Northern Areas leaving several people injured and three behind bars. The chairperson of the Northern Areas Education Forum, Ronald Matthys, says they did not expect full attenda... read more
11:19 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
Operation Fiela in full swing in Nelson Mandela Bay Hundreds of SA Police members have fanned out across Nelson Mandela Bay as part of the third installment of Operation Fiela in the Metro. Police brass kept operational details close to their chests when briefing the media about the Eastern Cape leg of a country-wide swoop. The deputy provincial commissioner for Operations, Major General Zamuthango Mki, briefed more than 200 police members outside the Joint Operations Cen... read more
11:05 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
Long-term weather warning of another El Nino signature An intense frontal system will move through the Eastern Cape this afternoon. The PE Branch of the SA weather service is warning that this will result in strong to gale force coastal winds accompanied by light rain showers and snow over the high ground, which can be disruptive in places.   The effects of the system will  be over by late tomorrow morning and the outlook for the weekend is generally sunny.  ... read more
09:20 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
George mayor says commuters are positive about the Go George bus service George mayor, Charles Standers, says there's been a generally positive response to the introduction of phase three of the city's Go George bus service. Standers was commenting after a protest earlier this week by disgruntled taxi operators in the George and surrounding areas. In a memorandum to Standers they claim, amongst others things, that there had been no proper consultation prior to the introduction of the ... read more
09:16 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
Child given overdose anti-depressants-mom pleads not guilty A woman, who allegedly gave her two year old girl an overdose of anti depressants, has pleaded not guilty on the charges against her. The 40-year-old woman appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate Court on Wednesday.  The state has charged the mother with child neglect among other charges following her arrest by Mossel Bay's Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit. Police said the child had to... read more
08:21 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
Petro SA set to make record loss South Africa's National Oil Company, Petro SA, is set to make a loss of R14.9 billion.  According to earlier reports the loss resulted from the failed Project Ikwezi, which was intended to extend the life of Mossgas by drilling new wells. PetroSA, South Africa's National Oil Company made a loss of R14.9 billion.  The Business Times reported this week that the R14.9 billion loss, include R14 billion r... read more
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