Mayor backs costly trip to Algeria
BARELY two weeks after the Nelson Mandela Bay council adopted a stringent 2012/13 budget, mayor Zanoxolo Wayile approved a R42000 trip for council speaker Maria Hermans and a municipal official to attend independence celebrations in Algeria.
‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius chosen for Olympics
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius will compete in the individual 400 metres and the 4×400 relay team for South Africa at the London Olympics, a member of the country’s Olympic federation said on Wednesday (04/07/2012).
70 hand grenades stolen from army bakkie in Gauteng
About 70 military hand grenades were stolen on Wednesday (04/07/2012) near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, according to a report.
South Africans not saving enough
Many South Africans still battle to manage their finances, the SA Savings Institute (Sasi) said on Wednesday (04/07/2012).
Gordhan lashes out at ‘dishonesty’ of banks
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan accused banks and financial institutions of seeking to maximise profits at all costs, The Star reported on Wednesday (04/07/2012).
Walmer township looters force Somalis to flee
CHAOS broke out in Port Elizabeth’s Walmer township yesterday when protesting residents went on the rampage, attacking and looting several shops owned by Somalis.
Arts fest ticket sales up
THE uncharacteristically warm weather during this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown has seen a much more successful opening in comparison to last year – with a significant increase in ticket sales.
Bursary ‘bankrupts’ EC nurses
A BATTLE over state funding for students at one of South Africa’s largest nursing colleges is brewing between the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) and the Eastern Cape Health Department.
Grahamstown Festival Highlights
Features editor Brett Adkins’ pick of the highlights of this years National Arts Festival in the City of Saints.
Launch of ‘unique’ album
AMONG them, they have played with some of Africa’s top musicians.
Squeamish SA soapie fans object to sexy TV commercials
NO sex please, we are watching our soapies.
Graft in police includes bribes, embezzlement, buying jobs – Mthethwa
POLICE Minister Nathi Mthethwa wants the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) to investigate “systematic corruption” within the police. This, he said, included bribes, the embezzlement of funds and incidences where members of the public “bought” jobs in the SAPS
Bay residents must conserve power or pay the penalty – metro
THE municipality’s new Inclining Block Tariffs (IBT) system necessitates high electricity consuming households to change their behaviour to conserve power or be penalised by paying more.
Bay users look to save energy
POWER price increases have encouraged more and more Nelson Mandela Bay electricity users to opt for renewable energy products.
South Africans urged to conserve – ‘or no water by 2050’
South Africans need to conserve water to avoid the country running dry by 2050, Water Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Tuesday (03/07/2012).
Prove tender process for Zuma’s jet is legit, says DA
Former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu must produce proof that tender process to buy a new presidential jet was sound, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday (03/07/2012).
Massive victory for Bay’s Faku
NELSON Mandela Bay ANC leader Nceba Faku will call the shots in the party for the next three years, after his detractors failed to convince his bosses to nullify a conference which elected him two months ago.
Doctors threaten mass walkout
DOCTORS have threatened to shut down public hospital services in Port Elizabeth in support of their colleagues – three rebel doctors who have been threatened with disciplinary action for speaking out about the dire staff shortage at the medical facilities.
SA becoming major exporter of tik
SOUTH Africa is fast becoming a major exporter of one of the most destructive drugs on the market – tik. (methamphetamine).
Walmer: mayor to talk
NELSON Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile is expected to address Walmer township residents at 10am today after spending several hours yesterday locked in a meeting with community members.
Health SG to stay – despite offer to resign
EASTERN Cape Health Department boss Siva Pillay will remain at the helm of the provincial authority despite his offer to resign.
Five police stations probed for shielding members
FIVE Eastern Cape police stations are being investigated for failing to report criminal behaviour by their officers to the provincial police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.
‘Abductor’: my arrest shame
A MARRIED father of two has told of his anger and shame at being arrested last week for abducting a teenager from The Bridge shopping centre in Port Elizabeth.
Cultural mix on offer ensures packed venues
DIVERSITY is something you could never say does not exist in Grahamstown for these 11 hectic but celebratory days in the life of a small Eastern Cape city nestled in a picturesque valley.
Boy, 11, shows up pro rally drivers
JUST because he is too young to drive on public roads does not mean he cannot drive, an East London schoolboy has proved.
Be honest with taxman – or else: Gordhan
South Africans have been urged to be sincere and truthful with the SA Revenue Service (Sars) in the 2012 tax season.
Prioritise farm attacks: Afriforum
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega must declare farm murders a priority crime, civil rights group AfriForum said on Monday (02/07/2012).
Draft smoking laws ‘excessively restrictive’ – tobacco industry
The draft regulations on smoking in public places and certain outdoor public places are too restrictive, the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (Tisa) said on Monday (02/07/2012).
Reprieve for chimps who savaged researcher
The two male chimpanzee which attacked a United States researcher at the Chimp Eden rehabilitation centre, in Mpumalanga, last week will not be euthanised, it was reported on Monday (02/07/2012).
Grahamstown festival blessed with glorious weather
THERE’S one thing to be said for Grahamstown in the middle of winter. If you’re lucky enought to score a warm, sunny day, it’s glorious.
Heavenly voice in City of Saints
THIS year’s winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music, 24-year-old soprano Kelebogile Boikanyo, has so far transported her audiences at the festival – and opera lovers have one last chance with the songbird at 7pm today.
Power outage nearly disrupts ‘Giselle’ show
THE National Arts Festival’s mainstay event, the classical ballet Giselle, almost did not happen on Saturday when the power went out for almost an hour and generators failed to kick in.
Bay residents face punitive power charges
NELSON Mandela Bay residents who use an excessive amount of electricity will be hit by tariff increases of as much as 35%, while those who keep power usage to a minimum will end up paying less than the 11% increase announced by the municipality earlier this year
ANC fails to deliver on ‘radical direction’ promise
THREE days after the ANC adopted policies to take to Mangaung, it is widely believed the party has taken a step backwards rather than the radical direction it promised.
Lekota pushes recruitment
COPE president Mosioua Lekota is pushing party members to embark on a massive recruitment drive in Nelson Mandela Bay where the party claims a group of ANC members have defected.
Pot of gold for PE school after Rainbow initiative
IT has been nearly two years since Kwazakhele High School hit rock bottom – motivation was at an all-time low, and the matric pass rate was a dismal 38%.
Former street kid has sights set on dream life
DETERMINED to turn his turbulent past around with his diploma, a former Nelson Mandela Bay street kid has his sights set on living his dream life.
Black pupil turned away from trials
A 17-year-old Wagpos Hoërskool, Brits, pupil claims she was turned away from hockey trials in Rustenburg because she was black.
Media a threat – Faku
THE media’s obsession with consistently portraying ANC leaders as inefficient and corrupt fat cats was the biggest threat to South Africa’s hard- earned democracy, ANC regional chairman Nceba Faku said yesterday.
Say no to Mthombo
WE HAVE reached a development T-junction. We can either accept, without thinking, the proposed R80-billion oil refinery, Project Mthombo, without an environmental impact assessment having been done – never mind Durban South and the pollution there, never mind scrutinising that extraordinary 18500 permanent jobs’ promise by our premier.
Municipality pledges to probe fracking
CHRIS Hani District Municipality is set to do what Treasure the Karoo Action Group is hoping the national government will still decide is necessary. The step? To appoint a team of experts to investigate fracking, the controversial drilling method Shell wants to use to explore for and extract gas from shale beds deep beneath the Karoo
Keen young swimmers missing out on premier event
ABOUT a hundred eager young swimmers from Port Elizabeth’s northern and township areas will miss out on what is considered to be the highlight event of their sporting year.
Matric Results – See the PDFs
Pupils and parents flocked to Newspaper House to snap up The Herald Matric Results supplement. Now we make available to you pdfs of the supplement pages.
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