Law firm’s R1.5m accident claim bungle
AFTER bungling a domestic worker’s R1.5-million Road Accident Fund claim, a law firm – which has subsequently agreed to partially compensate her for its negligence – filed court papers stating that the funds she is entitled to should be reduced as she would normally not receive private care but only emergency treatment at a state hospital.
Teachers to hear soon on R90m
EASTERN Cape teachers will know this week how and when the Education Department will pay them out the almost R90-million in salary arrears and leave payments that have accrued since 2010.
Top Grahamstown fest event canned at last moment
ONE of South Africa’s largest and most popular literature festivals, which runs in conjunction with the National Arts Festival that kicks off in Grahamstown in 10 days’ time, has had to cancel its main event after losing government funding at the eleventh hour.
Mayor slams ANC ‘devils’ in the city
NELSON Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile has lashed out at those who disrupt service delivery, dubbing them “fake ANC members” and “devils hiding behind the cross”.
Cosatu to reveal its assessment of party
TRADE union federation Cosatu – the ANC’s biggest ally – will this week announce whether it is satisfied with the party’s performance on policy decisions and implementation.
Don’t sideline youth – Tokyo
PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Tokyo Sexwale has warned that a president who stopped listening to his people would be removed at the ANC’s elective conference.
Fired cop turns up for work
A CONTROVERSIAL traffic officer fired from the Nelson Mandela Bay traffic department as well as from the provincial department returned to work in the Bay last week, only to be barred again from working by Transport MEC Thandiswa Marawu.
Three killed in East Cape robbery
Three people were killed on Friday morning (15/06/2012) during a robbery in Ntabankulu, near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, police said.
Appeal court backs Sexual Offences Act
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld an appeal by the Western Cape director for public prosecutions (DPP) on Friday (15/06/2012) against a judgment that a man could not be sentenced because of a flaw in the Sexual Offences Act.
Youth Day – what’s there to celebrate?
WHILE the rest of South Africa celebrates Youth Day tomorrow, many children and teenagers in the Eastern Cape will wake up cold and hungry, focused solely on trying to make it through another day.
Children battle to earn a living
HE stands no more than 1.5m tall, wears battered old shoes which are too big and a tatty shirt. But Lwando Kana – who says he is 20 but looks no older than 12 – bravely washes cars every day at a Zwide car wash in Nelson Mandela Bay, desperately trying to earn enough for him and his little sister to survive.
Orphan makes his mark in political, academic spheres
A NELSON Mandela Bay student has managed to overcome adversity after he and his brother were left orphaned following the death of their father.
Providing for orphans against all the odds
A SERIOUS lack of funding, dealing with adolescent children and a limited social worker base are just some of the many challenges facing an organisation catering for the needs of orphaned children in Port Elizabeth’s biggest township.
School struggles to keep hunger at bay
WHEN the pupils hear the clink of the pots and smell the aroma of freshly cooked soup and porridge, there is an air of excited anticipation.
Bay sees spike in vehicle thefts
AN increase in vehicle thefts in Nelson Mandela Bay of 9% over the past six months has prompted police to launch clampdown operations throughout the city. Last week, about 50 cars were stolen in the metro.
Man dies while cops finish docket
MEMBERS of Nelson Mandela Bay’s police Tactical Response Team (TRT) have been accused of completing a case docket instead of attending to a Somali man dying in a cell, the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court heard yesterday.
Attorney’s fee deal set aside
THE Grahamstown High Court yesterday set aside a “grossly exorbitant and unconscionable” fee agreement that allowed a Queenstown attorney to take 84% of a disabled client’s Road Accident Fund (RAF) damages award as his fee.
Walkout as MECs fail to arrive
A STRATEGIC session for Eastern Cape MECs to thrash out the yearly plans for their departments turned sour yesterday when opposition party MPLs staged a walkout because the MECs failed to turn up.
Faku election probe
ANC national disciplinary committee chairman Derek Hanekom will today lead an ANC delegation in Nelson Mandela Bay to investigate the validity of the regional conference which re-elected Nceba Faku as chairman in April.
Malema must apologise to Zille, says judge
Former ANCYL leader Julius Malema and spokesman Floyd Shivambu were ordered by a judge on Thursday (14/06/2012) to apologise to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.
Debate political interference in police: Phiyega
The issue of political interference within the SA Police Service (Saps) will need to be debated, newly-appointed police commissioner Mangwashi Phiyega said on Thursday (14/06/2012).
Police ‘slush fund abuse’ to be probed
Reports that senior crime intelligence officials in North West abused slush funds would be investigated, police said on Thursday (14/06/2012).
Wayile’s R25000 getaway paid by you
RATEPAYERS in Nelson Mandela Bay forked out about R25000 for mayor Zanoxolo Wayile and his wife, Fezeka, to have a 10-day getaway at a four-star luxury hotel in Durban over the festive season.
Sacked police commissioner Cele fights back
A DEFIANT Bheki Cele made it clear yesterday he was out to expose ministers who conspired against him, a judge he claims was pressured to find him unfit to hold office and, ultimately, a president who erred in firing him.
Cradock ranger gored by startled rhino
A RANGER from the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock was gored by a rhino during a routine patrol of the park yesterday.
Bay pupil’s body found in freezer
THE macabre discovery of a 14-year- old Nelson Mandela Bay pupil’s naked body in an unplugged freezer yesterday has police baffled.
Best of EC talent off to Grahamstown fest
THIS years’ Grahamstown National Arts Festival will boast no fewer than 42 productions from the Eastern Cape created by a talented assortment of emerging artists and seasoned professionals.
Thrilling Donkin Dash for 40 skateboarders
NELSON Mandela Bay adrenaline junkies tired of the city’s quiet streets can look forward to the inaugural Donkin Downhill Dash – a high-speed, downhill skateboarding event set to take the asphalt by storm.
ANC divide tears Motherwell apart
POLITICAL infighting between the Nelson Mandela Bay ANC and the council has boiled over to communities, with warring factions supporting regional chairman Nceba Faku and mayor Zanoxolo Wayile threatening each other with violence.
PSL blow for Bay as deadline missed
PLANS to bring KwaZulu-Natal PSL team Maritzburg United to Nelson Mandela Bay have been called off after the city missed the May 18 PSL deadline to secure the team playing all its home games in the Bay.
R210m spent on VIP flights
FLYING President Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, to their various engagements since the pair assumed office has cost taxpayers more than R210- million, former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu has revealed.
Cele to file complaint against judge
Axed police commissioner Bheki Cele on Wednesday (13/06/2012) said he would file a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) against retired judge Jake Moloi.
ANC confident new top cop will deliver
Newly-appointed national police commissioner Mangwashi Victoria “Riah” Phiyega will infuse renewed energy into the country’s crime fighting effort, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga said on Wednesday (13/06/2012).
New top cop ‘a flop’
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s appointment of Mangwashi “Riah” Phiyega as the first woman police commissioner is a “big flop”, according to critics of the move, including ANC members.
Shocking details in Knysna child sex case
HORRIFYING details of a 59-year-old Knysna businessman’s alleged sexual encounters with small children were revealed during his application for bail in the George Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Bay domestic hacked to death
A NELSON Mandela Bay domestic worker was brutally hacked to death with a panga during a botched robbery at her employer’s home in Tobias Street, Broadwood, yesterday.
Cliffhanger songstress returns
EVERY year thousands of hopeful musicians line up for an opportunity to impress the Idols judges, but for one talented former Nelson Mandela Bay songstress it may be second time lucky after she impressed judges for the second year running.
Kragga Kamma tip site set to be closed
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is fighting a losing battle in its war against illegal dumping, with only R6-million allocated in the draft 2012/13 budget while R132-million is needed to address the problem.
Liquor board’s failures cost city in court fees
THE Eastern Cape Liquor Board’s failure to investigate whether liquor licence applications comply with Nelson Mandela Bay’s municipal bylaws has resulted in the municipality having to drag liquor outlets to court for non-compliance.
Lekota ejected from assembly
IN an afternoon of high drama, COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota was kicked out of the National Assembly for refusing to withdraw a remark that President Jacob Zuma had violated his constitutional obligations.
State acts on temporary teachers
BASIC Education Department director-general Bobby Soobrayan has been deployed to the Eastern Cape to resolve the crises surrounding the employment of temporary teachers in the province.
Homes infested by rats, snakes
RESIDENTS living along Nelson Mandela Bay’s salt pans are afraid to fall asleep at night because when they do rats “as big as cats” invade their homes and terrorise them.
Residents fight over cables after teen found electrocuted
RESIDENTS of Kleinskool in Nelson Mandela Bay came to blows yesterday after municipal workers switched off their electricity supply to retrieve the body of a teenager found lying in a pool of water.
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.
Major occasion for Bay band Shoelace
A MOTHERWELL rock band, who borrowed guitars and drums to play gigs in 2009, will be hosting their official brand launch party on Friday – this time with their own instruments.
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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