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.
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.
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.
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.
ANC debating nationalising Telkom
The ruling ANC is debating ways to nationalise struggling Telkom, a delegate at the party’s five-yearly policy conference said on Friday (29/06/2012).
Commission to probe SA’s pass rate
A commission to investigate the pass rate in public schools was proposed at the ANC policy conference on Friday (29/06/2012), said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
Petrol price down by up to 89 cents
The price of 93 octane petrol would decrease by 89 cents a litre on Wednesday (04/07/2012), the energy department said on Friday.
Uncertainty over Zuma billion rand jet deal
The department of defence declined to comment on Friday (29/06/2012) on reports that it was finalising the purchase of a luxury VIP jet for President Jacob Zuma.
Festinos descend on Grahamstown in droves – see what’s on today
COLD, cold wind – but fortunately, no rain. Well, not yet anyway. The 2012 National Arts Festival is well underway and by just judging from the pretty hectic traffic flow on the first day (always a good barometer), it looks to be a goodie for the artists who have descended on Grahamstown in their droves.
Kids may be taught in mother tongue
XHOSA-SPEAKING children in the Eastern Cape could soon be taught in their mother tongue if the ANC in the province gets it way during discussions at the party’s national policy conference this week.
Doctors face disciplinary action for speaking
THE Eastern Cape Health Department has started disciplinary action against the three rebel Port Elizabeth specialist doctors who held an “unauthorised” media conference earlier this week to highlight massive staff shortages.
Patient tries to strangle Bay doctor
A BROKEN stethoscope saved a Nelson Mandela Bay doctor’s life when he was allegedly attacked and nearly strangled by a patient in Livingstone Hospital’s casualty department.
East Cape festinos spoilt for choice
EASTERN Cape residents are spoilt for choice with four major festivals – each with a different theme – taking place on their doorsteps and set to bring an explosion of sound and colour to an otherwise cold and wet winter.
Damage control for ANC
THE ANC has moved to do some damage control, emphasising yesterday that the policy document mooted by President Jacob Zuma was “broadly” supported by its members but that its title would be changed.
New probe of crime forum boss
A CRIMINAL case was opened against suspended Richmond Hill Crime Forum chairman Alan Mounter yesterday amid allegations he was being paid to render security services he was not authorised to provide.
Disability does not hamper star
APART from a bit of light, Gwen van Rensburg-Nel cannot see. But that has not stopped her from being one of the country’s top bowls players and the defending champion in her category at the South African Disabled Bowls Championship.
Coastal oil spill will be catastrophic
A BREAK-UP of a major oil tanker at sea along South Africa’s coastline – the second longest part of which borders the Eastern Cape – could prove a disaster of monumental proportions as the country is under-insured for such eventualities, maritime industry experts have warned.
Sexwale non-comittal on status of ‘second transition’
There was no contention about the content and context of the proposal on the second transition, ANC national executive committee member Tokyo Sexwale said on Thursday (28/06/2012). However he could not comment on whether the proposal had been rejected.
Second transition news reports ‘nonsense’, says ANC
ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu denied reports on Thursday (28/06/2012) that the second transition proposal had been rejected by most provinces during the party’s policy conference in Midrand.
Policy blow for Zuma
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s grip on the ANC took a major knock yesterday after he failed to convince the Eastern Cape – the second-biggest ANC province – to buy into his latest brainchild, the “second transition”.
Chilly G’town awaits festinos
THE thousands of festinos heading to Grahamstown for the start of the National Arts Festival today should pack in lots of warm clothes for the city’s notoriously chilly nights this time of year.
Officer in alleged attack on ex-lover
PANDEMONIUM broke out at a Port Elizabeth office block yesterday when an agitated off-duty policeman allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the head with a pocket knife following a heated argument.
J-Bay’s still the place
THE downgrading of the Billabong Pro from World Championship Tour status to six-star World Qualifying Series status has seen fewer tourists book into Jeffreys Bay for the event, which kicks off in two weeks’ time.
Bay seeks to contain ANC rebels
THE ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay is pushing for regional and branch party leaders to be given more powers to discipline members who step out of line. Ill-discipline in its ranks has eroded the ANC’s image and, in some cases, created rampant factionalism that has badly affected service delivery.
Doctors pledge support
DOCTORS and staff at Life Mercantile Hospital have come out in overwhelming support of their colleagues at the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex, who called a press conference earlier in the week to address the staff crisis at these hospitals.
Ngqura copes with big rig
WITH 120 crew members and weighing in at about 24000 tons, manoeuvring a massive six-storey drilling rig into the Port of Ngqura on the outskirts of Nelson Mandela Bay was no easy task for officials.
Northern areas clinics hit by medication crisis
HUNDREDS of residents in Nelson Mandela Bay’s northern areas who depend on metro clinics as their primary source of healthcare have had to turn to private pharmacies because of a shortage of state-issued medication.
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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