Search goes on for missing Plett fishermen
POLICE and NSRI divers continued to search the ocean and Keurbooms River mouth in Plettenberg Bay yesterday for four fishermen still missing after their small boat sank last Thursday night.
On-the-ball women love new radio jobs
TWO sports-loving Eastern Cape women are making a name for themselves in a new Johannesburg-based visual radio station that focuses on sports.
Substation blast causes power cut
A DAMAGING explosion at the Mount Road substation at the weekend saw parts of Nelson Mandela Bay plunged into darkness, with Perridgevale being the last to be reconnected late yesterday afternoon.
City’s water supply back to normal
AREAS of Nelson Mandela Bay which were still without water after two major supply pipes to the city broke more than a week ago will have their supply restored today (13/08/2012) or tomorrow.
Women deserve more – judges
THE country’s female judges have voiced their dissatisfaction about the ANC Women’s League’s proposal to decriminalise prostitution in South Africa.
Service delivery protestors throw petrol bombs at police
Protesters threw petrol bombs at police officers near Cape Town International Airport on Friday morning (10/08/2012), the city’s disaster risk management centre said.
Missing fishing boat: body of boy, 8, found
The body of an 8-year-old boy was found on Friday (10/08/2012) morning after a fishing boat disappeared in Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.
Kiviet comes under fire
THE office of the Eastern Cape premier has come under fire for putting pressure on government departments to buy tables at a swanky East London fashion show. In a formal letter sent to MECs, Noxolo Kiviet’s office appeals to her executive council to each fork out R10000 for a table at the event.
Toddler drowns in bucket of water
A PORT Elizabeth toddler died tragically after she fell into a bucket of water and drowned while trying to reach for her toy.
Olympian Amanda Sister a hero in Veeplaas
SETTLING back into quiet village life has been challenging for Banyana Banyana star, Amanda Sister, who recently returned home from the hustle and bustle of the world’s biggest sporting event.
‘Why did they want to kill us?’
ANSER Mahmood can’t talk about the vicious beating that led to his best friend’s death without breaking into tears. It is a murder a former cabinet minister has described as “the stench of Islamophobia”.
Use constitution, women told
SOUTH African women should make use of constitutional and other mechanisms which exist to address issues of unemployment, domestic and sexual violence, and poverty, the public protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, said yesterday.
Zuma in push for equal pay
PRIVATE companies without women as directors and executive managers will soon face penalties, President Jacob Zuma said on Women’s Day
Friends help in fight for SA citizenship
A CHANCE meeting between a cash-strapped Russian-born waiter and an elderly Dutch tourist in a Port Alfred restaurant four years ago has changed both men’s lives forever.
Brakes on for meter cab firms
THE Eastern Cape’s meter taxi industry is under siege from scores of new pirate operators who, it is claimed, are taking advantage of the authorities’ failure to check on official licences and operating cards.
‘Anna’ author tells how book evolved
ALMOST a decade ago a young plattelandse meisie named Anna crept into the hearts of readers across South Africa.
Six men arrested in Uitenhague with 230kg of scrap metal
Six men were arrested in Uitenhage for theft when they tried to sell 227kg of scrap metal, Eastern Cape police said on Friday (10/08/2012).
SIU report shows corruption, fraud in East Cape
WIDESPREAD corruption in two Eastern Cape departments and details of dubious spending by a national authority in the province have been revealed in a report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).
Row over R800 000 vehicle for Makana mayor
THE Makana Municipality is forging ahead with plans to buy a new vehicle for mayor Zamuxolo Peter, with R800000 budgeted from Grahamstown’s saving reserves.
Paramedics’ robbery ordeal
TWO Gardmed medics and a critically ill woman were held at gunpoint and robbed during an emergency call- out in Zwide yesterday.
Director tells it like it is
A BAY woman filmmaker who fired two men crew members for making inappropriate remarks to public protector Thuli Madonsela during filming will have her work flighted on SABC1 during Women’s Month.
Water restored, but eight streets still waiting
WATER shortages in Port Elizabeth have been reduced to eight streets.
PE racer’s RAF case dismissed
A PORT Elizabeth motorcyclist who was seriously injured during an unlawful high- speed race at the Scribante race track has lost his first round against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and is now likely to approach the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) for permission to take the matter further.
Big stink over Ndlambe dump
NDLAMBE police are investigating alleged environmental crimes at a dump site near Bushmans River following a written warning issued to the municipality by the Green Scorpions.
Clinton urges SA to promote democracy
CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s next generation of leaders should honour the legacy of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela by promoting democratic values around the world, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday (08/08/2012).
Weather blamed for death of 3-year-old East Cape girl
A three-year-old girl died when the walls of her home collapsed after continuous rain in Bityi, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday (08/08/2012).
No more t-shirts, trips, free lunches for Free State ANC
Overseas trips, unnecessary catering and the printing of T-shirts at all Free State government levels must stop, the Free State ANC said on Wednesday (08/08/2012).
Dewani killer gets 25 years
Mziwamadoda Qwabe was jailed for 25 years on Wednesday (08/08/2012) for kidnapping and murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani.
Farm school pupils burn desks
Pupils at a farm school outside Bloemfontein have burned tyres and school desks, apparently in a protest against additional classes ordered by the principal, it was reported on Wednesday (08/08/2012).
Bhisho threat to take over metro
EASTERN Cape Local Government Department superintendent-general Stanley Khanyile threatened yesterday to dissolve the Nelson Mandela Bay Council and take over the administration of the metro if the support team seconded to Port Elizabeth did not produce results.
Motlanthe’s partner probe report hushed
A PROVISIONAL report into the alleged involvement of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s partner, Gugu Mtshali, in a multimillion-rand Iran sanctions-busting deal is to remain under wraps.
Madiba lauded at NMMU exhibition opening
EVEN in his absence, Nelson Mandela stole the show at the opening of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) Honorary Doctorate Exhibition in Port Elizabeth last night.
Water-flow situation improves
AS the water flow returned to normal in most Port Elizabeth suburbs yesterday, some areas still had dry taps.
Boyfriend held after U’hage mom’s death
FOR years, a KwaNobuhle mother allegedly suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, Simphiwe Madolo, who continuously declared his love for her.
Hit-and-run driver still not charged in Seaview accident
ALMOST three months after Walmer High School pupil Mpumelelo Apleni was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident on the Seaview Road, authorities are still waiting to charge the driver who admitted to being involved in the accident.
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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