Cosatu comes out in favour of mayor Wayile
THOUSANDS of Cosatu, SACP and civil society groups muscled their way through the Port Elizabeth city centre yesterday in what was by far the biggest fight yet for Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile to keep his job.
Swanepoel unfazed by banned advert
SA SUPERMODEL Candice Swanepoel yesterday called her latest ultra-hot shoe advertisement – which got banned in New York – “just another day in the office”.
Bay seeks to copy cellphone impoundment law
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is in talks with the City of Cape Town regarding the possible introduction of its by-law, allowing for the impoundment of motorists’ cellphones if used while driving.
Fracking decision due soon
WHILE a decision on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas in the Karoo basin could be made by the cabinet in the next two weeks, anti-fracking lobby group Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) said it would continue to oppose it.
Inquiry into Lonmin, police and unions
President Jacob Zuma has announced a three-member judicial commission of inquiry to probe the mine violence in which 44 people died in Marikana, North West.
Calls for Judge Hlope case to be concluded
Trade union Solidarity on Thursday (23/08/2012) called on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to expedite the investigation against Cape judge president John Hlophe to protect the integrity of the justice system.
Minister helps treat overcome mourners
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Thursday (23/08/2012) put on surgical gloves to help treat mourners who collapsed at a memorial service in Marikana, North West.
US judge orders crayfish poachers: pay SA R446m
A LANDMARK recommendation by a US judge that South Africa be awarded a staggering $54.9-million (R446-million) in restitution for the unlawful harvesting of crayfish in the country’s waters over a 14-year period has been hailed as a resounding “victory in the fight against wildlife crime” in the country.
Corrupt officials reap billions
THE Public Works Department is being held to ransom by syndicates of corrupt officials reaping billions of taxpayers’ money through tender fraud and corruption.
Helenvale ‘ready to explode’
ET killer Mahlangu gets life
CHRIS Mahlangu has been sentenced to life in prison for killing white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche.
‘Why I killed my son’
“DON’T take your life – that is not going to bring you anywhere,” Mishqah Hendricks pleaded with her sister, Zulpha Jacobs, yesterday. Jacobs, who is to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday, is on trial for the murder of her two-year-old son, Taariq.
World’s oldest panda dies
The oldest male panda bear in the world, a gift from China to former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, has died at age 34 in Berlin.
Napping cleaners make mess of job
NINE unemployed people who found work in a government job-creation scheme have been caught sleeping the day away – instead of cleaning Port Alfred beaches.
Mandela baby not mine, says chauffeur
NDLA Mandela’s chauffeur is not taking allegations he fathered a child with his chief’s bride lightly. Yesterday, he released a statement describing the extreme embarrassment he felt when he was “falsely” fingered as the father of Anais Grimaud’s son, Qheya Mandela.
‘Empty vessels’: councillors infuriated
AN official’s whispered comment that Nelson Mandela Bay’s politicians had no substance saw him unceremoniously booted out of council chambers yesterday by outraged councillors.
Miners vent anger at Zuma’s ministers
ANGRY striking workers at Lonmin’s Marikana mine shunned President Jacob Zuma’s interministerial committee yesterday, rejecting help in organising a memorial service for those killed last week.
Eskom still weighing tariff increases
Eskom is mulling the wisdom of demanding tariff increases that will make the electricity price fully cost-reflective in five years, the utility said on Tuesday (21/08/2012). It needed to raise the cost per kilowatt hour from 60c to 90c to fund its costs.
Lonmin prompts painful questions: DA
It is time for difficult and painful questions about last week’s Lonmin mine shooting in the North West, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Tuesday (21/08/2012).
Media wrong about rockdriller salary: report
At least nine publications repeated a claim by a Lonmin rockdriller that he was only earning R4000 per month, until a trade union pointed out the figure was wrong, politicsweb.co.za reported on Tuesday (21/08/2012).
Bail in beard-insult murder case opposed
The State will oppose Tuesday’s (21/08/2012) bail application of one of the two men accused of beating a Muslim to death, the Krugersdorp Regional Court heard.
Final ‘Sunday rapist’ victim testifies
The ninth alleged “Sunday rapist” victim gave a graphic account in court on Tuesday (21/08/2012) of her attack.
Miners await Malema to help charge cops with murder
Marikana residents and striking miners converged at the Wonderkop squatter camp on Tuesday (21/08/2012), awaiting the arrival of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.
‘Crippled state intelligence’ failed to see mine trouble brewing
State intelligence, crippled by vacancies in top positions, has been inefficient in helping the police deal with the violence at Lonmin platinum mine, a police expert said, according to a report on Tuesday (21/08/2012).
Court slaps garnishee order on Mandla’s parliamentary pay
PARLIAMENT will have to play nanny with Mandla Mandela’s salary to ensure his estranged first wife receives her monthly allowance.
Bay singer Iain McLaggan guilty of raping incapacitated teen
WELL-KNOWN Port Elizabeth singer Iain McLaggan put his head in his hands and sobbed yesterday as he was convicted in the Grahamstown High Court of raping a British teenager at Shamwari Game Reserve in 2010.
New power tariff plan may help Bay
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality wants to introduce a new electricity tariff structure for households which use more than 800kWh per month, which could see residents paying as little as 40c per unit.
Strike by municipal staff may hit services
NELSON Mandela Bay residents could be without vital services this week as several workers who handle the city’s accounts have downed tools, refusing to work until a litany of demands have been met.
Boy, 13, arrested for rape of 12-year-old
PORT Elizabeth police and social work officials have launched an investigation into the alleged rape of a 12-year- old girl – by a 13-year-old boy – while both were in the care of the Protea Child Care Centre in Forest Hill.
Teacher accused of rape faces arrest
AN arrest is expected shortly in the case of the Port Elizabeth primary school teacher who was suspended after he was accused of raping and molesting a 12-year-old Schauderville pupil, police said yesterday.
Bethelsdorp trust founders face R8m fraud case
THE founders of the Bethelsdorp Development Trust will appear in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court next month on two counts of fraud and theft totalling about R8-million.
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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