Identification of Cradock crash victims starts today
The task of formally identifying the remains of the 17 people who died in a bus crash near Cradock began on Monday (23/07/2012), an Arrive Alive spokesman said.
High Court grants media access to NPA prosecutor Breytenbach’s hearing
The media must be allowed at the disciplinary hearing of suspended National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Monday (23/07/2012).
Cradock crash horror
AS sports equipment, bags, food and even a small teddy bear lay scattered across the bloodied tar of the R31, the close-knit community of Cradock were yesterday struggling to come to terms with a tragic accident in which 17 people were killed at the weekend.
Miracle as young cousins survive
“IT is a miracle. God was protecting my baby.” These were the words of a distraught but relieved Eastern Cape mother whose three- year-old daughter survived the horrific bus crash outside Cradock at the weekend.
Bay needs ‘‘R20m solution’ for Afcon
SOUTH African Football Association vice-president Danny Jordaan has tried to allay fears Nelson Mandela Bay will not be able to host the upcoming Afcon Cup due to financial constraints, saying the city should embrace its selection as a host city.
Judge puts foot down in metro security service wrangle
A PORT Elizabeth High Court judge on Friday halted further attempts to prolong the legal saga over the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s R90-million security tender – reinstating a ruling that the matter must be wrapped up in the next 30 days.
State to call for life sentence in Avril Gordon case
THE lawyer representing domestic abuse survivor Avril Gordon said the state would be pushing for her husband Frederick Gordon, her alleged assailant, to receive the maximum sentence – life in prison.
Unlicensed mobile clinics idle
THREE mobile clinics previously used by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality have been out of service for more than a year after the provincial health department failed to relicense the vehicles.
Ailing Jackie Selebi released from prison
Convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi will now pay his own medical bills, the hospital where he is being treated said on Friday (20/07/2012), following the announcement of his release from prison.
Winnie a danger to ANC: Mantashe
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has warned that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s support of expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema is a danger to the party, the Sowetan reported on Friday (20/07/2012).
‘I’ll live in fear forever’, says horrifically battered Avril Gordon
DOMESTIC abuse survivor Avril Gordon will live in fear for the rest of her life. Avril, who was the victim of what police have described as one of the most horrifying cases of domestic abuse ever recorded in Port Elizabeth, is back in the city to give a talk on her ordeal.
Busy year as Cele works to hit right notes
SOUTH African musician Lloyd Cele, who rose to fame during Idols’ sixth season when he was named runner-up, has had an extremely busy year following the release of his second album and next month’s launch of his autobiography.
No more lavender blues
LAST weekend’s heavy rain, which saw popular Port Elizabeth venue La Casa at The Lavender Barn submerged in water, was not enough to wash away Andrew Byron and Odette Kruger’s wedding plans.
Bay man probed over ‘dodgy’ hijacking case
A NELSON Mandela Bay man is being investigated for allegedly lying to police about being hijacked in the Boardwalk car park.
Doctors to be given say in hospital operations
THE heads of department at the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex will have a say in the way the hospitals are run, the complex’s acting chief executive officer, Dr Ntombi Qangule, said yesterday.
281 fall prey to internet scams
MORE than 280 Nelson Mandela Bay residents have been the victims of fraud scams worth about R4-million in the last year.
Gran’s money taken from account
A NELSON Mandela Bay grandmother is fighting to find out how R37000 mysteriously disappeared from her bank account.
Complaint system for East Cape municipalities
The Eastern Cape has devised a system to help municipalities respond to complaints lodged with the presidential hotline.
DA welcomes probe into Zuma’s billion rand jet deal
The DA has welcomed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s decision to conduct a preliminary investigation into alleged attempts to buy new presidential jets.
Charges dropped against one Spear painting sprayer
Charges were on Thursday withdrawn against the man who spraypainted part of the word “respect” on the wall of the Goodman Gallery during the controversy over ”The Spear” painting.
EC schools voted worst in country
THOUSANDS of primary school pupils in Nelson Mandela Bay, and more across the Eastern Cape, have not received vital workbooks for literacy and numeracy lessons, while others have received them in the wrong language.
Be more like Madiba, Chikane warns ANC
WHILE Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale yesterday urged all South Africans to embrace the 67 minutes concept and put it into practice on a daily basis, ANC leaders have come in for a tongue-lashing from struggle hero Rev Frank Chikane.
Health chief in line for top job
THE ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay has instructed mayor Zanoxolo Wayile to push for the metro’s head of health, Dr Mamisa Chabula-Nxiweni, to be appointed as the city’s acting municipal manager.
Madiba magic rules in Bay
THE Friendly City showed just how friendly it could be yesterday when residents from around the Bay did their bit for Mandela Day. The Bay residents joined thousands from around the world who donated at least 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate than themselves.
Outcry over sewage being pumped into river
DESPATCH residents have raised concerns about sewage being pumped into the Swartkops River because of a blockage at the Windsor pump station.
Traffic officers cry nepotism
ABOUT 200 Nelson Mandela Bay traffic officers protested outside the City Hall yesterday in a bid to highlight alleged nepotism by authorities in the short- listing and interviewing of candidates for posts in the municipality.
Arrest of suspected Bay coin shop thief
ONE of the five suspected armed robbers involved in the coin shop heist inside the Walmer Park shopping centre last week was arrested yesterday afternoon. The 30-year-old man, from Walmer township, was apprehended after police received a tip-off and description of his car.
Bay doctors off the hook
THE Eastern Cape Health Department will not take disciplinary action against the three doctors who spoke out about dire personnel shortages at the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex.
Three freeze to death in Klein Karoo cold
Three people died of hypothermia in the Klein Karoo at the weekend, Western Cape developmental planning MEC Anton Bredell said on Wednesday (18/07/2012).
Birthday wishes pour in for Madiba
President Jacob Zuma joined others around the world on Wednesday in wishing the country’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela a happy 94th birthday today (18/07/2012).
‘Robben Island Bible’ off to UK show
A copy of the complete works of Shakespeare known as the ”Robben Island Bible” and used by political prisoners there, will be displayed at the British Museum, the UK Guardian online reported on Wednesday (18/07/2012).
Madiba’s magic day
THE rural Eastern Cape village of Qunu will be abuzz with activity today as the world celebrates the 94th birthday of one of the most revered world icons, Nelson Mandela.
Boat from Bird Island confiscated after rescue
ENVIRONMENTAL Affairs officials confiscated a rubber duck boat yesterday following an early morning rescue near the marine protected area at Bird Island.
‘Death village’ men rounded up
MORE than 500 men from Tholeni village, near Butterworth, were rounded up by police in the early hours of yesterday morning as the search for the killers of 17 women and children continued.
Bala goes back to his roots
NELSON Mandela Bay born and bred musician Loyiso Bala says he has been working hard on the release of his new gospel DVD later this month.
Hani to stay on until next council meeting
NELSON Mandela Bay acting municipal manager Themba Hani’s contract expires today, but he will continue in the post until the next council meeting.
Helenvale area cleans up its act
HELENVALE residents are turning waste into worth in an exciting new project aimed at eradicating waste in the area.
Endangered falcons shot in PE
AFRICAN peregrine falcons have come under fire in Port Elizabeth with at least three of the endangered birds being shot in the Lorraine area in the last month.
Bay firefighter on heroes show
A NELSON Mandela Bay firefighter has been nominated for a national award, a year after he rescued a six-year-old boy from drowning in a waterlogged wetland.
Grey pupils in tough charity cycle tour
A TEAM of 16 Grey High School cyclists received a warm welcome yesterday on their return from the Grey Cycle Tour.
Realise mandela’s dream: Zuma
Former president Nelson Mandela’s dream of an economically free South Africa still needs to be realised, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday (17/07/2012).
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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