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.
Snow closes East Cape roads
Arrive Alive spokesman Tshepo Machaea said a number of roads in the Eastern Cape had been closed because of significant snowfall on Tuesday (07/08/2012).
World bodies to protect women, children are useless – Graca Machel
International bodies in place to protect women and children during times of conflict fail in their task, humanitarian Graca Machel said on Tuesday (07/08/2012).
No result for ANC Tambo conference amind fraud accusations
ANC leaders in the Eastern Cape dissolved the OR Tambo regional conference without announcing election results, the provincial ANCYL said on Tuesday (07/08/2012).
Girl, 12, accuses teacher of rape
A PORT Elizabeth primary school teacher has been suspended after he was accused of raping and molesting a 12-year-old Schauderville pupil.
Bay braced for more cold and rain
FORGET the London Olympics, Nelson Mandela Bay is aiming for a record of its own – that of the second wettest winter on record.
Westering debaters prevail
WESTERING High School’s debating fundis showed great enthusiasm when they won the regional environmental debate at the KwaDwesi Community Centre.
Collapsed pipelines will cost PE more than R1m
Yesterday (06/07/2012) Parkridge was the only area which still had no water, while a few had only a partial supply. They included Newton Park, Greenacres, Walmer Heights, Walmer Downs, Mangold Park, Fernglen and Summerstrand.
Musicians in court for assault, robbery
TWO popular Nelson Mandela Bay kwaito artists appeared in the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of robbery and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Hani to leave Bay by end of month
NELSON Mandela Bay’s interim city boss, Themba Hani, will return to his provincial post in Bhisho by the end of the month, according to Local Government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane.
Cop feared for life of Domingo murder witness
A POLICE officer who first interviewed a crucial witness who could identify the alleged murderer of Nelson Mandela Bay traffic officer Neal Domingo, has told the court he feared making the smallest mistake would lead to the man being killed.
Road-rage culprit still on the loose
THE suspect in Saturday night’s road-rage incident in which a Bay kickboxing coach was shot has not been tracked down yet.
Hit-and-run taxi driver given four years in jail
A PORT Elizabeth taxi driver, convicted of culpable homicide after he skipped a red traffic light and crashed into a man on a scooter in December 2010, has been sentenced to an effective four years in prison.
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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