Man held over Limpopo textbook dumping
A clerk at the Limpopo department of education was arrested on Monday (09/07/2012) in connection with the dumping of school text books in Giyani last week, police said. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the 44-year-old man was charged with malicious damage to property.
Let’s root out fraudulent licences, says transport minister
Transport authorities are bent on rooting out the issuing of fraudulent driver’s and car licences, Transport Minister Ben Martins said on Monday (09/07/2012).
Eskom R36-m party tab ‘unacceptable’
The millions Eskom spent on its staff parties was “unacceptable”, environmental group Greenpeace said on Monday (09/07/2012).
Thousands of East Cape textbooks were in ‘wrong language’, says DA
Several thousand school workbooks were returned to the Eastern Cape education department because they were in the wrong language, the DA said on Monday (09/07/2012).
Cope member sent home from India
A Congress of the People MP reportedly tried to open the door of an SAA plane while drunk on a flight to India, Beeld reported on Monday (09/07/2012).
Rugby mania hits Bay
RUGBY fever will be high this week when the country’s leading schoolboy rugby players strut their stuff in the 49th Coca- Cola under-18 Craven Week at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, starting today.
Runaway boerboel gets new home
THE adventurous boerboel that hitched a ride on a bus two weeks ago has found a temporary home, thanks to concerned Nelson Mandela Bay animal lovers.
Bay gets green light from CAF
NELSON Mandela Bay has been given the thumbs up as a host city for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in January.
Heads will roll, EC health MEC warns
EASTERN Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana has warned health workers in Nelson Mandela Bay facilities that heads would roll if they were found to be incompetent.
Municipal pay offer delights unions
IN a major breakthrough in municipal wage negotiations, unions secured a promise for a pay increase of 7% from the employer, the SA Local Government Association (Salga).
Lack of land slows housing delivery to Bay residents
DESPITE mounting pressure from poor residents of Port Elizabeth’s Walmer township, it could be months before the government delivers on demands for housing, electricity and sanitation as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality tries to get its hands on land earmarked for development.
Billabong 2012 kicks off
TONIGHT sees the official launch of the 2012 Jeffreys Bay Billabong Pro surfing tournament, with 144 of the world’s premier surfers gathering to compete for the South African title over the next six days.
Cancellation of Zuma’s jet welcomed
The decision by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula not to purchase a new Boeing 777 jet for President Jacob Zuma was welcomed by political parties on Friday (06/07/2012).
Prisoners’ return to crime a worry: Deputy minister
It is worrying that some prisoners released under a special remission of sentence return to crime, Correctional Services Deputy Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi said on Friday (06/07/2012).
Grahamstown Festival Highlights
The best of the main and fringe events today at the National Arts Festival in the city of saints
Premier Noxolo Kiviet slams protest violence
EASTERN Cape premier Noxolo Kiviet has blasted protesters who have gone on the rampage in Nelson Mandela Bay in recent weeks, saying communities opted to take to the streets rather than follow government protocol to get services.
Fisherman dies in sea drama near Bay
A GROUP of fishermen spent an agonising 16 hours limping into Port Elizabeth harbour after their trawler was struck by a freak wave – killing one of them and injuring two others.
It’s oysters away at Knysna festival
KNYSNA is gearing up to receive 65000 visitors over the next two weeks for the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival starting today.
PE’s Jessica celebrates her place in Olympic squad
PORT Elizabeth open- water swimming sensation Jessica Roux was yesterday still celebrating her inclusion in the South Africa Olympic team for London.
Protesters clash with cops
NELSON Mandela Bay contractors protested yesterday against irregularities in the way construction projects are awarded by the municipality.
Giant ship challenge for Xoliswa
WHILE many others will be trying to manoeuvre their one-ton cars into parking spots on Sunday, a Mthatha woman will be docking a vessel at least 100000 times heavier at the Port of Ngqura.
Pikoli: graft killing SA
“WE need leaders who stand up for what’s right, irrespective of the consequences,” embattled former National Prosecuting Authority boss Vusi Pikoli said in Port Elizabeth last night.
Hall of fame to probe claims about Hewitt
THE US-based International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) has hired an attorney to investigate allegations that former doubles champion Bob Hewitt sexually abused girls he coached.
Mom kills son, hangs herself
IN a horrific double tragedy in Port Elizabeth yesterday, a three-year-old boy was stabbed 28 times with a kitchen knife by his mother, who then hanged herself in their Bethelsdorp home.
Mayor backs costly trip to Algeria
BARELY two weeks after the Nelson Mandela Bay council adopted a stringent 2012/13 budget, mayor Zanoxolo Wayile approved a R42000 trip for council speaker Maria Hermans and a municipal official to attend independence celebrations in Algeria.
‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius chosen for Olympics
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius will compete in the individual 400 metres and the 4×400 relay team for South Africa at the London Olympics, a member of the country’s Olympic federation said on Wednesday (04/07/2012).
70 hand grenades stolen from army bakkie in Gauteng
About 70 military hand grenades were stolen on Wednesday (04/07/2012) near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, according to a report.
South Africans not saving enough
Many South Africans still battle to manage their finances, the SA Savings Institute (Sasi) said on Wednesday (04/07/2012).
Gordhan lashes out at ‘dishonesty’ of banks
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan accused banks and financial institutions of seeking to maximise profits at all costs, The Star reported on Wednesday (04/07/2012).
Walmer township looters force Somalis to flee
CHAOS broke out in Port Elizabeth’s Walmer township yesterday when protesting residents went on the rampage, attacking and looting several shops owned by Somalis.
Arts fest ticket sales up
THE uncharacteristically warm weather during this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown has seen a much more successful opening in comparison to last year – with a significant increase in ticket sales.
Bursary ‘bankrupts’ EC nurses
A BATTLE over state funding for students at one of South Africa’s largest nursing colleges is brewing between the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) and the Eastern Cape Health Department.
Grahamstown Festival Highlights
Features editor Brett Adkins’ pick of the highlights of this years National Arts Festival in the City of Saints.
Launch of ‘unique’ album
AMONG them, they have played with some of Africa’s top musicians.
Squeamish SA soapie fans object to sexy TV commercials
NO sex please, we are watching our soapies.
Graft in police includes bribes, embezzlement, buying jobs – Mthethwa
POLICE Minister Nathi Mthethwa wants the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) to investigate “systematic corruption” within the police. This, he said, included bribes, the embezzlement of funds and incidences where members of the public “bought” jobs in the SAPS
Bay residents must conserve power or pay the penalty – metro
THE municipality’s new Inclining Block Tariffs (IBT) system necessitates high electricity consuming households to change their behaviour to conserve power or be penalised by paying more.
Bay users look to save energy
POWER price increases have encouraged more and more Nelson Mandela Bay electricity users to opt for renewable energy products.
South Africans urged to conserve – ‘or no water by 2050’
South Africans need to conserve water to avoid the country running dry by 2050, Water Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Tuesday (03/07/2012).
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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