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).
Bill Clinton visits Mandela
Former US president Bill Clinton paid former president Nelson Mandela a visit on Tuesday (17/07/2012) at his home in the Eastern Cape village of Qunu.
Half of SA unhappy with education – survey
Only half of South Africans are happy with the education system in their area, according to a survey released on Tuesday (17/07/2012).
Top PE ‘drug kingpins’ arrested
THE net is closing on drug peddlers in Nelson Mandela Bay following the arrest of two men believed to be drug kingpins linked to a multimillion-rand international drug-smuggling ring.
Mop-up operations begin after flooding
NELSON Mandela Bay residents and officials began mop-up operations yesterday as large dams of water, caused by the weekend’s heavy rainfall, started to subside.
Bay boasts three singers in Idols top 18
THREE Port Elizabeth singers have made the top 18 of this year’s Idols. Now, it is up to South Africans to decide whether Jean Huisman, 20, Thabisa Mhlakulwana, 29, and Melissa Allison, 23, have what it takes to go all the way.
New feasibility study on metro cops
FIVE months after Nelson Mandela Bay’s metro police unit was meant to be up and running, the city has taken a step back, and has set up a second task team to investigate the feasibility of having the unit.
Cops can’t have my gun – crime victim
A PORT Elizabeth woman who shot and wounded an intruder in her Lorraine home last week has refused to hand over the weapon to police.
Bay renewal projects forging ahead
THE Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) says several of its urban renewal projects aimed at redeveloping and attracting private-sector investment to the inner city are on track for this financial year.
Fighter raped girl, 10, repeatedly
EASTERN Cape cage fighting champion Ryan “The Lion” van Niekerk has been convicted of raping a 10-year-old girl between 2009 and 2010, and faces a minimum sentence of life behind bars.
Limpopo textbook delivery ‘deadline missed’
The basic education department failed to comply with a court order to meet its textbook delivery deadline, legal NGO Section27 said on Monday (16/07/2012).
East Cape, PE, weather chaos
HEAVY rain, gale-force winds and snow wreaked havoc in the Eastern and Southern Cape at the weekend. In Nelson Mandela Bay, thousands of people were evacuated from their flooded homes…
Countdown for The Herald’s Citizen of the Year
THE countdown for this year’s The Herald GM Citizen of the Year has begun, with just 31 days left to submit your nomination.
MEC allays health workers’ pay concerns after clinics takeover
A CONFIDENT Eastern Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana eased the concerns of hundreds of health workers in Nelson Mandela Bay following the takeover of the Bay’s clinics by the provincial Health Department.
Licensing division loses millions
A SCATHING report on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s driving licences division revealed that the city lost nearly R5-million in revenue since 2009 due to poor service.
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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