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.
Child abuse couple get 10 years in jail
Bradley Connor and Malinda Marshall were each sentenced to 10 years in jail for abusing their son, causing him to die blind and brain-damaged, it was reported on Friday (13/07/2012).
At least 19 dead in Mpumalanga train accident
A train ploughed into a truck packed with farm workers at a level crossing in Mpumalanga on Friday, cutting it in half and killing at least 19 people who were on their way to pick fruit, police and emergency services said.
Warnings as East Cape set to shiver
STORMY weather, heavy rain and icy conditions are on track to hit the Eastern Cape this afternoon, with temperatures plummeting to as low as 2°C in some mountainous areas.
Motshekga gives herself an 8 out of 10
WHILE the country’s education system lurches in a crisis, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga believes she deserves an almost perfect score on her annual performance.
Chaos as robbers clean out Walmer Park coin shop
CHAOS and confusion broke out in the Walmer Park shopping centre in Port Elizabeth yesterday morning as three robbers, one of them armed and two in disguise, emptied out the safe of The Scoin Shop and fled with hundreds of precious coins.
Council meeting postponed after ANC truancy
AN overwhelming majority of ANC councillors in Nelson Mandela Bay boycotted a crucial council meeting yesterday, choosing to obey instructions from the party rather than metro bosses.
Sons show their studs
FORMER provincial and national rugby players have come out in support of their sons participating in this week’s under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week being played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Will state pay him in time to save his life?
A PORT Elizabeth man’s fight to live has been given a boost after the Compensation Commission agreed yesterday to pay out his claim.
R64m plan for energy-saver street lights is switched on
NELSON Mandela Bay Municipality’s roll-out of R64-million worth of energy-saving street lights is proceeding as planned, with 7000 lights installed in residential areas in the city thus far.
Cheetah owners cleared after attack
THE Kragga Kamma Game Reserve has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a Scottish tourist and a Port Elizabeth girl were attacked by cheetahs at the facility in April.
Join hands for better service – public protector
South Africans should join hands to eradicate maladministration and ensure better service delivery, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday (12/07/2012).
ANC’s deployment policy harms public service – HSRC
The ANC’s policy of cadre deployment is adversely affecting public services, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) said on Thursday (12/07/2012).
11 vacant judge posts advertised
At least 11 vacant posts for judges at various courts need to be filled, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said on Thursday (12/07/2012).
SACP members urged to influence ANC policy from within
Outgoing SA Communist Party chairman Gwede Mantashe on Thursday (12/07/2012) urged SA Communist Party members to join the African National Congress to advance the SACP’s agenda.
East Cape on high alert for bad weather
EMERGENCY officials in the Eastern Cape are on high alert with heavy rain, snow and rough seas expected to hit the province from tomorrow.
Faku: you’ll do it my way
NELSON Mandela Bay municipal bosses have been summoned to appear before the ANC to explain why they have taken major, lucrative decisions without getting permission from the party’s regional headquarters.
Bay has R2-million in outstanding traffic fines
A SERIOUS staff shortage at Port Elizabeth’s embattled traffic department is holding up the execution of warrants of arrest for more than R2-million in outstanding traffic fines.
Late-night dash to save four newborns
THE call came at about 6pm. Four newborns desperately needed to be transported to hospital to be put on ventilators to save their lives.
Bay officials to inspect ‘hellhole’
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has stepped in to inspect the Forest Hill “stinking hellhole” from which a young boy was removed by authorities earlier this week.
Saloojee suspended over payment allegations
FORMER ambassador to Iran Yusuf Saloojee will stay on fully paid suspension until an investigation into allegations that he was bribed by MTN are completed.
G’town arts festival a big success
ATTENDANCE at the Eastern Cape’s 38th National Arts Festival (NAF) continued to break records with an extra 17465 visitors this year – 8.7% more than last year – making their way to the 11-day arts sensation in Grahamstown.
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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