Jail term of 15 years for beachfront flat murder
THE lover of Nelson Mandela Bay businessman Michael Rothenburg, who was brutally murdered in his beachfront flat three months ago, has been sentenced to a total of 15 years’ imprisonment after confessing to the killing.
Facelift for grand old dame
THE southern hemisphere’s oldest opera house is getting a multimillion-rand facelift. Not only is the 120-year-old Opera House in Port Elizabeth getting a revamp, but it will also be extended to the tune of R29-million.
‘Healthcare workers face losses’
NELSON Mandela Bay healthcare workers who are from this month managed by Bhisho could lose up to R10000 of their monthly income, the municipality’s public health executive director, Mamisa Chabula- Nxiweni, has warned
ANC councillor sorry for racist rant
ANC councillor Nomvuselelo Tontsi was called to order by a fellow councillor after ranting that no white official could tell councillors what to do with the R32-million grant received from the European Union for Nelson Mandela Bay municipal projects.
Winter bootcamp for teachers, kids
THEY have spent the past few days at Sumcay camping centre, a popular facility near Despatch. But this has been no holiday for a group of Booysen Park Senior Secondary School matriculants determined to take up an offer from a Nelson Mandela Bay company to pay for their tertiary education.
Worry as initiation deaths surge to 42
WITH a week or so to go before the end of initiation season, concern has been raised over a marked increase in deaths due to botched circumcisions.
Boerboel’s death sparks outrage
NELSON Mandela Bay animal lovers are furious over the sudden death of Port Elizabeth’s bus-riding boerboel.
Kids to keep Supertubes clean
THE popular Billabong Pro has gone green this year – with initiatives not only to keep beaches clean and preserve sand dunes, but also to create awareness around rhino poaching.
Australian bags perfect 10
IDEAL waves and the first – and hopefully not the last – perfect 10 made for an exciting start to the Billabong Pro in Jeffreys Bay yesterday. Australian surfer Nathan Hedge scored the 10 and bagged 19.27 points, as competitors battled it out on 1.2m to 1.8m waves.
Fracking, nuclear energy can ‘keep lights on’ – minister
South Africa is at a critical point where any means to increase energy supply should be explored, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday (10/07/2012).
Eye injury forces Boucher to quit international cricket
Veteran South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday (10/07/2012) after undergoing eye surgery following a severe injury this week.
Root out drug dealers: Manuel
The “chemical warfare” waged in the country by drug dealers should stop, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel said on Tuesday (10/07/2012).
Probe into former SA ambassador to Iran over alleged MTN ‘payment’
The department of international relations has confirmed it is investigating allegations that the former ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Salojee, accepted payments from MTN.
Parliament should review flawed smoking laws: LRP
Draft regulations on smoking in public may be unconstitutional because the regulations were being made by executive decree, rather than through Parliament, the Law Review Project (LRP) said on Tuesday (10/07/2012).
Labour Dept. bungle a ‘death sentence’
A PORT Elizabeth father has effectively been condemned to death by the Labour Department’s failure to pay for the life-saving treatment he desperately needs.
PE’s ‘dumbest criminals’ behind bars
A GROUP of inept robbers in Port Elizabeth thought they had made the perfect getaway – but instead led police right to their front door.
Ex-Bay artist’s song for Madiba
A PORT Elizabeth-born singer has gone from playing on the streets of Zwide to singing for one of the world’s best known and most beloved statesmen – former president Nelson Mandela.
ANCYL puts trust in teen
HE is only 19 years old, barely out of high school and is yet to go through the Xhosa rite of manhood, yet Sandiso Makwetu is the man to lead the youth wing of the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay for the next year and a half.
J-Bay surf event blows into town
IT is day one of the 2012 Billabong Pro surfing tournament and Jeffreys Bay residents, surfers, tourists and business owners are excited to experience a fresh angle on the classic competition.
Bus dog still up for adoption
PORT Elizabeth’s bus-riding boerboel is still looking for a home.
NMMU choir to sing for Africa at world festival
THE Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir will represent Africa at the 11th International Chorus Festival and World Choral Summit from Sunday in Beijing, China.
Hyundai unveils new hatchback
HYUNDAI is set to launch yet another attack on competitors with the launch last week of their new i30 hatchback in South Africa.
Africa needs to provide skills for SKA: Scientist
African countries need more scientists for research on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope to succeed, an official said in Pretoria on Monday (09/07/2012).
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.
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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