Education Department to start hiring, paying process
THE Eastern Cape Education Department last week issued a circular to all staff outlining how it would comply with the court order for the payment of outstanding teacher salaries and the filling of vacant posts by November 2.
Kaizer Chiefs manager arrested in connection with stadium fraud
THREE people, including Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung, were arrested yesterday on allegations of fraud, forgery and theft in relation to the construction of the Mbombela Stadium near Nelspruit.
Shock as kids held for farmer’s murder
ONE of the five suspects linked to a Jansenville farm murder at the weekend broke into the same farmhouse just three months ago and spent only a few days in jail before being released as part of President Jacob Zuma’s special remission of sentence.
Mandla infertile, estranged wife claims in court
MANDLA Mandela, the grandson of former president Nelson Mandela, has fertility issues and is unlikely to produce an heir to the abaThembu nation, his estranged wife claimed in an affidavit yesterday.
R30m IPTS revamp under way
IT is back to the drawing board for the long-awaited integrated public transport system (IPTS) as major infrastructure changes to the tune of R30-million began this week. These will see the lanes become designated bus lanes in the long run – with taxis later using the mixed traffic lanes – as well as changes to the initial traffic planning designs.
PE doctor hit with huge fine
A PORT Elizabeth doctor was fined R20000 by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) yesterday after he failed to explain the side-effects of a contraceptive pill to a patient.
Ex-girlfriend provides alibi for Domingo murder accused
THE former girlfriend of the man accused of the robbery and murder of Nelson Mandela Bay traffic officer Neal Domingo has told the Port Elizabeth High Court he was with her at the time of the incident.
Victims fight ‘advocate Barbie’s release
Two girls who fell victim to convicted sex offender Cezanne Visser will fight to ensure she is not granted correctional supervision, The Star reported on Wednesday (15/08/2012).
Platinum mine Lonmin halts output after violence, deaths
The world’s no. 3 platinum producer Lonmin shut down its South African operations on Tuesday (14/08/2012) and its shares tumbled after violence caused by a feud between rival unions killed nine people at its main mine.
Man dies, truck torched in service delivery protest
A man died and a truck was torched during protests in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Tuesday (14/08/2012).
Govt fires SAA’s board
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has axed the board of the state-owned airliner SA Express, according to reports on Tuesday (14/08/2012).
Four arrested in connection with Jansenville farm murder
FOUR suspects linked to the farm attack in which Jansenveille farmer Owen Charles, 70, was stabbed to death and his wife, Janet, was severely wounded have been arrested in Knysna.
Farmer dies in vicious attack
AN elderly Jansenville farmer was viciously stabbed to death and his wife beaten unconscious by a gang of robbers on their farm, Armadale, 17km from the town.
Power struggle sees mayor locked in
THE power struggles in Nelson Mandela Bay burst to the fore yesterday when mayor Zanoxolo Wayile, speaker Maria Hermans and chief whip Feziwe Sibeko were locked inside the ANC regional headquarters by regional leaders and ordered to resign with immediate effect.
Muslim murder trial mayhem
POLICE, apparently with no court order and acting on their own accord, barred the family and supporters of a murdered Muslim businessman from the Gauteng courtroom their son’s alleged killers were appearing in yesterday.
Mandla’s baby bombshell
MANDLA Mandela has confirmed he is not the legitimate father of 11-month-old Qheya, who was meant to be the heir of the Royal House of Mandela.
R18m half-built road waits on Bay budget
A PORT Elizabeth road that has already cost about R18-million is yet to be finished – with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality not honouring the agreement it had with the Port Elizabeth Land Restitution and Housing Association (Pelrha).
Kiviet still urging departments to cough up R10000 each for event
EASTERN Cape premier Noxolo Kiviet has stood by her decision to urge government departments to buy tables at a lavish East London fashion show.
Fort Beaufort heist: 14 arrests
A JOINT operation by Fort Beaufort police officials led to the arrest of 14 suspects allegedly linked to a crime syndicate involved in a cash-in-transit heist in the town yesterday.
Motlanthe ups the ante
THE ANC does not need party members who are “caught with their hands in the till”. Instead, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said yesterday, members should strive to emulate the selflessness of former president Nelson Mandela.
PE on track for wettest winter
PORT Elizabeth needs only a further 28mm of rain within the next 18 days for 2012 to be officially declared the wettest winter on record.
Search goes on for missing Plett fishermen
POLICE and NSRI divers continued to search the ocean and Keurbooms River mouth in Plettenberg Bay yesterday for four fishermen still missing after their small boat sank last Thursday night.
On-the-ball women love new radio jobs
TWO sports-loving Eastern Cape women are making a name for themselves in a new Johannesburg-based visual radio station that focuses on sports.
Substation blast causes power cut
A DAMAGING explosion at the Mount Road substation at the weekend saw parts of Nelson Mandela Bay plunged into darkness, with Perridgevale being the last to be reconnected late yesterday afternoon.
City’s water supply back to normal
AREAS of Nelson Mandela Bay which were still without water after two major supply pipes to the city broke more than a week ago will have their supply restored today (13/08/2012) or tomorrow.
Women deserve more – judges
THE country’s female judges have voiced their dissatisfaction about the ANC Women’s League’s proposal to decriminalise prostitution in South Africa.
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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