Neighbour rescues teen from inferno
IT may not have been a traditional fairytale ending, but a teenage girl was able to thank her hero yesterday – a neighbour who pulled her from her burning Port Elizabeth house.
Rape acquittal leaves victim feeling vulnerable
LOCKS and chains on a young Walmer township woman’s bedroom door failed to keep out a rapist who sodomised her at knife point in the middle of the night.
Court hears of gunshot in murder case against student cop
A single shot rang out just before teenager Thato Mokoka was shot dead allegedly by a student constable, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday (01/08/2012).
SAA tightens up baggage restrictions
The South African Airways (SAA) is introducing a new check-in baggage policy, an official said on Wednesday (01/08/2012).
DA calls for probe into department of women, children and people with disabilities
The DA has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the department of women, children and people with disabilities (DWCPD) for failing to deliver on its mandate, it said on Wednesday (01/08/2012).
Army roped in to fight gangs
IN a bold move, the military and other state agencies are being roped in to fight gang warfare in the Eastern and Western Cape. Gang hotspots – including Helenvale, Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp in Port Elizabeth and Lavender Hill and Hanover Park in the Western Cape – are believed to have been prioritised.
Officials shut ‘unsafe’ school
A CHRISTIAN school in Butterworth was shut down by authorities yesterday because it was deemed unsafe and a threat to the lives of pupils and teachers.
‘I’m a firm believer in myself’ – PE’s Idols hopeful
BUBBLY Melissa Allison, the only Eastern Cape singer to make the Idols Top 10 this season, believes her biggest competition is public favourite Khaya Mthethwa from Durban and Alberton finalist Tshidi Tenyane.
Finality in security tender war
THREE years, a lengthy court battle and millions of rands later, Metro Security will this month finally be awarded the lucrative contract to secure the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
Roaming cows cause chaos for residents
ROAMING cattle have become a headache for Nelson Mandela Bay residents, who have had to clean up after the herbivores and drive erratically to avoid colliding with them.
Seminar to help teachers, students
EASTERN Cape teachers and education students will this week receive tips on how to make the most of the education situation.
More golden glory as Le Clos beats Phelps
Sobbing on the top of the podium, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos looked like he could hardly believe that he had not only won a gold medal but beaten his hero Michael Phelps to do so.
There are criminals within ANC: Ace Magashule
There are criminal elements within the ANC, the party’s Free State leader Ace Magashule said on Tuesday (31/07/2012).
‘I’ll be back when Zuma goes’, says JuJu
Former ANCYL president Julius Malema says his expulsion from the ANC will be automatically overturned when President Jacob Zuma is voted out of office in December, it was reported on Tuesday (31/07/2012).
SA bottom of the class in world education rankings
SOUTH Africa is near the bottom of the class when it comes to its education system – coming in at only 133 out of 142 countries that took part in a World Economic Forum study.
Spin doctor’s head on a block over controversial metro tender
NELSON Mandela Bay Municipality’s chief spin doctor, Roland Williams, could be suspended by the end of the week for his involvement in the controversial gantries tender which cost the city hundreds of thousands of rands in legal fees.
A genet in the hand is worth a good sleep
A MYSTERIOUS visitor who drove Bronco the dog crazy at night has been nabbed at a Mount Pleasant house.
MEC gets tough with region’s NGOs
A YET-TO-BE-RELEASED auditor-general’s report on the Department of Social Development’s funding of non- profit organisations has hinted at an abuse of resources due to a lack of monitoring by the department.
Walmer Golf Club: ‘no need for land grab yet’…
IT could be another 18 months before the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality gets its hands on the Walmer Country Club land which it is eyeing to build much-needed RDP houses.
Goodbye, Major-General Kapp
HE was born to fight criminals and keep the streets safe and now, after 41 years on the beat, one of Port Elizabeth’s finest cops is packing away his uniform and holstering his gun.
Robbery suspects identified in security footage, court told
DETECTIVES believe the alleged gang of robbers who attacked the KwaDwesi branch of Absa in March 2010 took a computer hard-drive with them when they fled the scene in the mistaken belief that it contained the security footage of the incident.
Accused ‘frozen in shock’ at shooting of optometrist
THE man accused of robbing a Bluewater Bay optometrist and former Mr South Africa finalist told the Port Elizabeth High Court he was “frozen in shock” when his drinking companion suddenly shot at a vehicle in Njoli Street, Kwazakhele.
ANC admits Limpopo textbook fiasco is a ‘government failure’
The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has acknowledged that the late delivery of textbooks in Limpopo was a “serious failure” by government.
Teenager jumped to her death to flee ‘Sunday rapist’, court hears
A young woman recounted on Monday how her friend jumped to her death from a moving vehicle in a bid to escape the so-called “Sunday Rapist”.
Bay family held hostage, mom gang-raped
A PORT Elizabeth mother was brutally gang-raped in a horror attack yesterday while her terrified family – including young children – were held hostage, with police allegedly failing to respond to emergency calls for more than half an hour.
Bungle over metro boss shortlist
THE race for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipal manager post has been rocked by controversy yet again, as a dark cloud hangs over two of the final four shortlisted candidates who were suspended from their respective municipalities.
PE singer stands trial for rape
A BRITISH medical specialist will give evidence via a video link tomorrow at the trial of Port Elizabeth singer Iain McLaggan – the son of top auctioneer Neil McLaggan – who is accused of raping a visiting British teenager in 2010.
Bay clinics takeover confusion
CRACKS have begun to show in the provincialisation of primary healthcare services as clinic staff in Nelson Mandela Bay claim they were not paid their car, cellphone and scarce skills allowances this month.
Biblical mystic says less is more
A BAREFOOT Transkei mystic, who gave up all his worldly possessions to go walkabout across South Africa preaching against greed and consumerism, says having nothing has in fact enriched his life.
Atwitter over social media
THE social media boom in South Africa has given many people access to an influential tool for expression, although most of the country’s journalists fail to make use of it for reporting purposes.
Pupil’s pipe beating caught on video
A SHOCKING video clip in which a Port Elizabeth high school teacher hits a 16-year-old boy with a plastic pipe is being circulated among pupils in Motherwell. The incident – captured by another pupil on a cellphone – occurred at Cingani Secondary School in NU 6, Motherwell, last week.
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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