‘Crippled state intelligence’ failed to see mine trouble brewing
State intelligence, crippled by vacancies in top positions, has been inefficient in helping the police deal with the violence at Lonmin platinum mine, a police expert said, according to a report on Tuesday (21/08/2012).
Court slaps garnishee order on Mandla’s parliamentary pay
PARLIAMENT will have to play nanny with Mandla Mandela’s salary to ensure his estranged first wife receives her monthly allowance.
Bay singer Iain McLaggan guilty of raping incapacitated teen
WELL-KNOWN Port Elizabeth singer Iain McLaggan put his head in his hands and sobbed yesterday as he was convicted in the Grahamstown High Court of raping a British teenager at Shamwari Game Reserve in 2010.
New power tariff plan may help Bay
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality wants to introduce a new electricity tariff structure for households which use more than 800kWh per month, which could see residents paying as little as 40c per unit.
Strike by municipal staff may hit services
NELSON Mandela Bay residents could be without vital services this week as several workers who handle the city’s accounts have downed tools, refusing to work until a litany of demands have been met.
Boy, 13, arrested for rape of 12-year-old
PORT Elizabeth police and social work officials have launched an investigation into the alleged rape of a 12-year- old girl – by a 13-year-old boy – while both were in the care of the Protea Child Care Centre in Forest Hill.
Teacher accused of rape faces arrest
AN arrest is expected shortly in the case of the Port Elizabeth primary school teacher who was suspended after he was accused of raping and molesting a 12-year-old Schauderville pupil, police said yesterday.
Bethelsdorp trust founders face R8m fraud case
THE founders of the Bethelsdorp Development Trust will appear in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court next month on two counts of fraud and theft totalling about R8-million.
We will get Wayile – Faku
ANC regional head Nceba Faku has come out guns blazing, vowing he will never back down on his quest to have Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile and his team of executives removed because they are “incompetent”.
Another suicide at ‘bridge of death’
YET another life has been lost at the Van Stadens “bridge of death” in Port Elizabeth after a 60-year-old woman leapt to her death at the weekend.
‘No solution’ to flooded Seaview road
A PROVINCIAL road in Port Elizabeth that has been closed for two months following the heavy rain that hit the city does not look like it will be opened anytime soon – with the Department of Roads and Public Works saying it would be too costly to solve the problem.
Domingo murder: gang leader jailed for 40 years
ALLEGED Dust Lives gang member Gavin Minnie was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder and robbery of Nelson Mandela Bay traffic officer Neal Domingo.
Mannya tells of shame at pupils’ suffering in dilapidated schools
FORMER provincial education boss Modidima Mannya has come out in full support of a high court application by two dilapidated schools to force Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to declare minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure as binding.
Miners prepared to die
DEFIANT miners at the Marikana mine vowed yesterday (Sunday) to fight to the death, saying they would rather die than go back to slavery.
Conflicting versions of Lonmin shooting
Conflicting versions abounded on Friday (17/08/2012) of exactly what happened before 34 people were killed in a clash between police and striking miners in North West.
SACP blames Lonmin massacre on union leaders
The leaders of Amcu should be arrested after deadly clashes at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, the SA Communist Party in the North West said on Friday (17/08/2012).
Mine massacre shocks South Africa
MARIKANA – The killing by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa’s psyche on Friday (17/08/2012), with people and the media questioning its post-apartheid soul.
EC civil servants and families scoop R1-billion from govt tenders
EASTERN Cape civil servants and their close family members scored about R1-billion in government tenders during the past financial year.
Bury your dead in designated cemeteries, we’ll move the bodies later, offers Metro
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has urged residents to forge ahead with plans for burials at the weekend, but only at one of the open cemeteries, saying the bodies will later be exhumed and transferred to the graveyards of their choice.
Traffic cop killer guilty
TEARS of gratitude and special praise for the courage of an eyewitness flowed at the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday after a killer of slain Nelson Mandela Bay traffic officer Neal Domingo was convicted of his murder.
Bay graveyards closed over water contamination fears
FEARS of potentially deadly health risks from contaminated water forced the immediate closure of two of Nelson Mandela Bay’s largest cemeteries yesterday.
Paul primed for Paralympics
ACE Port Elizabeth swimmer Kevin Paul, who leaves on Sunday to take part in the Paralympic Games in London, said he has been inspired by his colleagues who have just returned from the Olympics.
Activist in dramatic plea as delays add up
A PENNILESS anti- apartheid activist who has appeared in a Grahamstown court eight times on a R500 malicious damage to property charge raised eyebrows yesterday when he pleaded to be jailed until sentence.
KwaNobuhle shack dwellers riot over service delivery
HUNDREDS of angry protesters burnt tyres, blockaded roads and hurled rocks at police in Uitenhage’s KwaNobuhle yesterday in the latest wave of service delivery protests to rock Nelson Mandela Bay.
Eskom hauled to high court over ‘spoiled view’
A LUXURY accommodation estate in Wilderness is taking Eskom to court, claiming the parastatal misled them about a multi-million rand powerline project that is now spoiling their previously pristine views.
Bay pupil in top 20 matrics
A PORT Elizabeth matric pupil has reached the top 20 of Stellenbosch University’s Matriculant of the Year competition.
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.
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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