16:44 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Afrox has officially launched its R300-million air-separation unit at the Coega Industrial Development Zone.
Local production of oxygen, nitrogen and argon will commence early next year and the Unit is expected to produce 150 tons a day.
Addressing guests and clients on Monday, Managing Director, Brett Kimber, said once the plant is operational Afrox will be able to service their clients better.
"The advantage of... read more
15:06 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Three men have been arrested at the Donhe Institution outside Stutterheim on charges of stock theft.
Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa says police followed up on information about a truck which was transporting eleven cattle from the institution on Sunday night.
Quick response from the police resulted in the arrest of the suspects and the confiscation of the truck and the cattle.
Another three suspects managed to es... read more
14:58 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Eastern Cape police at Lady Frere are appealing to the public to assist them with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrator who killed three old women at Maqhashu on Saturday.
Warrant Officer Namhla Mdleleni says the three women, aged between 65 and 75, were on their way home at around 6pm when they were confronted by a man who started hitting them.
Two of them died on the scene and the third ... read more
13:13 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
ANC-MP Jackson Mthembu was shot while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank at the weekend.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala says Mthembu was using the ATM on Mandela Street yesterday, when an armed man approached him from behind and pointed a firearm and instructed him to draw all his money from his account.
When Mthembu turned around, a shot went off and hit him in the cheek.
Mohlala ... read more
13:02 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
US civil rights icon Jesse Jackson is continuing his visit to the Eastern Cape with a two-day visit to Nelson Mandela Bay.
Jackson, who was a special guest at the SA Traditional Music Awards in Alice this weekend, delivered an address at the graduation of city councillors at a function at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on Monday morning.
He also laid a wreath at the grave of ANC stalwart, Govan Mbeki at Z... read more
12:33 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Participants taking part in this year’s Algoa FM Boardwalk Big Walk for Cancer on Saturday, 25 October stand the chance to win big prizes.
Those who come dressed in their craziest and wackiest outfits and take a selfie using #Boardwalk can win dinner and drinks at The Boardwalk including tickets to see the Vengaboys with an exclusive meet and greet for 4 friends.
BP is asking walkers to take a selfie at the massiv... read more
11:30 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Three Chinese national arrested in connection with a murder at a PE restaurant are expected back in court on Monday.
It's understood that the case against them will be postponed to next week for a formal bail application.
The three were arrested in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Zhi Duan Huang in the Jade Gardens Restaurant about two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse Van R... read more
10:49 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
The Correctional Services department has denied reports that it had already prepared a cell for paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria.
Department spokesperson, Mthunzi Mhaga says any insinuation that they have prepared a cell to incarcerate anyone who has not yet been sentenced to a jail term, is both malicious and irresponsible.
Eye Witness News reported that a cell had already been... read more
10:25 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Pretoria, 17 October 2014 -There is still NO suspected or confirmed case of Ebola in South African or its neighbouring countries. This is while the total number of 8997 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 12 October. There have been ... read more
10:23 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
DHL Western Province will host the Xerox Golden Lions in Cape Town in the Absa Currie Cup final after the teams won their respective semifinals on Saturday to remain the last teams standing in the competition.
DHL Western Province defeated the Vodacom Blue Bulls 31-23 in a physical encounter in Cape Town, while the Xerox Golden Lions delivered a fine performance against the Cell C Sharks in Johannesburg to register a convinci... read more
09:24 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
THE Chevrolet Warriors finally broke their duck for the season on Sunday as they snuck home to beat the Sunfoil Dolphins by four wickets with three balls to spare in a Momentum One-Day Cup nail-biter at the City Oval.
Vaughan van Jaarsveld’s superb 118 looked to be the match-winning knock as the Dolphins scored 274 for eight after being asked to bat, but the Warriors paced their chase to perfection in the tightest gam... read more
07:15 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
South Africa's largest bird conservation lobby has lashed out at what it says is the light sentence imposed on a farmer who poisoned 46 threatened Cape vultures.
Last Thursday, Armand Aucamp, was fined R10 000 after pleading guilty to lacing a sheep's carcass with carbofuran, a powerful insecticide.
Forty-six Cape vultures ate the sheep and died in December last year.
Aucamp, who lives in the Eastern Cape, also... read more
06:17 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Metal workers union, Numsa in the Eastern Cape, says its aware of pending efforts to have the union suspended by Cosatu.
Numsa says some Cosatu affiliates will try and use the federation's Central Executive Committee meeting this week to either force an illegal suspension or expulsion of NUMSA from COSATU.
Spokesperson, Castro Ngobese, says Numsa will resist any attempts from any quarters to separate NUMSA from the 2.2 m... read more
06:15 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial, for the murder of his wife Anni, will resume in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.
Dewani is accused of masterminding the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town and offering local men R15,000 to carry out a hit, on November 13, 2010.
Xolile Mngeni, serving life in jail for pulling the trigger, died on Saturday in custody at the Goodwood Correctional Centre
h... read more
12:40 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, October 19, 2014
Low cost airline Mango will participate, for the first time, in the Baywest Port Elizabeth Airshow on Saturday 25 October shortly after 10:00am.
The airline’s new generation Boeing 737-800 is set to wow spectators when flanked in formation by the Silver Falcons at the event.
In addition, Mango will be hosting a Career Day at the event to provide information to learners on careers and opportunities within the avia... read more