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14:59 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Latest dam levels in NMBM  The five major storage dams supplying the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality were at a combined 77.58% of capacity when the latest reading was taken on Monday morning. This is 0.25% above the level recorded two weeks ago. Details released by the municipality show that the largest storage dam, the Kouga is at 87.26% of capacity. The second largest, the Impofu is at 69.73% and the Churchill at 59.47% of capacity. T... read more
13:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Top new post for VWSA Managing Director  David Powels, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been appointed as President of Volkswagen do Brasil Thomas Schäfer was appointed as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa . David Powels, a Chartered Accountant, was born and educated in Port Elizabeth. He joined VWSA in 1989 in the Finance Division and it was not long before he made his mark and he became Export Man... read more
12:49 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Mossel Bay man in custody for rape of 6 year-old   The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offense Unit is investigating two separate incidents of rape that were reported in Mossel Bay and Hartenbos over the weekend. Louise Karsten reports that a suspect was arrested after the alleged rape of a 6-year-old child. A suspect was arrested after police investigated the rumors that a 6-year-old girl from Asla Park was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old man. ... read more
11:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
EP rugby clubs submit nominations  list Eastern Province Rugby affiliated clubs from as far afield as Graaff Reinet and Cradock have sent a clear message of support for the current executive ahead of the elections on Saturday (SUBS: 29 November 2014). With 109 of the 118 affiliated clubs submitting nominations ahead of the elections, the overwhelming majority of nominations indicated support for current incumbent Cheeky Watson and his executive. “Nominat... read more
11:04 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
PE business owners asked to identify stolen goods  Port Elizabeth police have arrested two suspects in Motherwell for business robbery after stolen goods were found in their possession. Police Spokesperson Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu says the items were stolen from businesses in the Markman Industrial area. He says the area has been targeted by robbers recently. Gwavu asked business owners who were robbed to go to the Swartkops police station to identify poss... read more
09:45 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
No need to panic over washed up mussels  Experts believe there is no need for panic after hundreds of thousands of black mussels washed up on a Plettenberg Bay beach recently. About 300m of the coastal town's Robberg Beach was covered in mussels sparking fears of a possible link to red tide, but experts say it appears to be a natural occurrence. "A similar event happened last year in November in the same spot. Essentially large swells and currents br... read more
07:50 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
 PE teen murder accused back in court  Three Port Elizabeth teens charged with the murder of a 42-year-old man are due to appear in juvenile court on Monday. The boys, aged between 16 and 17, first appeared at Nerina House early last month. The victim cannot be identified to protect the identity of one of the teens who is said to be the son of the man's fiance'. Police said at the time that the man and the youth had an argument when the boy went to f... read more
07:39 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Pass mark for Grade 7-9 raised  The Department of Basic Education says it has raised the pass mark for grades 7, 8 and 9 as part of its efforts to improve the quality of education in the public school system. It says the National Curriculum Statement for Grades R to 12, had been implemented in 2014 in the Senior Phase, Grades 7, 8 and 9, for the first time. This means that learners will have to pass eight of the nine subjects this year as oppose... read more
12:23 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, November 23, 2014
Eskom concerned about diesel supply Eskom says it is concerned about its diesel reserves, which could affect electricity supply in the coming week. Spokesperson, Andrew Etzinger says they have a certain amount of diesel, but not full capacity. He says the system is expected to be tight in the early part of the week, but no rolling blackouts are scheduled. Etzinger told Sapa they were concerned about the latter part of the week, if they were not able to ... read more
12:12 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, November 23, 2014
DA outraged over Makana Administrator's exorbitant salary The Democratic Alliance says it is outraged to learn that the Administrator of the Makana Municipality, Pam Yako, is earning an exorbitant R327-thousand per month, while working only 3 days per week. DA-MP, Andrew Whitfield says the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has revealed that Yako is the highest paid administrator in the country - earning more than double the monthly salary of any other admi... read more
08:37 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, November 23, 2014
Plettenberg Bay man arrested for attempted murder A man has been arrested for attempted murder in Plettenberg Bay. Police spokesperson, Captain Bernadine Steyn says a 35-year-old man was involved in an argument with a group of men on Friday afternoon, and got into his car to leave. She says he then allegedly tried to force a car, driven by one of the men he had been arguing with, off the road. Steyn says the second man, aged 39, then got out of his vehicle, took ou... read more
08:36 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, November 23, 2014
Eastern Cape traffic department gears up for festive season The Eastern Cape transport department says road safety plans are in place ahead of the festive season. Transport MEC, Weziwe Tikana met district heads from the provincial traffic department, as well as road safety and communication officials on Friday to finalise the road safety campaign for the festive season. Department spokesperson, Ncedo Kumbaca says the launch of the Arrive Alive Campaign will take place at the Duka... read more
12:24 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
Uitenhage taxi driver shot dead Eastern Cape police are investigating cases of attempted hijacking and murder, after a taxi driver was shot and killed during a suspected hijacking in Uitenhage on Friday evening. Spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei says the incident took place at around 8 o'clock, after the taxi driver picked up two men in KwaNobuhle. He says as they approached a bridge near Uitenhage, the two ordered the driver to pull over an... read more
12:22 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
Angry PE residents protest over crime in northern areas Port Elizabeth police say the shooting death of a 35-year old man in Gelvendale on Friday evening, led to Saturday morning's protest by angry residents of the city's northern areas. Spokesperson, Capt. Sandra Janse van Rensburg says three men shot the victim, and fled the scene. She says the incident was not gang related. Janse van Rensburg says residents are angry over the continued crime in the area, as well as the ... read more
10:06 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 22, 2014
NMBM confirms red tide in PE The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has confirmed another red tide along the metro's coastline. Spokesperson, Roland Williams says this is caused by plankton that blooms in the heat, and that gives it a red colouring. He says this particular plankton is alien to this part of the world, and comes from the Nordic region. Williams says apparently a ship from the Nordic region was in Algoa Bay recently, and was cleaned - ... read more
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