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16:50 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Multi-million rand upgrade for Greenacres The owners of Port Elizabeth's Greenacres Shopping Centre, ACUCAP, have announced plans to redevelop and upgrade the centre to the tune of R282 million. The first phase of the extension is to begin work next month on a newly designed food court. The other two phases will see the mall undergo entrance re-alignments, and an expansion and upgrade, running through to April 2016. Speaking at the media launch on Wednesda... read more
16:34 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
 High level government delegation meets in East London Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle met with government parastatals in East London on Wednesday to come up a plan for a greater sense of urgency and improved accountability and better performance. The Premier, Director General Mbulelo Sogoni, and senior officials met with the executives of the East London and Coega IDZ's, and the rural development agency as part of the first leg of these meetings. Provincial govern... read more
14:25 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
PE man acquitted on drug charges A man accused of drug dealing, 56-year old Livingstone Makasholo of Bluewater Bay has been acquitted in the Port Elizabeth High court. The charges against him included dealing in drugs, corruption, money laundering and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition Makasholo was arrested during 2010 when police confiscated mandrax, cash and cars valued at over R12-million at his home. His lawyer Alwyn Griebenouw t... read more
13:47 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Knysna teen stabbed by fellow pupil on school premises   A 16-year-old pupil at Concordia High School in Knysna was seriously wounded on Wednesday morning after a fellow pupil attacked and stabbed him on the school premises. The incident happened just minutes after the school bell rang at about 8.15am. The boys were allegedly involved in an altercation when a 15-year-old pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the teenager in the upper body. Police spokesperson, Con... read more
13:05 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Kyalami race track goes under the hammer  One of South Africa's most revered motoring cathedrals goes under the hammer on Thursday and could be lost to motorsport forever The iconic Kyalami racetrack outside Johannesburg will be sold on auction and according to auctioneers High Street Auction there's a minimum price of R200 million set for the property. Auctioneer, Lance Chalwin-Mitton, says if a developer buys it, it will change the nature of Kyalami quit... read more
10:53 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Suspect killed in Mthatha business robbery  Mthatha police are searching for two suspects following a business robbery at the Circus Triangle Shopping complex. Police spokesperson, Lt Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela says 4 armed suspects held up a Clicks store in the centre on Tuesday night. Fatyela says a shoot-out occurred between the suspects and a traffic officer who was at the scene. He says a 26-year old suspect was shot and killed and another suspect arres... read more
10:48 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
DA welcomes probe into Mandela money scandal  The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the decision by the Public Protector to investigate alleged maladministration of funds allocated by the Bhisho Government to various municipalities for the memorial and funeral service of former president Nelson Mandela. Provincial leader, Atholll Trollip, says its quite outrageous that certain people in government and the ANC leadership saw fit to use the passi... read more
10:20 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Private game reserve in Garden Route welcomes 100kg baby  A private game reserve in Little Brak River in the Garden Route is a baby elephant richer. The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve has been home to an elephant family that was rescued from Zimbabwe 11 years ago. The family includes the 36- year old male elephant bull, Sam, the 31-year old elephant cow, Tsotsi and the 7-year old Chima. Little Chima now has a baby sister called Thambile which means soft and nurtured. L... read more
09:19 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Madonsela to probe EC municipalities over Mandela funeral fund scandal  The Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela is investigating allegations of maladministration and corruption by the province of the Eastern Cape in connection with the procurement of service providers to render services in preparation for the memorial service and the funeral of the late former president. It is alleged that in December last year the Eastern Cape Provincial government made allocations for preparations for the... read more
07:30 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Teargas and rubber bullets at EFF protest in legislature  Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse defiant members of the Economic Freedom Fighters at the Gauteng legislature in Johannesburg on Tuesday night. Stun grenades were also thrown inside the foyer of the legislature where EFF leader Julius Malema and others had refused to move. This followed a march by Malema and his EFF members to protest the ejection of party members from the Gauteng legislature over... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Search for missing EC fisherman resumes  The search is expected to resume on Wednesday for a fisherman who fell overboard a fishing vessel off St Francis Bay. The NSRI says they were alerted early on Tuesday morning after the fisherman fell overboard the long line vessel, Helena Marie, about 30 nautical miles south west off-shore. Spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, says chokka boats in the area as well as an NSRI rescue craft and two SA Air Force helicopters c... read more
16:34 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Developing the next Makhaya Ntini through “Fun Friday” Clinics Regular Friday cricket clinics will help the Eastern Cape to produce the next generation of international cricketers like Makhaya Ntini. Based on the passion and interest in creating a lasting sporting cricket legacy, The Makhaya Ntini Cricket Academy launched the “Fun Fridays School Cricket Clinics” on the 22nd July 2014 as an initiative for the 67 Minutes for Nelson Mandela Day. The event was held at the Winte... read more
16:25 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Continental Tyre to invest millions in PE facility Continental Tyre South Africa says it will invest between R300 and R320 million in its Port Elizabeth facility this year. Engineering New quotes Marketing and Sales GM Shaun Uys as saying the focus will be on increasing energy efficiency as the electricity price in Port Elizabeth “has gone through the roof”. In addition, the funding will be for the expanded production of run-flat and 4x4 tyres, with the latte... read more
16:19 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 President Zuma given hydraulic fracturing ultimatum The Treasure Karoo Action Group says President Jacob Zuma has been given 30 days to halt the issuing of exploration licences for fracking in the Karoo, CEO Jonathan Deal says they want to see physical steps to halt the process and that Zuma is the one that needs to put a stop to it. The Action Group and Afriforum hand-delivered a letter to Zuma's offices at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday. In the letter, t... read more
15:13 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 Farm murders finally receiving priority  Civil rights organisation AfriForum has welcomed the announcement by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko in Parliament that farm murders should be prioritised. Minister Nhleko said in response to a parliamentary question by the Freedom Front Plus On Monday that farm attacks and farm murders should be prioritised by Government. On the 26th of June, AfriForum submitted a petition with the names of 60 000 South Africa... read more
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