18:15 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Yolande Stander
A prominent George dentist was convicted on several charges involving sexual acts on a minor after a family friend's 15-year-old son claimed he was sexually assaulted by the man during a sleepover about three years ago.
Magistrate Euginia Jacobs found 42-year-old Ian Venter guilty on three charges involving sexual acts, including penetration, on a minor as well as two charges relating to showing porno... read more
16:41 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
EFF MP's Julius Malema and Floyd Shivhambu have again been kicked out of the National Assembly.
During a question and answer session by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphopsa - Malema and Shivhambu called Ramaphosa and murderer and said he had blood on his hands.
This is the first time Ramaphosa is answering questions as leader of government business.
EFF leader, Julius Malema, questioned why Ramaphosa was not accepting re... read more
16:01 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Church leaders in Nelson Mandela Bay have called a service delivery summit where several Eastern Cape MEC's will be asked to account for the state of affairs in their various departments.
The service delivery summit is being organised the Interdenominational African Ministers' Association of South Africa, Idamasa, and takes place this weekend at the NMMU's Missionval campus.
Idamasa spokesperson, Reverend Dr James Fatuse... read more
15:41 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Eastern Cape police have welcomed the lengthy jail term imposed on a man who was convicted of raping a nine year old girl last August.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, says 26-year-old Romano Adams, was sentenced to 25 years in jail by the High Court in Port Elizabeth.
Adams had pleaded guilty to the crime.
Swart also says that a 24-year-old man was jailed for an effective 20 years on charges of murde... read more
14:02 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Port Elizabeth police have arrested three suspects for the possession of stolen property from an unused school in Govan Mbeki Township.
Warrant officer, Dumile Gwavu, says these incidents of alleged theft started over the weekend.
Gwavu says police confiscated one truck and two bakkies containing bricks and other items.
He says police have informed The Department of Public Works of these incidents and it is up to the ... read more
13:59 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Farmers in the Molteno, Sterkstroom, Dordrecht, Jamestown and Somerset-East areas suffered severe losses following a series of devastating veld fires last week.
Agri Eastern Cape says initial estimates indicate that approximately 45-thousand hectares of grazing and more than 300 cows, with and without calves, were destroyed.
It says small stock and infrastructural losses have not yet been determined.
Birds River Ag... read more
12:53 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Entries open on Monday, 15 September for the Algoa FM Boardwalk Big Walk for Cancer which will take place at The Boardwalk on Saturday, October 25.
The Boardwalk is the new partner to the Big Walk for Cancer, which is one of the biggest charity events on the Eastern Cape calendar.
The Igazi Foundation is the beneficiary of this year’s walk, with the funds going towards moving the Dora Nginza paediatric oncology w... read more
12:06 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Sunshine Tour has announced a brand new event on its calendar which will be played at Humewood in Port Elizabeth in early October.
The 600-thousand rand Boardwalk Challenge will be played from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 October and will feature the cream of South Africa's stay-at-home professionals.
Sunshine Tour Communication's Director Duncan Cruickshank says Humewood is a unique venue and that the professionals ar... read more
11:28 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Vodacom Blue Bulls flank Deon Stegmann has been suspended for one week for striking EP Kings flanker Devin Oosthuizen with his elbow in their Absa Currie Cup Premier Division clash in Port Elizabeth last Friday.
His Blue Bulls counterpart, hooker Bongi Mbonambi, was cleared of further sanction after receiving a yellow card in the match for charging into a ruck without using his arms.
Stegmann was red card for his moment... read more
11:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Law Society of South Africa has expressed concern at the threats and personal attacks made against Judge Thokozile Masipa following her judgment in the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
The Society says in a statement that court judgments are not above scrutiny, but the judgments need to be respected and scrutiny has to be informed, constructive, and based on sound legal principles.
It says personal attacks on th... read more
11:04 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Coega Development Corporation says its school infrastructure delivery programme in the Eastern Cape is on track.
The CDC says it has achieved an 82% completion rate of the R638 million school infrastructure improvement programme for the Department of Education.
It says the programme entails infrastructural improvements to derelict school structures in rural parts of the province, including the eradication of mud scho... read more
09:44 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says a South African mission is currently in Nigeria, and is working closely with authorities to assist in rescue work and identifying bodies.
President Jacob Zuma announced on Tuesday that 67 South Africans were killed when a church building collapsed in Lagos on Friday.
Maharaj says the mission consists out of staff from the High Commission bases in Nigeria and the consul genera... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Eastern Cape police have confirmed that the horns of two rhino have been illegally removed from animals at Kwantu Game Reserve.
Provincial spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills says the animals are still alive.
She says the investigation is being conducted by the Hawks in the Eastern Cape.
No arrests have yet been made.
Kwantu Game Reserve CEO, Shakir Jeeva, says the two adult rhino are mobile and are receiving med... read more
07:12 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Mthatha High court has sentenced 37-year old Noxolo Matya to life imprisonment for the murder of Elliotdale Police Station Commander, Nomalizo Dukumbana.
Matya was also sentenced to a further18-years imprisonment on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Both sentences will run concurrently.
Dukumbana was killed in December 2013 inside police barracks after being way laid by gunmen on her way from work.
Last wee... read more
07:09 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
President Jacob Zuma says 67 South Africans were among the scores of worshippers killed in the collapse of a popular and controversial Nigerian megachurch last Friday.
Declaring a nation in grief, Zuma said he was greatly saddened to announce that 67 South Africans died and scores of others sustained injuries, when a church hostel building collapsed in Lagos.
The tally of South African dead exceeds the previous toll of ... read more