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06:26 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 31, 2014
King Kallis retires from International cricket The captains of the South African one-day international and Test squads, AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, have led the tributes to Jacques Kallis, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday. De Villiers said Kallis' experience would be missed in the Proteas' environment, along with the professionalism and humility with which he went about his game. Amla said Kallis left a great legacy that many ... read more
06:24 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 31, 2014
SA athletes shine at Commonwealth Games South African athletes claimed three silver medals and a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday night. National 400m sprint record holder Wayde van Niekerk was second to Olympic champion Kirani James of Granada, who won gold in a Games record time of 44.24 seconds. Van Niekerk has another possible chance of winning silverware as he will feature in the 200m semi-finals along with compatriots Ncincilili... read more
17:00 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
School parents to hold a meeting over teacher shortages Parents from schools in Port Elizabeth northern areas will hold a meeting at Cleary Park Bread of Life ministry centre to address the ongoing problem of teacher shortages and curriculum backlog at schools. Andrew Sauls of the Bethelsdorp school governing body unit,says school governing body chairpersons from the 55 primary schools and 15 highs schools are expected to attend the meeting on Thursday to discuss over crowded cl... read more
15:47 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
NWGA on faulty wool clips The National Wool Grower's Association says the largest percentage of faulty clips for sale at auction came from brokers, hawkers, traders, speculators and feedlots - while few producers consistently erred with the preparation of their clips. The manager: Production Advisory services of the NWGA, Dr Louis du Pisani says a detailed analysis of clip faults reported by buyers over the past 4 seasons showed that clips from the ... read more
15:44 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
MPO to tour Israel Milk producers are invited to join a dairy farmers’ tour to Israel with the Milk Producer's Organisation. The MPO says the tour is organised to coincide with the IDF World Dairy Summit held in Tel Aviv from 27 to 31 October. It says participants can look forward to at least four farm visits – including a visit to Kibbutz Afi-kim in the Jordan Valley and attending the farmers’ dinner and conference dur... read more
15:41 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Rekord mielie-oes verwag Die mielie-oes oortref steeds die stoutste verwagtinge, nadat die sesde produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2014 die week vrygestel is. Die Oesskattingskomitee stel die grootte van die kommersiële mielie-oes op 14,017 miljoen ton, wat sowat 1% of 126 700 ton hoër is as die vorige skatting van 13,890 miljoen ton. Die verwagte opbrengs beloop 5,21 t/ha. Die oppervlak onder wit mielies is 1,551 miljoen ha e... read more
15:26 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New born baby girl found in a toilet cubicle Uitenhage police are investigating a case of concealment of birth after the body of a new born baby girl was found in a cubicle in a toilet at a primary school in Kwanobuhle. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei, says the baby's body was found wrapped in a towel by a 10-year old learner on Wednesday. He says paramedics believe the child was born somewhere else and then left in the school's toilet. No arr... read more
14:22 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PE policeman murder: Suspect arrested and charged  Port Elizabeth police have charged a suspect, who was arrested on Monday, for the murder of off-duty policeman, Constable Devon Hattingh. Police spokesperson, Captain Andre' Beetge, has the latest development. "We are proud to say our preliminary investigation have given us some positive results. The suspect appeared in the Motherwell court today and the case was postponed until the 7th of August for the suspe... read more
12:54 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
EC municipalities under fire for poor audit outcomes  The Auditor General released the 2012/2013 audit report on Wednesday. Here is the report as it relates to the Eastern Cape Eastern Cape has two metropolitan municipalities, six district municipalities, 37 local municipalities and 10 municipal entities. Fifty-two auditees (95%) submitted their financial statements (AFS) for the 2012-13 financial year for audit within the prescribed timelines, while Makana, Ngqushwa and... read more
10:21 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Beloved resident of Cape St Francis killed in accident   The Cape St Francis community is grieving the passing of the Eastern Cape manager of Sanccob, Wilna Wilkinson. The 36-year old was killed in a head on collision on the N2 near Bloukrans early on Tuesday morning. Police spokesperson, Warrant officer O Basil Seekoei, says Wilkinson died at the scene. She was travelling to Cape Town when the accident happened near Bloukrans Village. The Driver of the other veh... read more
09:11 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Laptops with sensitive info stolen from Interpol  Five laptops possibly containing sensitive information, including data on investigations into Radovan Krejcir, have been stolen from Interpol's Pretoria offices. Investigators indicated one of the laptops stolen belonged to an officer who was involved in George Louca's extradition to South Africa from Cyprus, to stand trial for the murder of Teaser's strip club boss Lolly Jackson. Other possible information on th... read more
08:03 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Record medals haul for Chad le Clos South African swimming sensation Chad le Clos closed off his campaign at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with a record seven medals in the swimming pool on Tuesday night. Le Clos equalled Australian legend Ian Thorpe's record of seven medals in the Games, claiming the bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley and bronze in the 4x100m Medley Relay. The 22-year-old has now won 12 medals stretching over two Games which inc... read more
07:30 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PE teacher dies while surfing  Tributes are pouring in on social media for popular Grey High School teacher Vaughan Jones who died on Tuesday of a suspected heart attack while surfing at Rincon near the beacon. Sixty Three year-old Jones was an English teacher and house master and had been at Grey for more than 20 years. Grey High School rector Neil Crawford sent his sincere condolences to Jones' wife and children and said a mentor to so many wo... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Ngqura container terminal strike declared illegal  The Port Elizabeth Labour Court has declared the three month strike by Numsa members at the Port of Ngqura container terminal, as illegal. The order applies to permanent Transnet employees who are to return to work on Wednesday for the first shift or they could face dismissal. The court found that Numsa and its members had failed to follow procedures set out in the Labour Relations Act governing strikes. The c... read more
18:17 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 29, 2014
EC unemployment rate ticks upwards The official unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape increased by 1% between the first and second quarters and by 0.2% year-on-year (y/y), according to figures released this morning by Statis-tics South Africa. The figures show that the official unemployment rate in the province in the second quarter was 30.4%, up from 29.4% in the previous quarter, and the third highest in the country after Free State (35%) and Northern Cape... read more
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