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15:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
School of Broadcasting – A First for the Eastern Cape  Algoa FM has partnered with its weekend lunch presenter Tové Kane to open the School of Broadcasting in the Eastern Cape. This is a first of its kind for the province, according to Kane. “Some 25 years in the radio industry and related fields have given Tové an edge in understanding the art of communicating,” says Algoa FM managing director Dave Tiltmann. “When we realised that T... read more
15:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
AU chief comes African Union Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and an AU delegation came face to face with the fight against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease when they touched down at Sierra Leone's Lungi international airport. In a statement today, the AU said Dlamini-Zuma's entourage was greeted with no-handshakes as officials rather bowed in gentle reverence. Guests and members of the delegation had to wash their... read more
15:39 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Newton Park indoor pool re-opens The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Sports and Recreation Portfolio Chairperson, Cllr Nomamerika Soul, has cut the ribbon to mark the re-opening of the Newton Park Indoor Swimming Pool in Port Elizabeth. Its been closed for more than a year and a half and has now finally been retiled at a cost of a million rand to the Metro. Several children from the Learn to Swim Programme were among the first to enter the water - shor... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Woolworths appalled at Woolworths says its appalled at an incident in a Cape Town store where members of students group, Cosas, placed a pig's head on a meat shelf at a Sea Point branch. The incident caused a stir on social media on Friday, when the student body said it was protesting against Israel's actions in Gaza. The photo accompanying the tweet shows a Cosas member with a pig's head, reportedly in the kosher and halaal section. Woolw... read more
14:50 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Ramaphosa praises OR Tambo in memorial lecture Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, says government's National Development Plan seeks an economy that serves the interests of all South Africans. Delivering the O R Tambo memorial lecture at Fort Hare University today, Ramphosa said the economy envisaged by the NDP is one that is able to absorb people seeking work and one that is competitive, with a rising share of income going towards investment. He told guests, that incl... read more
14:23 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
South Africans indicted in the US on rhino charges   The owners of a South African-based safari company has been charged in the United States with conspiracy to sell illegal rhino hunts to US hunters. According to a statement via the US Embassy in Pretoria, Dawie Groenewald and his brother Janneman, are also accused of money-laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns. The brothers and their company, Valinor Trading, which trades as Out of Africa Adventurou... read more
13:17 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
 The Congress of south African Students in the Western Cape issued a statement to the media in Friday expressing their "disgust " with Woolworths. Spokesperson Siphakamise Ngxowa says Woolworths still stock products from Israel and therefore they have blood on their hands. Here is the full statement as issued by COSAS As the Congress of South African students in the W.C we note with disgust the injustic... read more
12:15 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Dog finds dead baby in refuse bag  Mossel Bay police are investigating a case of concealment of birth after the body of a new born baby was found in a black bag. Police said the discovery was made on Friday after residents noticed a dog carrying the bag and investigated. It's believed the dog found the bag in a nearby drain in Asla Park. KwaNonqaba police have appealed to the local community to come forward with information. ... read more
10:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Don't shoot the baboons!  Residents in George should know that it is a crime to shoot at baboons in a municipal area. This was the warning from police on Thursday after several shots were fired in Denverpark. Litter-bins in the neighborhood were raided by stray baboons which resulted into residents firing gun shots in an effort to chase the animals away. The manager of conservation services at Cape Nature, Barend le Roux asked resident... read more
10:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Rhodes student found dead-no foul play  Grahamstown police have opened an inquest docket, after discovering the body of a 4th year Rhodes student in his off-campus residence. Police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, says the student in his twenties was found on Thursday evening in his bathroom. She says his friends became worried when they could not reach him on Thursday afternoon, and approached the flat owner to open the door. Govender says no fo... read more
10:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Ryder Cup stars for Nedbank Golf Challenge Half of the victorious European Ryder Cup team as well as two Major winners and three former world number ones are amongst the first group of players to confirm their place in this December’s Nedbank Golf Challenge. Tournament Director Alastair Roper, in announcing the first 12 players that will tee it up in the 4-7 December tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Sunshine Tour and played at one of Sun Inter... read more
09:44 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Proteas win series in New Zealand HASHIM AMLA scored his 16th ODI century to lay the platform for the Castle Lager Proteas to clinch their three-match series against New Zealand’s Black Caps with a 72-run victory in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui on Friday. They are now 2-0 up in the series and will be looking to clinch a clean sweep at Hamilton on Monday. Amla was named Man of the Match. In the process Amla became the first batsman to score fou... read more
08:39 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Government says pigeon racing is NOT banned  The environmental affairs department says pigeon racing has NOT been banned. On Wednesday, the NSPCA told AlgoaFM News that as far as it was concerned, the inclusion of feral pigeons on the invasive species list rendered the breeding, trading and racing of pigeons illegal. The Department of environmental affairs says, however, that its met with specialists and reached an agreement that pigeon racing will not have ... read more
07:56 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Council of the Bar condemns attacks on Masipa   The General Council of the Bar says it condemns the personal attacks and threats against High Court judge, Thokozile Masipa. She jailed paralympian Oscar Pistorius for five years this week, after convicting him on a charge of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. There was widespread criticism over the conviction, after Masipa found Pistorius not guilty of premeditated m... read more
07:50 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
GIANT flag unveiled in Karoo  A unique initiative to rally South Africans around the country's flag, was unveiled by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Thokozile Xasa on Thursday night. The 66 hectare Giant Flag, created in the Valley of Desolation in the Karoo, is made up of millions of coloured desert succulents and a 4 megawatt solar field. According to the Giant Flag Trust, it will be visible from space. Trust Founder, Guy Lieberman, says ... read more
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