08:22 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, March 08, 2014
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early on Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
International aviation authorities still hadn't located the aircraft several hours later.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Yahya said at a news conference that Flight MH370 lost contact with Malaysian air traffic control about two hours after it had taken off from Ku... read more
08:19 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, March 08, 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay traffic officers impounded an SA Roadlink bus on Friday, because it had worn tyres.
Municipality spokesperson, Kupido Baron, says the bus, ferrying 52 passengers to East London, was pulled off by traffic officers at Coega.
He says they found that apart from the worn tyres, the bus also had defective indicators and headlights, while the windscreen wipers were out of order.
The engine also leaked oil.... read more
08:15 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, March 08, 2014
Three people were killed, and three seriously injured, in a head-on collision on the N2 near the Gamtoos River bridge outside Jeffreys Bay on Friday evening.
Provincial traffic spokesperson, Tsepo Machaea said details were still sketchy on Saturday morning.
The cause of the accident is not known, and officials took pictures of the accident scene on Saturday as part of the investigation.... read more
17:52 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Western Cape police commissioner, General Arno Lamoer, has issued suspension notices on police members caught on a video stripping a man naked and then beating and kicking him in the Cape Town CBD on Thursday.
The video has gone viral on social media.
Addressing a media briefing in Cape Tow on Friday, General Lamoer, said "we as SAPS, not only in the province but nationally, condemn their behaviour in the strongest ... read more
17:43 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said Friday morning that “more needs to be done to get Nelson Mandela Bay on the right track”.
He was addressing a media briefing after delivering the keynote address at an Eastern Cape Economic Symposium in East London.
Gordhan acknowledged that there had been some progress in terms of appointments in senior management positions in the metro, adding that he had Cooperative Gov... read more
17:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Eastern Cape Education MEC, Mandla Makupula, will be visting several schools in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas next week.
He will be meeting school principals and school governing bodies to discuss a range of issues affecting schools, including teacher shortages and lack of support staff at some schools.
The visit is being coordinated through the Parliamentary Constituency Office of MPL, Christian Martin.
He says the... read more
17:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has launched the fourth Annual First Things First HIV Counselling and Testing campaign which for the first time extends to the higher education and training sector.
The national campaign aims to encourage students at tertiary institutions, especially incoming first year students to take responsibility for knowing their HIV status.
The campaign is a key programme of the Higher Educatio... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor is currently giving emotional testimony in the Paralympian's murder trial in the Pretoria High Court.
The court has had to adjourn several time to give Taylor the opportunity to regain her composure.
She testified that Pistorius was angry after a policeman reprimanded him for leaving his gun on the seat when he was stopped for speeding.
She told the court that he ... read more
12:22 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Police management in the Western Cape say they are investigating allegations of police brutality after a video clip surfaced showing police stripping a man naked and punching and kicking him several times.
Western Cape provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Thembinkosi Kinana, says they are in the process of viewing the footage.
He says they will ensure that decisive action is taken against those involved.
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07:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
The Tourism Sector has been allocated R149 million over the next three years as part of the drive to increase the number of tourists visiting the Eastern Cape.
Research conducted for the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism shows that the percentage of foreign visitors to South Africa that travelled to the Eastern Cape had dropped from 6.6% in 2006 to just 3.7% in 2011.
Presenting t... read more
17:09 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 06, 2014
Eskom Eastern Cape General Manager, Thys Moller says the emergency declared on Thursday morning over possible power cuts will last until at least 22:00 on Thursday evening.
Moller says the situation will be re-assesed.
"The emergency will last until 22:00 on Thursday night when we will re-asses the situation, that has brought about 3000 MW that we are short. Through the implementation of rotational load shedding we ... read more
16:28 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 06, 2014
Former Air Force flight sergeant, Frederick Gordon was sentenced to an effective 25 years in prison in the Port Elizabeth magistrate's court on Thursday.
Gordon was convicted of kidnapping, assaulting and raping his wife, Avril, between December 2010 and March 2011.
Algoa FM News reporter, Raahil Sain filed this report.
On count 1 for assault to cause grievous bodily harm he received 10 years, on count 2 of kidnapping... read more
14:30 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 06, 2014
Eskom says it is doing everything possible to ensure the burden of load shedding is spread evenly across the country.
Spokesperson Tony Stott says it's unlikely that any power outage of longer than two hours would be due to load shedding.
Eskom has now instituted its stage three load shedding schedule, which requires up to 4000 Megawatts to be shed.
Meanwhile, The Nelson Mandela Metro Traffic Department has pleaded w... read more
14:12 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 06, 2014
Eastern Cape police are still searching for 4 suspects who robbed a bank in Jansenville of around R300 000 on Wednesday afternoon.
Spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wessel Cronjé says 5 robbers gained access to the bank through the roof, and held the staff at gunpoint.
He says no shots were fired, and no-one was injured.
Cronjé says the suspects fled with the money in a car in the direction of Uitenhage, but... read more
13:16 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 06, 2014
State witness Charl Johnson concluded giving evidence in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria today.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went through notes Johnson had made about the screams and gunshots he heard in the early morning of February 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.
Johnson said he was convinced that they were being attacked, as the screams did not sound like fighting, but ... read more