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16:34 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Continental Tyres appoints a new boss Continental Tyre South Africa on Tuesday announced that 45-year-old Shaun Uys will become the new managing director of the German company. He assumes the position on the 1st of August when current MD, Dieter Horni, returns to Germany after a six year stint in South Africa. Continental says while serving as Sales and Marketing Manager, Uys set into motion the company's expansion into Sub Saharan Africa and Africa as p... read more
16:15 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Eastern Cape premier to lead Bhisho Outreach Programme to Buffalo City this week The Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle and all his MEC's will be in Buffalo City Metro on Thursday as part of Executive council outreach programme. According to a statement from the Premier's office, this is the second Outreach programme in the current term of government, after a successful EXCO Outreach programme in the Sara Baartman District Municipality. Bhisho says it these Outreach's will be rolled-ou... read more
14:12 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Sterkstroom police arrest 15 protestors for public violence Police in Sterkstroom have arrested 15 people for public violence following protest action in Sterkstroom by employees from the Expanded Public Works Programme. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Namhla Mdleleni says protestor burnt tyres and branches in town and blockaded the R397. Mdleleni says the situation is tense and protestors have come to the Sterkstroom Police Station demanding the release of those arrested. ... read more
12:50 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Debutant stars in Proteas series win EDDIE LEIE returned the Oxigen Proteas best ever figures on debut, taking 3/16 in 3 overs, as the South Africans completed a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh by winning the second T20 International at Mirpur on Tuesday. It was a significant day for South African spin bowling under admittedly helpful conditions as Lee and Aaron Phangiso took six wickets between them to outclass their Bangladesh counterparts and outwit the home... read more
12:43 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Massive cocaine bust at OR Tambo International Airport Custom officials  have seized cocaine worth an estimated R7 million at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. SARS Spokesperson, Luther Lebelo says luggage containing the drugs was destined for London's Heathrow Airport. Lebelo says the luggage and all its contents were inspected on Monday after the airline failed to locate the owner of the bag. Officials discovered 19 compressed blocks wrapped in a ... read more
08:54 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
SA farm attacks under the spotlight at two international conferences A delegation from civil rights group Afriforum is scheduled to address the World Society of Victimology in Perth on Tuesday on the impact of farm attacks in South Africa. Afriforum deputy CEO Ernst Roets says their presentation will focus on the frequency of the attacks, the unique levels of brutality, the impact on victims and government's lack of action. "The government needs to prioritise these crimes, so we ... read more
07:43 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
10 years for cycad poaching In a ground-breaking decision, and for the first time on record in the Eastern Cape and possibly in South Africa at large, a cycad poacher has been sentenced to ten years direct imprisonment by the Jansenville regional court. The Endangered Wildlife Trust says in a statement that it commends the National Prosecuting Authority, Advocate Coetzee, and members of the SAPS for the arrests and subsequent convictions and sentences... read more
07:25 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 07, 2015
New signings for Chippa United Chippa United unveiled ten new signings at a press conference in Cape Town on Monday. The Port Elizabeth-based club has beefed up their squad in an effort to avoid a repeat of last season where they avoided relegation from the premier league by the skin of their teeth. The Chili Boys are conducting their pre-season programme in the mother city and said they plan to sign more players in the weeks to come. Botswana-born... read more
12:02 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 06, 2015
Rilee praises spinners Oxigen Proteas batsman, Rilee Rossouw, praised the excellent contribution from the spinners in the Proteas’ 52-run win against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Sunday. Aaron Phangiso (1/21) and JP Duminy (2/ 11) made use of conducive conditions to shift the match in South Africa’s favour, particularly during the crucial middle period when Bangladesh looked to be in control.   “Both sides bowled spin really wel... read more
11:20 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 06, 2015
Eastern Cape train line closed after derailment The main railway line between Port Elizabeth and the interior has been closed due to the derailment of a goods train near Middleton. A Transnet Freight Rail spokesperson, Mike Asefovitz, says a train carrying manganese derailed on Sunday  morning shortly before 11 o'clock. No-one was injured in the incident when 35 wagons derailed on the single line. The result is that the line has been closed to all rail tra... read more
10:17 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 06, 2015
Operation Fiela targets Northern Areas The SA Police Service-driven Operation Fiela targetted Port Elizabeth's gang-ridden Northern Areas at the weekend resulting in the arrest of nine known gangsters for murder and attempted murder. Eleven suspects were arrested for possession of and dealing in drugs and dagga and one suspect was arrested for the unlawful possession of a firearm. Provincial Police spokesperson, Colonel Sibongile Soci said perlemoen value... read more
09:42 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 06, 2015
Injury update on Duane Vermeulen Springbok No 8 and South Africa’s Rugby Player of the Year in 2014, Duane Vermeulen, is in a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup following a diagnosis that he will require surgery on a neck injury. The 29-year-old Vermeulen, who was also the SARPA Players’ Player of the Year and the Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year in 2014, consulted a specialist in Durban on the recommendation of the Sprin... read more
07:50 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 06, 2015
Nolan Hoffman and Anriette Schoeman The second big event of this year's PicknPay Knysna Oyster festival saw Team Abantu win the 109km Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour on Sunday. Nolan Hoffman won in a time of 2:43:57  with teammate Reynard Butler a close second and Stefan Ihlenfeldt was placed third, recording a time which was just milliseconds behind the two leaders. According to a statement Hoffman said he was delighted with his win. &qu... read more
07:05 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 06, 2015
SA nuke programme commences in July The Department of Energy says the government's nuclear procurment programme will commence this month. Minister, Tina Joemat-Petterson, said the procument process would be completed by the end of the year to select a Strategic Partner or Partners. In reply to a question by DA MP, Gordon Mackay, Joemat-Pettersen, said the Department of Energy has also taken several steps to investigate the financing of the nuclear prog... read more
07:00 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 06, 2015
Deputy Minister slams illegal initiation schools The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela, has condemned who he said were irresponsible people operating illegal initiation schools. Bapela said that the national death toll during the current initiation season stands at 16, with 14 of those deaths in the Eastern Cape. Deputy Minister Bapela says a "national crisis is looming" and called on all stakeholders to work toge... read more
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