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17:03 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
New vehicle sales for August continued to show resilience. Industry association, Naamsa, says aggregate new vehicle sales for the month declined by a marginal 1.45 year on year, while exports sales staged a strong recovery at 18.5. "August 2014 aggregate new vehicle sales at 55 722 vehicles had registered a modest decline of 767 vehicles or a fall of 1.4% compared to the 56 489 vehicles sold in August last year. The August, 2014 export sales at 25 027 units reflected a substan... read more
17:02 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
DA releases water findings The Democratic Alliance says its concerned at a report that e-coli had been detected in the tap water of several hospitals in Nelson Mandela Bay. DA MP, Kevin Mileham, says this emerged during a meeting of a Nelson Mandela Bay portfolio committee last week. The DA on Monday also released its findings of an independent survey of the water quality in four provinces undertaken over the past four months. Mileham, who ha... read more
15:55 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Robbery at Uitenhage supermarket  Uitenhage police are searching for four suspect who robbed a branch of Pick n Pay on Monday morning. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei, says the robbers struck around seven o'clock when workers were arriving at the store. He says one man was hit over the head with a gun and demanded the safe keys. However, Seekoei says the robbery was unsuccessful and the men fled with just two cellphones.... read more
17:01 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Buff City mayor back in court over Madiba memorial scandal A thirteenth person had been arrested in connection with the Nelson Mandela memorial funding scandal in Buffalo City. Businesswoman Nosiphiwo Moti appeared in court on Monday and was granted bail of R5000. Meanwhile, Buffalo City mayor, Zukiswa Ncitha, her deputy Temba Tinta, speaker, Luleka Simon-Ndzela, three other senior officials and three other business people, made another appearance in court in connection with the... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay consumer debt continues to grow  Consumers owe the Nelson Mandela Metro more than R2.3 billion in overdue debt as at the end of the financial year on June 30th. That's according to figures published by the National Treasury. However, Nelson Mandela Bay’s overdue consumer debts accounts for just 4.5% of the total amount of R52.8 billion owed to all eight Metropolitan Municipalities. Treasury says the City of Johannesburg is owed more than ... read more
14:16 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
EC policeman shoots wife before turning the gun on himself  Eastern Cape police are mourning the deaths of two police members in a murder suicide. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei, says the 33-year-old off-duty police sergeant was shot dead by her husband on Sunday night. He says the shooting occurred at her residence in Goede Hoop Drive, Fairbridge Heights, in Uitenhage. The preliminary investigation indicates that her 33-year-old husband also a SAPS m... read more
13:37 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Seven Busses torched in Cape Town protests  Golden Arrow Bus Services says seven buses were set alight and four badly damaged in a protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday morning. Spokeswoman Bronwen Dyke says people pulled drivers out of two buses at the Nyanga Bus Terminus around 6am and set the vehicles alight. From there, the crowd moved to Govan Mbeki Road, where four drivers were pulled from their buses and assaulted and the buses set alight. Dyk... read more
13:12 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
 The Justice Project SA says E-tolls in Gauteng will cripple South Africa's economy. JPSA chairman Howard Dembovsky has told public hearings in Midrand on the impact of e-tolls that they'll cripple the economy of Gauteng and indeed South Africa as a whole, He warned that e tolls will create the socio-economic disaster of the millennium and that people who were prosecuted for not paying tolls would have a criminal ... read more
13:08 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Anti fracking alliance armed with new data   The anti-fracking alliance says it has provided new data on water pollution from shale gas mining activity in the US to the Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramathlodi. It says the Wall Street Journal reported the revelations following lawsuits and open-record requests filed by Association Press and other news outlets in connection with drilling-related water contamination cases in Pennsylvania. Jonathan Dea... read more
10:58 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Stabbing incident at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium condemned  Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Chief Executive Chantal du Pisanie has expressed stadium management's shock at Saturday night's incident in which a member of the public was stabbed shortly before the end of the match between the EP Kings and the Golden Lions. The 20-year-old spectator was stabbed in the back during an altercation shortly before 9pm in the West pavilion. Du Pisani says the stadium's reaction officers r... read more
09:48 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Man arrested for East London murder   East London police are investigating a case of murder after a man was found dead over the weekend. Captain Stephen Marais says a suspect was handed over to the police by the mother of the deceased. The 23 year old suspect is believed to have been involved in an argument with the deceased who was found with several wounds to his upper body. Police are in possession of the alleged murder weapon. The susp... read more
08:17 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 01, 2014
Frustration for EP Kings DHL Western Province this weekend remained the only unbeaten team in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division following an exciting fourth round, which saw the Steval Pumas claim their second big scalp. The Nelspruit team recorded a shock 32-22 bonus-point victory against the Cell C Sharks, which ended the Durban team's three match winning run. Griquas went down 36-25 to the Cheetahs in Kimberley while log-leaders DHL Wester... read more
12:10 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Two killed in PE shack fire   Two people were killed after their shack caught fire in the Barcelona informal settlement in Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth on Saturday night. Police Spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg says neighbours noticed the fire shortly before 11pm and alerted the authorities. The victims were a 39 year old man and a 44 year old woman. Police have opened an inquest docket... read more
11:58 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, August 31, 2014
EC Teenager stabbed to death following argument over dagga pipe   A 24 year old man from Despatch is expected to appear in court on Monday on a charge of murder. Police Spokesperson Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei says at about half past 8 on Saturday night an argument broke out between the man and a teenager. The man grabbed a knife and allegedly stabbed the 15 year old boy. Seekoei says the two allegedly started fighting over a dagga pipe. The teenager died at the scene.... read more
06:39 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Lesotho Prime Minister fears for his life following coup d'état  The Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane fled for his life across the border to South Africa on Saturday, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup. He said he would return to the country once his life is not in danger anymore. The Military however rejected the suggestion of a coup and called it a baseless allegation. According to police heavily armed soldiers arrived in armoured personnel carriers as th... read more
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