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17:15 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
New twist in GHT theft case There's been a new twist in the theft case of a Grahamstown woman, Louise Bowker, who has already been convicted of stealing more than a R1m from a Grahamstown Veterinary Clinic. On Wedensday, the Asset Forfeiture Unit brought an application for a confiscation enquiry to be held so that some of the assets she acquired with the stolen money and that has already been subjected to a restraint order, can be liquidated to pay ba... read more
13:55 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
EC taverns say NO to extreme smoking regulations  Dozens of tavern owners in the Eastern Cape have rejected the Minister of Health's intention to push through extreme anti-smoking regulations without consulting them. The Bay Taverners' Association represents over 70 tavern outlets in and around Port Elizabeth. The Department of Health has developed two sets of regulations which tavern owners believe will spell disaster for their businesses and the communities that... read more
13:09 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Justice minister issues stern warning to gangsters in PE.  Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has sounded a warning to gangsters in Port Elizabeth that gang violence will not be tolerated. He was speaking at the opening of the newly renovated and extended Gelvandale Branch Court, handed to him today by the Deputy Minister of Public Works, Jeremy Cronin. Radebe told the media that government has adopted a zero tolerance stance towards gangsterism and all forms of crime and corrup... read more
12:49 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Transport MEC salutes Eastern Cape traffic officials   Eastern Cape Transport MEC, Thandiswa Marawu, has commended provincial and municipal traffic officers for their efforts over the Easter Weekend. She says despite some challenges, including poor weather conditions in certain areas, these officers worked 24 hours a day to maintain law and order on the province's roads. Marawu says traffic officers stopped and screened more than 17 000 vehicles, which led to the iss... read more
10:39 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Chelsea happy with draw in Madrid Chelsea's defensive game plan proved too much for Atletico Madrid as they played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal in the Spanish capital on Tuesday night.. The English club will feel upbeat about its chances of returning to the final, two years after beating Bayern Munich on penalties. The return leg is at Stamford Bridge on April 30 with the winner playing either Bayern Munich or Real ... read more
09:46 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
George residents to pay more for levies  George residents will soon have to dig a little deeper into their own pockets to ensure the town's infrastructure is well maintained. In the town's 2014/15 draft budget the municipality made provision for a R25 infrastructure levy on rateable properties, over and above normal rates, to supplement its capital replacement reserve. "This is to finance our capital investment and renewal programme," George ma... read more
09:13 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
First court appearance for Mossel Bay teen accused of murder  The teenager who allegedly stabbed and killed a 15-year-old pupil from Great Brak River briefly appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. "He was released into the care of his parents and the case was postponed until July 1 this year," Southern Cape police spokesman Captain Bernadine Steyn said. The suspect, also 15 years old, was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly stabbed Great ... read more
07:37 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Theft at NMMU over Easter weekend  Thieves have stolen IT equipment valued at R160 000 from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's Faculty of Education. NMMU says in a brief statement that the theft over the Easter weekend was discovered on Tuesday morning. It says the break-in took place during bad weather on Monday evening, as nothing had been found untoward during earlier routine security investigations. Thieves forced open a computer lab ... read more
07:34 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Justice minister to open new PE court  Justice Minister, Jeff Radebe, will be in Nelson Mandela Bay on Wednesday. The Justice Ministry says he will be opening the newly built Gelvandale Magistrate's Court. He says currently this court, as a branch of the PE Magistrate Court, hears criminal cases, but will be adding a family court to deal with issues like maintenance and domestic violence. Ministry spokesperson Themba Gola, says the new court is a dem... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sentencing underway for woman who stole from Grahamstown Vet  Sentencing proceedings are underway in the theft case of a Grahamstown woman who was found guilty of stealing more than a million rand from her employer. Louise Bowker pleaded guilty to stealing R1.4 million from the Grahamstown Veterinary Clinic between 2009 and 2010. According to the state, Bowker used the funds for her own personal use as well as for the purchase of horses. During court proceedings on Tuesd... read more
16:19 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
EP Kings name team to take on Sharks XV The Eastern Province Kings will be heading to Durban this week as they face off against the Sharks XV at Growthpoint Kings Park stadium on Friday in what is to be their final match of the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition. Vodacom Cup head coach, Mzwandile Stick, announced a team that was relatively unchanged from the team that defeated the Regent Boland Cavaliers at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on the 11th of April, with the final... read more
16:04 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Westlake win GM-Nafa Easter Soccer Tournament The General Motors Northern Areas Football Association Easter Soccer Tournament ended with an exciting penalty shoot-out on Monday evening when Warriors took on Westlake in the final at the Gelvandale Stadium. After a two-all draw the final went into extra time and thereafter into a penalty shoot-out. Westlake booted 4 balls into the net to beat Warriors by one penalty goal. Westlake took home 14-thousand rands in prize mo... read more
15:38 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mike Rober of Ikusasa Green handing over the Camp master cooler box to Moshisi Lehlongwane of Massmart. Eastern Cape Economic Development MEC, Mcebisi Jonas, has opened a R4m manufacturing project in Stutterheim. The Ikusasa Green Manufacturing project will deliver durable, green cooler boxes using the "roto moulding manufacturing process", to Massmart. According to a statement, the initial order is worth R610 000 will see Ikusasa providing Massmart with 700 units. Total investment funding came from the Depart... read more
15:08 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
EC cop killed in robbery identified  Eastern Cape police have named the policeman who was killed in a shoot-out with armed robbers in Tsolo on Monday. He was 49-year-old Warrant Officer Mpendulo Mbasane. Mbasane and other police officials responded to a business robbery late on Monday afternoon when they were engaged in a gunbattle with at least four robbers in New Rest Township. One suspect was also killed in the shoot-out. Provincial police co... read more
14:45 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
VW gives disabled MEDIA RELEASE UNIQUE CADDY CONVERSION GIVES DRIVERS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES A LIFT Volkswagen of South Africa, in partnership with the Quadriplegic Association of South Africa (QASA), has converted one of its MPVs in order to showcase the mobility solutions available to people with disabilities. The converted Caddy Maxi Trendline, with a 103kW DSG engine, has been making waves since it was first showcased at the ACSA D... read more
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