Teams find 101 tornado survivors
RESCUE teams combed through a blasted moonscape that had been a US suburb yesterday after a monstrous tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people.
‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’
Civil society groups, business, ratepayers, non-government organisations and a trade union federation are calling with one voice on President Jacob Zuma to intervene in the ongoing political instability in the city.
Charges against Gupta saga cops dropped
ONLY 48 hours after Justice Minister Jeff Radebe announced that criminal charges were to be pursued against police officers allegedly involved in the Gupta saga, the charges have been dropped.
Illegal school to be closed
AN illegal Nelson Mandela Bay primary school will be closed within the month and pupils moved to other schools after an investigation by the district education department.
Language plan fears
SCHOOL CHILDREN entering Grade R next year will have to learn an indigenous African language.
Owner of pharmacy mourned
There are many good memories of him.” This is one of the things Vanessa Joubert, 34, said of her father, wellknown pharmacist Rodney Griffiths, who died in a car accident on Friday.
Teachers: fury over unspent R533m
THE Eastern Cape Education Department has underspent on teachers' salaries by more than R500- million. This has outraged many schools which have suffered teacher shortages because of a claimed lack of funds.
Bay leaders on the carpet over 'anarchy'
THE ANC in the Eastern Cape summoned Nelson Mandela Bay political leaders to its headquarters in Calata House yesterday to explain the latest claims of political interference in the city's administration.
Varsities to march against violence
EASTERN Cape universities will march against violence towards women today.
Bhisho underspending triples
UNDERSPENDING by the Eastern Cape provincial government nearly tripled in the financial year to March.
Angry scenes in three Bay protests
DISGRUNTLED Kleinskool residents promised to make the area ungovernable as they protested against appalling living conditions yesterday.
Residents on rampage after no-show
DISGRUNTLED Wells Estate residents resorted to violence last night after Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Ben Fihla failed to arrive for a meeting they had asked him to attend.
Protea joins team rhino
PROTEAS and Warriors cricketer Colin Ingram, 27, has added his name to an anti-rhino-poaching campaign. The left-handed Port Elizabeth-born batsman was named ambassador for the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative in Port Elizabeth yesterday.
Zuma/Gupta relationship none of ANC's business: Mantashe
It is unnecessary for President Jacob Zuma to explain his relationship with the Gupta family to the ANC, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday (20/05/2013).
Huge blaze guts Uitenhage classrooms
FIREFIGHTERS battled for about three hours to contain a massive fire last night which gutted a large part of Uitenhage's Jubilee Park Primary School.
Piece of nautical history found on Bay beach
A 200-year-old maritime navigation instrument, thought to have come from the wreck of the Amsterdam, has been discovered on the beach at Bluewater Bay. The strange device was spotted sticking out the sand by a party of Zwartkops Conservancy members who were cleaning up the beach recently after a storm.
Mandela daughters sue father
Nelson Mandela’s daughters are suing him for the rights to his artworks and control of his millions, The Star reported on Monday (20/05/2013).
Poll finds traffic police ineffectual
The policing of South Africa’s road laws is largely inefficient, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) study reported in Beeld on Monday (20/05/2013).
Park gatekeepers suspects in fraud
ALLEGATIONS that four gate guards at the Tsitsikamma National Park have pocketed "a substantial amount" of the park's takings are being investigated by SANParks.
Victory for dreadlocks pupil
IN a David-versus-Goliath scenario, 13-year-old Lerato Radebe has won a discrimination case against a Free State school that expelled her because she wears her hair in dreadlocks.
Zuma in the clear on Guptas
CABINET ministers tasked with investigating Guptagate played a game of smoke and mirrors yesterday, deflecting questions in an effort to protect President Jacob Zuma.