Obama leads world in mourning Mandela
US President Barack Obama hailed former president Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century on Tuesday as the famous, the powerful and the poor massed in Soweto for his official memorial.
Obama pays tribute to Mandela
The world thanks South Africa for sharing former president Nelson Mandela with the world, US president Barack Obama said on Tuesday.
Zuma recieves boos, cheers
President Jacob Zuma received both cheers and boos as he made his way onto the stage for the memorial service of former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday.
UK PM Cameron arrives at FNB stadium, Obama lands
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived on Tuesday (10/12/2013) morning at the FNB stadium in Soweto ahead of the memorial service in honour of global icon Nelson Mandela, eNCA news reported.
Bay celebrates Madiba
AS OFFICIAL plans for Madiba's massive send-off at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday gather momentum, mourners came together at several Bay venues yesterday to celebrate their fallen hero through song, dance, prayer and the sharing of memories
Graca in traditional mourning
NELSON Mandela's wife of 12 years, Graca Machel, is practising the traditional Xhosa custom of ukuzila in mourning for her husband.
Tribal tensions resurfacing
GRIEVING family of beloved former president Nelson Mandela start arriving in the Eastern Cape tomorrow as ructions in the clan threaten to tear apart the AbaThembu nation.
Leaders advised not to visit Qunu
FOREIGN heads of state and dignitaries have been advised by Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane not to attend former president Nelson Mandela's funeral in Qunu due to massive logistical issues.
Fihla answers service delivery outcry
AFTER an outcry from Uitenhage and Despatch residents for more development and effective service delivery, Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Ben Fihla has called for some municipal departments to be moved to the two towns by March next year.
Missing suspect rearrested
THE murder suspect who disappeared after the Correctional Services Department released him on parole without checking if there were any other cases pending against him has been re-arrested.
Body found at Fort Frederick identified
THE man whose body was found at Fort Frederick in Central, Port Elizabeth, with a pillow tied over his face last week has been identified as Willem Visagie.
Innovative Bay projects honoured
A NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) project was one of three Port Elizabeth-based projects to receive top honours at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards last week.
DA shuns backlash over king's outburst
THE DA in the Eastern Cape has distanced itself from controversial member Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's outburst at the weekend in which he insulted his wife.
Swimmer's body finally found
THE body of the long distance swimmer who disappeared while swimming last Thursday was found in the Swartkops area yesterday.
South Africans remember Mandela
From candles, photographs and condolence cards, to counselling and concerts, South Africans sought ways on Monday (09/12/2013) to hold onto some “Madiba Magic”.
Family, politicians battle over 'Brand Mandela'
From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it’s so sought after — and the source of occasional squabbles.
Bay's big farewell plans for Mandela
NELSON Mandela Bay residents will get a chance to say a final farewell to the icon their city is named after at a massive memorial service on Friday.
Mbambisa appointed Bay's new city manager
Mpilo Mbambisa, who has been acting city manager since August, was appointed for a five-year term by the council after a heated debate at a closed meeting in its chambers on Friday.
Fresh interest in 'Madiba shirts'
NELSON Mandela loved Eastern Cape- born fashion designer Sonwabile Ndamase's shirts so much he wore them almost every day for two decades.
Keen interest in anything linked to icon
IF it has Madiba's face on it, you can expect a hefty price tag to come with it. Shortly after the icon's death on Thursday, entrepreneurs took to the web with their Nelson Mandela memorabilia in order to make a quick – and rather large – buck.
FROM humble beginnings in the heart of the rural Eastern Cape to a global icon, such is the story of the man who changed the face of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
Robben Island recalled
HEADED for notorious Robben Island, Douglas Tyutyu and his fellow prisoners perhaps underestimated what lay ahead.
Rape victim's R6m suit
BUSINESSWOMAN and rape survivor Andy Kawa is suing Humewood police station commander Brigadier Ronald Koll, the safety and security minister and two other Bay cops for nearly R6-million.
Suidlanders ready ‘if anarchy occurs’
THE Suidlanders, a far-right organisation which believes black people are planning a white genocide in South Africa, are not going into hiding just yet.
Mandela Condolence Books available in Bay
Condolence Books, wherein the public can pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, are available at the Port Elizabeth City Hall, Uitenhage Town Hall and the Motherwell Memorial Peace Park.
Tomorrow in Weekend Post
Get your copy of the Weekend Post tomorrow for extensive coverage on the death of Nelson Mandela.
Mystery surrounds discovery of a slain body
Mystery surrounds the discovery of a slain body of an elderly Middleburg man who was found inside the Fort Frederick war memorial in Central, Port Elizabeth, on Friday morning (06/12/13).
Henning in court over wife’s murder
The husband of slain Pretoria mother Channel Henning appeared in the city’s Regional Court on Friday (06/12/2013) on a charge of killing her, police said.
France launches new Africa mission to halt CAR violence
By Emmanuel Braun and Paul-Marin Ngoupana BANGUI, Dec 6 (Reuters) — France launched its second major African intervention in a year on Friday as its troops rushed to the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, to stem violence that already claimed over 100 lives this week.
More parents say reports withheld
PARENTS from two more Port Elizabeth schools have complained their children's reports are being withheld because their school fees are not up to date.
Taking a stand against rape
SOUTHERN Kings captain Luke Watson was among about 150 Nelson Mandela Bay residents who gathered at the Donkin Reserve yesterday "to stand in solidarity and to stand up in outrage to say enough is enough to rapists".
No news on R9m stolen art work
MORE than a year after a R9-million painting was stolen in Pretoria, along with several others later recovered in Port Elizabeth, there has been no breakthrough in the criminal investigation.
Rugby case: another club joins action
THE Jeffreys Bay Rugby Football Club (RFC) yesterday entered the fray in Port Elizabeth High Court proceedings between a northern areas rugby club and the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) over the validity of a player who took part in a crucial match earlier this year.
Metro staff to get 14th cheque
MUNICIPAL workers' unions in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday told their members that they were in line to pocket a R6000 14th cheque from the municipality after city officials caved in to workers' demands this week.
Top award for soup initiative
EVERY morning Ronnie Gololo leaves home at 6am to get to work earlier to cook for his roads and stormwater department colleagues, all before his actual work day for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality begins.
Tutu: He made us feel that we were all family
A somber, tearful Desmond Tutu lead Friday Eucharist at the St George's Cathedral praying that God will help South Africans to become the nation that Nelson Mandela showed us that we can be.
Memorable quotes from Mandela
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.”
DJs shocked by brazen drug dealers
FEARLESS drug dealers in Port Elizabeth's Central and nearby areas do not wait for clients to come to them, they approach potential customers – even running and driving after them when they leave in their cars.
Timeline on Mandela’s health.
Here is a timeline on Nelson Mandela’s health. He died in Johannesburg on Thursday, December 5 2013 at the age of 95.
Pule must apologise, repay monies
Former communications minister Dina Pule must apologise to Parliament, the communications department, and the Sunday Times for “persistently lying and unethical conduct”, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday (05/12/2013).
Tears in court at Henning 'murder plot'
Pretoria mother Chanelle Henning’s husband Nico allegedly asked his best friend to order the hit on her for R1 million, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday (05/12/2013).
NMB library closed due to damage
The Allanridge Library in Uitenhage will be closed for an indefinite period due to damage caused during the recent attacks on municipal property in the area.
Nkandla leaks: Thuli hits back
THE ANC may have to ask its cabinet comrades the same probing questions it posed to public protector Thuli Madonsela when it boldly accused her office of having leaked the Nkandla report to the media.
Support the Sevens or risk losing it – organisers
PRESSURE is mounting on Port Elizabeth rugby chiefs and stadium officials as they attempt to hang on to their coveted status as host city of the HSBC Sevens World Series because other major South African cities are eager to snatch the money-spinning event away from them.
Sangoma sick-notes ruled valid
WHEN an employee furnishes employers with a sick-note from a traditional healer it should be considered as seriously as a medical certificate, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.
Unions angry over teacher meeting 'flop'
EASTERN Cape education officials who attended a bargaining council meeting this week were unable to answer questions about the teacher shortage which is expected next year in the province.
Treasury turns up heat on council
THE National Treasury is putting pressure on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to act on the explosive findings contained in the Pikoli forensic report.
Blind twins to be paid R4.6m
FOLLOWING a legal battle against the Eastern Cape Health Department lasting more than five years, a former Despatch couple whose twin boys went blind after being born prematurely at Dora Nginza Hospital in Zwide, Port Elizabeth, were finally granted some relief yesterday.
Accused wary of 'weapons'
A MURDER accused appearing in the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday pulled his sleeves over his hands before he carefully picked up the blood-stained pencil used to stab a disabled man to death in August.
Search on for missing man
PORT Elizabeth police are searching for a man they believe has been involved in at least eight burglaries in the Walmer area over the past year.
Retirement village attack
AN elderly Port Elizabeth woman was tied up and robbed inside her home at the Duncan Ferguson Park retirement village in Summerstrandat about 2am yesterday.
Youngsters impress sevens stars at clinic
NELSON Mandela Bay primary school pupils participated in a tag rugby coaching clinic at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium yesterday, with Sevens World Series players from Fiji, South Africa, Portugal and the US helping them along.
US envoy's appointment good for SA
WITH his close ties to Africa, a solid background in human rights activism and an affinity with the fight against HIV/Aids, Patrick Gaspard's appointment as US ambassador to South Africa can be considered a diplomatic coup.
No one home as fire guts Bay house
A BADLY burnt impala head trophy was one of the few items one could still recognise after a fire gutted a home in Westering, Port Elizabeth, yesterday.
Bay karatekas off to India
A GROUP of Port Elizabeth karatekas are heading to India next week to compete at an international four-day tournament.
Bay parks no place for kids
RUSTY playground equipment, broken glass, lack of fencing and long grass are just some of the problems plaguing Nelson Mandela Bay's parks.
Payouts for R390m land claim starts
THE first payouts of the Eastern Cape's biggest land claim, amounting to more than R390-million, are being made to thousands of Tarkastad residents.
Bid to curb N2 carnage
EASTERN Cape Transport MEC Thandiswa Marawu has promised to deploy more traffic officers on the N2 as part of a special plan to curb road carnage on the notorious route during the festive season.
Fight for Western Cape control begins
IN what clearly set the tone for next year's bitter fight for control of the Western Cape, politicians spent their last day in chambers hammering each other over racism, black economic empowerment and accountability.
Northern areas’ schools too full
HUNDREDS of children from Port Elizabeth’s northern areas will not be accommodated at schools in the area next year as late registration and a shortage of schools see placement becoming a nightmare for many.
Irvin slices Blade
NUMSA boss Irvin Jim hit back at SACP leader Blade Nzimande yesterday, saying if the union leaders had to undergo lifestyle audits then all ANC alliance partners must be subjected to the same public scrutiny.
MPs enjoy fine whisky – and Justin Bieber
WHILE it is widely known that many cabinet members and MPs have a penchant for highpriced booze like Johnny Walker Green Label, others received quirkier gifts from corporates and individuals in the form of Justin Bieber concert tickets and an elephant.
Well-off teen girls shoplifting
TEENAGE girls from wealthy families are stealing brand-name clothing and accessories from retail stores at major shopping malls
Laher ‘lived for his religion’
A DISABLED Muslim man who gave up a job and the prospect of a family to instead dedicate his life to religion, died the most excruciating death, the Port Elizabeth High Court heard yesterday.
ANC criticises Thuli over leaked report
AS the ANC pointed fingers at the public protector’s office yesterday for the leaking of the Nkandla report, another investigation revealed that South Africa had fallen to its worst ranking on a global measure of corruption.
EC ‘the protest province of SA’
THE Eastern Cape has emerged as one of the two most protest-ridden provinces for the first 11 months of the year, according to Municipal IQ’s Hotspots Monitor report.