'Decline in jobs reversed'
THE economy added 41971 jobs during September and October, partly reversing the decline of 82431 in the number of jobs in the four-month period of May, June, July and August, according to the latest employment index by professional services group Adcorp released yesterday.
Unsecured lending rise 'a concern'
BANKS are feeling the pinch of more than R150-billion in unsecured lending, which has escalated since South Africa started feeling the effects of the global recession three years ago.
Comedians row in with Grey club
SOUTH Africa's rowing success at the London Olympics this year, where the lightweight fours team claimed the gold medal, has seen an upsurge of interest in the sport at the Grey Rowing Club.
The Big Time twice lucky
FLOODS and raging fires have come and gone in St Francis Bay, but the popular The Big Time Taverna Greek restaurant still remains standing.
Operation to save lagoon
KNYSNA Municipality has come up with a R68-million plan to be implemented over the next five years to permanently reduce pollution in the Knysna Lagoon, South Africa's No1 estuary in terms of conservation importance.
Senior officials jump ship to escape probes
THE DA in the Eastern Cape wants to know why senior managers in various municipalities who were dismissed for fraudulent activities in recent years were paid hefty settlements and not criminally charged.
Plane's wheels catch fire at O.R. Tambo
AIRPORTS Company South Africa has confirmed that a plane's wheels caught fire during take off at O.R. Tambo International Airport on Tuesday monring, reports Eyewitness News.
Victim had gaping cut – but no blood
THE flat smelt of beer and blood. Broken beer bottles and glasses were strewn about. The deceased was lying stretched out next to the couple's bed, clad only in pyjama pants. Despite the gaping neck injury, there was no blood.
Teen kills girlfriend, himself
A LOVELORN teeager shot his girlfriend dead in a Nelson Mandela Bay street yesterday before fleeing and turning the gun on himself.
Dust Lives trial draws to emotional close
THE two-year-long trial of two Dust Lives gang members accused of gunning down a rival gangster, the attempted murder of a state witness and the killing of a child in gang crossfire, came to an emotional end in the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday (12/11/2012).
Stars in fine run with 10 goals
BAY Stars Academy went on a goal-scoring spree in the Safa-NMB SAB League over the weekend, scoring 10 goals without reply in their two soccer matches.
Abuse shrinks babies brains
WHAT'S the difference between these two brains? They both belong to three-year-olds. So why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has dramatic implications.
No sinister motive in support initiative
RECENTLY, local residents have been exposed to unfortunate political theatrics in the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan council. Theatrics because these actions counteract the section 154 support we are providing to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro to deliver services to its communities.
Views not those of Bay business forum
WITH reference to the monetary policy forum held on November 7, we as the BMF appreciate the continued information-sharing by the SA Reserve Bank team who regularly come in town in May and November. We are also happy with the inclusion of sectors of the society in these meetings, even university students are always welcome.
R3bn not spent on health consultants
THE Health Department has noted with grave concern, a report in The Herald suggesting it was the "biggest spender" on the use of consultants ("Bhisho's R8.5bn splurge", October 30). We wish to put it on record that the R3-billion expenditure over the past three years was not on consultancy work.
Killjoy activists try to spoil the fireworks fun
SO Guy Fawkes has come and gone, with yet again the killjoy animal rights activist social workers making their presence felt. There are few things that annoy me more than the holier than though, we know what is best for everyone attitude that they adopt.
Conduct of guards does not mirror firm's action
WITH regard to the article, "Fired for eating food they were hired to guard" (November 7) and the subsequent naming of Metro Security guards as hooligans of the day, while the individuals in question may indeed be entitled to the hooligan of the day label, Metro Security Services wishes to make it abundantly clear that these individuals are no longer in our employ and their actions do not represent those of the company nor the hundreds of trustworthy guards we have working for us across the Eastern Cape.
People at top do not care about us
OUR people must stop debating who must be president of South Africa, because all the guys up there are the same – they don't care for the poor, they just say, "Don't waste time, the poor will always be poor", so just make as much money as you can before another party overtakes us.
Readers' views via SMS
ZANOXOLO Wayile, ha ha! Most deserved hooligan of the day! Big up to The Herald for getting it right. Wayile and Themba Hani must go! They are destroying our metro. It's time for change.
Boks rise in rankings
The Springboks climbed one position to second in the latest IRB World Rankings released on Monday (12/11/2012).
Sanef welcomes City Press ruling
Sanef on Monday(12/11/2012) welcomed a High Court ruling that the refusal by three companies to give City Press newspaper access to its share registers was criminal.
Locked up by Mao, US ex-revolutionary places hopes on China's Xi
BEIJING - Incoming Chinese president Xi Jinping has a “democratic style” that will allow him to lay the groundwork for much-needed political and economic reforms, one of only a handful of Americans to join the Chinese Communist Party said on Monday (12/11/2012).
76 houses destroyed or damaged in St Francis Bay blaze
FIRES raging through the wealthy holiday town of St Francis Bay last night destroyed scores of houses, boats, restaurants and businesses, trapping terrified residents as overwhelmed firefighters battled to contain the blaze.
Lorraine woman at wits' end over leaks
ALL Audiey Pearton wants is to be able to grow her own vegetables in her garden at her Luneville Road, Lorraine, house, but leaking water and sewage that has flooded her yard has made this impossible.
Strides to save water source
THE first Protected Environment in the Karoo has been proclaimed by the Eastern Cape's Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC,Mcebisi Jonas.
Morris memorial ride one to remember
FAMILY man, cyclist and businessman Clem Morris, 66, was remembered with a mass ride along Port Elizabeth's scenic marine route at the weekend.
New hope for iconic Garden Route rail line
TRANSNET Freight Rail is revisiting its decision to abandon the George-Knysna rail line and will over the next year investigate the possibility of reviving freight and a limited passenger service, according to the Garden Route Cycleway Association.
Getting up and ahead in life
AFTER falling pregnant at just 18, Port Elizabeth businesswoman Shara Cape has come a long way. The 31-year-old is now the owner of Headhunters – a formidable brand in the recruitment industry – and one of Nelson Mandela Bay's flourishing entrepreneurs.
Job interview do's, dont's
LOOKING for a job? Research has shown that a majority of applicants are unprepared when they come in for a job interview. "Winging it" is definitely not the way to go ...
Adair cracks two centuries for Old Grey
SEAN Adair staked his claim for re-selection to the Eastern Province provincial side by stroking back-to-back hundreds for Maritime Motors Old Grey in Super A League cricket action at the weekend.
Great white shark court case a first
GEORGE angler Leon Bekker will become the first person tried for illegally catching a protected great white shark when he appears in the George Magistrate's Court in January.
Lacklustre effort mars SWD game
SOUTH Western Districts (SWD) had a disappointing trip to Maritzburg, with their Cricket South Africa provincial matches marred by rain and a below-par one-day performance yesterday.
Highbury settle for draw
IN a much-anticipated soccer match, Port Elizabeth outfit Highbury played to a 1-1 draw against Dutywa side Matta Milan in the Safa Eastern Cape Second Division League at the NMMU Second Avenue campus yesterday.
The results of club sporting events held over the weekend
The Herald Bride and Groom
Cikizwa Maswana married Unathi Magazi at African Sky Venue in Theesecombe, Port Elizabeth in September. Picture: JOLENE OELOFSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Leafy Lorraine offers wide options
SITUATED just west of the Nelson Mandela Bay CBD, which boasts beautiful architecture, Lorraine is also close to some of the area's best attractions while traditionally also being a very popular "family" suburb.