Petersen called up to replace Smith
Alviro Petersen will replace the injured Graeme Smith in the Proteas squad for the ICC Champions Trophy tournament to be played in England and Wales from June 6 to 23, Cricket SA (CSA) announced on Tuesday (14/05/2013).
Swartkops salt firm triumphs
PORT Elizabeth company Swartkops Sea Salt has turned the tables on its biggest rival, Cerebos, by winning a two-year trademark battle and securing a judicially ordered investigation into any losses they might have suffered.
Grant Thornton merger led by ex-Bay CA
FORMER Pearson High School pupil Andrew Hannington has been appointed chief executive officer of Grant Thornton auditing firm after playing a pivotal role in a two-month merger between the company and multidisciplinary professional services firm PFK.
Regulations strangling business
EXCESSIVE regulation and red tape and a lack of skilled workers are major concerns among South African privately held businesses‚ the first- quarter Grant Thornton International Business Report released yesterday showed.
Anriette has new mountain to climb
MULTIPLE champion Anriette Schoeman will make her first foray into serious mountain biking at the world's largest fully serviced stage race, the 251km Nedbank sani2c, in KwaZulu-Natal from Thursday.
Win gives Kings a major lift
SOUTHERN Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons says his team's "bounce back" win over the Highlanders was a huge morale-booster ahead of their crunch Super Rugby showdown against the Cheetahs.
Investment seminar at Boardwalk
IF you want to know more about investing, both locally and offshore, then book your spot at tomorrow's one-day investment seminar at the Boardwalk International Conference Centre.
Bay boys pip Namibians
PORT Elizabeth's David Livingstone High fought back ferociously in the closing stages to pip Dr Lemmer High from Rehoboth in Namibia 22-15 in their rugby clash in Schauderville at the weekend.
Bus strike nightmare ends
COMMUTERS can breathe a sigh of relief, with buses set to resume normal services today after a month-long strike by drivers.
City boss takes on mayor Fihla over IPTS contract
NELSON Mandela Bay city boss Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela is on a collision course with mayor Ben Fihla and his deputy, Chippa Ngcolomba, over a controversial bus contract which could cost the city hundreds of millions of rands.
Helenvale gets visit from ANC heavyweights
HELENVALE'S forlorn 7de Laan informal settlement was a hive of activity yesterday as almost the entire ANC leadership of the Nelson Mandela Bay council swooped in to help after a devastating shack fire at the weekend.
Metro to pay deposit for Walmer land
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is to pay a R20-million deposit to buy two portions of land next to the Walmer Country Club for an RDP housing development.
Region's R300000 tourism windfall
EASTERN Cape tourism was set to benefit from a R300000 windfall to market Lesotho, it was announced at the tourism Indaba in Durban at the weekend.
Huge demand for nursing posts
THE Eastern Cape Department of Health was overwhelmed after receiving 24800 applications from prospective nurses for the 500 in-service training posts that were available.
Tragedy of wrecked Bay school
ONE of the 310 schools scheduled to be closed in the Eastern Cape is a decrepit haven for criminals on the edge of Kwazakhele. But residents still hope Ilungelo School will be resurrected or transformed into an education centre.
Angry crowd calls on councillor to quit
RESIDENTS of Wells Estate in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday marched to Ward 60 councillor Nondikho Gana's office and demanded she step down as they no longer have confidence in her.
Tenders called for Dora Nginza upgrade
PORT Elizabeth's Dora Nginza Hospital will get a new paediatric wellness clinic, nurse training facilities and an abortion clinic as part of major refurbishments at the hospital.
Suspects in sex attack in court
THE state is opposing bail for two teenagers who allegedly robbed and raped a woman and sexually assaulted two men in Bethelsdorp at the weekend.
Two Samas for Zahara
ZAHARA might have failed to dominate the 19th SA Music Awards (Samas) on Saturday, but the Eastern Cape singer still managed to walk off with two awards.
What did people expect?
PEOPLE are upset that the British government is stopping aid to South Africa, especially the ANC.
Well done on spectacular show!
ON behalf of the Fairhaven Retirement Village residents who were privileged to attend Tuesday night's dress rehearsal of Beauty and the Beast – The Musical presented by Victoria Park High School in Walmer, I would like to convey our thanks and hearty congratulations to everyone who was involved in this spectacular production!
Council meeting proves a circus
THE taxpayers in Nelson Mandela Bay were saved by the opposition parties in the metro council meeting of May 9 from another court battle that would have seen the municipality forking out more money from the already limited resources that the institution has ("ANC fails in bid to railroad flawed polls", May 10).
Wage war on SA crime
THE recent brutal murder of a man who was respected by all he came into contact with drives me to pen this letter.
Difficult to match Sir Alex
SIR Alex Ferguson's departure caught us all by surprise, leaving behind a legacy that will be difficult, if not impossible, for anyone to match. SAF, in his 26 years as manager, transformed United into one of the world's most lucrative and dominant, soccer clubs.
Young people a lesson for us all
I WATCHED with interest an advert for a big national bank where people of all ages, genders and races were doing it for one another. I thought it special that a teenager in a poor rural area was going after school to hold lessons in the afternoons for those who wanted to learn.
Signing bill a deadly sin
IF the most terrible and unconscionable act of the secrecy bill is signed by President Jacob Zuma, it will be his most deadly sin ever!
Readers' views via SMS
ANN Knight and Mandla Seleoane are spot on. Combine their arguments, think of Stalin and Pol Pot, then consider what Jacob Zuma's "clever blacks" jibe means for SA's future.
Eating insects could help fight obesity
ROME - The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps, but the authors of a U.N. report published on Monday (13/05/2013) said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity.
SA surfers win big at world games
The South African surfing team claimed double gold at the Reef ISA World Surfing Games in Panama at the weekend, Surfing SA (SSA) confirmed in a statement on Monday (13/05/2013).
Top US admiral puts cyber security on the Navy’s radar
SINGAPORE - Cyber security and warfare are on par with a credible nuclear deterrent in the defence priorities of the United States, the U.S. Navy’s top admiral said on Monday (13/05/2013), after the Pentagon accused China of trying to hack into its computer networks.
Hawks mum on Al-Qaeda probe report
The Hawks have declined to comment on a report that police and the State Security Agency (SSA) monitored training of al-Qaeda “terrorists” in South Africa without taking action.
Construction delays big threat to SA nuclear power
CAPE TOWN — An international expert on energy has warned that the biggest threat to a nuclear programme of the nature that SA is about to embark on is construction delays which can result in the doubling or even tripling of initial estimated costs.
UK PM Cameron moves to quell party revolt over Europe
British Prime Minister David Cameron moved to end a revolt over European Union membership in his ruling Conservative party on Monday (13/05/2013), saying all his ministers backed his strategy on the issue despite two expressing more sceptical views than his own.