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Malema due to appear today Julius Malema’s supporters were singing and dancing on Wednesday ahead of his appearance on a traffic violation in the Vanderbijlpark Regional Court.
Oz firm set to frack in Karoo AN Australian oil and gas exploration firm is poised to explore for shale gas in the Karoo.
R1.1bn passenger rail line gets green light COMMUTERS in Motherwell could soon be travelling into the city centre by train. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) this week published a request for tenders for the design and construction of the Motherwell Passenger Rail Corridor.
Ramphele a big gamble for DA A BOLD move by the DA to field Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele as its presidential candidate in the upcoming general election will only marginally improve the party’s chances of winning over the electorate in the Eastern Cape, analysts said yesterday.
Too early to pack for parliament ANC leaders itching to be elected to the national and provincial assemblies will have to wait a little longer before popping the champagne.
Shock as beloved lone rhino poached STAFF at a Garden Route private game reserve were horrified to discover their beloved seven-year-old white rhino bull Sir Fabian was killed by poachers.
Terminal still to get off ground THE day that Mthatha has a modern new-look airport is still some time away.
NMMU part of student aid scheme pilot NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University students whose studies are paid for by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are among the first to try out the government scheme’s new payment model this year.
Big-hearted pupils turn good times into good deed VICTORIA Park High School’s Interact Club has donated nearly R30 000 towards muchneeded medical equipment for Dora Nginza Hospital’s neonatal and paediatric intensive care units (ICUs).
Cosatu unions stand together for Vavi Nine Cosatu-affiliated unions are set to drum up more support for suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Wednesday (28/01/2014).
Grahamstown man held for wife’s murder A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday (28/01/2014).
Ramphele to be DA presidential candidate Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele said on Tuesday (28/01/2014) she would be the DA’s presidential candidate in the general elections in a bid to consign race politics to the dustbin.
Compiling list was a painstaking process: Mantashe Compiling the ANC’s list of candidates for Parliament and the legislatures was a painstaking process, party Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday (28/01/2014).
Deputy Minister’s farm a pig sty, says SPCA The SPCA in Kimberley has warned the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant, to clean up his pig farm at Warrenton, in the Northern Cape, or face losing the animals.
Elliotdale five in court for cop murder Two policemen and three others accused of killing a station commander appeared in the Elliotdale Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.
Slain wife’s family robbed of the truth Slain wife's family robbed of the truth AS speculation mounted about why accused wife killer Nathan Lewis committed suicide in Port Elizabeth yesterday, his wife’s family were struggling with the fact that they would now never know the truth about her murder.
Businessman steps in with R250000 to help babies A KIND-HEARTED Garden Route businessman has pledged R250000 to buy paediatric equipment for Dora Nginza’s neonatal and paediatric ICUs.
Top Bay politicians eye lists anxiously THE ANC will today shed light on who is likely to represent the party in parliament and in provincial legislatures after this year’s general election.
Two A-team theft suspects arrested in PE Two A-team theft suspects arrested in PE TWO suspected members of the notorious A-team gang were arrested in Port Elizabeth yesterday after a brazen snatch-and-grab at a Richmond Hill gift shop.
Most schools hail isiXhosa for Grade 1s as a good thing TWENTY Nelson Mandela Bay schools will introduce isiXhosa as a second language to their Grade 1 pupils from next week.
Plea goes out for boost to varsity funds THE Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is on a mission to talk the financially ailing National Student Financial Aid Scheme into funding more of its students.
Youth use riots as excuse to vandalise THE youth of Mandelaville in Uitenhage are taking the riot protests overboard, older residents said.
Turning waste into black gold GROUNDBREAKING research in biofuels has been described as an innovative way of turning a nuisance into a gold field.
Conference on solar energy heats up Conference on solar energy heats up THE second Southern African Solar Energy Conference got off to a bright start in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday, with international and national experts sharing and discussing recent developments in the field of solar energy.
Microalgae-to-energy project a slimy surprise coup THE best and simplest way to describe the microalgae-to-energy project is to think of it as taking slime and mixing it with coal to make fuel.
Two die: U’hage driver in court A UITENHAGE man charged with culpable homicide and drunk driving appeared briefly in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court yesterday, where his case was postponed to March.
Dumped bodies: trial to resume THE case against four men accused of a brutal double murder in which the bodies were dumped along Marine Drive two years ago will continue at the Port Elizabeth High Court today.
Cops under fire in drug case THE defence counsel for Bluewater Bay businessman Livingstone Makasholo, who is on trial for a string of drug-related charges, believes the case was riddled with “constitutional infractions” because police did not follow the proper procedures during his arrest
Appeal to end water nightmare Appeal to end water nightmare EVERY day hundreds of Missionvale residents line up to fill containers with water from just three communal taps. Some residents push wheelbarrows with 25-litre containers and others carry 20-litre buckets up to a kilometre.
Hunks step in to support good cause Hunks step in to support good cause YOKHUSELO Haven for abused women is consolidating its work by closing its Prospect Hill crisis centre and moving all operations to its formerly secret refuge.
Powerful message provided by farms Powerful message provided by farms ANOTHER Eastern Cape wind farm has started supplying green electricity to the national grid. Ten of the 60 Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm turbines have started supplying power to Eskom, while all nine of the MetroWind Van Stadens Wind Farm turbines are online.
Port authority aims for 8.5% tariffs rise THE Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) needs an average 8.5% tariff increase from the Ports Regulator for 2014-15, its chief executive officer says.
National agency moves to offices at CBD art centre AFTER being housed at Coega for the past few years, a national public relations company is moving into its own office space.
Rand weakens past R11.20/$ as emerging-market woes continue THE rand extended its slide against major currencies on Monday (27/01/2014)‚ reflecting the continuing sell-off in emerging markets‚ at start of a crucial week for the currencies of developing countries.
Knysna red tide warning renewed Shellfish should not be collected from the Knysna Estuary in the Western Cape following evidence of a red tide, SA National Parks (SANParks) said on Monday (27/01/2014).
Naked butlers now on call BEING alone and lonely on Valentine’s Day no longer needs to happen now that Butlers in the Buff are in South Africa.
Joost heads to US for clinical studies Former Springbok captain Joost Van der Westhuizen on Sunday announced that he is heading to the US for clinical studies in connection with his diagnosis of a form of motor neuron disease (MND).
ANC ‘sold people like pap and vleis’: Numsa Numsa loves the African National Congress (ANC) but feel like the ruling party sold people on a plate like “pap and vleis” (porridge and meat), union president Andrew Chirwa said on Sunday (27/01/2014).
Pepeta desperate to give babies fighting chance THE deaths of hundreds of newborn babies could be prevented if Port Elizabeth’s Dora Nginza state hospital was supplied with basic equipment worth just R5-million.
‘Cut cars and planes – let’s look after kids’ PROMINENT advocate and social justice activist Paul Hoffman, who in December requested the public protector to order a cut in “lavish and unnecessary expenditure of public funds” in favour of the provision of adequate intensive care unit facilities for infants, has confirmed the matter was being investigated.
Moms share journey from happiness to heartbreak Moms share journey from happiness to heartbreak TINY Makyla Kruger lived for just one day – an excruciating day when she, her mother Marelies, and doctors fought for her to live.
DA councillor off to parliament THE No1 on the DA’s Eastern Cape list of candidates to be deployed to parliament after the general elections wants to use his position to raise issues critical to the province and Nelson Mandela Bay.
Animal lobbyists hail stiff sentence THE Knysna Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) believes a landmark court ruling earlier this month will lead to a higher conviction rate for people mistreating domestic animals.
Big hearts help to beat cancer Big hearts help to beat cancer TWO weeks ago they were careless 20somethings whose Facebook chatter revolved around cocktails, men, work, their mutual love for animals, and, of course, red velvet cupcakes.
Nervy councillors fear repeat attacks Nervy councillors fear repeat attacks THE Nelson Mandela Bay councillors who were forced to flee from their homes after they were attacked by Uitenhage residents during last year’s violent housing protests have returned home.
Un-Happy valley of darkness after thieves and vandals strike Un-Happy valley of darkness after thieves and vandals strike CABLE theft and vandalism at Nelson Mandela Bay’s Happy Valley have plunged the iconic gardens into darkness, leaving the municipality with no choice but to dig deep into its coffers to buy “vandalproof” infrastructure.
Permit confusion stirs pub dispute Permit confusion stirs pub dispute BONNI Tiedemann, the owner of Port Elizabeth garden pub establishment Warmer Gardens, is at her wits’ end and does not know where to turn after several complaints about noise pollution from a neighbour and what she said were continuous attempts by the police to shut down her business.
Bay cyclists in vicious attacks Bay cyclists in vicious attacks THE cycling community was reeling from shock yesterday after two seasoned sportsmen were viciously stabbed and robbed of their bicycles on Saturday morning in Walmer.
Ship leaves after gas leak death A CHINESE refrigerated cargo ship will be leaving South African waters today after a crewman died while the ship was outside Port Elizabeth harbour at the weekend.
Zuma invokes ‘wrath of ancestors’ to dissuade members from leaving ANC PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma yesterday warned disgruntled ANC members who leave the party when things do not go their way they would attract the “wrath of the ancestors”.
Innovative technology makes fuel THE Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will unveil innovative algae technology today that could turn tons of coal dust wasted in South Africa and elsewhere into high-quality and commercially viable fuels.
Beached whales returned to ocean OFFICIALS will monitor the Algoa Bay shoreline after at least two Pygmy killer whales beached at the weekend.
Varsities choc-a-block THOUSANDS of Eastern Cape students will descend on their respective campuses for registration this week, but those who have left applications to the last minute will have to ensure they have what it takes to slot themselves into courses in the science and engineering faculties.
Church member arrested after row A FIVE-YEAR battle for control of a Nelson Mandela Bay church by feuding congregants and their respective pastors continued yesterday after a parishioner was arrested for alleged intimidation.
Green warriors win Green warriors win EVERYTHING in their office is recycled, apart from two computer boxes and one shiny new green kettle. The air conditioner, chairs, files, containers and even the teabags that are kept for compost heap recycling – this is as green as any office can be.
Man found hanged inside PE restaurant A man was found hanged inside Pierre’s Bistro at The Bridge Shopping Centre shortly after midnight on Monday (27/01/14).
Real City beat J-Bay United at the death REAL City improved their log position when they beat neighbours Jeffreys Bay United 3-2 in a Safa Eastern Cape Second Division match at the NU2 Stadium.
Arms inquiry commission adjourned The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal was adjourned on Friday (24/01/2014).
AMCU protesters turn violent: Cops Amcu protesters pelted cars with stones and barricaded roads in Rustenburg where a strike in the platinum industry entered its second day on Friday (24/01/2014), North West police said.
Cops arrested for Roodepoort protester shooting Four police officers were arrested on Friday morning for the fatal shooting of a protester in Roodepoort, Gauteng police said.
Jo’burg malaria scare unfounded – NICD There is no malaria outbreak in parts of Johannesburg despite two people contracting it, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Friday (24/01/2014).
Cool ideas for relief when the heat is on Cool ideas for relief when the heat is on WANT to beat the heat this summer? We asked The Herald Facebook friends if they knew of any clever, low-cost tricks to help keep your cool when the weather is sizzling.
Domestic spat ends in double shooting in J-Bay Domestic spat ends in double shooting in J-Bay JUST hours after engaging with a senior Jeffreys Bay police officer over domestic violence on Wednesday, a mother of six was gunned down by her enraged husband while clutching her five-month-old baby.
Bay bus system – what a costly shambles Bay bus system - what a costly shambles An ANC councillor who attended last week’s meeting, but cannot be named for fear of reprisals, said: “Let’s be honest, the project has collapsed.”
Oscar might cough up R3m to family Oscar might cough up R3m to family LEGAL teams for South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend’s family are discussing an out-of-court financial settlement over her murder, a lawyer said yesterday.
Protester shot by police dies TSHEPO Babuseng yesterday became the sixth person to be killed by police in a series of deadly protests gripping the country over the past three weeks.
‘SA’s youth an untapped asset, not a problem’ 'SA's youth an untapped asset, not a problem' HOW do you motivate disadvantaged youth to have a positive outlook on the future? Social entrepreneur Rob Taylor, 58, has one solution: treat them with respect and reconnect them with the environment in a values-driven manner.
Helenvale mob justice threat Helenvale mob justice threat THE shooting of a nine- year-old girl caught in the crossfire of gang violence while innocently playing in the garden of a house on Wednesday night has resulted in northern areas residents threatening to turn to mob justice if the situation is not brought under control soon.
R60m plan to address school crisis R60m plan to address school crisis OVERCROWDED Nelson Mandela Bay schools that are bursting at the seams could soon benefit from R60- million set aside by the provincial Basic Education Department to tackle the overflow.
New twist in bunny tale New twist in bunny tale AN animal rights group has applied to the government to adopt the bronze bunny secretly sculpted inside the ear of a statue of Nelson Mandela.
New twist in bunny tale New twist in bunny tale AN animal rights group has applied to the government to adopt the bronze bunny secretly sculpted inside the ear of a statue of Nelson Mandela.
Experts to put climate change under microscope at PE conference SCIENCE and business’s answers to one of the most pressing questions of this era, climate change, are on the agenda this month in Port Elizabeth.
Dairy farmers join call to up prices EASTERN Cape milk producers have supported a national call for the price of milk to increase to sustain the dairy industry in the province and country. Last year the Eastern Cape produced 25% of the country’s 2.7 billion litres of milk.
Solar factory to ‘shine’ with 200 jobs A SOLAR factory that will provide more than 200 jobs is planned for Coega.
Uitenhage could be challenge for Union A SHORTENED NMB Premier League programme will see only five matches taking place tomorrow.
No living in rosy glow According to the chief scientist in the Mars Programme Office at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr Richard Zurek, while the Martian year is twice as long as the earth’s year, there will still be summer and winter seasons because of the Red Planet’s tilted axis.
Jo’burg pair arrested with R8m rocket launcher head Two men have been caught with the head of a hand-held rocket launcher in Johannesburg, in their possession, police said on Thursday (23/01/2014).
Ramaphosa applauds wild game industry The game breeding industry must be applauded for its efforts at transformation, Stud Game Breeders’ spokesman Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday (23/01/2014).
Hofmeyr fined R10,000: Report Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr was fined R10,000 for speeding by the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (23/01/2014), the SABC reported.
Mapisa-Nqakula mum on ‘spy’ satellite Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she will not be drawn into public discussion on Project Flute, the name of a secret contract reportedly involving a Defence Intelligence satellite.
Pinkie gets the salute as metro’s chief cop NELSON Mandela Bay’s new metro police chief, Pinkie Mathabathe, will report for duty next month.
Big day dawns for blind students Big day dawns for blind students THREE months ago, their hopes of attending the university of their dreams were dashed when they were rejected for being completely blind.
Mbalula set to kick-start Bafana’s road back SPORTS Minister Fikile Mbalula is determined to hold the SA Football Association (Safa) to account for Bafana Bafana’s shock exit from the third edition of the African Nations Championship – and he expects heads to roll.
PE mom in court accused of illegally exporting shark, octopus PE mom in court accused of illegally exporting shark, octopus GLAMOROUS suburban mother- of-three Sharmilla van Heerden cut a lonely figure in the dock yesterday when she appeared in the Port Elizabeth’s Magistrate’s Court in connection with illegally exporting more than 95 tons of shark and octopus, worth millions, to Australia.
Rescued raccoons find new home in Plett Rescued raccoons find new home in Plett MORE than 20 raccoons had to travel nearly 10000km to Plettenberg Bay to have a taste of freedom after living in appalling conditions as illegal pets in tiny cages in Belgium for most of their lives.
Worried principal makes desperate call for counsellors EMOTIONAL and domestic problems, which often contribute to ill-discipline among pupils, have prompted a principal to make a desperate plea to education officials for the return of school counsellors.
City sued over R5m guardrail deal A LEGAL spat between the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the company it hired to repair guardrails and fencing in 2010, Moko Construction, will be in court on Monday.
ANC warned about making false promises ANC warned about making false promises AN ANC veterans’ leader warned yesterday against the party making unrealistic promises in its election manifesto.
Racist charge: man acquitted AN EASTERN Cape man accused of calling his partying neighbours “Zuma’s baboons” before firing a shot in the air, has been acquitted after the court found that the complainants had “lied” under oath.
Oyster and linefish in short supply due to Bay red tides THE tide has turned against oyster stocks in Nelson Mandela Bay, where the delicacy is in short supply following the extensive red tides which have occurred over hundreds of kilometres of the Eastern and southern Cape coastlines.
Police patrol riot-hit Kamesh POLICE maintained a strong presence in Uitenhage’s western areas yesterday following protests by residents on Tuesday night.
No principal for eight years No principal for eight years A GROUP of Kirkwood pupils protested at their school yesterday, saying their poor matric pass rate was the result of a lack of leadership.
Two hurt in gang shooting TWO men were wounded in a suspected gang attack in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas on Tuesday.
Protest halts ‘green’ launch A GROUP of irate small, medium and micro enterprise owners forced an environmental project on-site demonstration to be abandoned in Port Elizabeth yesterday.
PE man dies in shower A PORT Elizabeth man was found dead in his shower yesterday morning – apparently after he fell.
Coega in R4m offer for hotel Coega in R4m offer for hotel AN incomplete hotel may be bought by the Coega Development Corporation for R4-million after a R3.6-million offer made for it at an auction last October was not finalised.
Cloud cover expanding down from east Africa SEACOM has announced plans to invest significantly in cloud infrastructure in South Africa and Kenya‚ as it takes aim at smaller businesses.
Wool prices reach new record high WOOL prices reached a new record high at the Cape Wools SA sale in Port Elizabeth yesterday.
Huge police raid in Sidwell nets drugs A MASSIVE police raid on known drug dens in Nelson Mandela Bay last night netted dagga, mandrax and cocaine rocks, as well as a number of suspected illegal immigrants.
New uniforms bring joy for Joe Slovo pupils THE Sophakama Care and Support Organisation helped distribute school uniforms to 120 orphaned and vulnerable children from the Joe Slovo Primary School yesterday.
Top matric takes gap year in Oz Top matric takes gap year in Oz A PORT Elizabeth matriculant who achieved eight distinctions last year is jetting off to Australia where she has been accepted to study at the Hillsong International Leadership College, an affiliate of the Pentecostal megachurch, Hillsong Church.
Pupil tells of her four weeks in Germany Pupil tells of her four weeks in Germany VICTORIA Girls’ High School pupil Danielle Walker has recently returned home from an FSA Youth Exchange programme overseas after being selected as top candidate for the Eastern Cape.
Bursaries give two chance at brighter future Bursaries give two chance at brighter future TWO outstanding Nelson Mandela Bay pupils pursuing maritime studies in Cape Town can do so proudly wearing uniforms sponsored by the Coega Development Corporation (CDC).
Win a love boat cruise THE Herald Bride and Groom competition is building up to its richest prize package as sponsors once again roll out an impressive line-up of prizes worth nearly R70 000.
Keen young swimmers missing out on premier event ABOUT a hundred eager young swimmers from Port Elizabeth’s northern and township areas will miss out on what is considered to be the highlight event of their sporting year.

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