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MultiChoice to launch Oscar Pistorius trial channel THE Oscar Pistorius murder trial will be beamed into South African homes on a 24-hour “pop-up channel” to be launched by pay-television provider MultiChoice.
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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.
Cyclists ready to roll IT WILL be a case of David versus Goliath when Port Elizabeth’s best riders take on South Africa’s top pro teams at The Herald VW Cycle Tour on Sunday.
Fitness test awaits Kings centre Cooke DYNAMIC centre Ronnie Cooke is facing a race against time to be fit to take his place in the Southern Kings lineup to face the Lions in a Super Rugby friendly at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 5pm).
Euphoric Nigeria face stern test against Ghana STILL high on the euphoria of their epic comeback win over Morocco in the African Nations Championship quarterfinals in Cape Town at the weekend, Nigeria will look to steamroll past Ghana in the semifinals tonight.
Open Kallis spot leaves conundrum for selectors THE first SA test squad to be named since Jacques Kallis’s retirement last month should deliver evidence of the selectors applying their minds more than they have had to do for much of the past 18 years.
AmaZulu upset injury-hit SuperSport with late strike AYANDA Dlamini’s 88th-minute strike saw AmaZulu sneak a first Premiership victory of the year against a frustrated SuperSport United in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, last night.
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.
Saru decision on Kings delayed again Renewed opposition from rival unions determined to block the Kings progress to the top flight.
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).
Bryan Adams does it for love-struck fans Bryan Adams, who is in South Africa for his Bare Bones Tour, will perform in Port Elizabeth tonight (29/01/14).
PE actor finds his calling LIFE has been a roller- coaster ride for former 7 de Laan actor Fiks Mahola of New Brighton. Some may think the 35-year-old is confused about his calling as he has pursued several career paths – at one time even showing interest in becoming a Catholic priest.
Proposed arts body welcome in the Bay FAME and notoriety, it might be argued, are not reserved exclusively for the living!
Zim has secret WE should asked ourselves: what does Zimbabwe do, because its crime is low, its education is better, its rhino population is growing, its soccer team made it to the Chan quarterfinals and it does not use foreign nationals in its national teams.
No self-promotion My theory is a true giver does not tell people what he/she does, they do it for the right reasons, as it should come from the heart, not to feed their egos or for publicity reasons.
Doggy do mars beach walk I HAD the opportunity to take a trot along Port Elizabeth’s magnificent beachfront – wow, what a lovely stretch of sea and beach you have there.
Thank you to hard-working firefighters WE have had the most scary bush fires in the Sherwood/Kamma Park area which started last week. However on Friday there were fires burning all at the same time in very dry wooded areas (along the Guinea Fowl Trail/ Baakens River).
Readers’ views via SMS JACOB Zuma says people who leave the ANC will attract the wrath of the ancestors. I thought he becoming president was already a manifestation of the ancestors’ displeasure.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Whitehead gets top marks from coach Kempson SOUTHERN Kings caretaker head coach Robbi Kempson has heaped praise on flyhalf George Whitehead ahead of his team’s Super Rugby friendly this weekend.
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