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Kuyga feud turns ugly THE ongoing feud at a Greenbushes school in Nelson Mandela Bay has turned ugly, with some concerned parents and former teachers claiming Afrikaans- speaking children are being emotionallyand physically abused.
‘Time to heal starts now’ A NEW exhibition at the Red Location Museum in New Brighton has contextualised the devastating riots that rocked Port Elizabeth’s northern areas more than two decades ago.
Official stays away as office invaded in houses protest ANGRY Timothy Valley community leaders took over the Pleinhuis office of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality human settlements portfolio committee chairman Fikile Desi yesterday and called for him to be axed.
Who will be rugby queens? EIGHT women’s rugby teams will battle it out for the Eastern Province championship at Vosloo Park in Humansdorp tomorrow, starting at 9am.
R600000 Porsche Boxster voted South Africa’s Car of the Year THE 2013 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year was announced at a gala banquet attended by the captains of the South African motor industry.
School demands action CLASSES at David Livingstone Senior Secondary School in Schauderville, Port Elizabeth, were disrupted for the second time in as many weeks yesterday when parents and pupils marched to the office of the Education Department’s district director.
Sisulu clamps down HIGH-RANKING public servants will be prohibited from quitting their jobs when facing disciplinary cases involving financial misconduct or mismanagement.
Club fixtures Fixtures for club competitions and sporting events this weekend
Tigers too good for Gelvan pitchers FOR the second week in a row, Tigers produced a shutout performance to defeat Gelvan A 14-0 in their league baseball fixture.
EP squad named for baseball event THE EP Baseball Union have announced the squad to compete in the national tournament in Cape Town at the end of the month. The players must report to Despatch Ball Park on Sunday (9am).
Busting the myth of breakfast time STILL believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? After discovering how effective intermittent fasting was, local nutritionist Tanya Wyatt now instructs her clients that in order to lose weight they must stop eating breakfast.
Right supplements can boost sex drive NUTRITION plays a huge role in sex drive, as it affects among other things, hormones, blood flow and minimising oxidant damage, says British nutritionist Patrick Holford.
Healthy, tasty and fills the family too THIS version of spaghetti bolognaise comes with the whole-hearted thumbs-up from the family of Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa dietitian Erika Ketterer.
‘Now all my lekker maatjies can wear it’ FANS of South African Zef rapper Jack Parow now have a chance to “get into his head” and, maybe, understand him better when his signature extra long peak caps hit the shelves soon.
Modest ex-PE man heads top-50 list for this year’s Mr SA A PORT Elizabeth-born man is in the running to be named Mr South Africa 2013, after initial interviews by judges with hundreds of hopefuls around the country that whittled the field down to 50 semifinalists.
DJ Black Coffee to hit town POPULAR DJ Black Coffee will perform in Nelson Mandela Bay tomorrow night – and his gig will contribute to a good cause. A children’s home will receive half of the takings.
Our children’s lives lie in our hands WE, the undersigned pediatricians of the Nelson Mandela Metro, wish to express our dismay at the cavalier attitude displayed towards road safety by both the driving public and the local traffic enforcement agency. We do this fully cognisant of our own culpability in this regard.
Great school musical EVERYBODY in Port Elizabeth should see Theodor Herzl’s production of Aida!
Wake up and see the EC poverty NOXOLO Kiviet’s comments regarding poverty (“Our 57% poverty level will end, Kiviet vows”, March 5) are truly unbelievable. She had the audacity to “reveal that close to 60% of the province’s population still live in poverty”. Just shows she doesn’t travel far out of her comfort zones, Port Elizabeth and East London.
Beware of side-effects WE would like to thank the nurses and medical team in both the ICU and Cedar ward at St George’s Hospital for helping our daughter, Poovesh, during her recent illness.
Brutality has no place in democracy THE continuous power struggles between the police and the citizens of this country are intolerable in any democratic country. The South African police system is lacking integrity and seems intent on destabilising the mutual understanding that partially co-exists between it and the communities it serves.
Khoisan meet to discuss return of chief’s body THE Khoisan Political Task Team, created by the government under the convenership of MP Hope Malgas, MPL Christian Martin and councillor Siena Baartman with me as the spokesman and researcher, had a meeting at Florence Matomela House in Port Elizabeth, to discuss the return of Khoisan leader Dawid Stuurman’s remains.
All pupils must take part in PE classes IT is interesting to note that our minister of sport advocates the re-introduction of physical education (PE) in our schools. We hope it will be re-introduced soon.
Pension: given the runaround HAVE some compassion for the elderly. All pensioners have to re-register with Sassa to receive a state pension. This is quite traumatic for the elderly in that transport is an issue and numerous phone calls without success have to be made to find out what process to follow.
Readers’ views via SMS MY quiet and safe neighbourhood is so not anymore. The continuous stream of “bag sifters” on our rubbish day has now gotten out of all proportion with them even squabbling among themselves as to whose bag is whose. My guard dogs meanwhile are going ballistic. Any ideas?
Minister lauds US audience award for SA romcom ‘Lobola’ The makers of South African romantic comedy “Fanie Fourie’s Lobola” have done South Africa proud, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said on Thursday (07/03/2013).
Berlusconi sentenced in wiretap trial MILAN – An Italian court sentenced ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday (07/03/2013) to one year in jail over the publication by his family’s newspaper of a transcript of a leaked wiretap connected to a banking scandal in 2006.
Apartheid death squad commander Coetzee dies JOHANNESBURG – Dirk Coetzee, who led an apartheid-era death squad and later sought protection from the resistance movement that brought down South Africa’s white minority government, has died, a hospital said on Thursday (07/03/2013).
Public service to keep track of corrupt officials Public servants found guilty of misconduct will have their names and information stored in a central database, Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Thursday (07/03/2013).
SA not a violent country: Zuma South Africa is not a violent country, but there are “elements” that conduct themselves in a shocking manner, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday (07/03/2013).
Pirates kidnap three in offshore Nigeria attack ABUJA – Pirates attacked an oil industry supply vessel in Nigerian waters this week and kidnapped three crew, security sources said on Thursday (07/03/2013), in the latest attack off the coast of Africa’s biggest crude producer.
Town allowed to deteriorate THE picture attached (left) is a pretty accurate reflection of the overall condition into which our esteemed metro has allowed the infrastructure of our once proud “garden town” to degenerate.
Service amazing on new buses HOW thrilling it is finally to witness the Bay’s IPTS being operational. Thanks to all the stakeholders who made it a dream come true.
Elderly man survives brutal attack at home AN elderly man was stabbed several times inside his Stirling Road, Rowallan Park, home during the early hours ofthis morning in the latest house robbery in Nelson Mandela Bay.
In-form Warriors bury the Cobras ENGLISHMAN Samit Patel announced himself at Axxess St George’s last night as he helped the Chevrolet Warriors to an impressive six-wicket victory over the Cape Cobras in a Ram Slam T20 Challenge cricket fixture.
Nothing proved by single victory over Force, says Strauss SOUTHERN Kings backline enforcer Andries Strauss says winning one game against the Western Force does not mean the rookie franchise have really achieved anything yet.
PE-born teen makes debut for Banyana PORT Elizabeth-born Kaylin Swart, 18, is relishing her inclusion in the Banyana Banyana soccer squad and is hoping to make an impression in the 12-nations Women’s Cup, which started in Cyprus yesterday.
SWD, EP need to up the ante in final SOUTH Western Districts face arguably their most important cricket match of this season’s three-day CSA Provincial Challenge when they clash with log-leaders Free State in Bloemfontein, starting today.
Kyle’s focus on Ironman event PORT Elizabeth- born triathlete Kyle Buckingham warmed up for next month’s Ironman SA with a strong performance in an Abu Dhabi long-distance triathlon at the weekend, ending ninth overall.
NMMU, Profiles to clash in final NMMU will defend their title against Profiles next week after two hard-fought semifinals in the men’s squash Super League at Westview on Tuesday.
Big hopes for boost from MEC NELSON Mandela Bay business leaders and residents will be waiting with bated breath today for Eastern Cape Planning and Finance MEC Phumulo Masualle to commit to concrete plans to support business and address unemployment.
Jet-setting lawyers aiming to go far WHILE keeping their roots firmly planted in Port Elizabeth, two Bay lawyers have taken their legal expertise national and hope to form international links.
Wool prices rise due to weak rand THIS week’s wool sale saw prices rising slightly on the back of a weaker rand and the Cape Wools Merino indicator gained 1.3% on last week to close the day at R112.13 a kilogram (clean).
Career success is on the money FORMER Nelson Mandela Bay banker Tshiwela Mhlantla is back in Port Elizabeth, this time as Absa’s regional executive for retail sales and services across the Eastern and Southern Cape.
Wayile to woo Samsung for Bay MAYOR Zanoxolo Wayile hopes to land several lucrative investments – including a ship-building and repair yard near the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) – when he heads to South Korea in two weeks.
Increase in police brutality slammed AS mourners gathered in Johannesburg yesterday for a memorial service for taxi driver Mido Macia, community organisations in the Eastern Cape slammed rampant police brutality in their home province.
Uitenhage pupils, parents on the march UITENHAGE was brought to a near standstill yesterday as more than 1000 parents, pupils and residents marched through the town centre in a last-ditch effort to force the education department to act on the teacher shortages.
No easy road to career as pro cyclist AS a young boy, Songezo Jim watched the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour as it passed his aunt’s Khayelitsha house.
Hospital access nightmare LIVES are at risk due to congestion and inaccessibility in Durban Road – one of Port Elizabeth’s busiest roads – according to a major city hospital and the ambulance services that transport patients there.
Guardian comes to kids’ rescue AFTER receiving a warm response from audiences in Durban and Johannesburg, a child abuse investigator is visiting Eastern Cape schools to work hand-in-hand with them to reduce crimes against children.
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