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Bay’s St Albans Prison violence ‘worst in years’ THE bloodshed at St Albans Prison when two of South Africa’s most notorious gangs clashed earlier this year was the most horrific warders had seen in almost three decades, the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court heard yesterday.
Many hands make light work for pupils PUPILS at a Port Elizabeth township school smiled from ear to ear and sang in delight as their new Grade R class was opened yesterday.
‘Marry me’ bowls over cricket fan A PORT Elizabeth cricket fan got the best birthday gift a sports-loving woman could ask for last night – a wedding proposal, complete with a diamond ring, at a match. Allister Uren, 33, of West End, asked his girlfriend of 14 years, Clareece Freeman, to marry him in front of about 2000 spectators at the T20 game between the Chevrolet Warriors and Cape Cobras at Axxess DSL St George’s.
Provincial Hospital lift fixed after week A WEEK after the last working lift at Port Elizabeth’s Provincial Hospital broke, one of the hospital’s three lifts was repaired on Tuesday night.
Mother, daughter team uplifts and educates EDUPUPPETS was initially called Fairy Garden Theatre by its founder, Angie Waugh, and provided entertainment at children’s parties.
Passion for plants and work drives medical man Littleton THE purpose and preservation of life are the driving reasons behind Nelson Mandela Bay’s hard working haematologist Dr Neil Littleton.
Magic of Nal’ibali in puppet show THE popular Nal’ibali booklets aimed at enhancing reading – carried in The Herald on Thursdays – will come to life this month when EduPuppets presents the books through puppetry and narration.
Rage against the machine with trusty typewriter and Tippex IT WOULD have been wise to alert clever IT people the second I noticed my laptop mysteriously losing power. Usually, on a summery day, I exploit the advantages of my career by working in the garden, beneath a shady tree, tea and rusks at hand.
Essential services run out of money ON February 28, the adjustments budget was passed at a metro council meeting. While the DA supported the passing of the adjustments budget, I pointed out the lack of funding in some of the directorates for essential services for the balance of this financial year, which ends on June 30.
Sour ending to event THE River Mile was an exciting affair until we got to our car after the event.
Let management know of problems WE extend apologies for the inconvenience experienced by the writer of the letter, “Better management needed” (March 1). Ideally we would have appreciated the opportunity to engage this reader directly as we request feedback from a sample of our royalty season ticket holders as a standard practice after each match.
Make reading fun for children SHAKA SISULU is the grandson of ANC stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu. He is the founder and chief executive of non-profit organisation Cheesekids for Humanity, a youth-focused volunteer movement that encourages young, privileged South Africans to make a positive difference to more marginalised communities
Readers’ views via SMS ANY company in South Africa, if it told its employees that they might only get their salaries for January and February at the end of March, if they were lucky, would be in big trouble, but why not the Education Department?
Exciting lineup for Opera House THE Opera House in Port Elizabeth has an exciting lineup for the next few weeks, with South Africa’s first gospel opera headed this way later this month.
‘Stiff and boring’ Henna moves to Gospel Gold DEEMED too boring for SABC 1’s All You Need is Love, TV presenter Sisanda Henna has found a new home on the small screen – as the host of Gospel Gold.
‘Kite’ film crew get protective in Joburg FILM crew working on Hollywood veteran Samuel L Jackson’s upcoming film, Kite, kicked up a fuss yesterday as they moved to block pictures being taken of him in downtown Johannesburg.
Invisible pain inspires best foot forward March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and Port Elizabeth teenager Demi Puttergill speaks out on this painful yet unseen condition that affects one in 10 women
Multidisciplinary approach is the only effective treatment THE timely diagnosis and effective treatment of endometriosis is an important factor when it comes to the management of chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis.
Sanef horrified by attack on journo An attack this week on an Eastern Cape journalist was horrifying, the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) said on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
SA groups pay tribute to Chavez Unions, political parties and civil society on Wednesday (06/03/2013) paid tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died after a two-year battle with cancer.
24 more rhino poached since last week More than 20 rhino have been poached countrywide in the last week, bringing the total to 146 this year, SA National Parks (SANParks) said on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
Green light for Brics Business Council Johannesburg — Members of the Brics group of emerging economies are setting up a Business Council to strengthen economic ties‚ trade and investment between the business communities of the five countries‚ the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
Transnet heading for tariff overhaul Transnet CEO Brian Molefe said on Wednesday (06/03/2013) he expects the mining sector to object to plans to hike cargo tariffs on dry bulk by more than two-thirds and reduce those on manufactured goods by almost half.
East Cape teacher shortage heads for court The Centre for Child Law (CCL) is taking Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to court over the shortage of teachers in the Eastern Cape.
US warns Iran of more “isolation” in nuclear dispute VIENNA – The United States warned Iran on Wednesday that it faces further international isolation if it fails to address U.N. nuclear watchdog concerns about its atomic activities.
Govt corruption getting worse: Survey Most young South Africans believe corruption in government is getting worse, a survey revealed on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
South Korea says to strike back at North if attacked SEOUL – South Korea’s military said it will strike back at North Korea and target its top leadership if Pyongyang launches a threatened attack in response to what it says are “hostile” drills between U.S. and South Korean forces.
AG audit slams correctional services A lack of management and a failure to follow prescribed processes characterises many of the contracts awarded to consultants by the department of correctional services, MPs heard on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
North West murder accused says ‘unholy alliance’ behind his arrest THE African National Congress’s (ANC’s) number two in the North West province‚ murder accused China Dodovu‚ said on Wednesday (06/03/2013) that “malicious rumours and a series of threats” were behind his arrest last week.
House price hike declines: FNB The annual rate of increase in house prices slowed between January and February, reflecting the country’s weak economic growth, the FNB House Price Index showed on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
North Korea bans flights, sailing off coasts SEOUL – North Korea has set no-fly and no-sail zones off its east and west coasts that indicates it will conduct major military drills, but test firing of short-to-medium-range missiles cannot be ruled out, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
Australia says no sign of passport misuse by alleged Mossad spy SYDNEY – Australia had no evidence that an emigrant to Israel who died in an Israeli jail in 2010, had been involved in the assassination of a Hamas arms procurer in Dubai, Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
Nersa concerned about general electricity prices Cape Town — The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) is concerned about the general price of electricity and its effect on industry in municipal areas‚ regulatory specialist for electricity Charles Geldard said on Wednesday (06/03/2013) in an address to Parliament’s trade and industry committee.
Probe into Free State website cost The Free State will determine whether it received value for money in a provincial government website deal, premier Ace Magashule said on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
Israel fights swarms of locusts from Egypt KEMEHIN, Israel – Israel on Wednesday (06/03/2013) began battling a swarm of locusts from Egypt on Wednesday to prevent crop damage in the south of the country.
South African port charges among highest in world Cape Town — SA’s port charges are among the highest in the world‚ a fact which undermined government’s strategy to promote the export of manufactured goods‚ a trade and industry official said in Parliament on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
Uitenhage teenager found dead 17-year-old McCarthy High school pupil was found hanging from a tree by a rope in the back garden of his home in Uitenhage this morning.
Venezuelans mourn Chavez as focus turns to funeral, then election CARACAS – Venezuelans mourned the death of Hugo Chavez and prepared on Wednesday (06/03/2013) for his body to lie in state as attention turns to a new election to succeed the socialist leader after 14 years of tumultuous and divisive rule.
Labour act to be challenged The Free Market Foundation has launched a constitutional challenge against Labour Relations Act sections allowing collective agreements made in bargaining councils to be extended to non-member employers and employees, Business Day reported on Wednesday (06/03/2013).
Soap opera loving general delivers North Korean ultimatum SEOUL – The new face of North Korea’s military threat to the United States is a man who once disarmed his opponents by narrating sections of his favourite South Korean soap operas during tense negotiations.
Local talent blankets SA fashion scene NELSON Mandela Bay fashion designer Thabo Makhetha showcased her talent on a national scale at the Design Indaba in Cape Town this past weekend.
Calling all 2013 brides THE Herald Bride and Groom 2013 is now officially open and couples who live in The Herald circulation area and have married or will be marrying between January 1 and December 31 this year are invited to send in their wedding photographs.
Reaching for the stars BAY Stars’ No 1 goalkeeper Sheldon Baatjies believes his side can make it all the way to the National First Division this year.
‘Golden try’ for Bertram THE exciting nature of the Northern Areas High Schools Rugby Night Series was vividly illustrated when Bertram edged Bethelsdorp with a “golden try” in extra time at the Adcock Stadium yesterday.
EP bowlers aim to shine in SA event at home EASTERN Province will be hoping to use local knowledge to their advantage when the SA Open inter-district bowls tournament kicks off in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
Bowls briefs THERE is Wednesday morning mixed bowls at Park Drive, tabs in 9am. Other Park Drive playing sessions are: Tuesday 2pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 9.15am, and public holidays 9am.
Not a long way to go to future of motoring I HAVE seen the future. And it’s going to be a life-altering experience. BMW had a fleet of exotic and unique machinery for South African journalists to drive at George in the beautiful Western Cape last week, to give us a taste of what’s on the horizon for motorists in the very near future – and we are talking about late next year.
‘Fluidic’ Glide travels with style THE battle of the turbo diesels is hotting up. Just about every manufacturer worth its salt has an entry-level diesel in its model line-up.And with the price of fuel set to rise again tomorrow to unprecedented levels, buying a diesel-powered vehicle has become a serious consideration for many.
Readers’ views via SMS LAST month we watched Miracle Rising, last week we watched a man dragged behind a police van in full view of the public! Unbelievable.
Make bus service more user friendly I AM an avid and consistent user of the Libhongolethu IPTS bus service and would like to share my experience of the service with the public.
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