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Skew lamps a rip-off I HAVE come across at least 12 of these newly installed skew lamppost heads (as pictured) in Bluewater Bay and have seen several skew ones in the Newton Park area! Strange that they shine in your eyes at night and not down on the road as they were designed to do.
Driver's death indicative of circle of SA violence THE horrific images of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia being dragged behind a police van on the eve of human rights month have taken public opinion of the SA Police Service (SAPS) to an alarming new low.
Police must respect public THE ANC Ward 5 branch condemns the abuse of power displayed by the SAPS members to and the assault of the citizen of Mozambique.
Father killed by blows in robbery I WAS horrified to read the report, "Thieves not convicted of murder" (February 28). How can Acting Judge Justin Laing say the state could not prove that the two criminals had caused the death of my father, Jan Bergsman?
Xenophobia likely involved THANKS to Oscar "Pistolorius", Alex Crawford of Sky News is hanging around in South Africa - and telling us all the news we usually manage to miss out on over here. News like the latest SA Police Service brutality against a Mozambican taxi driver.
Madibaz score hat-trick of home wins THE FNB NMMU Madibaz survived a few errors in the final 10 minutes to register a hat-trick of home wins in the Varsity Cup rugby competition with a 20-13 win over University of Johannesburg at the NMMU Stadium last night.
Injury scares for Kings ahead of clash THERE are serious doubts whether Southern Kings skipper Luke Watson will be fit to lead his team against the Sharks in a Super Rugby showdown in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Pearson's good wins over Alex PEARSON recorded four comprehensive victories in their annual schools cricket clash against Alexander Road on Saturday. In the 1st XI match played at Alex, Pearson won the toss and elected to bat first.
East Cape rowers shine at champs EASTERN Cape rowers excelled in several events when the SA Schools Championships were held on Roodeplaat Dam near Pretoria at the weekend.
Muir in solid win after Priory batsmen buckle MUIR registered a comfortable six- wicket win over Priory in Port Elizabeth at their schools cricket match at Priory at the weekend.
Can Kings counter Sharks juggernaut? THIS past weekend's Super Rugby action had everything: excitement, boredom, drama, scintillating tries, bone-jarring tackles, woeful tackling, nail-biters and mismatches. I must admit though that the best part of it was that the Kings are still unbeaten, with another four points in the bag baby! What a season!
Highbury bag second league win PORT Elizabeth semi-professional soccer outfit Highbury emerged with a narrow 1-0 win over neighbours Cacadu United in a Safa Eastern Cape Second Division league match in Alexandria at the weekend.
Big boost for fruit exports ADDO fruit processors are collaborating with a leading international fruit processing company to produce high- quality export products.
R250m gas plant brings jobs to Bay PORT Elizabeth's slice of a massive R1.5-billion investment by leading gas supplier Afrox will boost job creation in the area when the company's planned state-of-the-art air separation unit is operational within the next two years.
Living hell for old folks SCORES of residents of a Port Elizabeth retirement home are fearing for their futures after management dramatically increased rentals to keep the facility financially viable.
World-class unit finally in business THERE is a glimmer of hope for Port Elizabeth's state- of-the-art haematology unit, which is finally treating patients - albeit only on an outpatient basis for now.
Washington nuclear cleanup faces $171 mln in budget cuts SEATTLE - Automatic U.S. budget cuts will strip away roughly $171 million in funding and lead to thousands of layoffs at a decommissioned nuclear weapons site leaking radioactive waste in Washington state, the Department of Energy said on Tuesday.
Commission probes EC school crisis THE crippling teacher shortage and severe overcrowding in some Eastern Cape schools - described by some as a human rights violation - has grabbed the attention of the South African Human Rights Commission.
Huge 'cross of hope' near bridge aims to halt suicides A JEFFREYS Bay businessman's dream of erecting a gigantic "cross of hope" opposite the notorious Van Stadens "bridge of death" is about to be realised.
'It's time to get tough over rape and violence' A PORT Elizabeth women's rights activist has started a lobby group to push for changes to the laws involving sex crimes and violence against women and children.
Sadtu calls for Angie to quit BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga has been given an ultimatum by South Africa's biggest teachers' union: resign at once or we will render the education sector ungovernable.
Callies suffer double blow as Real City retain top league spot CALLIES' hopes of advancing up the Safa- NMB SAB Premier League log suffered a double blow at the weekend.
Safa agrees to independent match-fixing inquiry SOUTH African soccer, in the red by almost R100-million, has agreed to face an independent commission of inquiry into its match-fixing scandal.
Pupil pregnancy policy battle to Concourt THE hotly contested question over how much power a school governing body - which represents parents - should have over school policies was back in the limelight yesterday.
Why we invested billions in the Bay NELSON Mandela Bay's potential for growth has positioned the area as a prime spot for investors to "spend their billions". Three major investors, who have collectively injected billions of rands into the local economy, gave some insight yesterday into the area's scope for growth and how their investments were paying off.
Narrow loss for Framesby GLENWOOD scored the winning points just before the final whistle to beat Framesby 26-24 at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday, after leading 12-9 at half time.
Rolling school closures spread THE rolling closure of schools in Nelson Mandela Bay by angry parents grew yesterday.
Seconded staff to help new municipal boss Staff members from the national Department of Cooperative Governance have been sent to Nelson Mandela Bay to assist new city manager Dr Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela.
Shoppers on losing end of ‘bargains’ deal Nelson Mandela Bay police are searching for four women who lure female shoppers outside stores with the promise of clothing at huge discounts, but then rob them instead.
Jeffreys surfers make winning waves in Durban JEFFREYS Bay surfers owned the podium at the Billabong Junior Series surfing competition presented by BOS in Durban at the weekend.
Wheelie dream for Reece WHAT was meant to be a dreary doctor’s appointment turned into an unforgettable day for a Port Elizabeth boy who received a brand new Mongoose BMX yesterday.
Container depot employees strike for bigger wage hike PORT Elizabeth's South African Container Depots (SACD) employees joined their colleagues countrywide and downed tools yesterday, demanding a 10% wage increase.
Go to the heart of the food matter SOME foods, like apples, carrots or potatoes, don't need much introduction. There's no packaging to explain it, but you can be pretty sure that there's nothing added. But pre-packaged foods are a different matter.
Tlale tailors big chance for two INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed fashion designer David Tlale is investing time nurturing the upcoming generation.
Swazi princess aims to empower women SWAZI princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini is bent on empowering young women.
Cartoon fan Cliff loves new role SOUTH African radio presenter and Idols judge Gareth Cliff has lent his voice to the hit TV animation show Disney's Phineas and Ferb.
Statement smacks of blasphemy THE DA's latest statement of "making inroads in the Eastern Cape" and saying it will not wait for Jesus to return before it takes power ("Balindlela heads DA Amathole constituency", February 25) smacks of blatant blasphemy. Statements such as these should vigorously be prohibited.
Disgusted by brutality AFTER viewing the news on e-NCA on Thursday, I was most disgusted and shocked at the police brutality that took place in Daveyton, Gauteng. A taxi driver was handcuffed behind a police vehicle and dragged 500m to the police station.
ANC keeps its wrongdoing secret NOTHING in the running of shadowy organisations has been as effective as the intelligent utilisation of the "skeleton in the cupboard".
Dummy cops keep eye on errant drivers DRIVING through Kane County, Utah in the US, I was impressed by the visible presence of their sheriffs, whose duties include traffic control. I slowed down as I approached a small town when I noticed the sheriff's vehicle at the side of the road (another one was stationed at the town's exit).
Check up on salons I HOPE the people from the Hairdressing Bargaining Council also go to check up on those hairdressing salons featured in The Herald ("Affinity for hair an expensive affair", February 27) to see if their staff belong to a council and union, and how many of them are registered! Just saying!
Garden now cleaned up THE lawns have been cut and garden cleaned at the Education Department's house at 48 Park Drive. I went to check there last week.
What's happened to TV quiz shows? WITH the seemingly dumbing down of the education system, have you noticed that this has gone hand in hand with the slow phasing out of television quiz shows where average general knowledge is required? What happened to Telefun Quiz, Mastermind, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Greed and The Weakest Link, just to mention a few?
Not easy to get tickets for Kings match I ATTEMPTED to buy tickets for the Western Force game online. I went to Google and to "Southern Kings tickets Super Rugby".
Readers' views via SMS ARE our policemen trained first before they are put into uniform and on the force? A policeman's duty is to maintain law and order. We don't feel safe and secure when we see a cop. Police brutality is rife and unacceptable!
Copper theft decreased in January Copper theft sank to its lowest level since 2009 in January, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Monday (04/03/2013).
Australian miners fired for dancing the Harlem Shake SYDNEY — An Australian mining services company has fired up to 15 workers who performed an underground version of the Harlem Shake and posted it online‚ in a second incident of the internet dance craze sparking safety concerns.
NATO expects decision on post-2014 Afghan force by mid-year KABUL - NATO expects a decision by the middle of this year on the size of a training force to be kept in Afghanistan once most foreign troops leave in 2014, alliance Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday (04/03/2013).
Netherlands warns against acne drug Diane 35 AMSTERDAM, March 4 (Reuters) - Doctors should not prescribe Bayer’s acne pill Diane 35 and its generic versions to new patients, the Dutch medicines watchdog said, the second country to act since European authorities started to investigate safety concerns.
Holy smokes! “Batman” nabs suspect for UK police. LONDON - A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.
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