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Eastern Cape refugees in the Western Cape

by Mike Fraser So black people who migrate from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape have now been afforded refugee status by Premier Helen Zille. The statement attributed to Helen Zille in which she is reported as referring to … Continue reading

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Uitenhage Man up on kidnapping charge

A UITENHAGE man arrested in connection with a tense 16-hour hostage drama in Port Elizabeth earlier this week appeared in the Motherwell magistrate‘s court yesterday Xola Stanley Zembethe, 35, of Solundwana Street, is facing a charge of kidnapping following the … Continue reading

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Agents find billionaire Stanford

FBI agents in the US state of Virginia have served Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford with civil legal papers from the US financial watchdog, the SEC. Sir Allen, who disappeared from public view on Tuesday when he was accused by … Continue reading

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Herbalist jailed for 15 years over fraud

CRIMINAL activities by some foreigners were among the reasons behind xenophobic attacks which left several people dead and families displaced last year, the New Brighton Court heard. This was the view of magistrate NK Dungane when he jailed herbalist Garry … Continue reading

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Bull gores farmer in Eastern Cape

Johannesburg – A 71-year-old farmer was gored to death by his own bull after it broke out of its pen on Wednesday in Kareedouw near Uitenhage, Eastern Cape police said. Superintendent Priscilla Naidu said Alan Desmond Germond of Melkhoutkraal tried … Continue reading

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Bus plan thrown into disarray

Sbongile Dimbaza and Mawande Jack HERALD REPORTERS CONSTRUCTION of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Nelson Mandela Bay has been thrown into disarray following new demands by taxi associations. Operators want the project to be completely redesigned to allow … Continue reading

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2010 Soccer Sout Africa Are We Ready?

Johannesburg – Pretoria stadium Loftus Versfeld will become the first of 10 venues for the 2010 World Cup to open for action when it hosts a Premier Soccer League match on Saturday. The stadium’s renovation has been completed, including the … Continue reading

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More than 7 000 chickens were slaughtered

More than 7 000 chickens were slaughtered at St Alabans Correctional Services, Uitenhage after they were found starving, said the SPCA on Friday. SPCA Uitenhage Inspector Mariska Herselman said she responded to an anonymous call alleging that chickens were starving at … Continue reading

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Taxi bodies to discuss 2010 transport today

TAXI associations will meet the Integrated Public Transport Steering Committee in Port Elizabeth today to discuss their preferred design to facilitate the loading and offloading of passengers. The meeting comes after the municipality and taxi associations agreed last week that … Continue reading

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Three men were stabbed to death

Three men were stabbed to death in three different incidents in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. One of the three men was killed on Saturday evening following a squabble with his friend in Hankey, said Inspector Gerda Swart. … Continue reading

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