Windows Phone 8 in South Africa this month

Microsoft and Huawei are introducing the Huawei 4Afrika – a full functionality Windows Phone 8 which will come pre-loaded with select applications designed for Africa. The phone will initially be available in Angola,… Continue reading

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Minimum farm wage at R105 per day

The new minimum wage for farm workers for the next three years has been pegged at R105 per day, the Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant announced in Pretoria on Monday. The new wage… Continue reading

SA women surfers into Round 3 of Breaka Burleigh Pro in Australia

The South African trio of Sarah Baum (Athlone Park), Bianca Buitendag (George) and Rosy Hodge (East London) all advanced to Round 3 of the ASP 6-Star rated Breaka Burleigh Pro in excellent 1.0… Continue reading

Staples is 9th behind Volcom Pipe Pro winner Florence

  Dale Staples from St Francis Bay posted the best result by a South African in many years at the iconic surf break of Pipeline in Hawaii yesterday, 2 February 2013, when he… Continue reading

Petrol price rise to 41 cents a litre

The price of all grades of petrol is set to rise by 41 cents a litre as of next week, the Energy Department announced today, 1 February 2013.  A litre of petrol will now… Continue reading

Beached dolphin released out at sea

Members of the public tried since early this morning to get a Striped Dolphin back into the sea at Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth. A beached dolphin was taken out to sea by NSRI Port… Continue reading

Public comment for Industrial Development Zone in Saldanha

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is to start considering public comments on the application for designation of an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape. The application for… Continue reading

New Age gets less adverts than other media – Presidency

The SA  Government claims there is no basis for accusations of advertising bias towards the New Age newspaper. Reacting to calls by the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), Helen Zille for the… Continue reading

People pinching from burnt houses and racing trucks

Numerous complaints have been received by the St Francis Bay Residents’ Association (SFBRA) of people entering  properties where houses were burnt down and and removing paving and other items.  There have also been complaints of speeding trucks.… Continue reading

Suspect rhino poacher shot dead in Kruger Park

 A suspected rhino poacher was shot dead and two others arrested  in the Kruger National Park on Saturday, 26 January 2013.  A high calibre hunting rifle fitted with a silencer, ammunition and poaching… Continue reading