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Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Mandela still in Pretoria hopsital – Presidency

Former President Nelson Mandela’s condition remains critical but stable at the Pretoria hospital where he is receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection. This is according to a statement put out by the… Continue reading

Feature: “There is a future for community newspapers” – Buffet

Originally posted on St Francis Chronicle:
By Bev Mortimer: In spite of the migration to the web, trends in South Africa and abroad, particularly in the UK and US,  have shown that community…

Petrol price to decrease by 5 cents a litre

All grades of petrol will decrease by five cents per litre as of next Wednesday, 4 September, the Department of Energy announced today, 30 August 2013. Motorists inland will now pay R13.50 per… Continue reading

SA economy not creating enough jobs – labour report

The South African economy is not creating enough jobs and there are concerns about jobs that don’t conform with the w ith decent work conditions or standards. “Unemployment is a fact in the… Continue reading

Sea Vista women up in arms over electricity cuts

About 25 Sea Vista women chanting “We want power!”, We want power!” demonstrated on the corner of Steenbras Street and Tarragona Road today after their electricity was cut off. The women, mostly mothers… Continue reading

Free entry to Kruger Park for SA day visitors 9-13 September

South African day visitors will have free access to the Kruger Park and other national parks  from 9-13 September during the annual South African National Parks Week. The aim is to  create awareness… Continue reading

Jet skier and couple on rubber duck rescued by NSRI today

A jet skier and a couple on a rubber duck rescued by NSRI in Durban and Bakoven today.  DURBAN NSRI Durban was activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority following a request for… Continue reading

Fisherman airlifted to hospital after spear is embedded in his leg

A spear fisherman’s spear became embedded in his right upper leg today, 25 August, at Buffels Bay and he had to be airlifted to hospital by helicopter.  The spear protuded from both sides… Continue reading

NSRI SFB search for hours in the dark for man overboard from chokka boat

NSRI St Francis Bay searched for around two hours last night for a man believed to have fallen overboard from the chokka boat Coombava offshore of Jeffreys Bay. Despite the intensive search, the… Continue reading

Sea Vista murder and other crime news

A woman from Sea Vista and another from Patensie were murdered last night and an 80 year-old man from Uitenhage is missing. MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF SEA VISTA WOMAN LAST NIGHT  A… Continue reading

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