19 year-old US student missing in the sea near Coffee Bay

A 19 year-old American student went missing in the sea yesterday near Coffee Bay, Transkei, 30 August 2015. The student disappeared in the surf line when he and five other students from UCT, Cape Town, went for a swim at 11 pm. Despite extensive searches this morning no sign of the missing teenager was found….

Medupi fires up with Unit 6

The construction of Medupi is a demonstration that government’s infrastructure plan will change the lives of South Africans in very practical terms, President Jacob Zuma said today, 30 August 2015. Life is changing for the better, the President said, adding that Medupi will provide the electricity capacity needed to grow the economy, attract investment and…

Koeberg unit to be shut down – possible load shedding again

Unit 2 of the Koeberg Power Station in the Western Cape will be shut down for planned maintenance on Monday, 31 August 2015, the South African Cabinet announced  this week.  Consequently there could well be load shedding on the cards. The  unit is expected to return to service after three months.  “The scheduled shutdown of…

Spiderman to stop traffic at PE beachfront tomorrow

Superhero Spiderman will stop traffic in Port Elizabeth tomorrow morning for an ill four year-old boy to make his dream come true. Iminathi has a life threatening illness and his most ardent wish is to meet his superhero. And so a PR firm, Michelle Campbell  Publicity and Oracle Media have  organised a most fantastic fun…

Kouga Municipality confident court case will be in its favour

In the light of the progess made to improve the KwaNomzamo Waste Water Treatment Works (KWWTW)  in Humansdorp, the Kouga Municipality says it  is confident the outcome of a court case against it will be in its favour. This was said in response to an announcement earlier today, 26 August,  that the DA laid charges…

Video cameras stolen from Talhado pre primary

  Video cameras to the value of R130 000 were stolen from the Talhado Pre Primary School in Sea Vista, St Francis Bay,  this month. A total of 25 cameras were stolen according to St Francis Bay SAP Captain du Toit. He asks if anyone is approached to buy these cameras,  or  if anyone has seen…

Dead Cape gannets on St Francis ‘ beaches

Dead Cape gannets are being washed up on the St Francis beaches. This is according to Sanccob that says the rehab facility in Cape St Francis has received numerous reports of Cape gannet carcasses along the St Francis coastline. During the course of the past two weeks, residents reported about 15 bodies scattered along the…

Boks must play smarter rugby – Cowley

Legendary Eastern Province fly-half and television commentator Gavin Cowley says the Springboks’ biggest challenge in the countdown to the IRB Rugby World Cup is that other teams are outsmarting them.   “It’s not that they have better players than us,” said Cowley, who will be in Port Elizabeth as master of ceremonies at the Madibaz…

Nuclear plant – not a case of ‘if’, but ‘when’ – Dr Kemm

Breaking… By Bev Mortimer The construction of a nuclear power plant is definitely going to happen and soon. “It is not a case of if, but when,” says Dr Kelvin Kemm, a nuclear physicist who heads up Nuclear Africa, a private project management company. Dr Kemm has recently been appointed to the special South African…

Five teenagers rescued from rip-currents:

Five male teenagers, who were being swept out to sea in rip currents, were rescued by Port Edward NSRI yesterday, 21 August 2015. Two of the teenagers capsized on a sea-kayak and then were caught in rip-currents. Three friends who went to their aid were also caught in rip-currents. John Nicholas, NSRI Port Edward station…

NSRI Awards for remarkable rescues and long service

NSRI volunteer crew members, the SA Navy and a Grade 8 Knysna pupil are among those receiving awards for remarkable rescues at the NSRI’s annual award ceremony at Camps Bay this evening. This year two of the highest awards given by NSRI are being made to volunteer Sea Rescue crews from Port Elizabeth (Gallantry Bronze)…