Hankey spaza shop owner shot

A  Hankey spaza shop owner was shot and wounded yesterday during a robbery yesterday afternoon, 18 February, and was rushed to hospital. The SAPS says that around 2 pm, it is alleged that at least one armed man entered the shop in Patensie Road, Hankey.  The armed man allegedly shot and injured the 34 year-old…

Urgent measures to be undertaken to address Eskom’s problems

In his budget speech next week South Africa’s Minister of Finance will detail measures the government will undertake to assist Eskom to stabilise its finances. “There is a no single solution to the problems at Eskom – neither restructuring, nor refinancing, nor cost cutting, nor tariff increases, nor better plant maintenance on their own will…

Woman stabbed in Aston Bay house robbery

A 67 year-old Aston Bay woman was stabbed on her hand when she confronted three armed burglars in her Aston Bay house. The suspects allegedly made off with jewellery, a revolver, laptop and cellphones, after the woman’s husband fired shots through the bedroom door. The SAPS Jeffreys Bay have launched a massive manhunt for three…

Load shedding update

Stage 2 rotational load-shedding will be implemented from 8 am – 10 pm today, 14 February. Eskom says due to some improvement in generation performance and the notable strides made in replenishing water and diesel reserves, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented (and not stage 3 or 4),  Eskom announced early just before midnight…

Panga attack on Patensie couple

A massive manhunt has been launched for two suspects who allegedly attacked a couple, both in their 50s, in the Patensie area of the Eastern Cape, last night, 12 February. The SAPS says when the couple arrived home in their vehicle at 10 pm at their farm they were overpowered by two unknown men. The…

Port St Francis restaurant burns down

By Bev Mortimer Indigo Moon restaurant at the St Francis Bay ‘s private port burnt down yesterday evening and one or two nearby shops were partially damaged. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. Witnesses who were first on the scene say about an hour after the load shedding stopped at 9.30…