Violence, teargas, rubber bullets, stun grenades, 10 more arrests in Hankey

In a second day of protest action, unrest and violence in Hankey in the Eastern Cape citrus farming area yesterday, 20 August, the SAPS used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to… Continue reading

Man arrested in connection with death of St Francis boat builder

Post mortem results of Duncan’s death The SAPS have just confirmed to St Francis Chronicle that 76 year-old St Francis Bay resident and boat builder, Duncan Lethbridge, died as a result of suffocation,… Continue reading

Seven arrested for violent protests in Hankey

(Edited by Bev Mortimer) Seven people were arrested for violent protest action in Hankey today, 19 August, after they blocked off the R331 road between Hankey and Patensie with burning tyres, cement blocks… Continue reading

St Francis Bay couple attacked, husband dies

(SAPS release, edited by Bev Mortimer) An elderly couple in St Francis Bay’s Santareme suburb was attacked by two armed men at about 5 pm this evening and the husband died following the… Continue reading

Humansdorp area caves hold evidence of diet of early humans

  Photo supplied by Wits University Research department. (professor Sara Wurz) New discoveries made at the Klasies River Caves (above) in the Humansdorp area of Kouga in South Africa’s eastern Cape, where charred… Continue reading

Men arrested for suspected stolen meat in Humansdorp

(Edited by Bev Mortimer) Three men were arrested for possession of suspected stolen in Penny Lane, Humansdorp this afternoon. The SAPS says at 4 pm on 9 August three men were spotted carrying… Continue reading

Humansdorp man dies from multiple gunshot wounds

(Article edited by Bev Mortimer) A 25 year-old man was shot dead outside his front door in Goeda Street, Humansdorp, two days ago. The SAPS says the deceased Macvin Magielies was at home… Continue reading

Jeffreys Bay hair salon raided, owner charged for dealing in illicit drugs

A 47 year-old Jeffreys Bay hair salon owner, after being found in possession of crystal meth and cannabis at his Salamander Street salon on Saturday last weekend, was arrested and then charged for… Continue reading

Humansdorp teenager shot to death this morning

Edited By Bev Mortimer A 15-year old teenager, Antonio Botha was shot and killed in the early hour of this morning, 20 July in Gill Marcus area, Humansdorp. The SAPS says the incident… Continue reading

Johnny Clegg and the years of ‘le zoulou blanc’

Johnny Clegg, who gave a fantastic concert in Port Elizabeth on 24 October 2012 , devoted some time out of his busy schedule to meet the media. He spoke to Bev Mortimer of… Continue reading