SA ON POWER ALERT: ESKOM 

South Africa is on power alert, Eskom said on Wednesday morning. “The power system remains vulnerable, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate load shedding today,” the electricity provider posted on its Twitter feed shortly after 6.15am. A further post minutes later read: “Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps & all non-essential appliances throughout the day”. On Tuesday,

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EFF CONGRATULATES ZAMBIAN PATRIOTIC FRONT 

The Economic Freedom Fighters on Tuesday congratulated the Patriotic Front in Zambia for winning the recent elections. “We particularly wish to congratulate the new president, Edgar Lungu, in leading an effective campaign which saw the people of Zambia taking a formidable stance against neo-liberal forces led by a certain Mr Hakainde Hichilema,” deputy president Floyd Shivambu said in a statement. “The people of Zambia have imposed the burden of responsibility on

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BAFANA MAKE BRILLIANT CHANGE FOR GHANA CLASH 

Bafana Bafana have made their third goalkeeping change in the Caf Africa Cup of Nations for their must-win final group C encounter against Ghana on Tuesday.Brilliant Khuzwayo would be in goals for the clash taking place at the Estadio de Mongomo at 8pm.He replaces Jackson Mabokgwane, who played in the 1-1 draw against Senegal last week. In the opening 3-1 loss against Algeria, it was Darren Keet who kept the

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EFF TO STAY IN RED OVERALLS OR GO NUDE: REPORT 

The EFF would go nude in the National Assembly if they were to be barred from wearing their red overalls, gumboots and maid uniforms, The Star reported on Monday.Economic Freedom Fighter’s leader Julius Malema told the paper they would not take dress code instructions from Parliament.“We are going to wear them (overalls),” he was quoted as saying. “If they don’t want them, we will take off those overalls and walk

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The Great tree has fallen

    Scholar, author, anti-apartheid activist and man of cloth Reverend Mcebisi Xundu was born on 11 June 1934 in Engcobo, Transkei.  He passed away at the Mercantile hospital in Nelson Mandela Bay, after he had fallen ill of pneumonia. Reverend Xundu, 80, is one of seven children of Regina and Amos Xundu.  He attended the local primary school and in Standard Six he went to live with a white

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Eastern Cape Premier calls for turn-around in Bay schools

PREMIER Phumullo Masualle’s back to school visit in the Bay kicked off with a closed meeting with the Lwandlekazi High School SGB in New Brighton on Wednesday.The school is one of those that are on the brink of closure by the department of education, due to low pupil numbers. The matric pass rate for the class 2014 at Lwandlekazi was 30%. The word on the street was that the school will

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Finally, a place called home

AFTER sharing a tiny shack for 10 years with her two sons and her daughter; Yvonne Swartbooi finally has a place called home.Swartbooi, on Wednesday, was the recipient of a temporary shelter from the mayor’s office and the Rapid Response Team of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. “I am so happy that finally I have a place called home for me and my family,” said Swartbooi. She said it was

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Songstress’ hubby dies in shooting

THE husband of PE born award winning Afro Jazz singer Phinda Mtya-Matlala, was shot and killed in Limpopo on Sunday evening.Morgan Matlala (49) was shot by an unknown man as he was returning from an accident scene. He is the owner of a towing and mechanical service based in Polokwane. His wife is famous for her songs like Notumato which put her in the limelight in recent years. Her businessman

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Taking children back to school

UNDERPRIVILEGED children were the beneficiaries of a Take and Child Back School event organised by TS Events and Promotions at the Magxaki Sport Centre on Saturday.To gain entrance to the event residents were required to bring school items which were donated to underprivileged children on Tuesday. “We appreciate the support we got from the community,” TS Managing Director, Thando Nondlwana said. “If we work together we can build a better society.”

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A 170 year journey

PORT Elizabeth is famous for a number of firsts and the first cricket match in the country is one of them.On Monday, December 8 1845 the earliest known cricket match in Port Elizabethh was played by the members of the Port Elizabeth Club (not to be confused with the present PE Club which was founded in May 1866) between the “Married Gentlemen” and the “Bachelors”. Two years later, a notice appeared

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