93-year-old woman murdered in Walmer

93-year-old woman murdered in Walmer

A 93-year-old woman was found murdered in her bed in a granny flat in Prospect Road, Walmer this morning. Police spokesman, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, said Marjory Southerland Uren was found shortly after 8am by her domestic worker. She was last seen alive at 8pm yesterday evening. ¬†There are no signs of anything missing […]

Warehouse on fire in Grahamstown Road

Warehouse on fire in Grahamstown Road

A fire has broken out in a warehouse on Grahamstown Road in Port Elizabeth this afternoon, and has already completely gutted one building. Police spokesman, Warrant Officer Alwin Lebans says the fire began shortly after 1pm and fire and emergency personel have been battling to bring the blaze under control. It is not yet clear […]

Banks, BASA, Treasury agree to curb irresponsible lending

Banks, BASA, Treasury agree to curb irresponsible lending

Representatives of major retail banks, the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) and the National Treasury have signed an agreement aimed at improving responsible lending and preventing households from being caught in a debt spiral. In a joint statement on Thursday, the parties expressed concerns at the excessive lending to households even when such loans […]

Unemployment rate rises

Unemployment rate rises

South Africa’s unemployment rate had increased from 24.9% to 25.5% in the third quarter of 2012, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Thursday. Releasing the third Quarter Labour Force Survey (QLFS) on Thursday, Stats SA said the number of unemployed persons, at 4.6 million in the third quarter of 2012, was the highest level […]

Cwele hails work on Protection of State Information Bill

Cwele hails work on Protection of State Information Bill

State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele has welcomed the work being done by the Adhoc Committee on the Protection of State Information Bill in efforts to improve the Bill. Cwele appeared before the Committee in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) this week to respond to the proposed amendments made by the committee. The minister was […]

Stats SA, Council stand by Census results

Stats SA, Council stand by Census results

Statistics South Africa and the Statistics Council have defended the accuracy of the results of Census 2011, saying they were in line with universally accepted standards and were reached after much consideration. Following concerns raised on the accuracy of the results and claims that they were rushed by Prof Moultrie and Prof Dorrington – consultants […]

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