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Colchester clinic barely functional

By Yolandé Stander

HUNDREDS of impoverished Colchester residents including senior citizens and pregnant women spend more than a quarter of their monthly grants on travel expenses to Port Elizabeth so they can receive basic healthcare because of inadequate staffing at the  community’s multimillion-rand clinic. 439 more words

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Harvesting could 'wipe out' perlemoen

 By Yolandé Stander

THE government’s controversial allocation of perlemoen permits to Eastern Cape communities could be in contravention of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ own regulations and could “wipe out” the entire industry. 340 more words

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Storm over vanishing beach

By Yolandé Stander and Bev Mortimer

EFFORTS to save the multi-billion-rand St Francis Bay marina  from being engulfed by the ocean have reached fever pitch with residents obtaining a court order to force local authorities to speed up the implementation of emergency measures while others are at loggerheads about a proposed long-term solution. 438 more words

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'Secret' permits outrage

By Yolandé Stander

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have slammed the secretive awarding of new experimental perlemoen harvesting permits to poor communities in the Eastern Cape, warning this could be the final blow to perlemoen stocks, already dangerously depleted by more than a decade of rampant poaching. 705 more words

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Vietnam's role in rhino poaching

By Patrick Cull and Yolandé Stander

VIETNAM’S role in South Africa’s rhino poaching scourge appears to be more apparent as new figures reflect how many of the animals are being killed or targeted by people from that country, both legally and illegally. 281 more words

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Illicit trade in human body parts booming

By John Harvey and Yolandé Stander

A GHOULISH trade in body parts is flourishing in the Eastern Cape and a lengthy investigation has revealed that rogue funeral parlours and staff at mortuaries are illegally removing joints, ligaments and corneas and selling them to “body-part brokers”. 410 more words

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Boost for tourism as PE chosen as Afcon host city

By Patrick Cull and Yolandé Stander

EASTERN Cape residents may have been told by 2010 Fifa World Cup organisers that the spectacle was a “once in a lifetime” event but Friday’s announcement that Port Elizabeth will be a host city for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations is creating almost as much buzz. 282 more words

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