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ROLE MODELS: Among the requests, SABC2 wants proposals on a  13-part sitcom similar to the popular ‘Modern Family’, featuring Phil and Claire Dunphy and their children

Aspiring writers help grow SABC

THE SABC is giving aspiring screen writers and producers from the East London area the opportunity to learn more about the new programmes it hopes to feature next year at their Request For Proposals (RFP) Roadshow at the Miriam Makeba Centre for Performing Arts tomorrow.

Crime

Teenager arrested after toddler is raped, killed

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a two-year-old boy in Soweto on Sea, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said this morning.

Arrive alive

Police decry role of alcohol in East Cape road accidents

THREE people died in East London and one in Mthatha in a horror weekend on the province’s roads that also saw a taxi driver arrested after his blood alcohol level was found to be seven times above the legal limit.

ANCDA

ANC notes DA threat to rural votes

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has admitted its rival, the Democratic Alliance, is making inroads into rural areas, the party’s historical stronghold.

lAugust 2011 – First year health sciences student Sihle Nyantsa stabbed on WSU NMD campus.

lApril 2014 – Rhodes University student Amanda Tweyi shot and killed.

lApril 2014 – Sandiso Mfihlo stabbed in the neck and died on the scene in NMD during election celebrations.

lJuly 2014 – Dutch student Jurrien Wissink, at Stenden University hospitality school in Port Alfred died after birthday celebration drinking.

lJuly 2014 – WSU student found dead with a bullet wound to his head in a Southernwood flat, allegedly after he left a local pub.

lSeptember 2014 – Anda Mhaga, 28, murdered by a fellow student last weekend at the Nelson Mandela Drive campus.

Sasco calls for booze ban

RADICAL student organisation Sasco has made a far-reaching proposal to stop violence on campuses – a total ban on booze at all university campuses.

fire

FIRE AND ICE: More snow and rain will be on the way

WHILE heavy snow falls yesterday caused havoc on Eastern Cape roads, gale-force winds fanned a fire through a township.

A snow covered Hogsback on Friday morning. picture: Karen Welsh

Snow falls in SA

Snow fell in many parts of the country on Friday, the South African Weather Service said.

trollip

Bhisho must account for embarrassing scandals

THE past few months have been an embarrassing precursor to Women’s Month for the Eastern Cape government. The province has recently been rocked by a plethora of scandals relating to sexism and nepotism which have left women at the receiving end of callous maltreatment and abuse.

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