Thursday, August 24, 2017

Boost for tourism

BCM unveils plans to develop East London beachfront infrastructure BUFFALO City Metro Development Agency (BCMDA) announced its plans to develop tourism infrastructure at the East...

Dam levels continue largely unchanged

DESPITE the recent snow and rainfall in the Eastern Cape Province, its dam levels are still under stress. A significant amount of rain is...

Macadamia farm celebrates good harvest, launches harvest festival

By ATHENA OREILLY The Eastern Cape government-funded Ncerha Macadamia Farm harvested 58 tons of high-export macadamia nuts during this year’s harvest despite the crippling drought. This is...

Fury over film reveals a violent homophobia

BY THE TIMES EDITORIAL International accolades are streaming in for the locally produced film The Wound (Inxeba), a movie exploring the relationship between two men...

Elephant vanishes from Amarula logo‚ brand says #DontLetThemDisappear forever

By Neo Goba Amarula has decided to temporarily remove its icon‚ the elephant‚ from the label of the creamy drink to drum home the danger of...

New Age and ANN7 will have ‘integrity and honesty’‚ says new...

BY KATHARINE CHILD Mzwanele Manyi who has bought the New Age and ANN7 from the Guptas’ Oakbay investments gave an interview to Power FM in...

Vodacom promises to reimburse angry customers over ‘lost data’

BY TIMESLIVE Mobile network provider Vodacom has promised to reimburse customers who mysteriously lost data and said the error would be rectified. But the apology did...

Electricity outage in the CBD

Queenspark Zoo Sub-station is experiencing a technical fault that caused an electricity outage in the CBD, parts of West Bank and in the Arcadia...

Platform for fashion industry

Parade to promote local fundis, brands LOCAL fashion lovers and designers will convene at Duncan Village in the Gompo Hall for a parade to promote...

Sisters killed in taxi crash given a tearful funeral

By Zwanga Mukhuthu Two of the three children killed in a collision involving a taxi in Mdantsane last weekend were laid to rest yesterday. The funeral service...

Revved-up’ Win-A-Car is here

By Mbali Tanana It is that time of the year again where the Daily Dispatch gives an opportunity for one of its readers to win a...

SPREADING CHEER

The Rising Sun Daycare was recently blessed with a swingset, slide, ball pit, a fence and a spot of paint thanks to the kindness...

Parlotones to rock The Venue

THE Parlotones are going to be performing hits like Push me to the Floor, Should we Fight Back and I'm Only Human at The...

Wild Women launch own calendar

Celebration of strength for women, nature THE Wild Women had another chance to enjoy each other’s company when they got together for the successful launch...

EC’s Hogsback boasts best falls in years

By ATHENA OREILLY Hogsback residents expressed delight yesterday after experiencing “the best snow in ages” by uploading pictures to social media of people playing in the...

60 years of bliss for Edwin and Floriane

Edwin and Floriane Heuer (nee Buss) celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today. The happy couple were married on August 17 1957 in the Stutterheim...

GO People – Stephanie Smith

STEPHANIE SMITH Q: Occupation? A: I am a professional running coach through BOaST Running Success, which offers group or virtual coaching programmes. Q: What motivates you to...

Empowering girls against violence with rugby skills

By ATHENA OREILLY Following a spate of gender-based violence in the country, Umzuvukile Sport Development yesterday hosted a day of women’s celebrations rugby in Mdantsane. In light...

What’s On the GO – 17 August

Today The Rat Pack is back at The Arts Theatre from today to Saturday. Back in the days when Vegas was dangerous and everybody...

Sanitary towel drive to help girls

Woman’s organisation focuses on rural areas A PROUDLY South African organisation, owned by Babalwa Mbuku, 38, is making a difference in the lives of pupils...

Yonela on a roll

EAST London’s gloomy weather did not stop the ladies and a few gentlemen from taking part in the Queens race recently at the Jan...

Fostering care for community

BORN and bred in North End, Lesley Ann Foster is the epitome of what every young woman aspires to be. Raised by the first physical training...

W4C celebrates Women’s Day

Moms get a turn THE East London team of the Waves for Change (W4C) project took time out to teach their mothers, aunts, sisters and...

Vendor an inspiration to women

Mother’s hard work, not giving up, pays off “HARD work, perseverance and humility always pays off,” Lulama Ntlanganiso , a street vendor of more than 17...

SA lizard that inspired Tolkien’s Smaug ‘facing extinction’

By Dave Chambers When JRR Tolkien completed his sketch “Death of Smaug” for The Hobbit in the early 1930s‚ he was illustrating a work of fiction....

Five South African universities ranked among world’s best

The latest Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 records five South African tertiary institutions in the top 500‚ with the University of Johannesburg registering...

Masualle pleased sports used for youth development

By ATHENA OREILLY Following the increase in gender-based violence making headlines throughout the country, Umzuvukile Sport Development  hosted a women’s celebrations rugby day in Mdantsane today. In...

EC councils in failures to spend on services

By Asanda Nini Despite a glaring and desperate need for decent services and proper infrastructure across the province, most Eastern Cape municipalities are expected to have...

It’s your chance to join the Russian Bear #IAMNEXT TOUR

THE vodka that celebrates the creativity in urban culture, Russian Bear, is taking its #IAMNEXT campaign to the next level, by calling all rappers...

ID cards to be scanned when entering Kruger park

The Kruger National Park is going high-tech with its access control systems at its entrance gates‚ starting in the southern part of the park....

State help for Pondoland’s green fingers

By ASANDA MDITSHWA Cannabis has been produced as a cash crop in the Eastern Cape’s Pondoland villages for decades. It is the livelihood for many households...

Heavy downpours, icy front expected to lash Eastern Cape

By Riaan Marais The drought-stricken Eastern Cape could finally receive some much-needed relief with heavy downpours and a severe cold front expected to hit the province...

Taxi driver released without charge after 3 kids die in hit-and-run

By Zwanga Mukhuthu A taxi driver who fled the scene of a crash that left three Mdantsane children dead at the weekend was freed soon after...

Zim first lady flees SA in wake of assault claim

Reuters Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, returned home yesterday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face charges...

AgriSA calls for initiation control

By Malibongwe Dayimani Agrisa in the Eastern Cape has slammed “uncontrolled” Xhosa initiations after a fire from an initiate’s hut destroyed 20% of the Dordrecht Golf...

Set for new medical frontline

By Siya Tsewu From the narrow streets of bicycle-riding Amsterdam to the wide and worn pothole-riddled roads of Flagstaff, two Dutch doctors have chosen to settle...

Many curious to see whale carcass

By Guy Rogers Streams of people are taking to the Sacramento Trail to see the remains of the giant humpback whale on the rocks between...

PE game against Argentina ‘will be thriller’

BY:George Byron Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan is predicting a thriller in Port Elizabeth against Argentina, saying most games in the Rugby Championship are...

BCM sounds warning to residents after losing R130m to power thieves

By Zingisa Mvumvu Buffalo City Metro lost R130-million in the previous financial year to a well-organised syndicate that was tampering with meters. BCM is now in a...

Ryk Neethling joins Princess Charlene campaign against drowning

By Staff Reporter Olympic swimming champion Ryk Neethling has been announced as CEO of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in South Africa. Friends from their days...

Driver still at large after horror accident

By Sisipho Zamxaka The driver and conductor of a minibus taxi that ploughed into and horrifically killed three little girls in Mdantsane at the weekend are...

Forensic investigation points to sources of Knysna fires

By Yolande Stander and Hendrick Mphande The devastating fires that wreaked havoc in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in June, destroying hundreds of properties and claiming...

Butterworth faces dire water crisis

More than 250‚000 residents in the Eastern Cape town of Butterworth face the possibility of their taps running dry this week. Dams supplying the town...

Teaching pupils to care for animals

By Guy Rogers A new animal welfare education programme has been launched in Nelson Mandela Bay, driven by a five-year sponsorship support plan. The programme has...

Local art shines light on humanity

By Barbara Hollands An exhibition about humanity could have many interpretations, but for Berea gallery owner and potter Louise Pietrucci the essence of the word is...

Baxter wary of Bafana, Zambia stalemate in EL

By MFUNDO PILISO Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter said it will be mission impossible to compete in the return leg of the Chan qualifiers against...

U16 player in SA side

SELBORNE College Grade 10 pupil, Ethan Boucher, has been selected for the South African Under 16 hockey squad after the U16 interprovincial hockey tournament...

Local Yokel campaign benefitting city

AS THE only regional ‘shop local’ campaign in South Africa, Megan Devan’s Local Yokel is making waves in East London. Now in its third year,...

Fire rages near Cathcart and Hogsback

By Sonja Raasch A VELD fire, fuelled by strong winds, is raging in the Upper Cathcart, Hogsback and Thomas River area. Greater Stutterheim Fire Protection Association general...

The Cows go wild for Choc

THE Cows from around the country united in raising funds for Choc (Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa) by walking through the Wild Coast...