ELSPCA ORGANISES MUSICAL BINGO FUNDRAISER

GO CORRESPONDENT  East London SPCA has organised a fun Valentines Day game night that will double as a fundraiser to help take care of the...

Streaming platform to honour local filmmakers at first awards ceremony

Local video streaming platform Montywood will be hosting its first annual film awards on Saturday March 2 at the Guild Theatre in East London. The...

Mystery of ‘Rietbok’ crash possibly solved

One evening in October 2021, a man whose head was swathed in a scarf, hoodie, mask and dark glasses, entered the offices of Gqeberha...

Four Brothers anti-drug drive aimed at schools

The Four Brothers Drug Recovery Centre has embarked on an anti-drug programme aimed at schools around East London to discourage the youth from substance...

Time for consumers to pay their debts

In the coming months, the municipality will be intensifying its efforts to recover outstanding debt from slow-paying consumers. This will be done in a bid...

Vary your training to mirror Surfers Challenge course conditions

The Discovery Surfers Challenge is a perfect vehicle to enhance running or walking technique, not all in one day but in the build up...

What services or products do you offer? I teach baking and cooking. I also sell jams, relishes, sourdough bread and raw honey. Sometimes, we do...

Business owners complain about service delivery

“If we knew how bad the service delivery would become, we would have started our businesses in another city.” This is the view of local...

International milestone for EL runner

Bob Norris, the man who brought parkrun to our local shores officially became the 10th person in SA to reach 500 runs this past...

Treasure nature as our greatest gift

Lucretius, philosopher and poet, was a Roman during the last century BC. He was one of the earliest of the intellectuals credited with strong...

Far more to Woods than his anti-apartheid activism

Former Dispatch editor Donald Woods would have turned 90 on December 15. Not too many readers I suspect, except those who knew him well...

Hobby turns into successful venture

How did you get started with crochet, and what inspired you to turn it into a business? We chat to Carol Lombaard about her small...

Barcoding error stops grass from being cut

Open spaces across the city are overrun with bushes and long grass yet newly ordered bush-clearing and grass-cutting tools are gathering dust in the...

TS Galaxy sign EL duo: Centre of Excellence teenagers given chance...

Two 17-year-old football proteges from the youth development football structure of East London Central Local Football Association Centre of Excellence FC, Lakhan Gqango and...

Successful baker starts classes to share skills

Siya Vetyeka has created a successful brand for himself in the baking industry with his stunning and delicious baked goods with his small business,...

Extreme cyclist donates shoes to deserving pupils

Five East London schools have been chosen as recipients of more than 3,000 school shoes obtained by Vusi Sindane during his fundraising cycle journey...

Let there be light: New EL Museum display chronicles history of...

Before the Umtiza Arts Festival kicks off this year, the EL Museum will have a new display at the entrance to the museum marking...

Successful first cleanups of the year: Ward councillor, MP lead efforts...

Ward 28 councillor Frederick Pohl and his team spent Friday morning, January 19, cutting the grass at Beacon Bay police station. This forms part of...

Matrics make history: Merrifield class of ‘23 achieves 100% pass rate

The city was abuzz last week celebrating the outstanding performances of the matric class of 2023 and Merrifield College deputy principal Bridget Fielding said...

Sister Lyn’s care and love for others always remembered

Sister Lyn England, a much-loved, selfless community worker, died on Friday January 12, in Makhanda. Born on February 22 1944, she died at the age...

Municipality’s unpaid gas bills blamed for cremation delays

Cremations at the Cambridge Crematorium ground to a halt for 10 days in December after the municipality failed to pay supplier, Afrox Gas, forcing...

Surfers Challenge training guide: Preparation for the big race day

There is no way that any schedule will suit every person who enters the Surfers Challenge, so use this framework and adapt it to...

EL designer bringing traditional Xhosa look to New York catwalk

East London fashion designer Onwaba Mleve will showcase her stunning designs at New York Fashion Week in February this year. The proud owner of Zazi...

Hutchinson’s new thriller hits shelves

Andrew Hutchison’s daring crime thriller series, Unckle, has returned to the bookshelves this month, with the second release entitled Unckle: The Legacy. The book, which...

STEM subjects take off at Parkside Primary

At the end of last year, Parkside Primary School (PPS) earned recognition at the Eastern Cape Gambling Board’s (ECGB) annual corporate investment awards for...

Remembering Liz Ekron: A floral maestro with a heart of gold

ast London is mourning the loss of beloved florist Liz Ekron who passed away on January 3. Ekron was more than a florist; she was...

No-one puts on better weddings than Buffalo City vendors

According to this month’s Wedding and Function Magazine, Buffalo City vendors are the best at pulling off top-notch weddings, with East London wedding singers...

EL-born actress shines in BBC drama

Internationally acclaimed East London actress Masali Baduza has made a name for herself starring in the lead role on the British series Noughts and...
CRUMBLING CITY: The sewage flowing down Silverdale Road over Blackburn Road in Beacon Bay, eventually flowing down the stream to Bonza Bay Beach. Pictures: FREDERICK POHL

Infrastructure blamed for sewage overflow nightmare

“The municipality must acknowledge they have a problem with ageing infrastructure and insufficient maintenance. Sewage overflows into residential areas is completely unacceptable and cannot...

Cleaning up the clinics in Buffalo City

Local initiative, Asivikelane Health, is helping communities and healthcare workers in BCMM come together to tackle patient mistreatment, inefficient administration, and long queues at...

Potholed Gonubie roads causing learner drivers to fail tests

Gonubie traffic department learner drivers are appealing to the community to assist with refilling potholes on the learner driver test route that is forcing...

Local schools score among top in SA

Buffalo City schools featured in the top 25% of 210 schools in the country in the Top Boys Sports Schools for 2023. SA Schools Sports...

Tini empowers BCM residents through her real estate workshops

Xoliswa Tini, a prominent realty entrepreneur and innovator launched the first in a series of mentorship and workshop programmes on November 20, aimed at...

Exhibition aims to debunk stereotypes in African healing

Ukuthwasa is an SA term for the calling to become an indigenous healer or a sangoma and it is a practice that draws from...

Duncan Village heroine scoops national award

Duncan Village community philanthropist Nomaxabiso Joni was recognised as a Heroine in Youth Development at the 12th annual South African Heroines Awards, held recently...

Entrepreneur creates wide range of special occasion treats

What services/products do you offer? We make celebration cakes and sweet treats. We also teach baking and cake decorating. When did your business start and what...

Merrifield’s ‘Matilda’ gets 12 nominations

Merrifield College’s production of Matilda — The Musical has been nominated 12 times at this year’s Broadway World SA awards. Some of the categories include...

Global Entrepreneurship Week a beacon of hope for business-minded BCM youth

The Global Entrepreneurship Week came to East London for the first time from November 13-16. It began in Mdantsane and continued on to Duncan Village...

Calls to protect memorial against expansion

November 12 marked 100 years since the unveiling of the East London Remembrance Day cenotaph and this year, local clergy have called for renewed...

First Buffalo City Fashion Fair to enthrall audience

East London fashion designers, in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, are set to host the first annual Buffalo City Fashion Fair in...

Chintsa Estuary scoops 4th Green Coast award

Chintsa Estuary has once again secured the prestigious WESSA Green Coast Award for 2023, marking its fourth consecutive victory. The award winners were confirmed towards...

Court order for West Bank abandoned plots

The municipality has been issued with a court order to address the growing number of abandoned plots in West Bank within 180 days. Issued in...

Drunk drivers warned of new mobile centre

Over the festive season residents may see a sleek new mobile alcohol evidence centre making the rounds of roadblocks in East London to do...

Artist embarks on new professional ventures

Renowned fine art photographer Marlene Neumann, in collaboration with Ann Bryant Art Gallery, will be hosting her first and last local exhibition, entitled Full...

Calls for iconic beach slide to be repaired

Tidy Towns Buffalo City and Border Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) have renewed calls for BCMM to issue a tender for the repair of...

Border Icons to honour sports stars

On November 4, Border Icons in Sport (BIS) will award sporting stalwarts, both past and present, for their contributions towards furthering sports in the...

Recycling initiative at beach

  Louis the Lionfish, a recycling initiative founded this year to curb littering, is in the processes of becoming a permanent fixture at one of...

Buffalo City to host its first Pride march

Buffalo City will be hosting its first Pride march on Saturday, October 28 along Orient Beach. Various organisations in and around East London that are...

Home of Modern Learning: Education without barriers

Home of Modern Learning (HML) is a newly registered private secondary school in Cambridge with a proud history of educational excellence. Established in 2017 as...

Pot O’Curry celebrates fourth year in business

Pot O’Curry epitomises an ideal home-grown takeaway business in that it brings a mix of flavoursome food blended with a good dollop or two...