Thursday, April 9, 2020

Helping the youth cope emotionally

Resident providing safe space for all to share Peddie-born Phumelela Maphuma founded Reign of Prosperity in 2019 to help create a safe environment for the...

Fake permit scam emerges in East London CBD

The partial blockade at the Kei bridge has opened a market for at least one fraudster operating in the East London CBD. Police and the...

Plan to move 2,000 people out of Duncan Village

More than 2,000 Duncan Village residents will be temporarily relocated so that the area's inadequate sewerage system can be overhauled. There could also be...

Taxi industry gears up for mutiny

  Santaco, the umbrella body for taxi associations, has launched an investigation into taxi drivers who have drastically increased prices since the lockdown. According to government...

WATCH | Officials destroy huts to enforce suspension of initiation

Two illegal initiation schools in Buffalo City Metro were closed on Monday, with authorities warning that should they be put up again the initiates...

Covid-19 puts Duncan Village project in the fast lane

  On March 27 human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu signed off on an urban settlements development grant (USDG) framework, with specific condition...

Sisters with imagination

Pair publish children’s book Using her power of imagination, 11-year old Merrifield pupil Isinamva Mayekiso recently launched her first book, titled Giving Up? No Ways...

Virus puts brakes on cyclist’s plan

But local cyclist determined to complete fastest circumnavigation of the globe attempt next year East London businesswoman Cristin Flynn had a monumental goal ahead of her...

Teen given chance to shine on world stage

Makhanda pupil chosen for talent convention in New York in July With a passion for acting, East London born Siyamthanda Hobongwana, 16, is set to...

Students reach out with skills

A group of University of Fort Hare (UFH) students have used their digital skills to provide services for the community. They are part the Enactus...

Tips to survive the lockdown

I doubt it's an understatement to say that the next couple of weeks, and possibly months, are going to be hard for everyone. The announcement...

Pupils help township dogs

“If one person can make a difference in the world, I believe we can all live in better place,” Leilah du Plessis, 13, said....

CHOC cows dip in

‘Moomen’ will brave chilly waters to raise funds, awareness The East London Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) Cows will brave the chilly Atlantic Ocean...

Kids called to audition for play

Auditions are underway for Trixie, the stage adaptation of Lori-Ann Preston’s book of the same name. The stage play is scheduled to take place at...

Swallows stunned by Super 14 upset

In a stunning upset, previously unbeaten Swallows Rugby Football Club suffered their first defeat in this year’s Swallows stunned by Super 14 upset after...

Grand Prix track motor madness

Round one of regional series gets off to blistering start Round one of the Regional Series between Border and Eastern Province got off to a...

New equipment to help cancer children

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) donated equipment worth R30,000 to the paediatric oncology unity at Frere Hospital last Thursday. The equipment is...

Film festival promotes artists

The fifth annual Eastern Cape Film Festival, held at the Miriam Makeba Centre of Performing Arts last week, not only did a great deal...

Lottery grant supports centre for the disabled

The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has approved a grant of more than R200,000 to help fund non-profit organisation The Workbench Centre,with their efforts to...

Mdantsane’s Swallows look to defend Super14 record in finals

The so-far unbeatable Swallows Rugby Club have flown to the top of the log following their incredible success in the the Eastern Cape Super...

Crunch time for presenter search hopeful

As the TruFM Radio Presenter Search competition winds down after weeks of voting, the community has spoken with Ntombozuko Balintulo who has clinched a...

Former jobless local now cruising high seas

Working on a cruise ship for East London local Dwayne Fredericks did not seem like a natural choice at first but eight years later,...

Young model hopes to bust pageant stereotypes

Clarendon High School pupil Sarah-Jayne Johnson, 17, is on a mission to not only break stereotypes at beauty pageants but also make a meaningful...

South Africans slam high price of Covid-19 test kits

By UNATHI NKANJENI Social media was in chaos mode this week about the cost of private coronavirus tests. On Monday, Lancet Laboratories announced it will allow...

Gearing up to cycle around the world

Cyclist aiming to set Guiness record, for African Angels East London businesswoman Cristin Flynn has a monumental goal ahead of her as she seeks to...

Music in the Park huge treat for EL

East Londoners are in for a treat when the 18th annual Music in the Park takes place in The Valley, Berea on Sunday, March...

DPW hold free health screenings for all employees

Check-ups aimed to help prevent absenteeism The employee health and wellness unit at the department of public works’ (DPW) Amathole regional office, together with the Government...

Promaths class passes with flying colours

Designed to speed up top-level results among Grades 10 to 12 pupils in previously disadvantaged areas, the Promaths programme at the Kutlwanong Centre for...

Musical evening planned for EL

East Londoners are in for a treat when the 18th annual Music in the Park takes place in The Valley, Berea on Sunday March...

SPREADING THE LOVE

During the "Month of Love", the GO! & Express ran the "Love to Win?" competition which saw a vast array of entries received from...

Behind-the-scene tour of Dispatch for subscribers

Subscribers got an inside peak into the working of the Daily Dispatch at a special meet-andgreet evening held at the Dispatch office last Thursday. Dispatch...

Local Mamas make a clean sweep at awards

Two local women, Glenrose Mashiqa and Nondumiso Mpitimpiti, were honoured at the recent Clover Mama Afrika Awards ceremony in Durban. Clover Mama Afrika forms part...

Swallows remain on top of Super 14 log after win against...

PE team coach amits mistakes cost them dearly Hundreds of rugby fans crowded into the Mdantsane Unit 1 Stadium on Saturday during the Eastern Cape...

Artists honoured at Dsrac awards

Eastern Cape creatives help promote excellence in arts, culture Eastern Cape locals in the arts and culture world were honoured at the 6th annual Provincial...

Liquor Board links alcohol abuse to GBV

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board, in partnership with the nonprofit Hope Alive Foundation from Ducats, held a seminar discussing the link between gender-based violence...

COVID-19: What it is and how to avoid it

By now, I think it's safe to assume most of our readers are at least a little bit aware of the new strain of...

Going nuts for Macadamia Festival

  The third annual Macadamia Harvest Festival will take place on March 13 and 14 at Ncera Great Place, in Ncera Village. “We want to...

Remembering Courtenay-Latimer, an East London icon

Monday February 24 represented a special date in East London's history as it marked the 113th birthday of the late Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer. Courtenay-Latimer is easily...

TEASER: Locals gather at the E.L Golf Club for a good...

Gately Rotary Club hosted hundreds of people at a breakfast fundraising event on Saturday, with the guest speaker, Tracy Going, sharing her story in...

R2m injection for local crafters

The Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council (ECPACC) has managed to organise a R2m injection for their Craft Explore Project, which will benefit...

ANC councillor accused of raping Fort Hare student

An ANC councillor in the Eastern Cape's Raymond Mhlaba Municipality in Alice, appeared in court on Monday on allegations of raping a 21-year-old University...

Call to enter work for fifth Eastern CapeFilm Festival

Event in March will help guide filmmakers The call is out for local filmmakers, as entries open for the fifth annual Eastern Cape Film Festival...

Local artist on the rise

Her debut album ’Triple Threat’ is available on digital platforms Mdantsane resident Andiswa “Andee” Sesmani continues to rise up the ranks in the local entertainment industry....

Singing group brings light to Stirling Lodge

Stirling Lodge was filled with joyous song last Thursday when the Lamplighters treated the elderly residents to a beautiful choral performance. Lamplighters has been going...

Talk provides soothing spiritual journey

East London-based fine art photographer Marlene Neumann is hosting a series of motivational talks which she plans to hold at her centre in Vincent. The...

150 bikes donated

Project’s mission is to help keep pupils in school Pupils at Nyameko High School in Mdantsane NU 8 were filled with excitement last week when...

Furry fun at dog show

New park gets tails wagging King William’s Town residents braved the rain last Saturday to attend the second annual Savemor Fun Dog Show at the...

ELPA kicks off 2020 with song, praise

The East London Pensioners Association (ELPA) kicked off their year with song and praise at EN Baartman Methodist Church in Buffalo Flats last Friday. The...