Friday, September 25, 2020

WATCH | ‘Breathtaking moment’ as leopard casually strolls past guests at...

A guest at Singita Ebony Lodge in Mpumalanga experienced a “breathtaking moment” getting close and personal with a leopard. The close encounter with one of...

Guard against companies wanting to clean your credit report

Prescribed periods apply for negative listings Consumers have been urged to remain cautious of offers to clear credit reports, especially if you have “adverse information...

Ecuadorean couple officially world’s oldest married pair

Ecuadorean couple Julio Cesar Mora Tapia, 110, and Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes, 104, have made it to the Guinness World Records by becoming the oldest married couple. Cesar...

Stage 2 load-shedding effective from midday, risk of more cuts this...

Breakdowns in electricity generation have resulted in Eskom announcing an enforced power outage from midday to 10pm on Tuesday. Ten generation units at seven power...

Tips to help avoid drowning

While the country has been vigilant about the number of Covid-19 cases, another figure that has also been rising is the number of drownings...

Space images propel Cape Town’s urban forest dream towards reality

BY ARON HYMAN In its quest to become an “urban forest”, Cape Town says it is the first SA city to map its trees. With tree coverage...

Cambridge pupil off to US for talent showcase

Cambridge High School pupil Inam Mvana, 17, will be going on the trip of a lifetime when she travels to the US next year...

Bright future for ELSCA, despite rough past

After having been through some seriously rough patches lately, East London Senior Citizens Association (ELSCA) chairperson Topper Whitehead wants everyone to know that they...

Ramaphosa to address nation at 8pm, Covid-19 state of disaster to...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation about the Covid-19 state of disaster at 8pm on Saturday. Ramaphosa's spokesperson, Tyrone Seale, said the address followed...

Virtual Slipper Day to help make dreams a reality

The Reach For A Dream Foundation, an organisation dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illness, recently achieved a significant milestone after...

Goodrich planning to help more schools

Mandela Day may be over but East London-based tech whizz John Goodrich’s efforts to help Unathi High School continue. As previously reported by the GO!...

KZN premier tells citizens ‘the Covid-19 storm is here’

KwaZulu-Natal is in the midst of weathering the Covid-19 storm, as confirmed by a drastic increase in positive cases over the past week. Addressing the...

Trolley loads of food and blankets donated to EL SPCA

The East London SPCA received trollies worth of much-needed food and blankets on Monday after the conclusion of a collection drive organised in collaboration...

Local artist’s aim to spread positivity

Not all art has to be political or have some sort of deep commentary on current events. Sometimes, it’s enough that it makes the people...

WATCH | How It’s time to reconsider the humble hadeda

Let’s paint a picture: one moment you’re in a deep slumber, untroubled by the cares of the world and floating through space on a...

WATCH|Our homes are their hope. This is how 120 rescues made...

  At the TEARS Animal Rescue centre in Cape Town, every morning starts with a symphony of excitement. First comes the percussion. Paws pound against metal...

Growing old, staying curious in spite of lockdown

Just because you have retired, it doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. This is the philosophy behind the University of the Third Age (U3A),...

Sade Cassels out to prove she can turn her passion to...

East London’s Sade Cassels is on a mission to prove to her community that one can have a career as a dancer. Cassels, 20, said...

WATCH | A sanctuary for animals rescued from heartbreak

If Noah offloaded his ark in the Cape Winelands, the results would look something like Butterfly World – a colourful, chaotic menagerie. A hedgehog scurries...

Stage 2 Loadshedding – 10 July 2020 – Buffalo City Metro...

Stage 2 loadshedding returned countrywide from 12 midday today, July 10, 2020 and is set to continue until 10pm tonight. This stage is initiated if...

Unemployed mom wins bakkie

Life will never be the same for unemployed Nolubabalo Mboniswa after she won a Toyota Hilux bakkie in AfriSam’s “Get Lucky, Win a Bakkie”...

Litter Thugs in fight to clean up East London

Don’t let the name scare you off, the Litter Thugs are not a street gang. The initiative, started by local Josh Kirkhoff, is aimed at...

How to tell the difference between an allergy and Covid-19

  In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult to tell whether your sniffing, fatigue or dry cough is a sign of...

Emergency water tanks and sanitation for Eastern Cape schools

Water tanks holding thousands of litres of water are being installed in deprived Eastern Cape schools as part of an effort to combat the...

TikTok taking off in SA under lockdown

The mobile video-sharing app TikTok is surging in popularity among South African teens, a new study shows. But TikTok users — many younger than...

EXPLAINED | This is how personal care services must operate under...

Rules have been put in place for the reopening of personal care services, including hair and nail salons, after businesses have been closed for...

No level 3 for the elderly: SA’s old-age homes are ghost...

Havens of care for the elderly are having to work to fill residents’ days as they isolate to cope with the pandemic, writes Paula...

Gonubie home to ‘Biggest Pot Plant’

When you drive down the gravel road that leads to the Rieger Hires offices in Gonubie, you may notice a strange sight. In one of...

Morgan Bay residents help community

The Morgan Bay community continues to show strong solidarity with its less well-off members through the ongoing charity fund, organised by the Morgan Bay...

Local beauties aim for spot at Mrs SA

The Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa pageant recently entered the semifinal round, and three East London locals have their eyes set on the prize. Yolanda...

Children tell us which apps are best for lockdown learning

When it comes to online platforms, children prefer YouTube and Netflix - but nothing compares to old-fashioned playing outside. So says Elaine Wang, cloud and...

Upcoming book to explore settlers’ history

The Eastern Cape has a history deeply rooted in the early European settlers’ project. Here in East London, one of the more visable examples of...

Solidarity Fund approves R17m in funding to support victims of gender-based...

The Solidarity Fund has approved R17m in funding for initiatives that support victims of gender-based violence as part of its efforts to assist those...

Court blocks, for now, transport of 70,000 sheep by sea to...

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has welcomed a court ruling interdicting a livestock company from exporting 70,000 sheep at a feedlot in the...

Twitter now allows users to ‘rethink’ harmful replies

As part of a limited experiment, Twitter will be asking users if they're sure they want to post that mean tweet before they hit...

Walkers, runners invited to join first virtual 67km for Mandela Day...

Challenge kicks off today and will run until July 18 With little more than a month to go before the world commemorates Mandela Day in...

Schools ‘94% ready’, Motshekga tells unions ahead of schools reopening

Basic education minister scheduled to address the nation at 4pm on Sunday Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told teachers' unions and the three major governing...

WATCH | Could water purification tablets help Joburg taxis fight off...

https://youtu.be/jVPqNTVvyno Cadena SA, a non-profit organisation, has introduced a safe and cost-effective way to sanitise taxis. The group’s innovative use of water purification tablets could stem...

ConCourt dismisses bid by Maimane’s movement to stop school reopening

The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed an application by former DA leader Mmusi Maimane's One South Africa Movement to halt the reopening of schools. Maimane...

HTIN founder Marion Peake needs help to fund cancer treatment

TARALYN MCLEAN Marion Peake of Helping Those in Need (HTIN) is fighting for her life after a 2018 diagnosis of breast cancer. She has undergone a...

Covid-19 claims 848 lives in SA as infections reach 40,792

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the number of Covid-19 cases had increased to 40,792 on Thursday - an increase of 3,267 cases in 24...

Shackdwellers’ vegetable co-op funds new toilets, masks and sanitisers

Vegetable gardens have changed life in Durban informal settlement Two communal vegetable gardens have made a big difference to life in the Khenana informal settlement...

Anglican churches not ready to open – Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

Anglican churches are not yet ready to resume worship in church buildings, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town said in a letter to church...

Search for ‘kidnapped’ KZN grade 1 pupil intensifies

It's been almost 48 hours since six-year-old Alexia Nyamadzawo was allegedly snatched from the back seat of her mother's vehicle near Shakaskraal, north of Durban,...

WATCH | How a heart mama shares the joys of adoption

Julie Kynaston’s children didn’t grow in her belly. She calls herself a ‘heart mama’ – a reference to where her love for them burgeoned. When...

Government motoring ahead with zero-alcohol driving limit

Bill presented to parliament wants to totally ban alcohol for drivers A bill released by the transport department on Monday seeks to totally ban the...

Feline good -French cat survives coronavirus infection

Papille purrs contentedly as her owner rubs the back of her head, her coat glossy and her eyes a piercing green - back to...

WATCH | Drakensberg Boys’ Choir gives SA a reason to ‘smile’...

The choir recently released a beautiful a cappella version of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile', arranged by Ben Bram The Drakensberg Boys' Chamber Choir is once again...

Marriages, late birth registrations allowed under lockdown level 3

The home affairs department says it will now provide marriage services and receive requests for late registration of births as the country moves to...

Over 100,000 grants of R350 paid out, nearly 1.6 million declined

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has paid 116,867 destitute South Africans a grant of R350. A total of 1,597,127 applications have been disapproved since...