Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Colourful creations

  Spring has sprung with more than just the beautiful flowers and trees flourishing, as all the bees and butterflies have also come out to...

Virtual teaching in a future world

By Aretha Linden Virtual teachers are certainly an important step towards recognising the importance of creating access to digital learning and teaching platforms for all pupils...

Rotary plants trees for pupils’ benefit

AS ARBOR week came to an end, the Rotary Club of Arcadia visited Thoboshana Primary School to plant trees and encourage environmental awareness at...

GO People – Shalini Boucher

Shalini Boucher Q: Occupation? A: Owner of Sugarbakers in Bollywood. Q: Community/charity work? A: I run a soup kitchen for the homeless outside the Sugarbakers shop every week.   Q:...

Of war and a song

The East London Cantata Choir presents ‘Wartime Favourites’ on Sunday at 4pm at the St John’s Anglican Church in Lower Oxford Street. The conductor will...

Giving their support

Family and friends supported the SPCA at the recent Bikers’ Breakfast. Brett Lawrence, Marilyn Pankratz (1), Gabriella Pankratz, Kristen Coetzer, 3, Shawn Coetzer, Isabella...

Wheelie good

Motorcycle clubs and riders came out in their numbers to support the Bikers Breakfast in aid of the East London SPCA recently. Pictured are...

OK Foods owner raises retail bar

Efstratiou vies for prestigious award THE OK Franchise Division (OKFD), a division of the Shoprite/Checkers Group, is paying tribute to and rewarding their members who...

UFH boycott will end ‘if demands are met’

By Sino Majangaza University of Fort Hare students resolved to end their class boycott on condition that vice-chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu commits in writing to meet...

5 000 chickens culled as bird flu hits EC farm

By Siya Tsewu Around 5000 chickens have been culled in a Uitenhage farm as bird flu hit the province this week. Sovereign Foods, which sources chickens from...

8 things you need to know about the Zimbabwean exemption permit

BY KATHARINE CHILD AND TIMESLIVE Zimbabweans whose seven-year special dispensation visas will run out in December‚ have been given a reprieve. Many had feared they would...

WATCH | Car narrowly misses panel beating by rhino

Visitors to the Kruger Park learned a valuable lesson during a recent visit - keep your distance from an unhappy rhino. https://youtu.be/ldyDd7SF0gA The video, filmed on...

Ramped up for Fashion Walk

City up and ready to showcase designers EAST London fashion fanatics better brace themselves for spring has sprung with the East London Fashion Walk coming...

Miss Greensleeves fundraiser a success

CHARITY goes a long way, especially when the lives of little children are touched. Greensleeves Children’s Trust, together with Models Agency, held a fundraiser...

What’s on the GO! – 14 September

Today Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so-called “mature age”,...

Hoedown at Buffs Club to aid iThemba Ranch

THE KEMPSTON Group will be hosting a charity “HoeDown” to help raise funds for an exciting new arts and crafts centre at iThemba Ranch. iThemba...

Caring folk boost needy Grade Rs

New desks, chairs donated to EL school THE caring East London community has come to the rescue by donating desks and chairs to needy Parkside...

Outcry over call for name changes

East Londoners slam BCM for not prioritising upkeep of infrastructure EARLIER this month Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati pushed for a geographical name change...

Pint for a pint at Blood Run

SOCIAL Riders MCC will be hosting their third annual Blood Run Drive on Saturday at the East London Ski-Boat Club from 1pm. “We encourage all...

Gearing up for sports challenge

Dimbaza to host soccer, netball THE Sports Challenge tournament featuring soccer and netball will be in full swing come Saturday in Dimbaza. The initiative, now in...

Online boost for EC arts and crafts

Wild Coast Trading Company provides national platform LISA Jones's online store, The Wild Coast Trading Company, has been giving local artists and crafters a platform...

Fort Hare students protest against bail for hit-and-run suspect

University of Fort Hare students are staging a silent protest outside the East London Magistrate’s Court this morning ahead of the appearance of a...

Today’s front page

SUPPORT NEEDED: Fires destroy over 30 farms between Lady Grey and...

A fire which broke out on Sunday at Five Oaks farm in the Lady Grey district has moved South East, crossing a number of roads...

Top politicians snub Biko event in KWT

The nation’s politicians yesterday snubbed an event in King William’s Town to commemorate 40 years since liberation struggle icon and Black Consciousness leader Steve...

Border start Africa safari on the home front

The cricket season gets under way on the Border this weekend as the fourth leg of the 2017 Africa Cup takes centre-stage at Buffalo...

Parkside Primary School gets donations

To read about the latest developments on the story we published in June about Parkside Primary school's plight of school furniture, get your copy...

Prisoner detective constable escapes after bail denied

By Zwanga Mukhuthu Police officer awaiting trial escaped from the East London Magistrate’s Court holding cells on Friday after he was denied bail. GATEKEEPERS: Court orderlies appeared...

‘Cannibal’ accused dies in hospital

In a shocking turn of events, the 23-year-old man who was arrested for slaughtering and eating the flesh of a woman in KwaBhaca – formerly Mount Frere – on Saturday, has died this morning. Aphiwe...

IntelliMali coughs up the ‘lost’ R818k

By Aretha Linden - Payment administrator IntelliMali has reimbursed Walter Sisulu University (WSU) the full amount misappropriated by NSFAS “student millionaire” Sibongile Mani out of its own...

Bees kill dog and attack EL residents

By Poliswa Plaatjie-Sejosing A furious swarm of bees attacked and killed an American pitbull and stung some people in an East London neighbourhood. An emotional Elaine Markus...

Patients moved into rebuilt CMH

By Siya Tsewu Patients  have finally been moved into the new building at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHBr-RZFDQw?feature=oembed] The new structure, which took 10 years to build, was...

Bhisho massacre families cry out for help

By Zingisa Mvumvu No amount of money will ever be enough to compensate the families of those who lost their loved ones and survivors of the...

Vital WSU meeting cancelled amid student upheavals

By Sino Majangaza A vital meeting today between Walter Sisulu University and parents of SRC members on the Mthatha campus did not take place. The meeting was...

FINE GESTURE

On Monday afternoon the U16 A Selborne rugby team handed over R20 000 to the King’s Children’s Home. The money was raised throughout the...

Cambridge bids Mrs Kent farewell

Beloved teacher retires after 27 years CAMBRIDGE Primary foundation phase bid farewell last Thursday to one of their beloved teachers, Cheryl Kent, with a beautiful...

United effort to address TB

Patient awareness project well received in Breidbach THE Breidbach Clinic and its committee – in support of Bhisho sub district – held a tuberculosis (TB)...

Wonderful work by volunteers

East London Place of Hope NPO members, from left, Kay Plaatjies , Veronique Poovan and her husband Riaz Poovan, Cheryl Williams, Raynaldo Onwerwacht (front,...

Sole Destroyer just around the corner

Popular race tough but scenic FOR 25 years and still going strong, the Caltex Sole Destroyer half marathon has tested the endurance and stamina of...

CHOC hosts gold event to inspire big challenges

CHILDHOOD Cancer Foundation (CHOC) will host the “Be Bold, Go Gold” evening next Thursday. Guest speaker at the event will be Deborah Kirsten, the...

Heart-warming efforts

Young CHD sufferer helps raise awareness of disease AS A young girl living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) 12-year-old Unako Ntshintshi is determined to raise...

What’s On the GO! – 7 September

Today ● Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so-called “mature age”,...

‘Residents must watch water use’

BUFFALO City residents are still urged to use water sparingly and to adhere to water restrictions implemented by various municipalities. Recent rains had little impact...

Techo boost for school

WONGALETHU High School in Mdantsane received 20 computers for pupils and 21 laptops for the teachers, courtesy of Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe...

Selborne take centre stage

THE Selborne College Dramatic Society recently took part in the national ATKV Tienertoneel play competition in Port Elizabeth, winning the Eastern Cape title with...

NG Kerk Gonubie bazaar

On Saturday (9 September) the NG Kerk Gonubie Bazaar will be held from 9am to 2pm at the church in Jabela street, Gonubie. Join...

Growing calls for UFH head to be sacked

By Sino Majangaza - Students from other faculties have joined their nursing counterparts in calling for the removal of University of Fort Hare nursing acting head of...

DV residents furious as rubbish piles up

By ATHENA OREILLY - Duncan Village residents have accused Buffalo City Metro of forgetting about them after refuse was allegedly not collected for two weeks – resulting...

If our past is given too much weight it can blind...

The story of Sibongile Mani is intriguing, tragic and phenomenally educational all at the same time. Maybe it is how it exposes our complicated and...