Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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...

45 karters thrill at Grand Prix Circuit

The Border Karting season got off to a sizzling start on February 1 at the East London Grand Prix Circuit, with 45 racers participating. The...

Remembering local soccer legend Johnny Grant

The death last weekend of Johnny Grant in East London at the age of 80 will have saddened older soccer fans on the Border. Those fans will no...

Kids gala postponed as staff fail to open Joan Harrison pool...

A major primary school gala was placed in limbo at the 11th hour on Thursday when Buffalo City staff failed to appear at the...

‘Mama’ Goje cares for and equips the needy

The persistence of Clover Mama Afrika’s newest Mama, Mama Phumla Goje of East London, finally paid off after she approached C‘Mama’ Goje cares for and...

Titanic battle set for Buffalo Regatta

UFH and WSU clubs preparing for Saturday’s rowing clash The tension is on as rowing teams from all over the country gather for the RMB...

Society facing closure

Performing arts group lacks sponsorship to continue its shows The East London Performing Arts Society (Elpas) is under threat of disbandment after their sponsor could...

East London toddler missing after carer left her and siblings alone...

A toddler went missing on Sunday after being left in the care of a relative who was also supposed to look after her and...

Choc marks Childhood Cancer Day

Pay R10 for a Flip Flop Day sticker to help raise funds and awareness The Childhood Cancer Foundation SA (Choc) will host its new annual...

‘All is Fair in Love and War’ supports Trust

New Playhouse musical to help children The Alexander Playhouse will host their new production, All is Fair in Love and War, at their premises on...

Party to help children’s home

Birthday bash takes a back seat for fundraising event instead Instead of celebrating her birthday with her loved ones, East London local Fran Smith will...

Bringing hope to Potsdam resident

Saturday afternoon proved to be overwhelming for Potsdam resident Viwe Mondile, who received a generous number of donations from kind-hearted people of Mdantsane. Community...

Young racers shine at awards ceremony

Two of Borders top karters received their provincial colours for excellence in the 2019 East Cape and Border Championship recently. Seven year-old Caleb Odendaal had...

Pop-up photoshoot raises environmental awareness

A free pop-up photoshoot took place in front of the East London City Hall last week to help raise awareness on environmental issues. The...

Furry fun for the weekend

Four legged furry friends will have all the attention as the second annual Savemor Fun Dog Show takes place on Saturday at the Daleview...

Using art to bring about change

Bid to help local creatives exhibit work at home King William’s Town local Mandima Qunta hopes to use art to bring about change in her...

Swallows soar to victory, with final in sights

The Eastern Cape Super 14 Rugby Tournament entered its third round of games last Saturday, with Mdantsane-based Swallows Rugby Club defeating Port Elizabeth’s Gardens...

Keeping Surfers spirit alive. Opening 5km aimed at attracting participants.

  The Discovery Surfers was started by seasoned runners and surfers in a challenge that has developed into sporting folklore. Surprisingly, a number of the original...

Rower pumped for next weekend’s Buffalo Regatta

Preparations for the annual RMB Buffalo Regatta 2020 are under way, with the big water event taking place at the Buffalo River from February 13...

Villagers up in arms after alleged robbery by family trio

Residents of Macleantown near East London are counting their losses after a mother, daughter and the daughter's boyfriend allegedly walked off with their furniture...

Bright 2019 EMSS matrics awarded

Engen maths and science initiative helps 413 pupils Former Lumko High School pupil Linah Sweyi emerged on top at the Engen Maths and Science School...

East London port’s popularity continues to grow

The Port of East London’s popularity continues to grow, with the last season proving to be a record-breaker for South Africa’s only river port. The...

Thrilling karting action promised at Grand Prix

The Border Karting championship season kicks off on Saturday at the East London Grand Prix Circuit. The Bambino class will look slightly depleted as Caleb...

Spotlight on protecting environment

East London-based organisation Own Space will be holding a free photoshoot next week in Oxford Street in order to raise environmental awareness, and also...

Competition’s stationery drive helps Child & Youth Centre

Since 2016, PnA Stationers East London have run a Back-To-School Colouring-in Competition in partnership with the GO! & Express, which has grown phenomenally over the...

Motion to outlaw big-bang fireworks in progress

By IAVAN PIJOOS A new motion to ban big-bang fireworks will be tabled in parliament. In 2018, well-known Cape Town attorney Michael Bagraim, who became a...

Sudden closure of school leaves its pupils in the lurch

While other children enjoy the new school year, Cambridge parent Bianca Collins’s daughter, who is supposed to start grade 2, is stuck at home. This...

Champions all in 13th Ironman 70.3

About 1,400 athletes flocked to the East London beachfront last weekend for the Ironman 70.3 SA. Cape Town’s Matt Trautman was crowned the men’s...

He studied for matric in a one-room shack and got seven...

Siyamthanda Mtyeku sometimes only had one meal a day Siyamthanda Mtyeku studied for matric in the one-roomed shack he shares with four other people in...

R10 000 raised to help keep girls in classroom

‘Overwhelming’ response to student’s plea for sanitary towels “Health and people have always been a passion for me and I am also inspired by the...

More than 1,000 competitors set for regatta

SA Men’s national team to take part in historic event The East London Boating Association will host the 133rd RMB Buffalo Regatta in East London...

Masters student holds exhibition

Tutani aims to elevate forgotten Xhosa voices Auniquely isiXhosa-focused bead-work and visual exhibition curated by Zodwa Tutani, titled Zunqondisise: Reclaiming Our Voice, is underway at...

7de Laan Academics to host youth talent show

Buffalo Flats’ 7de Laan Academics will be hosting the East London’s Got Talent 2020 talent show next month for the youth of East London....

US delegation visits KWT church

American church joins hands with St Andrews Uniting Presbyterian There was a strong sense of fellowship at St Andrews Uniting Presbyterian Church in King William’s...

High hopes for Ironman 70.3

Buckingham also aiming to reclaim African champ title The gruelling annual Ironman 70.3 race is back for the 13th time on Sunday and local fitness...

Athletes ready for the 13th Ironman 70.3

On Sunday morning we'll see more than 1 500 athletes embark on a 1.9km swim, a 90.1km cycle and a 21.1km run. The Ironman...

Ironman Tablers to raise funds for school

Once again, the Round Table #1 East London will fundraise for African Angels Independent School at the annual Ironman 70.3, which is set to...

Head and neck injuries on the up as children use their...

Sharp increase in accidents related to being distracted by cellphones Texting while walking has been the leading cause of cellphone-related injury for children, according to...

Will putting a plant on your office desk really help you...

If one of your resolutions for 2020 is to reduce your stress levels, then putting a plant on your work desk could help, according...

SAA cancels some Joburg, Durban, Cape Town and Munich flights to...

Airline is consolidating to save money SAA has confirmed that selected domestic and international flights have been cancelled and that it is "consolidating" to save...

Masithethe to host counselling workshop

Masithethe Counselling Services will hold a 10-day counselling workshop at their offices in East London from January 20 to 31. Organisation director Jackie Orsmond said...

Determined to reach new highs

Hudson Park High School pupil Lilitha Kunene,16, has been selected to represent South Africa at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention in...

Cantata Choir to host ‘Get Together Social’

The East London Cantata Choir will be holding a “Get Together Social” at the Hudson Park High School Music Room on January 20. The evening...

Deposed king’s great-grandson wins right to throne

More than a century after colonial authorities declared an Eastern Cape king a commoner, a judge has declared his great-grandson the rightful heir to...

Museum getting creative for parrot project

An amazing sense of creativity is in the air as the East London Museum prepares for its Cape Parrot exhibition. Hosted in collaboration with the...

How to stop kids from hating school: give them more screen...

  Forget chalk-and-talk. We seriously need to rethink education for always-on digital natives With the start of the new school year this week, some kids are...

International tennis tourney a huge hit

The inaugural five-day Pro Kennex International Premier Tennis Challenge took place at Selborne Park last week, with the final held on Sunday. The event...