GALLERY Local is lekker photo competition – Some entries from Week...

Take in the wonders of our world as you click your way through these awesome photo's as submitted for the first week of the...

Help Logan and the Canaan Centre

Weight-loss fundraiser comes to end in October Wednesday October 6, 2021 will see the culmination of a whole lot of hard effort and an immense...

There is hope after the diagnosis

Help is at hand for families from healthcare providers on how best to take care of a child, and cope Though some children are diagnosed...

Tips on how to save water, as drought continues

With the ongoing drought ravaging BCM dam levels, it has become increasingly important for residents to find ways to save water in whatever way...

GALLERY – Prize Winners – The Beauty Clinic

WITH THANKS: The Beauty Clinic thanks the East London public for the phenomenal support  given towards their 41st anniversary competition. Their anniversary happens to fall...

Salute to dedicated EMS Workers

Most times Logan has seizures, real-life superhero Paul Fick is on hand to help as a first responder “Bee-baa! Bee-baa! Here comes an ambulance to...

Gately Rotary gets huge donation of medical equipment from the UK

As part of an international charity collaboration that has been running for the last 22 years, the Rotary Club of Gately recently welcomed a...

Parishioners donate to bring smiles to elderly in need

UPDATE: A previous version of this article said that the Christmas in July charity drive organised by the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Parish in...

There is strength in numbers to bring hope

Support Fit for Logan Challenge and Canaan Care Centre Five months ago a handful of people decided to reach out and help a little fellow...

Come together to support our para-Olympians

Strong team sent to 2020 Tokyo Paralympics Tuesday, August 24th will see the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics open to much fanfare and celebration. The team of 34...

Artist brightens Komga Hospital’s walls

When local artist Penny Smith went with her husband to Komga Hospital for their Covid-19 jab, she was immediately struck by what she saw. “I...

Be prepared for, not scared of dealing with epileptic seizures

One can feel helpless, as has Logan Bartle's mom, but it's best to stay calm and follow these tips: Sometimes referred to as fits or...

Reading should be a right for all

Once upon a time, reading was a privilege that only a few were able to access. Though reading is more accessible these days than what...

Many hands make light work

GO! & Express team, and supporters, bring smiles to girls’ faces, writes Wendy Kretschmann As per the adage ‘a picture paints a thousand words,’ the...

Depression is more than ‘feeling sad’

In our final entry to cap off Mental Health Awareness Month, Masithethe Counselling Services director Jackie Orsmond gives insight into depression. The first thing one...

Entries open for poetry competition

Aspiring wordsmiths take note, the fifth annual AVBOB Poetry Competition will officially open on August 1. For this year's theme, poets are invited to submit...

East London’s maritime history marks two ‘mysteries’ in July

This week marked the anniversary of two significant maritime disasters in East London’s history. The first concerns the SS Waratah, a triple-deck passenger and cargo...

It all comes together in the end

GO! & Express team excited to do their bit Not long after being introduced to Canaan Care Centre Fundraiser and Marketing Liaison, Leigh Tebbut, she...

Merrifield, Toast join forces to assist KZN

Merrifield School recently organised a charity drive to collect supplies to send up to KwaZulu-Natal, which was recently hit hard by a series of...

Stirling Baptist collecting for victims of KZN unrest

In response to the food shortages in KwaZulu-Natal brought about by the previous week of violent protests, Stirling Baptist Church is organising a charity...

Understanding panic attacks

Last week, the GO! & Express discussed the issue of burnout in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. For this week's instalment, we will...

We can all play our part to help

Sponsor challenge participants to lose weight and contribute towards Logan's medical expenses Four months have gone by since the Fit For Logan Challenge was launched...

Knowing the signs of burnout

July is Mental Health Awareness Month and in recognition, the GO! & Express will publish a series of three articles examining three common mental...

Thanks for help in tough times

Centre needs beanbag chairs for children What would we do without support and contributions particularly in these very difficult times when everyone, individuals and business...

Changing habits and mindsets is not impossible

The Fit for Logan Challenge article published on April 15 was titled “A season of change”. My weight loss journey has proven that headline to...

East London’s own ‘golden girl’ celebrates birthday

East London's own “golden girl” Joyce Guggenbichler celebrated her 91st birthday on Friday June 25. Guggenbichler has an interesting story to tell about a...

Celebrating athletes with cerebral palsy

Athletes conquer condition to succeed The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is set to open on Tuesday August 24 and will end on Sunday September 5,...

Reader poem: Summer in South Africa

Summer by the sea and It’s so beautiful to stop And see watching the Children smiling so bright Having fun in the warm Summer sunlight feeling the warmth On my...

IATS auditions at Guild Theatre

Auditions for the latest International ARTS Talent Showcase (IATS) will be taking place at the EL Guild Theatre on Saturday June 26. The IATS is...

Enabling activities boost your motor functionality

Cerebral palsy sufferers benefit from therapeutic stimulation and exercise Though cerebral palsy does hold restrictions, there are still sufferers who have sufficient functionality that enables...

July 2021 payment dates for SASSA Social Grants

SASSA Social Grant July 2021 SASSA has recently released a payment schedule for the month of July, and are as follows: Older Person’s Grants will...

Adopt a room at Canaan Care Centre

Come on board with GO! & Express as part of your 67 minutes Nelson Mandela International Day or Mandela Day as it has come to...

Logan Bartle turns three

Monday, May 31 2021 was a day of celebration in the Bartle household as Logan Trevor Bartle turned 3 years of age. Celebrations began a...

‘Adopt a room for Canaan Care Centre, brighten our world’

LEIGH TEBBUT Canaan Care Centre is a non-profit organisation for profoundly physically and intellectually disabled children. Our centre consists of a therapy day-centre and a home-from-home...

Magical visit to Canaan Care Centre

Specific needs are taken into consideration   Albert Einstein is quoted as saying: “The only source of knowledge is  experience.” These words proved to be true when...

Progress in our fitness challenge

It has been 11 weeks since the majority of us began our journey with the Fit for Logan Challenge. This puts us at around one...

UGGs, Crocs and slippers put their stamp on work-from-home wardrobe

GILLIAN McANISH Hands up if you wear heels or formal shoes as often as you did 15 months ago. No takers? That is no surprise as, during...

DJ Sobey launches community garden project

JOE JAPHTA There was excitement and a festive atmosphere on Saturday as the DJ Sobey Home launched its community garden project. Project organiser Jerenice Goosen said...

Register for Arise Africa Prayer Conference

Registration is open for the third Arise Africa Prayer Conference, which will take place at Braelyn Christian Church in East London from August 20...

Logan’s mom tells her tale

Born by C-section at 27 weeks, weighing 760g It’s important for us all to remember that Logan Bartle is not only a little boy who...

Living with cerebral palsy

Liezel Wellen explains what it is like to have CP “When one has a disability it is important to know and understand your limitations. I...

Young models share passion for helping others

For Miss Teenager SA finalists Lunathi Jaceeni and Sarah-Jayne Johnson, it was a love of helping the community that first got them involved in...

Caring for Canaan

“Every child with a disability should be treated with love, respect and dignity and be given the best life that one can give them....

What is cerebral palsy?

“Fit for Logan” aims to raise funds for Logan Bartle who has CP. Over the past few weeks, a few of the participants have shared...

The journey to adopting a pet

Don't shop, adopt is the unofficial motto at the East London SPCA and kennel manager Melanie Fraser says they take the adoption process very...

Tips on how to keep safe during a fire

Over the past few days, headlines have been dominated by the devastating fire that has torn through Cape Town. While thankfully no casualties have been...

Remembering EL’s early struggle icon, Dr Rubusana

Saturday April 17 marked the 85th anniversary of the passing of Dr Mpilo Walter Rubusana, an East London local who had a number of...

Goodbye little pink elephant

Many years ago I was born in the then little dorp of Uitenhage weighing 7lbs 3 ounces (just over 3kgs). I was the apple of...

Potjie cooks raise over R10,000 for good cause

Three BCM locals have found a delicious way to raise money for a good cause. Shameer Jogie, Jaid Maina and Larissa Maina recently came together...

Giving back

Mfesane Day Care Centre in Cambridge Location was the last of the four schools to receive stationery and reading material donated by the  East London...