Friday, July 3, 2020

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...

WATCH | Sardine frenzy hits KZN south coast – netting a...

Crates of sardines which were netted on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast beaches of Ramsgate and Margate on Monday are selling for between R1,000 and...

WATCH | Shark gatecrashes sardine party on south coast – freed...

Seine netters at Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast got more than they bargained for when a shark was netted along with a big shoal...

It’s official: Sony is showing off the PlayStation 5 on June...

Hot off the press! Fans have been asking for months to get a look at the PlayStation 5 and the games that will herald...

Parents fume at school delay as pupils already dropped off at...

Education department is disrespectful and inconsiderate, say irate parents Parents have expressed their frustration at the basic education ministry’s last minute U-turn on grade 7...

UPDATED: Here are the back to school dates for all grades

It'll be a month after grade 12 and 7 pupils go back to school that their mates can start to join them in the...

Resident’s ‘exercise’ to help needy during this time raises R100k

Earlier this month, the GO! & Express reported on Morgan Bay resident Terry Gillham’s fundraiser which managed to bring in more than R60,000. Since then,...

Entrepreneur uses her skills to help SMMEs during lockdown

Eight years ago, local entrepreneur Zandile Sifika kick-started her accounting practice and her recent success has allowed her to help other SMMEs struggling due...

Struggling brothers helped by Zwelitsha residents

While handing out cooked meals to celebrate Mother’s Day earlier this month, Zwelitsha resident Kwezikazi Ntulini came across Mfusi Kosani, 23, standing outside his home. Ntulini...
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WATCH | How to make four sweet delights from a two-ingredient...

Who knew koeksisters, a sweet pizza, jam doughnuts and apple pie bites could all be made from the same simple dough? https://youtu.be/tUcSDRSPXEQ WATCH | How to...

Covid-19 hotspots: where they are, how they’re identified and what goes...

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has detailed measures on how the government will identify Covid-19 hotspots in the country. This will be part of the...

Buffalo City could be moved to level 4 if infection rates...

Buffalo City, which the government has identified as a Covid-19 hotspot area, could be returned to lockdown alert level 4 if infection rates continue...

Cyril Ramaphosa to speak on plans for religious sector at 7.30pm

President Cyril Rampahosa will at 7.30pm address SA on “provisions for the religious sector” during the ongoing national lockdown. In a statement issued on Tuesday...

Covid-19 : Shut down Frere Hospital now, labour department insists

Labour department health and safety inspectors have ordered a total and immediate shutdown of East London’s Frere Hospital over concerns that its measures for...

Help EL child and youth centre

ELCYCC call to community as pandemic puts strain on finances to cater for more than 3,000 kids As the Covid-19 global pandemic continues to threaten...

Community helps celebrate Bessie’s 100th birthday

For Gonubie resident Bessie Crous, her 100th birthday on May 12 was going to be a very special occasion. “We had a huge party planned...

Ratepayers up in arms over BCM billing estimates

A number of irate residents claim the city has overcharged households in Bhisho, King William’s Town, Mdantsane and parts of East London. The online...

East London mom with stage 4 cancer beats coronavirus

Three weeks ago, East London mom Cheree Mc Ewen was told that she'd contracted Covid-19  while undergoing surgery to remove more than 20 tumours...

Smaller East London construction firms crippled by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the small to medium-sized building and construction firms in East London. And while level 4 lockdown allows for small...

IAAI help to feed the hungry in BCM region

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit SA, a number of charitable organisations are stepping up to assist those most in need. One such organisation...

Ladies sew masks for Morgan Bay

Last week, the GO! & Express covered an inspiring story of a Morgan Bay resident who managed to raise over R60,000 for the less...

Charity helps feed Mdantsane residents

The Endumisweni Faith Mission came to the rescue for the Mdantsane community at N.U 8 and 10 last week, after they distributed food parcels to...

King William’s Town traffic officer and security guard fear they gave...

A King William’s Town  traffic official and a security guard working in the town’s Sassa offices, both of whom tested positive for Covid-19 this...

Two inmates die of Covid-19 in East London prison

Two inmates have died of Covid-19 in an East London prison, the correctional services department said on Tuesday. Both had "underlying comorbid conditions," said spokesperson...

Covid-19-positive widower kicked out of East London hospital, says family

A Dimbaza pensioner who tested positive for Covid-19, which claimed the life of his wife last week, has been told to leave Frere Hopital...

Show us your talent

Enter EC Caltex online show to help beat lockdown blues To help deliver some entertainment during the national lockdown, Caltex Eastern Cape has started a talent...

EL traffic official takes on ‘Survivor Quarantine’ test

BCM traffic and law enforcement superintendent of driving licences, Melanie Canestra-Hill, has seen her passion and dedication for her job rewarded, having moved steadily...

NPO organises food parcels for the desperate

Local NPO Ripples for Change are doing their part to help the struggling community during the lockdown, by donating food parcels to Cambridge township...

Trio organise relief fund for the Zwelitsha community

Zwelitsha-born trio Bongolethu Mduba, Buzwe Lindi and Xolani Mnyaka have taken it upon themselves to assist their community during the Covid-19 pandemic by setting...