Thursday, January 24, 2019
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hard work pays off for seamstress

  Traditional seamstress Thembeka Metele, 77, established her own craft business called Iza Crafts in 2001 with the aim of providing employment, empowering women and...

TEASER: Hudson Park pupils jump for joy

HARDWORK PAYS OFF: Hudson Park High School Grade 12 pupils jump for joy after getting their Matric results on Friday. Back; Raleke Ogbonna ,front; Likona...

Help needed to keep vulnerable babies secure

BREATH of Life Place of Safety is in need of Christmas donations. as the festive season begins. The organisation will have to pay their...

Hard-working Cubs show they care

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the Hudson Park Primary Port Rex Cubs as they closed off their calendar with a...

Diverse take on diversity

  Mdantsane-born Mandilakhe Rolinyathi, 33, is hosting a solo exhibition, Portraits of Diversity, at the Walter Sisulu University School of Fine Art Gallery which will...

Careful planning makes for a good holiday

Wow, is it that time already? Seems like only yesterday that we were getting ready for last year’s festive activities. I guess we all...

‘Positive mindset’ helps EL woman to 100 years

Bunkers Hill resident Edith Seeney-Roskilly will be celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at the Beacon Bay Baptist Church Hall on Friday. “I...

Tips for a safe festive journey

While the festive season marks the start of celebrations for South Africans, it also marks the start of an annual tragedy that plays out...

Time for the Hagmorkei

MORGAN Bay Hotel will host their annual Hagmorkei race, walk and cycle race tomorrow. The race will start at Haga Haga Club at 8am and...

Liquor Board urges citizens to drink responsibly

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is urging citizens to be drink responsibly this festive season. “Christmas is the time of the year when everyone...

Unbeatable Dale young guns

  Dale Junior under-13 rugby was unbeaten this season, with only one draw out of 24 games played. Dale Junior marketing manager Luyanda Mpande said this...

Cheree McEwen appeals for help with cancer treatment

Komani resident Cheree McEwen, who works for Beyond Yourself Beauty in Baysville, East London, is appealing to the community to help raise funds for...

Trust gives ward facelift

  The burns ward at Frere Hospital recently received a facelift courtesy of Eyabantwana Children's Trust, transforming it into a more child-friendly environment with colourful...

CHRONICLES OF A WALKING WOMAN – Week 8 – Days 1...

NOT SUCH NICE WEATHER of late, so not many photo's ... and yet walk I will ... These were taken in the week of...

Pupils show off their bowls skills

Nahoon Mouth Bowling Club (NMBC) hosted Merrifield Preparatory School and College recently in a successful bowling competition. The 96 pupils and two staff members enjoyed...

Hundred and still counting

Joyce Swingburn was surrounded by her loved ones last Sunday as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Thistlewoods in Gonubie. Swingburn reached a century...

Couple raises R1m for rural education

East London couple Vinny and Charlene Lingham have raised more than over R1m in support of rural education for the Nelson Mandela Institute for...

Battle of the sexes hitting sixes

Gonubie Cricket Club (GCC) played a mixed match between the men’s side and the newly formed women’s team on Sunday at the Gonubie Sports...

First Mr and Miss BCM crowned

  The inaugural Mr and Miss BCMM pageant took place last Friday at the Orient Theatre. Mdantsane-born Thimna Qakwane, 18, was crowned as Miss BCM and...

Cyclists pack in for 70km event

Express Kwelera to Kei had their seventh mountain bike ride on Saturday with 894 cyclists taking part, making it one of the biggest cycling...

Howzat for you?

Advance for Life Christian Academy cricket coach, Nolubablo Nxomfo, has qualified as the only woman professional cricket umpire in the province. Nxomfo is currently the...

Cantata Choir celebrates Christmas in harmony

The East London Cantata Choir will be presenting "Night of Miracles"  on Sunday at St Johns Anglican Church at 4pm. “The presentation is a...

NU 14 library opens again

The Mdantsane library in NU 14 officially reopened its doors amid fanfare last Friday after stormwater damage forced the closure of the premises in...

Holiday arts, crafts for youth

December school holidays are upon us and non-profit organisation Families South Africa (Famsa) along with the Khanya Centre have revived a three-day holiday programme...

Violence, HIV/Aids in spotlight

Masimanyane Women’s Rights International partnered with Bumb’Ingomso and the SAPS to host an intersectional campaign on gender-based violence and HIV/Aids in Mdantsane last Thursday. “The...

Collondale organises community clean-up

UPDATE: A previous version of this article mislabeled the area involved as Willow Park when it is actually Collondale. We regret the error While the...

Rape kit donations to help victims

The Union of Jewish Women and the Rotary Club of Gately partnered to make a difference to Masimanyane Women’s Right International by donating 99...

Families treated to Christmas cheer

The Down Syndrome Association Amathole (DSAA) held their year-end Christmas party at Hamilton’s Club on Saturday, in support of mothers with down syndrome children. The...

CHRONICLES OF A WALKING WOMAN – WEEK 7, DAY 2

SO, another windy day or as some of my colleagues like to say "It's windy, Wendy." Went for a walk in a different direction...

EL model splashing out

East London local Nina Striglia, 24, has been chosen to take part in the World Swimsuit launch event which will be held in Cape...

CHRONICLES OF A WALKING WOMAN – WEEK 7 – DAY 1

WEDNESDAY November 28, 2018 is when I took these photo's. Having been unable to get out and about on Monday and Tuesday, I just...

Men called to be role models,not destroyers

About 100 people attended the Men of Integrity Association’s (MIA) celebration of celebrated International Men’s Day on Friday at the Indoor Sport Centre in...

NATURAL PHENOMENON

HAVE YOU DIGITALLY CAPTURED something in or from nature that was strange or beautiful? If it was taken anywhere in South Africa, but particularly...

Spread Christmas cheer with GO! team

Christmas is knocking on our door once more and, sadly, there remain many who don’t have a home, food, or decent clothing to bring...

Spar Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run (Gallery with video)

FORTY years ago the Daily Dispatch hosted its first Fun Run and until a couple of years ago it was generally held in the...

CHRONICLES OF A WALKING WOMAN – Week 6, Bonus Walking Day

WELL, after all the walking I've been doing lately, I felt that participating in the SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run would be the next...

South African Historic Grand Prix Festival (Gallery)

REMINISCENT of a bygone era, the East London Grand Prix circuit hosted the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival, an event organised by Speedstream...

King William’s Town police arrest over 70 people

More than 70 suspects, aged between 23 and 46, were arrested for a range of crimes in King William’s Town this past weekend. Captain Siphokazi...

CHRONICLES OF A WALKING WOMAN Day 5 of Week 6

Week 6 - my gracious! Time certainly does fly when one is having fun. This walking thing is hopefully helping me shed some weight...

Retiring: but with new plan

After three decades of teaching and preparing toddlers for the big world, principal of Buckets and Spades Educare Centre Janet Bands is retiring. Bands started...

Diverse lineup for Pan African festival

The annual Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival, now in its tenth year, is set to will take place at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium on...

Miss Eagles finalist raises funds for CHOC EL

Miss Eagle finalist Kaitlin Schmidt held a special ladies’ tea at Abbotsford Tennis Club on Saturday in order to raise funds and as well...

Group brighten lives of the elderly

Members of Women Manyano Circuit 313 of the Amalinda Methodist Church brightened the day for DJ Sobey Old Age Home residents last week by...

New York run for Heyman

LOCAL runner Jacky Heyman, 50, was part of a field of 52,697 runners that participated in the New York 42.2km Marathon in the US...

November puts men’s health needs in focus

November marks Men’s Health Awareness Month and campaigns such as the MANVan from Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa). The month focuses on educating men...

Mthembu takes pageant title

The second annual Miss Berlin November took place on Saturday at Mdantsane City Mall with Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student Zizile Mthembu declared the...

Parkside unites against substance abuse

Local community organisations got together with the SAPS last weekend to host an anti-drug awareness campaign at All Saints Day Care in Parkside. The event...

Day of prayer for men in Mdantsane

Men of Integrity International (MIA) will be hosting a day of prayer for men in Mdantsane on December 2 to advocate for the rights...

Prostate cancer: know the signs.

By now you've probably noticed a lot of your guy pals have suddenly sprouted facial fuzz on their upper lips. No, this isn't some...