Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rotary on a roll with donations

The Rotary Club of Gately received a handsome donation of assorted medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers and hospital beds, on September 6. The club,...

Spreading love through giving

The spirit of giving and spreading love comes in many forms such as Solomon Onwona, a teacher at East London Science College. Onwona made a...

Fed-up residents clean the mess themselves

Beacon Bay residents on Monday took matters into their own hands and set about cleaning an illegal dumpsite along Beaconhurst Drive. Dumpers began using the...

From rogue, rebel to penning story of down rebirth

East London-born author, Sivu Matyila has written another book, I Was Born the Day My Father Died, which will be launched on September 29...

Newsworthy achievement

East London’s Wandiswa Ntengento is reaping the fruits of her labour as she flourishes in Johannesburg as a senior producer for an international media...

Talented musical cast promises laughs aplenty

East London audiences can expect a lot of laughs as four local artists tackle everyday relationship problems in the musical I Love You, You're...

Sharma Boy honours son with recipe book

East London local Sharma Boy recently launched a new recipe book, Granny's Kitchen, in memory of her son who passed away at the age...

Local athlete beats odds

Mdantsane-based athlete Sikelela Kakele is a beacon of hope for his community after having overcome the odds to become a driven, competitive triathlete. “I originally...

Greenpoint Secondary School’s fun run a success

HAVING FUN: Greenpoint Secondary School held its sixth annual Fun Run on Saturday, on a fund-raising mission to build a multi-purpose sports court. The...

Musical journey Enjoy free concert

  The East London Cantata Choir will be taking their audience on a musical journey when they perform at the St John’s Anglican Church on...

KID hosts child safety initiative

The Kids In Distress (KID) initiative is trying to increase awareness of child safety after the recent spate of attempted child abductions in East...

Home’s kids enjoy treat

Mdantsane-based Masizakhe Children’s Home was filled with joy on Wednesday last week when the youngsters were treated with meals from Fish & Chips Co...

Foundation’s sanitary towel drive to pupils

  BUFFALO FLATS resident, Dinika Rooy, 29, has established a foundation to make sure a young girl’s education career is not affected by the onset...

Cambridge celebrates with memories

  Cambridge Primary and High School celebrated their 139th anniversary at their Founder’s Day celebrations last week Friday. Former pupil and businessman Leslie Ruhrmund, who was...

Focus on childhood cancer awareness

Education on childhood cancer was the order of the day at the annual Eyabantwana Visiting Lecture by Professor Robert Carachi held at the East...

Luke takes to the skies

MERRIFIELD College pupil Luke Hanner, 17, recently received his student pilot licence from Border Aviation Club. “As a little boy, I always thought that if...

Show dogs strut their stuff

South Africa's Finest Bully Show took place at Hamilton Sports Club on a sunny Saturday morning, a first for the city of East London. The...

Leon wins Tribal run

Over 103 tri-athletes braved the cold weather on Sunday to take part in the first Tribal Triathlon Series Race of the season at Orient...

Border Undersea Club turns 65

Border Undersea Club (BUC) is celebrating its 65th birthday this year. Founded in 1953, BUC is the third oldest underwater club in SA after...

March against abuse

  Female staff members of the Amathole and Buffalo City education department marched to the East London City Hall to raise awareness on issues facing...

Be a friend to deaf children in need

  September is Deaf Awareness Month and the Carel du Toit Centre will be celebrating by raising awareness within their community. Centre administrator of the Centre,...

HAPPY SPRING DAY

To all our readers, we wish you a fabulous Spring Day

Greenpoint Secondary School hosts fun run tomorrow

Greenpoint Secondary School will be hosting a 5 km Big Walk/Fun Run tomorrow at 9am. The race will start at the school through the...

Fun activities at Jikeleza

The 17th annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival came to a close over the weekend after a week-long hosting of fun activities at Inkwenkwezi Private...

She Summit to empower

For the first time, the She Summit will be coming to East London on Saturday at the City Hall, hosted  by BlackReign correct Communications. Event...

Five dead birds found entangled in net

What was supposed to be a relaxing run on the Nahoon Beach in East London turned  into a sad discovery for Liam Victor on...

Art classes bring out best in youngsters

The Belgravia Art Centre recently started teaching art classes at College Street Primary and in just three short weeks the students, most of who...

Arcadia becoming a dumpsite

Illegal dumping in Arcadia is drawing the ire of Buffalo City residents. Howard Sheard, director of Coastal Hire, said illegal dumpsites had been piling up...

GALLERY:Cambridge celebrates another milestone

Cambridge Primary and High School celebrated their 139th anniversary on Friday. The  commemoration service was attended by past pupils dating back to six decades...

Poor state of ocean inspires musical

Local playwright, Jen Bryson Moorcroft and dance teacher, Charene Harris have joined forces to bring East London audiences an original environmental musical theatre production...

Mom’s 6,772km journey

Resilience, determination and energy come in the form of extreme athlete Kim van Kets, who completed a trek around the South African border. This inspirational...

Thousands join Beacon Bay Fun Run

THOUSANDS of East London residents started off their morning at the Beacon Bay Retail Park Breakfast Run on Saturday. The 5km family event brought the...

Spreading warm rays of hope

Rising Sun Foundation held its first motivational seminar at Vulamzibuko Secondary School in Mdantsane on Wednesday. Rising Sun chairperson, Loren Flanagan said the main purpose...

Clean up a call to BCM

BUFFALO Flats residents joined forces with the DA Democratic Alliance (DA) in a clean-up campaign that was launched by the party DA on Saturday...

Airport drama as armed man hides in ceiling

There was drama at the East London Airport on Tuesday when men suspected of gunning to death a top Beacon Bay detective tried to...

Partners in alcohol abuse fight

In an effort to curb alcohol abuse, the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (aware.org) has partnered with the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB)....

Dream to fly comes true for two EC go-getters

“I cannot drive but I can fly.” These are the words of Sisipho Nofemele, 20, from Upper Xongorha in Mthatha, who is one of three...

Five-star hotel for Wild Coast community land

  Construction of a five-star hotel on community land adjacent to the Wild Coast’s pristine Mkhambathi Reserve starts next month. Tourism minister Derek Hanekom told a...

DA calls for Tutu statue to be fixed and protected

“Enclose the Desmond Tutu statue or remove it from the East London City Hall.” This is what the DA in Buffalo City Metro has urged...

Survivor SA winner ‘toughened’ in Amalinda

He rubbed many fellow castaways up the wrong way, yet all but one jury member wrote down former East Londoner Tom Swartz’s name to...

Brave fighter back on road to recovery

Despite living with severe health issues for most of her life, Charnelle Herbert, 17, is not letting her condition hold her back. This brave young...

Zwelitsha bootcamp up and running again

Zwelitsha Kasi Vibes Dedication Bootcamp was revived once more by founder Mkhanyisi Bana on Monday, at the Zwelitsha Stadium in King William’s Town. “The aim...

KWT Lions bowls competition collects food for the needy

National Women’s Day was celebrated in different ways in various places in the country last week and while many were enjoying a day of...

Revved up bikers swell SPCA coffers

The Ulysses Bikers Club revved things up to  raise  about BikerABOUT R15,000 for the East London SPCA at the weekend. Their  annual Bikers Breakfast  was...

Principal leaves a legacy

ARCADIA Special School principal Dave Bands is bringing four decades of having played a huge dedicated mentorship in the lives of pupils to an...

Breidbach Clinic brings health care to Acorn Valley

THE Acorn Valley community has benefited immensely from a health drive by the Breidbach Clinic. Clinic staff paid a surprise visit to the...

Vocal artist cruises along many paths

TALENTED East London songstress artist, Megan Francis continues to impress crowds at with her amazing voice. Francis is a talented vocalist who entertained crowds on...