Friday, November 24, 2017

Pupils leave audience spell bound

Officials fete winners of Financial Literary event THE Eastern Cape Department of Education hosted the first ever Financial Literacy Spelling Bee in East London. The well-attended...

Real story behind Black Friday tradition

Shopping frenzy has roots in stock market free fall IT MAKES sense that the term “Black Friday” might refer to the single day of the...

Fully geared for safer silly season

Traffic officials will be out in full force BUFFALO City Metro has officially opened this year’s festive season. The metro launched the silly season with a...

What’s on the GO! – 23 November

Today The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so-called “mature age”, from about 50 to 90, who are still...

Television fame for EL Coke collector

Bruton’s memorabilia features on DStv LOCAL Coca-Cola collector, Peter Bruton was recently filmed and interviewed for the South African programme, Vrydag 4 Uur, in which...

Whale warriors

BCM, museum quit trying to move whale carcass LAST week Friday, BCM marine services, as well as a team from the East London Museum and...

Berlin November days away

The eagerly awaited annual Berlin November horse race is taking centre stage this weekend and once again has teamed up with the Eastern Cape...

Berlin November days away

By Namhla Mbongendlu The eagerly awaited annual Berlin November horse race is taking centre stage this weekend and once again has teamed up with the Eastern...

Fiery battle of the young guns

Up-and-coming cricket talent will be on show when Border host neighbours Eastern Province in their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup and CSA One-Day Provincial Challenge matches...

Moving wagging tails and whiskers

By Barbara Hollands Moving house is a known stressor, but transferring an animal shelter of 70 nervy cats and 120 boisterous dogs on a sweltering day...

No neighbourly love as old rivals battle

Provincial cricket action is back on the cards this week as Border host neighbours Eastern Province in the Sunfoil 3-Day Cup and the CSA...

Angry residents desperate for some peace

Disgruntled Buffalo City Metro residents living in suburbs around Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium met last week to vent their grievances over noise levels from...

2 wives, 1 hitman, 1 murder, 1 survivor

Two Eastern Cape wives are accused of using the same hitman in plots to take out their husbands. One husband was killed in February, allegedly...

Thuso Mbedu holds her head high despite Emmy loss

By TshisaLIVE Mzansi’s Thuso Mbedu may have lost out to English actress Anna Friel in the best actress category at the International Emmy Awards in America...

EL’s Buys to bring her New York act home

By Barbara Hollands New York’s singing African Bee will soon be buzzing back to East London to perform a gig in her hometown after releasing her...

Shock finding of abandoned files

Millions of personal and confidential documents belonging to government employees and private companies have been discovered lying scattered and unprotected in a jumble of...

Uphill battle for Warriors

A poor start to the season has left the Warriors with a mountain to climb if they are to match or go one better...

SANBS need blood stocks

AS THE year draws to an end the South African National Blood Services (SANBS) are looking for more donors as they are experiencing a...

Keep a Girl in School goes the extra mile

THROUGH her Keep a Girl in School initiative, Buffalo Flats resident Dinika Rooy has donated sanitary towels to various schools around Buffalo City. Lujiza Public,...

Sundale gives CHOC kids big energy boost

Dairy to donate products to help their recovery SUNDALE Free Range Dairy has committed to providing the East London branch of CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)...

Maketa joins Gibson’s inner circle

The Warriors will be playing without fear when they host the intimidating Multiply Titans in their Ram Slam T20 competition encounter at Buffalo Park...

FUN IN THE WATER

In celebration of Worldwide Aquathon Day, Aqua by Rose hosted a three-hour long aqua marathon at the Virgin Active indoor swimming pool in Quigney. Enthusiasts...

Series draws record entry

Tough conditions add to it all TRIBAL are very proud to announce that the third instalment of the TRIBAL Triathlon Series was a phenomenal success...

Hindu society brings chair cheer to school

IT WAS all smiles for Parkside Primary pupils last week Wednesday when the East London Hindu society Kailash Mandal donated chairs and stationery hampers...

POPPY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS:

The Remembrance Sunday parade marched down Oxford Street to kick off the memorial service held last Sunday. The East London Caledonian Pipe Band and...

Breidbach to host 16 Days of Activism event

THE Breidbach community have a 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence event on at the community hall today. Speakers from governmental departments such as...

First East Londoner to win Ms Africa

‘Overwhelmed’ Angie Bryant has a heart to help abused or needy children EAST London born beauty Angie Bryant made Buffalo City proud when she walked...

Ariston reaches out with bursaries

FOR the third consecutive year, Ariston Christian School will be making 20 academic bursaries available to economically disadvantaged pupils for 2018. The bursaries are available...

Guild shows off colourful quilts

THE East Coast Quilters Guild recently opened their annual exhibition at the East London Museum's Courtenay Latimer Hall. From hand-stitched to embellished and art quilts,...

Taxi overturns with pupils

By Nonsindiso Qwabe Pupils travelling to Gonubie High School yesterday morning had a lucky escape, sustaining only minor injuries, when the taxi they were travelling in...

Electricity protest continues

Smoke clouds hung over Nompumelelo on the outskirts of Beacon Bay yesterday as angry residents continued to burn tyres and branches to block entry...

EC Liquor Board cracks whip, closes 700 illegal outlets throughout province

Over the past 19 months the Eastern Cape Liquor Board has shut down over 700 illegal liquor outlets – and the agency has plans...

Fashion guru shows young designers ropes

Ten budding Eastern Cape designers have been learning all there is to know about the fashion business from one of the country’s top designers,...

BCM calls for calm from protesters

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is calling for calm in the communities of Ducats and Nompumelelo following violent protests. It is all in our interest...

Teachers come top of class at awards night

The province’s top 10 teachers, who will represent the Eastern Cape at the National Teaching Awards next year, were announced at a gala event...

Two-year-old drowns in one of several open manholes

A toddler drowned in sewerage on Saturday because of an open manhole in Mdantsane’s NU2. The body of Sisikhanyiso Singama, two, was found by residents...

The East London Zoo needs you!

Join in campaigns and events FOLLOWING the negativity surrounding the East London Zoo, local animal lover Robyn Krugel is determined not to let its state...

Three armed men rob EL PEP store

An armed robbery of the PEP store in Devereux Avenue, Vincent resulted in three suspects getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Captain Mluleki...

OPINION: State too late in bid to silence Pauw

South Africa is indeed a wonderful country to live in with hardly a day passing without another drama hitting the headlines. Social media and public...

Priest dies as Mdantsane house catches fire

By Zwanga Mukhuthu Police are investigating a house fire that caused the death of a reverend in Mdantsane in the early hours of this morning. Police spokesman Captain...

CMR shop needs more hands on deck

WITH CMR (Christelike Maatskaplike Raad or Christian Social Services) officially opening their charity shop in Nahoon last week, there is still a lot to...

Man with iron will

FROM a young age, Clifford Martin, 38, had a passion for sports and loved being outdoors playing rugby, on the athletics field or even...

Golden anniversary

Gary and Heather Osner (née Hill) celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married in the Victoria Methodist Church by Rev Rogers...

EC six battle for top ‘OPW’ spot

By Poliswa Plaatjie-Sejosing The next Our Perfect Wedding presenter will be from the Eastern Cape – that is guaranteed, as all six finalists hail from the...

Annoying phone calls see South Africans get it on with Truecaller...

A 120 percent rise in Truecaller downloads in a year shows South African cellphone users’ growing resistance to companies’ hard sales pitches. The Truecaller app‚...

Golden achievers

The Valley retirement centre in Berea celebrated all their residents over the age of 90 last week, who included, back, from left, Joan Fish...

BCM sitting on pest time bomb

Buffalo  City Metro faces a public health time bomb as its pest control programme falters, leaving many areas of the municipality vulnerable to rat...

ROYAL WINNERS

All Saints Daycare in Parkside recently held their Mr and Miss All Saints. They are, from left, Eldriano Even (first prince), Amisi Mqikela (Mr...

MASTER CLASS

Proteas assistant coach Adrian Birrell and South African test batsman Temba Bavuma, pictured, gave the Selborne boys and coaches a master class on the...

MEDAL WINNERS

Border biathletes competed in the annual Southern Free State (SFS) and Eastern Province Inter-provincial Biathlon Championships recently and did exceptionally well. In the championships,...