Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stirling pupils donate jar & pouches of Purity to Guardians

  HELPING HANDS: More than 500 jars and pouches of Purity were collected by Stirling High in an initiative led by Amy Sims with the...

Tale of delivery despair

In a bid to expose how government corruption compromises housing delivery, the DA  Democratic Alliance (DA) conducted an oversight inspection in Duncan Village informal...

Market throws up weird, wonderful

YOUNG fashionistas and artists in the East London area were given a platform to display their arts and crafts at the Anti-Social Market held...

Mpepo flies the flag in Florida

  Clarendon High School pupil Okuhle Mpepo, 16, was lucky enough to visit the United States as part of the 11-day Applause Rising Talent Showcase...

Working for the needy

Mdantsane-based Real View Foundation is a non-profit organisation that focuses on vulnerable children, while also catering for senior citizens. Real View’s founder, Bulelani Fowl, said...

Fun on cards at Jikeleza

THE annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival takes place on August 17 at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve and runs until August 25. The festival is being...

Unsightly scrap junk on pavement

  A new scrapyard, Cyber Scrap Metals, in Magnolia Street in Braelyn, East London, is getting surrounding business owners steamed up. One business owner said the...

Stirling hosts 10th vocal celebration

Stirling High School will be hosting its 10th annual vocal celebration on Saturday with successful past pupils, musical theatre guru Kay Mosiane, opera vocalist...

Flying car hits house

An out-of-control Avanza flew through the air into a Mdantsane house, entering through the roof and wrecking the walls at the back of the...

Investment boost for Eastern Cape film industry

  The provincial government and the National Film and Video Foundation have pumped more than R40m into the Eastern Cape’s budding film industry. The investment,...

Hoping to fly as a Miss Eagle SA

The East London and Eastern Cape community will be represented at the inaugural Miss Eagle South Africa pageant by Phaphama Marabela, 21, in December. She...

Aspiring lawyer an artist of note

Law and art may seem an odd companions but University of Fort Hare (UFH) law student, Thuso Pharela, 24, juggles both. In addition to studying...

Artist heads for Joburg

Wild Coast local Stephanie Bester, 63, will be launching her bronze figurative sculptures and oil paintings at the Decorex Joburg exhibition from August 8...

Car flies 15m, then lands below bridge

  A late afternoon driving lesson took a turn for the worst when a learner driver mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake,...

Blaze destroys over 20 EL homes

  A fire destroyed over 20 shacks in East London’s Duncan Village on Wednesday‚ leaving scores of people homeless in Site C. Residents tried to...

Inspiring tale portrayed in dance

  The  Christian Dance Academy (CDA) will host be hosting a dance production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, based on the CS...

Kind hearts improving kids lives

The Black Pearl Foundation is an East London-based non-profit organisation that is helping to assist the city’s less fortunate. The foundation was established by Yonela...

Water-wise pupils excel at Japan event

  Six pupils from Diocesan School for Girls and St Andrews College in Grahamstown flew the South African flag high when they came top in...

Schools’ drama festival set for East London

The Alexander Playhouse will hold its ninth Eastern Cape High School Drama Festival on August 10, when 13 schools will compete for the Lynette...

Outcry as BCM rates bills hit

  Ratepayers are furious with their new BCM rates bills this month, which are linked to the controversial house valuations earlier this year. Some properties were...

Highgate hijinks headache

  An East London landmark, the Highgate Hotel, has undergone a revamp – but the new owners have raised the ire of their neighbours with...

Link road stumble block finally removed

Buffalo City Metro has finally managed to negotiate the purchase of a portion of farmland in Beacon Bay for R2.3m that will make the...

Alleged robbers nabbed in North End

Three alleged robbers were not as lucky when their stolen car crashed into a lucky bean tree during a police chase in Lennox Street...

Men hit harder by depression

The beautiful melodies which emanate from Duncan Village’s Siseko Pame's violin are in fierce contradiction to the hardships the musician has had to overcome...

WATCH | NU3 family flees mob seeking justice

  A frightened Mdantsane family, fearing for their lives, was forced to flee their home on Saturday as the #JusticeForKamva protesters demanded that they vacate...

Helping Red Cross Staff

CHARITY organisation, Just Breathe Initiative, is making a difference in the lives of Red Cross Children’s Hospital staff. The organisation, based in Cape Town, was...

Berita woos Ginsberg with heart and soul

AWARD-WINNING female artist Gugulethu Khumalo, also known as Berita, graced the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg, King William’s Town, with her soulful music on...

Bringing hope to babies

Guardians of Hope celebrated their first birthday on Saturday morning in an intimate setting at their premises in Willasdale Road, Bonnie Doon. The home which...

SPCA market pulls at heart strings

The East London SPCA held an Open Day Winters Market at their animal sanctuary in Amalinda on Saturday morning. The market usually takes place at...

047 album launch a surefire hit

MTHATHA music group 047 treated fans with their debut album launch at the Guild Theatre in East London on Friday evening. The show kicked off...

Rich medal haul for young hip hop artist

  CAMBRIDGE based hip hop/popping dancer, Carlos Bridger, has a spring in his step after winning first place lso known as Justin, came in first...

Mdantsane woman stripped naked to open case against perpetrators

The young woman that was stripped naked and forced to parade in public by other women in Mdantsane has opened a case of crimen...

Women’s Month tees off

Sports, recreation, arts and culture MEC Bulelwa Tunyiswa launched Women’s Month on Thursday in honour of late struggle heroine Albertina Sisulu. Sisulu, the wife of...

March highlights plight of women

JOHANNESBURG non-profit organisation Rise-Up against Gender-Based Violence organised the Intersectional Womexn's March against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) yesterday morning which started at the East London...

Running elite tame Washie 100 Miler

LUCKY Maahlo and Evette Watson are taking a well-earned rest after winning the men’s and women’s sections of the popular ELB Washie 100 miler...

Hijackers kill two EL men

In a double tragedy, armed robbers shot dead two East London businessmen on Wednesday. Brett Pope of Sanan’s Supermarket, and motorist JJ Kobus Fourie, who...

Businessman shot after offering hitchhikers a ride

An East London businessman was shot and killed in his truck on the Black Road on Wednesday morning. According to his employee, the businessman, whose...

Vandals run amok at Mdantsane school

A series of break-ins and vandalism at a fenceless Mdantsane high school has severely impacted on pupils’ performance. The 87 matriculants at Hlokoma High School...

High risk of load shedding as pay dispute trips up Eskom

Eskom has warned of a high probability of load shedding on Tuesday as a strike continues over wages at the power utility. The potential return...

Massive water wastage in EC

Huge water losses are draining Eastern Cape municipal coffers of half-a-billion rand. Last year provincial municipalities lost almost half their water through leaking, decrepit infrastructure...

Computers jam at BCM traffic fines section

Buffalo City Metro’s traffic fines office has been out of service due to computers being down since Thursday. Testing centres in the metro have also...

Drum(mie) roll for EL

The Eastern Cape Majorette and Cheerleading Association (ECMA) is the proud host of the Samca National Championships to be held in East London next...