Monday, February 19, 2018

Eco club does it brick by brick

THE Merrifield Primary School Eco Club have been hard at work perfecting and popularising the environmentally friendly art of eco bricking in East London. Eco-bricks...

Eco club does it brick by brick

THE Merrifield Primary School Eco Club have been hard at work perfecting and popularising the environmentally friendly art of eco bricking in East London....

Gaming the new sport at Hudson

By Barbara Hollands Pupils at Hudson Park Primary can now participate in a sport that carries no risk of concussion, neck injury or scraped knees...

Young EL beauty finalist in top pageant

A YOUNG beauty from East London, Indiphile Qhwesha, 11, has been announced as a finalist in the Miss Junior South Africa pageant. She will be...

EL dumping outrage

EAST London handyman Trevor Watson is outraged. The reason for his anger? The shocking state of the Umtiza Nature Reserve near the Buffalo Pass,...

Standoff at Fort Hare campus continues

By Sino Majangaza The SRC at the University of Fort Hare’s East London campus has vowed that the academic year will not resume until the management...

Athletes, public enjoy Ironman 70.3

By Nonsindiso Qwabe Dozens of contestants from across the country and globe swam, cycled, and ran to cross the finish line in one of South Africa’s...

EC traditional leaders to boycott controversial movie, Inxeba

By LULAMILE FENI and SIKHO NTSHOBANE Eastern Cape traditional leaders and traditional activists are busy drumming up support for the boycott of the controversial movie,...

Have a heart for children with cancer, urges CHOC

THE Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) is calling on East Londoners to aid children with cancer for International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) on...

Food arrives to ease burden at EL zoo

By Tyler Riddin The animals of the East London Zoo received the first boost to their normal food supply yesterday when the Pick n Pay Greenfields...

EL man wins R4m but this will not change his life

By ZIKHONA MOYIKWA January worries are a thing of the past for an East London man who is the Eastern Cape’s latest millionaire from a ticket...

EL doctor on a quest of love

Raising funds for kids at Ironman EAST London Famcare’s Dr Jason Thoresen will prove that he is not only an Ironman but that he also...

Controversial movie gets nod

By Poliswa Plaatjie The controversial Xhosa initiation film Inxeba (The Wound) hits cinemas nationwide next week on Friday and East London movie fanatics will get an...

SABC appointments under scrutiny

BY BEKEZELA PHAKATHI It emerged earlier in January that the SABC was set to hire MTN group chief Chris Maroleng pending vetting by the State...

No end to couple’s driveway nightmare

Complaints go unheard MORNINGSIDE residents Charmaine and Fredrick Vermaak have been battling it out with the Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) over a driveway hitch since...

Ex-teacher laughs quietly in court while his legal team defends him

By Barbara Hollands Rape and sexual assault-accused former teacher Neil le Roux laughed quietly while his legal counsel did their best to frame his alleged abuse...

It’s back to school

Excited little faces as pupils start new chapter By Madeleine Chaput, Sivenathi Gosa and Zolile Zamisa SCHOOLS around East London officially started yesterday, welcoming many new...

A furry family in need of a home

AN UNUSUAL trio has created a special bond which proves that family is as real in the animal world as it is in the...

Water Levels declining in EC

Due to a lack of rain in the region, most parts of the Eastern Cape are experiencing low dam levels as well as continuously...

It’s back to school

As the Grade 1 class for 2018 took their first steps into “big school” today, parents, principals, teachers and school staff members prepared for...

Furry family: preview

Luna, left, and her little sister, Daisy, are inseparable, spending all their time together at the Pet Pals sanctuary. The two arrived over six...

Insightful talk on Kwelera botanical garden

By Barbara Hollands Plans to develop 10ha of Kwelera farmland into a landscaped garden, complete with a Xhosa culture medicinal garden, a multipurpose hall for conservation...

Guardian angel for tiny tots

ON THE corner of Old Transkei Road and Willasdale Drive, Guardians of Hope can be spotted guarding and giving hope to abandoned and destitute...

Few jobs for matrics

WHILE many matriculants are still in high spirits over obtaining their National Senior Certificates, Equal Education cautions against promoting a matric certificate as a...

Project Primrose brings joy to orphaned children

UK-BASED non-profit organisation Project Primrose recently spent two weeks in South Africa, assisting a number of centres and playschools in and around East London. Founded...

‘A plot to rig ANC poll’ – Mthembu’s startling allegations

ANC chief whip accuses Dlamini-Zuma camp of making desperate attempts to buy votes BY NALEDI SHANGE ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says there are desperate attempts...

Bittersweet Great SA Bake Off victory for CT social worker

Cape Town social worker Bianca Breytenbach could not believe it when her name was called as winner of The Great South African Bake Off...

FESTIVE AT THE ZOO

The Friends of the East London Zoo, with the help of Robyn Krugel, recently held a Christmas at the Zoo fundraising event. Children were...

Buyiswa top of class

EAST London domestic worker Buyiswa Seyisi was recently named Student of the year at the East London Boston City Campus and Business College graduation...

Empowerment course

IN HONOUR of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Masithethe Counselling Services will be hosting a five-day personal development and victim empowerment course. The...

Driven to help rural pupils

THE Ford Wildlife Foundation handed over a brand new Ford Ranger to the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa at the East London...

Little fig rocks it big with awards

Border bonsai master excels in PE LOCAL Border Bonsai Society member Raymond Kingma recently took part in the South African Bonsai Convention in Port Elizabeth,...

Collondale mop-up

Community clean-up project takes off after BCM ‘neglect’ AFTER months of neglect from Buffalo City Municipality, members of the Collondale community in Willow Park have...

Playschool finally gets own home

AFTER years of makeshift classrooms and shared community spaces, the Igxarha Creche has finally received its very own school premises just outside of Morgan’s...

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...

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...

Sales of President’s Keepers soar as possible court battles loom

By Naledi Shange As the author and publisher of an explosive book revealing South Africa’s “shadow mafia state” prepare for a showdown with government agencies The...

Ciara’s pet food spree boosts Pet Pals shelter

ELEVEN-year old, Ciara Bedser, has shown her generosity by recently buying R9000 worth of pet food for animal shelter, Pet Pals. After visiting Pet Pals...

School gets prize-giving ceremony

School gets prize-giving ceremony NEW Generation Primary School was recently treated to an academic and sports prize-giving ceremony courtesy of the Kepe Foundation. This was the...

Animals will die as harmful plastic pellets hit SA’s beaches

BY SHELLEY SEID An ecological disaster and an environmental emergency” – that’s what conservation and environmental organisations are calling the millions of plastic pellets‚ known...

New record of whale strandings along coast

By Barbara Hollands While East Londoners have been enjoying a bumper season of whale sightings over the past few weeks, a fourth humpback whale in less...

Water rationing – a survival guide in Cape Town

Capetonians are waking up to the reality of water rationing as authorities take drastic measures to cut consumption. “Due to the critical nature of available...

Leadership camp empowers young women

THE Small Projects Foundation (SPF) recently partnered with Bumb’ingomso to help conduct their leadership camp for young women in and around Buffalo City at...

Surviving Irma

Bracing herself for life’s storms FOLLOWING her passion of sharing God's love with people around the world, Lauren Wiener witnessed the destruction of Hurricane Irma...

NPO vet clinic cares for Chintsa pets

Focus on animals’ health RECENTLY recognised as an official Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), Wild Coast Community Vet Clinic (WCCVC Chintsa Dogs), is making waves in and...

Marathon of hope

Runner to tackle Dublin Marathon to raise funds AS National Down Syndrome Day approaches, local runner Suzanne Pope prepares to run the Dublin Marathon in...

NEW ‘LEASH’ ON LIFE

Born in a Cage founder, Robyn Krugel, held a family fundraiser at the Beacon Bay Country Club on Saturday. With the help of the...

‘Gogo’ on a great venture

Former radiographer self-publishes children’s book INSPIRED by a personal experience, former radiographer Kathy Hill has written, illustrated and self-published a children’s book titled Gogo and...

EL teacher up for prestigious global award

Varkey Foundation approaches Ghanaian-born educator to apply AFTER coming first in the Excellence in Secondary School Teaching category for the National Teachers’ Award (NTA), East...

Online boost for EC arts and crafts

Wild Coast Trading Company provides national platform LISA Jones's online store, The Wild Coast Trading Company, has been giving local artists and crafters a platform...