Friday, November 24, 2017

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...

SUPPORT NEEDED: Fires destroy over 30 farms between Lady Grey and...

A fire which broke out on Sunday at Five Oaks farm in the Lady Grey district has moved South East, crossing a number of roads...

FINE GESTURE

On Monday afternoon the U16 A Selborne rugby team handed over R20 000 to the King’s Children’s Home. The money was raised throughout the...

Teacher in line for top award

EAST London Science College economics teacher, Solomon Onwona from Ghana, has been nominated for the prestigious National Teacher’s Award. The annual teacher's award celebrates the...

Beauty queen has giving spirit

Mrs Africa finalist in charity drives BEAUTY with brains and a heart of gold Mrs Africa 2017 finalist, Yonela Jindela, shines both on and off...

Chocolate feast a sweet success for foundation

A HUGELY successful annual Reach for a Dream Chocolate breakfast took place recently at 2 Swans, raising more than R90000 for the Reach for...

W4C celebrates Women’s Day

Moms get a turn THE East London team of the Waves for Change (W4C) project took time out to teach their mothers, aunts, sisters and...

Local Yokel campaign benefitting city

AS THE only regional ‘shop local’ campaign in South Africa, Megan Devan’s Local Yokel is making waves in East London. Now in its third year,...

Rhodes student restores dignity with toiletry packs

FORMER Stirling High School pupil Alirian Gibson is helping many students through her Dignity Drive at Rhodes University. The psychology honours student started the donation-run...

With help, she left abusive husband

WITH the escalation of violence against women and children, and with it being Women’s Month in South Africa, the GO! brings you a story...

Southernwood comes clean

LAST week, Call2Action took to the streets of Southernwood as part of their Clean and Green City Campaign. In honour of Mandela Day, the team...

Mama Afrika winner opens tea garden

THERE was much excitement at the grand opening of the Mama Nondumiso Mpitimpiti’s Step Ahead Tea Garden, which took place on Mandela Day. The tea...

Woman’s mission to save dogs

AN EAST London woman has set out to establish and run the new Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), Born in a Cage, to save dogs. Robyn...

Link FM helps to warm body and soul at daycare centre

THE Rising Sun Daycare Centre has received an outpouring of generosity from the East London community over the past few months. Rising Sun continues to...

Writer inspires pupils

Her advice – dream and read more LOCAL author Judy Naidoo visited Stirling Primary last week to present her first children’s book, The Castle on...

Global medics visit EC on donor drive

DOCTORS Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have arrived in East London and hope to sign up regular donors to fund their emergency...

Seeking justice and hope in life

MR JUSTICE South Africa semifinalist Caviner Ruiters, along with family members and friends, visited the children's oncology ward at Frere Hospital recently. Dedicated to advocating...

Lions welcome 50 CUBS to fold

THE Hudson Port Rex Lions CUBS induction ceremony took place last week at the Hudson Park Primary School Hall. The candlelight ceremony saw 50 Port...

Pupil with big heart gives back

STIRLING Primary School’s Olivia Smallie ran an arts and crafts stall at the annual Stirling Primary School Games Day last month and donated all...

New Life Church gives youth hope

THE East London Child and Youth Care Centre (ELCYCC) received a visit from 55 members of New Life Church congregation on Youth Day last...

East London community rallies together to help victims of Knysna fires

AS THE Knysna fires raged on leaving destruction in its wake, the East London community were busy mobilising, hard at work collecting, sorting and...

Decade of AHF support

STARTING out in 1987, The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a well-known non-profit organisation, operating in 39 countries and caring for over 720000 patients. This...

ITEC hosts enrichment workshop

AS PART of ITEC's celebration of 30 years of service to the community, they hosted an Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners’ enrichment workshop last...

Many pupils overjoyed

THE Rotary Club of Arcadia, partnered with the Rotary Club of Northampton Becket has once again aided under-resourced primary schools in and around East...

Forgood awards to host finalists

Four community organisations to compete for extra prizes WITH only a week to go to the Forgood Inspiration Awards breakfast, the four finalists, who will...

Veggie gardens saving little lives

Project helps community to grow, make own baby food IN AN effort to help combat malnutrition in children, the Small Projects Foundation (SPF) has established...

Residents bemoan overgrown lawn

SUNNYRIDGE residents have expressed their fears – and concern – about overgrown grass on municipal land near Kuswag Primary School. It is another case of...

Share some warmth in Jersey Week

AS THE winter season approaches, thousands of warm clothing items and blankets will be collected in lieu of Jersey Week. Jersey Week is an annual...

Parry reaches out to children of Garcia Flats

Easter treat for kids AS PART of her community project, Kennita Parry held an Easter celebration for the Garcia Flats community last week Saturday. The event...

Citizen’s R24000 water bill shock

Emett points to faulty BCM meter BUFFALO City Metro (BCM) residents’ water woes continue as residents continually complain about high and incorrect water bills that...

Centre goes extra mile for autistic kids

APRIL is Autism Awareness Month and any support or donations to Autism South Africa (ASA) will be greatly appreciated and aid the organisation to...
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Food, cash donations pour in to secure Child Welfare’s future

Public show of support THE public in the city has once again shown they are people who care after coming to the aid of the...

Willow Park resident lives with years-long sewerage stench

FOR years, sewage has been spilling over on Fritz Potjieter’s land at his Willow Park home. The main sewage pipeline that services Willow Park and...

Water bill nightmare

Queries over inflated costs, fall on deaf ears, say residents BUFFALO City Metro (BCM) resident, Corrie Koekemoer has been attempting to rectify her incorrect water...

7Bob to hit catwalk again

MDANTSANE-BORN fashion designer Phindile Makupula will be showcasing her designs at the East London Fashion Walk (ELFW) next month. The 7Bob Aggressive Clothing label owner...

New craft project a boost for youngsters with autism

OPERATIONS manager for Autism Sinethemba, Antoinette Bruce-Alexander and her team have started the first project of its kind in East London for autistic youngsters...

BCMM fixes up road

Linaria Drive upgrade receives thumbs-up AFTER the GO! & Express's article on February 2 (“Road Rage in City”), the Buffalo City Metro Municipality (BCMM) took...

Foundation a lifeline for girls

SPF tackles issues to empower BCM schools THE Small Projects Foundation's (SPF) Bright Futures Programme has supported and improved the learning experience of girls and...

NGO for disabled in financial crisis

Sad day as Rehab faces closure AFTER two decades of selfless service, the Association for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disability (Rehab), is facing a...

Help Child Welfare

Struggling EL NGO may close THE 100-year-old East London Child Welfare is struggling to keep its doors open, meaning many of its vital services will...

Residents, security staff make arrest

GONUBIE Protect has once again ensured the safety and security of their community by assisting in making an arrest this week. On Tuesday, what started...

New Sharpley book to help others

GASTER Sharpley’s book launch took place on Monday at BMW in Berea and was attended by more than 50 people, including Buffalo City Metro...