Saturday, July 21, 2018

Anger over sex violence in city

Incidences of sexual violence against women in Buffalo City Metro are among the highest in the country, with sex workers at the receiving end...

EL natural birth home for moms

A maternity home has popped up in East London – giving pregnant women who might not want to give birth in hospitals another option. Registered...

Search on for boy gone missing

Parents of a 15-year-old Hudson Park High School pupil, Lulama Magau, have opened a case of a missing person at the East London police...

Life skills course boosts youth

MASITHETHE Counselling Services (formerly Lifeline East London), in partnership with Community Action Against Drugs (CAAD), held a five-day Personal Growth and Leadership skills course...

Telling story of kids deserted by fathers

NDEVANA local, Cinga Dyala is the author of the book Sihle Tells the Tale, which tackles the issue of absent fathers and how it...

Dynamic dance showcase

The Dynamic Body Studio's Holiday Club's showcase performance took place on Tuesday and Wednesday night at the Arts Theatre Club in East London. Dancers from...

‘Hit man’ Taylor ready to rock the Guild stage

EVER-POPULAR muso, Garth Taylor, will grace the Guild Theatre stage on July 20 and 22. The talented SA Music Awards (Sama) nominated artist is celebrating...

Parkside CMR office opens

THE Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) has expanded its services offices and have recently by opening a new satellite office in Parkside. CMR East London has...

African art works on display

NTOBEKO Mjijwa will be exhibiting his African-inspired artwork at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery in East London from tomorrow until Wednesday. Mjijwa is a lecturer...

Flying squad’s wings clipped

The Mdantsane police cluster flying squad is grounded. It does not have a single functioning vehicle. The cluster fights serious crime in a large area...

Changes to diet help bears of EL Zoo return to health

Gina and Jenny, the brown bears of the East London Zoo, are looking much better, according to Lionel de Lange, CEO of Lawrence Anthony...

Search on for armed gang who robbed store

A manhunt is under way  for three heavily-armed men who allegedly robbed the Cambridge Pep store in East London making off with a large...

Call to share memories of EL flood

On this day 48 years ago, East Londoners had no clue they were soon to be hit by a massive flood which left 12...

Threat to shut down BCM cemeteries

Grieving families could be barred from conducting funeral services at metro cemeteries this weekend if city authorities fail to come to the table and...

Poor state of roads angers residents

SOME  roads in the East London suburbs of Cambridge and Southernwood are in dire need of refurbishment. Reporters from the GO! & Express  drove to...

Scouted for world stage

Okuhle Mpepo, 16, has been scouted to seen her passion for acting rewarded after earning an opportunity to represent South Africa and East London...

Flea market help for needy

NON-profit organisation Helping Those In Need  held a week-long flea market recently in 6 Jarvis Road, Berea to help families and children they are...

UFH drama unit in rousing festival debut

UNIVERSITY of Fort Hare drama society, Isandi seGubu (The sound of the drum), made history recently by performing the play at the National Arts...

EL pupil to grace the stage in USA

Clarendon High School pupil,Okuhle Mpepo, has been selected to showcase her talented acting skills in United States of America. For the full story, read...

Selborne gets starring role for Craven

The Border Craven and Academy Week teams have entered their final week of preparation ahead of their respective national weeks, which get under way...

Woman vanishes at EL CBD taxi rank

A young woman on her first ever visit to East London has been reported missing amid fears that she may have been abducted. Charedene Myburgh,...

Youth take charge in cleaning the streets

DOORWAY to Restoration Anti-Drug Coalition spent their Saturday morning cleaning the streets of Vergenoeg in a campaign called “Young People Taking Charge”. The coalition’s chairwoman,...

Swallows fired for trench warfare

  Swallows will be looking to defeat its bogey team when they take on Walter Sisulu University All Blacks in the Nashua Tournament knockout final...

Feeding hungry stomachs

Dozens of mothers and children braved a cold Saturday morning in order to receive a meal at the Norman Goosen Soup Kitchen in Parkside...

Bringing sport to people of Mdantsane

MDANTSANE non-profit organisation, Project Khulisanani, is bringing sport to the people. The NPO celebrated Youth Day by staging the Ezase Kasi Street Festival at the...

KZNYO in full swing at Guild

THE KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra (KZNYO) will grace East London with a melodic repertoire on Wednesday evening at the Guild Theatre at 7.30pm. The orchestra is...

Ladies Night Market goes down a real treat

THE inaugural Ladies Night Market took place on Saturday night in Gonubie where women entrepreneurs had their stock on show. The sound of the ocean...

First African woman joins special unit

An East London policewoman is the pride of South Africa and the Eastern Cape after becoming the first African female South African Police Services...

Infant dies at EL creche

  The inconsolable sobs of a young mother echoed through Mzamomhle’s G-section informal settlement as she battled to accept her “playful” eight-month-old baby boy had...

Illegal dumpsites piling up, as metro tries to solve issue

Despite the recent BCMM Waste Indaba, where the reuse and recycling of waste was discussed, and a recent tender advert issued by the municipality...

Methodist Church celebrates youth

WESLEY GUILD of the Trinity Methodist Church, Circuit 313, took the time this weekend to reflect back and commemorate the youth of June 16...

Taking a stand over violence against children

THE youth of Mdantsane , led by ANC African National Congress Youth League former chairman person Lwando Mpisane, commemorated Youth Day by marching to...

Heavy schoolbags a potential health risk

“WOULD you like to be a schoolboy again?” asks South African band Asylum Kids in their 1981 song Schoolboy. “No! No! No!” comes the...

Rotary club donates R200k

  Yesterday, 11 organisations based in and around East London were the deserving beneficiaries of funds raised by the Gately Club of Rotary’s annual wine...

Border stock car racing

Racing enthusiasts gathered at the Summerpride Showgrounds Circuit for V8 King of the Ring and 1660 challenge on Saturday evening. East London was graced...

EL zoo firmly back on track

The infamous East London Zoo, which has in the past received harsh criticism from animal lovers over the treatment and keeping of its animals,...

Precious life-blood

World Blood Donor Day was celebrated on June 14 and the community come out in their numbers to help save a life in Berea,...

Grens pupils enjoy the carnival

STEPPING OUT: Grens Laerskool recently held their carnival and the little ones from Grensies Petite Daycare also took part. Abigail Coetzee and Cara Dürr,left,...

East London Extreme Festival

East Londoners and those from surrounding towns have had a special treat this June 16 with the East London Extreme Festival taking place at...

Group aces epic race

THE eighth expedition race, also known as the Adventure Race or Expedition Africa, took place in Namaqualand recently. Of the 52 teams that competed,...

Flexing muscles for R10000 prize

THERE were muscles galore in King William's Town as the inaugural House of Legends bodybuilding competition took place at Dale College Boy's Primary School...

School pupils help out charity foundation

DREAM SUPPORTERS: Pupils and staff of Selborne Primary, Clarendon Prep and Clarendon Primary hand over a cheque of R52 371 to Reach for Dream...

Cansa fund-raiser to boost care centres

THE Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) stands to benefit from a national project, “Supporting Cansa is a piece of cake” in a bid...

Overcomer conquers Mile swim without using legs

STRUCTURAL engineer Juan Delport was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996, which resulted in him losing lost him the strength of his legs. Ten years...

Bread tags help to buy wheelchair

  THE eighth PNA wheelchair handover took place on Tuesday, with beneficiary and Parklands Special School pupil, Lindokuhle Mtshayeni, receiving a brand new wheelchair sponsored...

Book-turned-play to inspire youth at fest

FORMER Hudson Park pupil Luthando Lucas is busy with turning has turned his self-published book I AM into a play for this year’s National...

Buffs recoup to win

BORDER Super League got was under way on Saturday at the Buffalo Park Stadium, with the Buffaloes defeating Mdantsane-based team Winter Rose 32-7. Buffs...

The sound of music

A CELEBRATION for Michael Swartz for being able to hear for the first time in his life, took place at the Old Selbornian Club...

ELfest school artwork on show

The 17th annual ELfest is underway at the Belgravia Arts Centre, showcasing various forms of artwork from learners in East London schools. Well over 900 pieces...

Baseball proves a hit

BASEBALL champion and Eagles coach Lwazi Mlondolozi launched the Billie Magengelele Baseball Revival Programme on Sunday at Sakhile Primary School in Mdantsane. “We want to...