Monday, June 24, 2019

Songbird waxing lyrical about SSQ

East London-born singing sensation Asandiswa George serenaded her audience at the Guild Theatre on Friday evening during the Umtiza Arts Festival. George shared the stage...

EL teenager killed while playing with gun

East London police have sent a stern warning to licensed firearm owners after a 15-year-old Mdantsane teenager was killed while playing with a gun...

Green Merrifield gets platinum

Merrifield College received a platinum certificate from the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) for four years of consistent work in key...

Good family fun at picnic

The second annual Families South Africa (Famsa) picnic took place at Southernwood Primary School in East London, with a lot of excitement and fun. The...

Helping youth in sport

Local sport science graduate Ayandiswa Sowazi has always had a passion for sport and an interest in physical activities. “Growing up, I used to play...

Fundraiser boosts Breath of Life kitty

The Restore Trust Foundation held their first music festival to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Breath of Life Place of Safety on Saturday at...

Makisi set for global awards

  Gospel radio presenter Loyiso Makisi, 26, has been nominated for best presenter at the upcoming Gabriel Global Gospel Awards. (GGGA). The East London-born presenter started...

GALLERY: Carnival at Hudson Park Primary School entertains locals

  It was a big turn out at the annual Hudson Park Primary Carnival on Saturday, pupils, staff members and their family members had a...

Baseball coach off to join SA squad camp

Baseball champion and Eagles coach Lwazi Mlondolozi, 32, has been invited to be part of the South African baseball team in Cape Town later ...

Masithethe Counselling opens new King centre

Masithethe Counselling Services opened a new centre r in King William’s Town last week Thursday. Masithethe director Jackie Orsmond said the main goal of the...

#Blessed’ shines a spotlight

Jenny Bryson Moorcroft Theatre’s four-day social justice play #Blessed came to an end on Sunday at the Arts Theatre in East London. Set in East...

High tea serves up R60,000 for home

  Berea Gardens Retirement Foundation’s hall was decked in rainbow colours, with balloons floating from the ceiling, tables covered with different kinds of delicious food...

Celebrating 20 years

  Celebrating two decades in the business, SuperSPAR Highway in Mdantsane recently honoured their five “long service” workers who have been with them since the...

Putting ageing in brighter light

Kennersly Park carer Magaret Ntlokwana shared her views on growing old in her book , As Time Goes By, which takes a positive look...

WATCH: Police run for cover after being chased by protesters in...

It was a tough week for police in the Eastern Cape‚ who had to run for cover when they were stoned by protesters in...

Cultural celebration of note

Mdantsane non-profit organisation Project Khulisanani (PK) is holding its second annual Buya’Mbo Cultural Celebration tomorrow at Mthombo's Palace The Restro Lounge, in Mdantsane’s NU7. PK...

From rogue, rebel to penning story of down rebirth

East London-born author, Sivu Matyila has written another book, I Was Born the Day My Father Died, which will be launched on September 29...

Newsworthy achievement

East London’s Wandiswa Ntengento is reaping the fruits of her labour as she flourishes in Johannesburg as a senior producer for an international media...

Local athlete beats odds

Mdantsane-based athlete Sikelela Kakele is a beacon of hope for his community after having overcome the odds to become a driven, competitive triathlete. “I originally...

KID hosts child safety initiative

The Kids In Distress (KID) initiative is trying to increase awareness of child safety after the recent spate of attempted child abductions in East...

Leon wins Tribal run

Over 103 tri-athletes braved the cold weather on Sunday to take part in the first Tribal Triathlon Series Race of the season at Orient...

Five dead birds found entangled in net

What was supposed to be a relaxing run on the Nahoon Beach in East London turned  into a sad discovery for Liam Victor on...

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...