Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fire rages near Cathcart and Hogsback

By Sonja Raasch A VELD fire, fuelled by strong winds, is raging in the Upper Cathcart, Hogsback and Thomas River area. Greater Stutterheim Fire Protection Association general...

OK Foods bakkie a ‘gift from above’

FROM winning bicycles, vouchers and more, Marie Wagenaar is indeed a lucky woman. Wagenaar did her shopping as usual at OK Foods and never thought...

South Africa’s Pick n Pay cuts 3,500 jobs, warns on H1

Pick n Pay has cut 10% of its staff, eliminating approximately 3,500 jobs, the South African grocer said on Monday, as the country grapples...

Teen runaway safe, Facebook predator exposed

By ATHENA OREILLY An East London teenager who went to Cape Town on Sunday after she claimed to have had an argument with a relative at...

Farmers get military training to protect themselves against attacks

By Nico Gous “If I want to become a painter‚ I am not going to learn how to paint on the computer; I am going to...

Jantjies set to turn 102

The community of Parkside in the Buffalo Flats will be celebrating with one of their oldest residents, Beauty Jantjies, when she turns 102 on...

A school for rising stars

MDANTSANE-based Lulutho Grooming School is trying to help young people reach for the stars. The school was started in 2009 with 900 girls accommodated at...

Road closure

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality hereby gives notice that Swift Crescent - between Beaconhurst Drive and Ray Craib Crescent only, will be temporarily closed for...

Lions save the day

Breidbach Primary clothing donation BREIDBACH Primary School (BPS) received a huge boost when a donation of school clothing was handed over to the school by...

Champions Swallows fly high

THE Eastern Cape Super 12 Rugby Tournament came to an end on Saturday with Mdantsane team Swallows Rugby Football Club crowned as champions of...

Rotary gift for pupils’ efforts

THE Rotary Club of Bonza Bay recently donated a computer to Greenpoint Senior Secondary School for use by their pupils. During a short ceremony, club...

Jam-packed season of fun

THE heat is on for Buffalo City Metro (BCM) residents as the festive season is jam-packed with parties and festivals. The annual BCM Summer Carnival...

Pupils need funds for trip

THE George Randell Primary school senior marimba band are headed to Johannesburg to take part in the International Steel band and Marimba competition. The competition...

Today (Thursday, January 19) ● All people over the age of 21 who love dancing can join the EL Dance Club tonight and every Thursday...

Coffin farmer battles stock theft

By Malibongwe Dayimani Despite burying a black coffin halfway in the ground to send a ghoulish statement to stock thieves, Stutterheim cattle farmer Frans Kruger has...

Budget slash hits Childline services

By Simthandile Ford Vulnerable children desperate for help may find themselves with no one to talk to as Childline Eastern Cape faces having its telephone lines...

Tigers lose on home soil

  THE local Super 12 rugby competition saw the Berlin Tigers take on Despatch in a round-robin match in Berlin on Saturday, which the hosts...

Heart-warming efforts

Young CHD sufferer helps raise awareness of disease AS A young girl living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) 12-year-old Unako Ntshintshi is determined to raise...

Top acts at school show

CAMBRIDGE Primary School’s music department will be hosting their Songs from the Heart concert on Saturday at 3pm. Taking part will be the school choir,...

Wheelchair gives new hope

LOCAL occupational and physical therapy patient, Nontozinina Nkomiyakhaba was the most recent beneficiary of a PnA Stationers and Sweethearts Foundation wheelchair handover. In partnering with...

Athletics selections ‘bungled’

ASA administrators allegedly used the wrong data in choosing squad athletes The real reason behind Athletics SA’s controversial world championship selection policy has emerged –...

Church comes to the rescue, ‘adopts’ elderly, destitute Xhamini woman

By Bongani Fuzile The sun burst out for an elderly woman in a crumbling mud house on Saturday when members of a local church brought her...

Not enough to feed the masses

IT’S “first come, first served’' as the Trinity Methodist Church Soup kitchen, which has been running for more than over 20 years, has to...

Nobel prizes awarded while Mzansi debates the decolonisation of science

By Jonathan Jansen This week three eminent scientists won the Nobel prize in physics for observing ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. Another trio of researchers...

Velwano houses: call to claimants

  Buffalo City Metro has called on 101 of its RDP beneficiaries to come forward to claim their spot in the multimillion-rand Velwano housing project. City...

What’s on the GO!

Today ●The East London slot car club hosts racing every Thursday evening from 7pm. Come and see the little miniature slot cars on a new...

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...

Canvas in motion

The Beauty Academy in Berea held their annual graduation for students going into their second year and for those leaving the academy at the...

EL pupils benefit from career guidance session

GRADE 9 pupils learners from various high schools in East London gathered at Buffalo City College on Friday for an informative session on career...

Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

The Somali people of Ethiopia's southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands...

Handbags give hope to disadvantaged

TO uplift and encourage women from disadvantaged backgrounds, donate a handbag (old or new) and fill it with soap, a face cloth, deodorant, sanitary...

Vocal artist cruises along many paths

TALENTED East London songstress artist, Megan Francis continues to impress crowds at with her amazing voice. Francis is a talented vocalist who entertained crowds on...

Bike ride of hope

Cancer.vive members raise awareness SARAH KINGON AN ENTHUSIASTIC team of spirited cancer survivors shared a message of hope with people in East London last Tuesday when...

R30 000 donated in prizes for Annual Golf day

MORE than  R30000 in prizes was donated at the Annual Golf Day held at the East London Golf Club on Saturday. Golf convener Terry-Andre Eleftheriou...

What’s on the GO – 9 November

Today ●Come dressed as if you are going to the beach and dance to live music by Alwyn’s at the East London Bowling Club from...

Volunteers needed

Caviner Ruiters will be raising funds for CHOC at the Vincent Park shopping center this Saturday between 10am-12pm. They are looking for volunteers who will...

Border start Africa safari on the home front

The cricket season gets under way on the Border this weekend as the fourth leg of the 2017 Africa Cup takes centre-stage at Buffalo...

In the paper tomorrow

POPULAR South African comedian Sifiso Nene is bringing his first time one man show to The Venue at Hemingways on Friday.

Spreading the love

Members of the department of correctional services (DCS) of the Amathole management area did their bit for Mandela Day recently. They visited the SS Gida...

67 minutes call for wheelchair drive

THE Sweethearts Foundation is launching in East London and invites everyone to participate in their week-long Mandela Day campaign. The Sweethearts Foundation’s challenge is to...

Cambridge matrics come out to play at farewell function

The Cambridge High School matric dance brought out the elegant side of all the Grade 12s. The event, held in the school hall, saw...

Beyond pen and pencil

PnP awards school heroes GRADE 3 pupil at Advance for Life Christian Academy Azisiwe Mbangeli received the Pick n Pay Hero Award recently. Advance for Life...

All you need to know at Big Green Expo

THIS weekend Vincent Park will go green for the third annual Big Green Expo to be held there. To find out more about going green in...

BCM’S save water drive

THE Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCM) is heading out to schools and shopping malls to spread awareness about water shortages facing the city. The BCM...

March for rights of the disabled

THE South African Police Service have joined hands with the departments of justice and health, correctional services, South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa), Women’s...

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...

Designers set for fashion showcase

EAST London fashionistas brace yourselves, because the city’s biggest fashion parade is almost here. The annual East London Fashion Walk (ELFW) recently launched what promises...

Peggy Netsa hosts fun day

NON-Profit Organisation Peggy Nesta Foundation recently held its first event of 2018 – a Kids Easter Fun Day, at Pefferville Primary School. Former Chippa United...

Motorcycle club boosts elderly

HAWKS Motor Cycle Club East London recently handed over a cheque to the value of R20000 to the club’s adopted charity, the DJ Sobey...