Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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...

Outcry over call for name changes

East Londoners slam BCM for not prioritising upkeep of infrastructure EARLIER this month Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati pushed for a geographical name change...

Anger over filthy city

BCM blamed for lack of dumpsites in EL OVER the last couple of months, East London residents have been outraged by the spike in illegal...

ROYAL WINNERS

All Saints Daycare in Parkside recently held their Mr and Miss All Saints. They are, from left, Eldriano Even (first prince), Amisi Mqikela (Mr...

Ex- Hudson heads tell its rich story in new book

Both schools realised the potential, despite an unsure start IN CELEBRATION of Hudson Park’s rich history and achievements over the last 110 years, ex-principals Trevor Webster...

Style guru boosts young talent

YOUNG and aspiring fashion designers are in for a treat as world-renowned designer Laduma Ngxokolo will be in town to equip them with knowledge...

Annan wins gold medal for invention

CAMBRIDGE High School pupil, Vanessa Annan recently took part in the International Eskom Science Expo held in Boksburg, receiving a gold medal for her...

SA students are not equipped to handle higher education: Study

BY SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER Not being happy with your study choice and failing schools standards are some of the reasons why South African students have admitted...

Spain: studless boots and all

Even though he wears hand-me-down studless soccer boots, 15-year-old Juliano Botha from Pefferville has been selected to play in a soccer tournament in Barcelona,...

N2 bypass on track for August 2021

A R450-million bypass to divert traffic around Butterworth’s congested CBD could be a reality by August 2021. That’s the word from roads and public works...

Brace yourselves – winter may be finally coming

Forgive winter for being a bit late this year‚ but it could finally be here in earnest. Eastern Cape and Western Cape residents should brace...

Charity run to support fight against polio

TAKE part in the family fun-filled charity run tomorrow and support the fight to end polio worldwide. Gately Rotary and the Kempston Group have collaborated...

Win big in the Month of Love

THE GO! & Express in conjunction with Hemingways Hotel and Casino are giving away one night’s stay at the hotel and more in our...

CHOC hosts gold event to inspire big challenges

CHILDHOOD Cancer Foundation (CHOC) will host the “Be Bold, Go Gold” evening next Thursday. Guest speaker at the event will be Deborah Kirsten, the...

Vodacom promises to reimburse angry customers over ‘lost data’

BY TIMESLIVE Mobile network provider Vodacom has promised to reimburse customers who mysteriously lost data and said the error would be rectified. But the apology did...

It’s lifeguard season again

With the festive season fast approaching, two Eastern Cape municipalities are preparing their beaches to be safe and people-friendly by inviting people trained to...

Pupils in rural areas, EL stranded in transport impasse

East London schools that depend on government-funded scholar transport found themselves in a fix yesterday as thousands of pupils could not make it to...

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...

Passenger kills Eastern Cape taxi driver

Yet another taxi driver was gunned down in East London on Thursday night. Vumile Fitsha of Village 7 in Ncerha was shot six times...

EL man tackles 36ONE for a cause

EAST London local Fanie van Biljon will tackle the 36ONE Mountain Bike (MTB) Challenge in Oudtshoorn tomorrow in aid of the McClelland Adult Centre. The...

Real story behind Black Friday tradition

Shopping frenzy has roots in stock market free fall IT MAKES sense that the term “Black Friday” might refer to the single day of the...

U16 player in SA side

SELBORNE College Grade 10 pupil, Ethan Boucher, has been selected for the South African Under 16 hockey squad after the U16 interprovincial hockey tournament...

Joan Harrison opens to confusion over tariffs

Following four months of closure, there is now some confusion around the Joan Harrison Swimming Complex’s tariff rates. Long-time critic of “The Joan”, swimming coach...

GRAND DAY

Breidbach- based Happy Hearts Playgroup said farewell to 64 children during their annual graduation at a packed Breidbach Community Hall on Tuesday evening Picture:...

Varsities get HIV safe pill

BY KATHARINE CHILD University and college students will for the first time be able to access HIV prevention medication called Truvada. This was announced by the...

BCM urged not to cut electricity

The Buffalo City Metro council wants its administration to stop blocking electricity supplies to indigent customers who fail to pay their accounts. The Buffalo City...

Ford offers Kuga owners settlements to squash class action suit

BY GRAEME HOSKEN Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned. Ford...

BCM reveal new MM

BUFFALO City Metro Mayor Xola Pakathi introduced the new municipal manager to the media last week. Andile Sihlahla holds two qualifications from University of Fort...

What’s On the GO! – 26 October

Today ●Come and view East London’s artistic talent at King’s Mall. The exhibition is presented by Gonubie Lions Club in aid of the Carel du...

Forgood awards a boost to inspiring NGOs

NGOs that look after some of the most vulnerable members of Buffalo City – babies, the elderly and the hearing impaired – will be...

DA’s Majeke up for BCM challenge

By Simthandile Ford - Former Eastern Cape DA Youth leader Anathi Majeke of Duncan Village has been sworn in as Buffalo City Metro’s new proportional councillor. Majeke, 27,...

City’s young artists display talents

Imagination, creativity, and uniqueness are on full display at the Belgravia Arts School after pupils from more than 20 schools in East London submitted...

Mean machine

Kevin and wife Sharon Krull were part of the Black Rock Rally on their Harley Davidson Soft Tail Thunder Mountain Custom recently Picture: ETHIENNE...

Consumer regulator goes after third retailer charging ‘illegal’ club fee

TFG (The Foschini Group) is the latest national retailer to be referred to the National Consumer Tribunal for charging account holders a club fee...

Festive lights switch-on magic

THE festive season kicked off in a big way at the weekend when Buffalo City Metro (BCM) officially switched on the Christmas lights at...

AmaHlubi boast of using doctors to do circumcisions

While the use of Western medical doctors and medicine in the ritual of traditional circumcision is still treated as taboo in many tribes, AmaHlubi...

Sugar tax all set for Parliament approval

By Linda Ensor Parliament’s finance committee has adopted bills which provide for the introduction of a health promotion levy (the sugar tax) as well as amending...

East Cape to outsource medical case defence

Eastern Cape Health MEC Pumza Dyantyi has decided to outsource the department’s legal representation, saying she is not happy with the way her department...

Mayibuye suspends bus services amid tension over routes

More than 6500 Eastern Cape people who rely on government’s Mayibuye buses will have to find other means of transport as bus services across...

CHOC releases  video 

Moving account of kids battling cancer at Frere “The video will be used in communities to show how everyone works together to fight childhood cancer” AFTER two...

Colour Penny Competition

The GO! and PNA's Colouring in competition winners were announced today. Our main prize winners are Holly de Bruyn (first), Reece Snyman (second) and Alisa van der...

GALLERY: PnA Stationers launches competition

COMPETITION TIME: East London residents gathered at Wakaberry in Nahoon at the countdown of the Ultimate Performer Competition last Thursday

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...

‘Lets accept albinism’

BORN with albinism, Athenkosi Kwinana, 23, a student  who was born with albinism,  wants to make her mark with her thesis on the scars...

Disabled mom, kids grateful for help after losing home in blaze

  A disabled mother of three who relies on welfare grants to support her children and lost her Van Stadens gorge home and virtually all...

Lions chase away the cold

Clothes to warm Breidbach CHRISTMAS came early and unexpected for a group of needy people in Breidbach with a donation of clothing bringing smiles last...

Morning of honour for City Life pastor

CITY Life Church will be holding a Morning of Honour for Pastor Dave Gernetzky as he prepares to transition after 35 years of ministry...

Golden wedding couple – Hoole

Congratulations to Tjaart and Maureen Aucamp who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10.   The golden anniversary couple were married in 1967 in the...

Court told of second box for gold coins

The East London Regional Court heard yesterday there was a second safety box opened on behalf of multimillionaire businessman EV Krull by Nedbank. This as...

Lions reach out

300 people benefit from Breidbach soup kitchen KING William’s Town Lions Club members were applauded for their efforts by happy recipients during last week’s soup...