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Vandals target Breidbach Sports Grounds

Continued vandalism of the Breidbach Sports Grounds over the last few months is giving members of the local sports council plenty of headaches. Damage to...

Tough fun had by all in King Adventure Challenge

The tough third annual King Adventure Challenge took place last Sunday in King William’s Town, bringing competitors from neighbouring villages and towns. The challenge consisted...

Big ‘no’ to female involvement in initiation

A request by women in Bhisho to become more involved in the traditional initiation process following the continued high rate of deaths in the...

New programme to address underage drinking

A new programme aimed at addressing the high rate of alcohol abuse among the youth was launched at the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg...

KWT teen shines at pageant

King William’s Town beauty teen Caitlyn Cassels once again made her community proud after she impressed judges during a beauty pageant held in Springs,...

Super Star ready for tourney

The Breidbach Football Association (Brefa) affiliate Super Star U10 side is ready for the challenge awaiting them when they compete for the winning trophy...

Tears as Breidbach Clinic bids colleague farewell

Excitement, an abundance of smiles coupled with joy and happiness were the order of the day as Breidbach Clinic staff and committee members bade...

Keiskammahoek pupil off to study in the US

Keiskammahoek-based Nomzi Sam was showered with gifts from various departments, non-governmental organisations and individuals during a dignified farewell send-off function organised by the Eastern...

Forum jumps in to help Dimbaza man

The Amathole Regional Men's Forum of the department of public works identified a dilapidated the a destitute home in Dimbaza recently and came together...

Breidbach FA defeated at Goodwill Games

Breidbach Football Association (Brefa) suffered defeat during the recent Goodwill Games held at the Breidbach Sports Grounds after losing to East London Central Local...

Special treat for Breidbach seniors

The Breidbach community hall was filled with excitement after staff from Charteris & Barnes CC spent their 67 minutes for Mandela Day entertaining senior...

Gale force winds leave trail of destruction

Powerful gale force winds left many members of the Zwelitsha community distraught last week after their houses and businesses were severely damaged. Resident Mbulelo Ntanda,...

Ginsberg marches against ward councillor

Members of the Ginsberg Civic Association (GICA) took to the streets recently after ward 37 councillor Bongani Dyonase allegedly stopped the verification of a...

Netball workshop equips all

Netball managers, coaches, umpires and players were all equipped with the latest rules of the code during a well-attended workshop held at the Farrer’s...

Local stars off to Indigenous Games nationals

Two local athletes have made their community proud after their brilliant performances at the Eastern Cape Provincial Indigenous Games Festival held in East London...

Dignity Group takes up the spoon for needy

Christmas came early for needy residents after Dignity Group Family Funeral Plan staff members spent their 67 minutes for Mandela Day manning two soup...

League battle of masters

Last weekend’s fixtures saw most of the 16 teams affiliated with the King William’s Town Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) League engaged in their final...

Vandalism, burglary shock at Breidbach Primary

Teachers at Breidbach Primary School were in a state of shock after finding their classes destroyed early last Monday morning. School principal head Gareth Fourie...

Good Samaritans warm body and soul with soup kitchen

The community of Breidbach is proud to have a newly established soup kitchen which will provide relief to so many hungry tummies, especially those...

From cleaner to tour guide to awards shortlist

The Steve Biko Centre’s Asanda Mbaxa, a tour guide and educational assistant officer, has gained honours at being shortlisted in the prestigious national Lilizela...

KWT gospel artist wins top award

King William's Town gospel artist Samkelo Ngqamza recently won the award for best gospel album at the Gabriel Global Gospel Awards, which was held...

Bid to reduce drinking

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) held a special sports day in King William’s Town to commemorate Youth Day on Saturday. It also organised a...

Successful CPF Sports Day praised

LAST weekend’s Sports Day hosted by the King William’s Town Community Policing Forum (CPF) at Lovedale College got much praise from the community for...

Leaders, parents discuss initiation

Members of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders gathered at Oliver Tambo Hall in Zwelitsha recently to discuss issues relating to circumcision and...

Students urged to avoid drugs, crime

St Patrick’s Special School pupils in Ginsberg were warned about the dangers of crime and drug use during a campaign staged by the Eastern...

Limba off to US event

King William's Town local Xola-Sisipho Limba is on her way to great heights as her involvement in arts and culture provides her with a...

Sign up for the 2019 King Adventure Challenge

Registration for the upcoming King Adventure Challenge, scheduled for August 11, are now open and residents are required to put their names down as...

Happy day as Divinity College students graduate

As the country celebrated Africa Day on May 25, we as students also celebrated our own graduation from King William’s Town-based Divinity College, an...

Ward 41 BEC defends councillor

The Ward 41 branch executive committee (BEC) has responded to allegations of corruption levelled against ward councillor Sindiswa Skepe. Speaking on behalf of the BEC,...

Pink Fairy initiative kicks off with “infinity calendar”

Mike Webb, also known as the Pink Fairy, has launched the 2019 Pink Fairy Initiative and is encouraging residents and businesses to get involved. As...

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...

Stands uplift traders’ lives

Hawkers in Bhisho received a welcome gift last week when finance MEC Lubabalo Mabuyane and Buffalo City mayor Xola Pakati visited the area to...

Senior citizens show support for educare centre

Two former Zwelitsha educators aim to make made a big difference in the lives of children when they recently decided to “adopt” a local...

Residents demand BCM mayor tackle corruption

Buffalo City Municipality brought their Budget Roadshow to King William’s Town on Monday where over 2,000 residents from the surrounding wards crowded into a...

Bikers cruise in for annual rally

A sense of belonging, family and friendship was evident surfaced as scores of bikers descended on King William’s Town for the fourth annual Road...

War of words erupts at service delivery meeting

A meeting of over 200 Zwelitsha residents who pitched to hear Ward 41’s service delivery report at Oliver Reginald Thambo Community Hall last Sunday...

24 schools set to battle it out in rugby tourney

Leo Mbini Schools Rugby Development is in partnership with the Berlin and Ndevana Community Police Forum to host a tournament for 24 primary schools...

Turning over new leaf

New growth path plan for Zwelitsha Determined to bring about garner change within his Zwelitsha community, Asiphe Madasi has come up with an idea to...

R2.5m sports gift to schools

The department of sports, arts recreation and culture (DSRAC) recently handed over sport equipment valued at more than R2.5m to more than 800 schools...

Missing persons sought

King William's Town SAPS are on the trail of investigating the disappearance of two males, Thembani Makhaphela and Viwe Balfour. The 76 year old Makhaphela...

Soundtrack to big dreams

King William’s Town gospel singer Lusindiso Sajini, 35, has a dream of sharing the stage with well renowned South African artists in five years’...

Traffic department clamps down in Zwelitsha

Zwelitsha residents are praising the traffic department for their efforts to keep them safe after a roadblock was established along the main road between...

Ndzube makes pageant semis

Kingsridge High School pupil Nonelela Ndzube, 17, has been selected as a semifinalist for Miss SA Teenager 2019 and is the only contender from...

Poor service at clinic puts Zwelitsha at risk

Residents in Zwelitsha township are complaining of poor service at the local clinic located in Zone 5. According to residents, clinic employees are disrespectful...

Help with your family tree

King William’s Town’s Joanne Stolk has taken it upon herself to provide a unique service to the community – genealogy. This hobby-turned-passion project is a...

No electricity for 15 years

The senior citizens of eZizeni eNkosini in Tshatshu Village near Zwelitsha Township are frustrated at having to live without electricity for the last 15...

Cambridge Street fire causes chaos

Cambridge Street in King William's Town was brought to a standstill recently following the burning down of Hollywood Beauty Hair Salon, Cheap Cheap Wholesale...

Sanlam subsidies boost farmers

King William's Town-based Nceba Jakavula is one of the latest emerging farmers to benefit from Sanlam subsidies. Jakavula began farming in 2018 when he bought...

Land claimants make plea to Masualle

Residents of Mngqesha Village outside King William’s Town have called on Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masaulle to intervene in local disputes over land compensation. During...

Cosatu strike shuts down King William’s Town

King William's Town was brought to a standstill last week when the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) launched its nation-wide strike which...