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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...

Paws strut for a cause in show

All the attention was on our furry friends at The Savemor Dog show held in King William’s Town on Saturday at the Dale College...

Zwelitsha’s underage drinking scourge hits home

Zwelitsha Township is experiencing an epidemic of sorts with the problem of under-age drinking with children frequently being seen drinking alcohol in the presence...

Zwelitsha local returns home to help those in need

Former Zwelitsha Township resident Yoliswa Klaas, who now lives in Mdantsane and works for the Eastern Cape provincial department of education, returned to her...

Summit recalls history

Stakeholders meet in bid to record legacy PROVINCIAL massacre committees converged for an informative session hosted by the department of sport, recreation, arts and culture...

Zwelitsha man loses all in fire

A Zwelitsha resident received a nasty shock recently when his their shack burnt ed down while he was they were away at work. According to...

Wand-wagging dog show

Pink Fairy Multisport will be hosting their first dog show at the Dale College track fields in King William’s Town this Saturday. The aim of...

Traditional policing project rolled out

Eastern Cape transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana visited Mngqesha Great Place outside King William’s Town as part of a larger tour of...

Maqoma grave unveiled

The tombstone of deceased Xhosa Chief Nkosi Jongusobomvu Maqoma was unveiled at Ntaba Ka Ndoda Mountain outside Dimbaza recently. The unveiling was initiated by department...

Zwelitsha community angry at lack of police vans

The police station serving Zwelitsha Township outside King William’s Town is suffering from a shortage of police vehicles, which is making it difficult to...

Three missing persons found

Three teenagers who were reported  missing on the January 15 - Titimani Yamkela (17) and Samkelo Gulwa (18) from Lieveldt Location, and  Sanele Nkala (18)...

DCS kits out pupils

Five needy pupils were handed full school uniforms by officials of the department of correctional services (DCS) during a surprise visit at Mdisa Primary...

Missing persons sought by Dimbaza SAPS [UPDATE]

UPDATE: The two teenagers have been found Two teenagers from Lieveldt Location outside King William’s Town, Titimani Yamkela (girl, 17) and Samkelo Gulwa (boy, 18), went missing...

DA’s Nqaba Bhanga calls for help for informal traders

Democratic Alliance (DA) premier candidate Nqaba Bhanga visited small businesses at the Zwelitsha Taxi Rank on Thursday January 17, as well as the Highway...

Sports fans flock to NGO gathering

More than 1,000 people from all over the country flocked to Zwelitsha Township Stadium recently to attend the 5th fifth annual gathering of local...

King’s 2018 page-turners

Welcome back, dear readers, to another year. While we need to it’s important that prepare ourselves for what lies ahead, it’s equally important that...

Lions treat seniors to Xmas cheers

The King William’s Town Lions Club brought acted in the spirit of Christmas when they spoilt senior citizens at a function held at Kingspark...

High praise for ‘inspirational’ DCS retiree

THE department of correctional services (DCS) community corrections organised a farewell function in honour of one of its outgoing officers at the King Club...

Bavuma book launch

Popular Umhlobo Wenene FM (UWFM) radio personality Mafa Bavuma launched his book Born For This at the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg, King William’s...

Community comes together to help destitute man

An Ilitha woman said it nearly broke her heart when she saw a post on social media about a Sweetwaters orphan who is was...

Project helps make Christmas special for children

Project White Christmas is an initiative started by King William’s Town-based Rihnaj Models Incorporated owner Brendon Gosling in 2013. It is aimed at making...

Unbeatable Dale young guns

  Dale Junior under-13 rugby was unbeaten this season, with only one draw out of 24 games played. Dale Junior marketing manager Luyanda Mpande said this...

Breidbach protesters halt project

Hundreds of frustrated Breidbach residents burning tyres halted a project earmarked to upgrade one of the streets on Tuesday morning. The group barricaded the roads...

Spring in everyone’s step

Dozens of community members attended the second annual Zwelitsha Spring Festival at Baby Swag Playground, King William’s Town last weekend. The three-day event had entertainment...

What a sorry mess

King William’s Town residents find their town in a state of squalor as the Samwu strike edges forward with no end in sight. Uncollected refuse...

Stage set for arts festival

East London artists will get the chance to show off their talents at the Buya Live Arts and Culture Festival taking place from November...

Spinners bring excitement to Zwelitsha

Dozens of car lovers and enthusiasts gathered at Baby Swag Playground in Zwelitsha near King William’s Town for the La Gardi Spin Bash, the...

Inaugural Sevens tourney for youth

Berlin Tigers rugby team coach and founder of the Berlin School Rugby Revival Programme Leo Mbini will be hosting the very first Leo Mbini...

Police boss praised for acting on protests

Police commissioner Colonel Nomvuyo Mrwebi has been commended for her leadership style following a meeting held at the Canon James Calata House in King...

MPL sleeps in coffin to protest gang violence

A tent erected in front of the office of Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has drawn the attention of many motorists since last Saturday. Planted...

King William’s Town police arrest over 70 people

More than 70 suspects, aged between 23 and 46, were arrested for a range of crimes in King William’s Town this past weekend. Captain Siphokazi...

TNT team wins Sunset Bowls Tournament

The Pick n Pay- sponsored Sunset Bowls Tournament came to an end last week Thursday and was won by the TNT team of Josh...

Big day for Mickey Mouse graduates

Last Saturday was a special day for the children of Mickey Mouse Daycare when they were promoted to the next grade at their year-end...

Mthembu takes pageant title

The second annual Miss Berlin November took place on Saturday at Mdantsane City Mall with Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student Zizile Mthembu declared the...

Pink Fairy geared to raise funds for SPCAs

Mike Webb, affectionately known as the Pink Fairy, is looking to raise funds for both the King William’s Town and the East London SPCA....

KWT cops honoured for work

A King William’s Town trio were honoured at the annual Excellence Awards hosted by the South African Police Services (SAPS) last Friday at the...