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EC premier attends special sermon

THEMBELA NDLUMBINI and MATTHEW FIELD King William's Town-based Jesus the Answer Ministries, led by Dr Mandla Makubalo, held a special sermon on their premises recently...

Comedy duo all set to tickle funny bones in KWT

Get ready to tickle your funny bones as comedians Ndumiso Lindi and Tumi Morake bring their nationwide tour to King William’s Town on November...

DPW raise awareness about HIV/Aids fight

The Wellness Unit of the department of public works held a build-up event for World Aids Day in Middledrift, under the theme “Ending the...

Soccer star urges learners to focus on studies

THEMBELA NDLUMBINI and MATTHEW FIELD Former Kaizer Chiefs player Marks Maponyane was the guest speaker at the recent Examinations Service Prayer held at the Ark...

Bikers Toy Run brings joy to children

The annual King William’s Town Lions International Club’s Biker’s Breakfast Toy Run took place at the Malcom Andrew Sport Centre in KWT on a...

Sanco hands out donated clothes to needy residents

The spirit of ubuntu was on full display last week when the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) handed out bags of clothing, linen and blankets to residents...

Training programme are changing young lives

The department of public works (DPW) Amathole regional office inducted unemployed young people into the accelerated professional and trade competency development programme (APTCoD) recently....

Farewell to Breidbach clinic manager

Last Thursday was an emotional day for Breidbach Clinic staff, committee board members and the community, as they bid farewell to operational manager Sister...

Donation to chess club a boost for young players

There was an atmosphere of excitement at the King Chess Club recently after club founder Lawrence Gosling received a much-needed donation from the Breidbach Hub last week. Hub...

Schoolgirls out to make a difference

Two work hard to help less fortunate kids De Vos Malan Hoërskool pupil Siyavuya Lento, 17, along with her friend Lunathi Jaceni, have recently started an...

Hub festival a phenomenal success

The recent festival staged by Breidbach Hub was described as one of the best thus far after a record number of sport and recreation...

Officials keep an eye on parolees

Parolees and probationers living in Zwelitsha and Phakamisa townships received visits from King William’s Town department of correctional services officials during a special monitoring...

Chess club needs help with training, equipment

The King Chess Club is in desperate need of assistance to equip their growing number of members with training in the game of chess and has...

Breidbach Primary awards its achievers

Last Thursday marked a significant milestone for Breidbach Primary pupils, as the school hosted another successful celebration of its academic and sports achievers. The event saw top...

Clinic brings care to Acorn Valley kids

Breidbach Clinic brought smiles to the faces of many parents and residents in Acorn Valley after organising an outreach programme for sick children recently. About 30 parents...

Boost for hungry pupils

Madakeni Primary School near King William’s Town received a much-needed boost from Woolworths as they commemorated World Food Day last Wednesday. Woolworths employees from the...

Help realise big bdream

East London’s Asithandile Figlan has been invited to take part in the International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in the US in July...

Peddie takes the Cup

Peddie pulled out all the stops to emerge as the champions of the King William’s Town Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) League Cup after their...

Workshop to share sound business tips

With the generous support from the office of the premier, as well as the departments of labour and the department of social development, King...

Comedian Vusi full of jokes

Tickling funny bones is the name of the game as Vusi Sono, better known as Vusi Oulik, will perform his maiden comedy show at...

Comedian Vusi full of jokes

Tickling funny bones is the name of the game as Vusi Sono, better known as Vusi Oulik, will perform his maiden comedy show at...

Get revved up for CLA bikers’ rally

In a bid to fundraise and strengthen bonds between the community, the Club Leaders Association (CLA) bikers’ rally will take place in Kei Road...

Commissioner bids DCS farewell

Amathole Mmanagement Aarea commissioner Nolitha Mangxila bids farewell to the department of correctional services (DCS) at the end of September after serving for 38...

Sanco hosts community meeting to assist Breidbach PS

Fed up with the bad behaviour of pupils and parents at Breidbach Primary School (BPS), the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) decided to...

Remembering Biko

A STRONG sense of self, pride and burning national issues were on display as people descended upon Ginsberg, in King William’s Town to commemorate...

Pupils find out about maritime careers

Zwelitsha-based Xolani High School was one of 25 Eastern Cape schools to attend the South African International Maritime’s Institute (SAIMI) pilot career expo at...

Help identify next of kin – Thembele Nhlaphane

Residents of the King William's Town area are being called on to help identify the family of the late Thembele Nhlaphane, whose body has...

Final farewell to well-known journalist Donian

Seasoned journalist for the King William’s Town Mercury, Daily Dispatch and The Bugle Denver Donian passed away last Wednesday at the age of 64. The...

Almost 500 King pets given rabies vaccine

More than 800 pet owners in King William’s Town benefitted from a successful rabies vaccination campaign held by the department of agriculture. DoA animal health...

New ambulances delivered to province

The department of transport (DoT) recently handed over a fleet of new ambulances to the provincial government at a ceremony in Bhisho. Speaking at the...

Supporters club host successful fundraiser

Despite inclement weather, the King William’s Town All Blacks Supporters Club described their fundraising tournament held over at the weekend as a phenomenal success. The...

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...