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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...

Plus-sized teen goes big with flash mob message

Plus size is the future, says King William’s Town youth Zuko Gugu Silwana. The 15-year-old Kingsridge High pupil got tired of being judged and...

KWT seek assistance in identifying body

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the body of an African female in her thirties. The body was found at...

Robber arrested during festive season patrol

King William's Town cluster members recently conducted patrols in their respective police station as part of festive season operations. Shebeens were visited and while police...

War against crime

In an effort to strengthen crime prevention amid of the during the festive season, Eastern Cape provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Liziwe Ntshinga and her deputies...

King Classic earn victory spoils

WINNING silverware has become a trend for King Classic after winning the King William’s Town Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) inaugural tournament in Ginsberg over...

MISSING PERSON SOUGHT BY ZWELITSHA SAPS

25-year-old female Sinovuyo Thompson went missing on October 26 from her home at Dubu Location outside King William's Town. She was last seen by...

Lucky sheep hamper winner

A generous contribution to his colleague made an East Londoner the lucky winner of a sheep hamper in Breidbach last week. Christmas Rock resident and...

Cycling at the Thomas River MTB Challenge

Mike Webb, also known as the Pink Fairy of King William's Town, participated in the Thomas River Mountain Bike Cycling Challenge over the weekend ...

Champ of Champs a success

What a weekend it was for Bettie Victor and the Hayidakis family. We are talking here of their participation in the annual Champ of...

Golden Games workshop for youth

MORE than 30 youngsters endured the sweltering heat to attend a well-organised Golden Games training workshop facilitated by the Eastern Cape provincial department of...

Pink Fairy helps cancer sufferers

For three years now, King William’s Town’s Mike Webb, also known as the Pink Fairy, has been running an annual Candles for Cancer fun...

DCS women staff enjoy team-building session

Department of correctional services (DCS) Amathole management area women employees staged a successful team-building session in East London last Thursday. Among subjects on the agenda...

Ward 44 residents agree to halt protest during matric exams

The planned protest action against poor service delivery by frustrated residents of Buffalo City Metro (BCM) Ward 44 has been temporarily suspended thanks to...