Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Nite Series third stage on Friday

The third stage of the NITE RUN: Runners geared for the race at the previous Out the Green Box Nite Series earlier this year...

Thespian success

The University of Fort Hare (UFH) Drama Society took the National Arts Festival (NAF), in Makhanda by storm recently, showcasing their theatrical talents during...

SA celeb chefs snap up awards at the world cookbook ‘Oscars’

Two local female celebrity chefs have triumphed at the 24th annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Known as the "Oscars" of the cookbook world, this year's...

Octopus fishing lines to be removed by the weekend – if...

  All the octopus lines and traps in False Bay, in the Western Cape, will be removed by the weekend, weather permitting, said environment, forestry...

SPCA market, open day fun

The annual East London SPCA Open Day and Winter Market took place on Saturday at the organisation’s grounds in Amalinda. Various stallholders took part in...

Here’s what you need to know about the Cape Flats murders

Community leaders, law enforcement officials and members of the public continue to express their shock and concern after the death of 11 people in...

‘Missing’ nurses found at sangoma training camp

  The discovery was made at about 10am on Wednesday when police received a tip-off about the women undergoing sangoma training at a shack near...

Springbok legend James Small has died

Springbok rugby’s most celebrated rebel James Small has died. Small turned 50 in February. It has been reported that Small died of a heart attack. The former...

Suspended sentence for corrupt Cape Town driver’s licence examiner

A driver's licence examiner who took bribes for learner’s and driver’s licences in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has been sentenced to a five-year jail term. However, the Bellville...

Veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni dies at 77

Veteran South African actress Nomhle Nkonyeni has died. Nkonyeni's nephew, Vusi Manapha, confirmed that she died at 4.30am on Wednesday. The actress, who received the Order...

Sanral to spend R25bn on national roads despite e-tolls controversy

As the controversy over the e-tolls in Gauteng rages, transport minister Fikile Mbalula has told MPs that national roads agency Sanral is due to...

Metro FM ‘terminates’ DJ Fresh’s contract with immediate effect

After being locked in a dispute for three weeks over DJ Fresh's "foul language" on air that resulted in him being yanked off air,...

Armed robbers hold up patients at Durban’s Westville Hospital

Four armed suspects held up patients at Durban's Life Westville Hospital on Tuesday. Provincial spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said the assailants accosted and threatened a...

Reusable sanitary wear is keeping disadvantaged girls in school: survey

Reusable sanitary wear is allowing schoolgirls in semi-urban and rural areas of SA to attend classes regularly. An Ipsos survey found that Project Dignity -...

Gun Free SA tells police to destroy firearms to keep them...

Gun Free SA on Tuesday urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to destroy seized and surrendered firearms. The last such destruction took place in...

The big e-tolls debate: Cosatu, Makhura & Ramaphosa weigh in

Trade union Cosatu has thrown its weight behind Gauteng Premier David Makhura who maintained during his Sopa last week that he will scrap the...

‘No government guarantee to bail out cash-strapped SABC’: Mboweni

Finance minister Tito Mboweni declined to give the cash-strapped SABC a much-needed government guarantee in order for the public broadcaster to stay on air. This...

Africa has lost a dreamer’: Tributes stream in for Mandla ‘Spaceboy’...

South Africans continue to pay tribute to Mandla Maseko, after he died in a bike accident on Saturday, with many commenting that he had...

Veritable feast with celebrity chef Zola

East London resident local Klaus Rodemann had the opportunity to rub shoulders with national celebrity chef Zola Nene in Port Elizabeth recently. Rodemann entered a...

GALLERY: More pics of SAMCA…

Picture:SIVENATHI GOSA

Strewn refuse a health risk

Zwelitsha residents of Zwelitsha are fed up with rubbish that is left strewn in the area, causing a stench and health risk. Local resident, Mbuyiseli...

1,000km journey for the rights of fathers

Standing up for fathers’ rights to access to their children, as well as opening dialogue between separated mothers and fathers, is just some of...

Pupils pride of EC at KZN Winter Games

The department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (Dsrac) has led more than 350 Eastern Cape pupils (EC) learners to participate at the National...

Dancers excel in holiday club event

The Dynamic Dance Studio held their second annual June holiday club showcase at the Arts Theatre on Monday evening, in front of many among...

Public urged to report unathorised R99 debit order scam to police

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have requested the public to report unauthorised R99 debit order deductions from their bank accounts. Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said there...

N2 closed after protests and looting in Plettenberg Bay

The N2 freeway and municipal offices were closed at Plettenberg Bay early on Thursday after protests and overnight looting of businesses in the coastal...

Latimer’s life story

“Most of us know him best as a biologist for his research in ichthyology, his wide knowledge in marine life, his conservation imperative and...

Donors open their wallets for student funding

Philanthropists are increasing their donations to SA universities, with nearly five out of 10 specifying the money be spent on student funding. This is according...

25 newborns rescued from ‘mysterious fire’ at Durban’s Addington Hospital

Twenty-five newborn babies and nine children were among the 84 patients evacuated after a "mysterious fire" broke out at Durban's Addington Hospital on Tuesday. Provincial...

Frozen stowaway falls from Kenyan plane, almost kills London sunbather

The frozen body of a stowaway fell from a plane as it was approaching Heathrow Airport on Sunday. According to MailOnline, the corpse fell into the...

Meet Rhodes’ first black woman deputy vice chancellor

Dr Mabokang Monnapula-Mapesela has been appointed as Rhodes university's first black woman deputy vice chancellor. Monnapula-Mapesela replaces Dr Chrissie Boughey who retired at the end...

Sassa stops payments to 2,800 bank accounts over fraud claims

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has put a "stop payment" instruction on 2,800 social grants accounts it has identified as being potentially...

Durban teen in serious condition after being mauled by two pit...

Paramedics treated a 13-year-old girl in Asherville, Durban, after she was attacked by two pit bulls on Monday. Rescue Care's Garrith Jamieson said paramedics were...

Pupils in the dark, teachers prep at home as Eskom ‘punishes...

Eastern Cape teachers were forced to print exam papers at home and pupils wrote tests in cold, dark classrooms due to unpaid electricity bills. More...

Kruger National Park faces delays as workers fail to report for...

SA National Parks (SANParks) management said there had been no disruptions at the Kruger National Park on Sunday amid a rumoured strike but that...

Spirit of giving is helping ‘missing middle’ students

Corporate South Africa and individuals are making a positive difference to the country's student funding crisis, by sponsoring tertiary studies and offering workplace learning. In...

Project helps pupils study

FORMER Unathi Secondary School pupil Yamkela Nkomo started the non-profit organisation #SupportALearner about three years ago, which tutors high school pupils from grade 10...

KZN to crack whip on municipalities which incurred R2.94bn in irregular...

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has mandated the provincial department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) to conduct an assessment of all 54 municipalities...

Inspiring the youth

Mdantsane-born Kamvelihe “Kay Lani” Kalani, 20, is a passionate radio broadcasting presenter who strongly believes in having empathy for others. Kalani is one of the...

Gift of new wheelchair a real lifeline for amputee

Mziwamadoda Gobe is the latest beneficiary of the PnA Stationers East London and Sweethearts Foundation wheelchair hand-over on Tuesday. Gobe lost his right leg due...

Local architect selected for prestigious Obama Foundation programme

Durban University of Technology (DUT) architectural graduate and part-time lecturer Wandile Mthiyane been selected as one of 20 "Obama Leaders" from South Africa to...

Scores of East London families evicted from occupied RDP houses

Two hundred more East London families were left homeless after they were evicted from the RDP houses they had illegally occupied in Vergenoeg township...

SA’s leaders must come to the party

SA’s business future is squarely in the hands of the institutional leaders, yet if they do not embrace the concepts of leading with empathy,...

Surfer’s hair almost leads to her drowning in the Eastern Cape

A surfer almost drowned on Thursday afternoon in the Eastern Cape after her hair got caught up in her surfboard leash. National Sea Rescue Institute...

Hands-on approach to autism

Autism South Africa is holding hosting a five-day workshop, called Hands On Autism, which started on Monday in Cambridge, East London. The workshop aims at...

‘Drumming’ up a storm

The South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association (Samca) national championships have taken East London by storm, with teams from all over the country arriving...

SPAR promotes recycling at Wildfees

SPAR Eastern Cape is encouraging locals to “Take a walk on the waste side” as part of its STOP Plastic campaign. STOP Plastic was first...

Paramedics robbed at gunpoint while treating patient in Soweto

City of Johannesburg paramedics were robbed of their belongings after they responded to an emergency call in Soweto on Wednesday evening. "They arrived on the...

Drakensberg Boys Choir to lift rafters

The nationally renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir will have a one-night only performance at Hudson Park High School on the evening of Friday June 28...

Fuel price likely to drop in early July

In what is sure to come as a relief to many, the Automobile Association (AA) is predicting a sharp decrease in fuel prices come...