Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Win autographed copy of local author’s book

The Campbells will hold two talks at St Nicholas United Church, Beacon Bay ARTIST, cartoonist and author, Elizabeth (Liz) Campbell (née Robertson) is the author...

Adventure awaits you at Christmas market at Hope

Situated just off Voortrekker Road in Summerpride is Hope Schools, an independent Christian school whose name couldn’t be more fitting. “Constrained by the love of...

COMPETITION CLOSED – Win tickets to see Andre

Back by popular demand, East London’s favourite Andre the hilarious hypnotist will be back in town for what will have to be his absolute...

Argentina soccer legend Maradona dies of heart attack

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the game's greatest ever players, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his lawyer...

40‚000 informal traders to each get R1‚000 Covid-19 relief: here’s how...

Small business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has called on informal traders whose businesses have been impacted by Covid-19 to apply for funding of R1‚000. The...

‘He’s crossed the line’: Cele slams Malema’s call for EFF to...

Police minister Bheki Cele has called on police to protect themselves should they come under attack. This follows statements EFF leader Julius Malema made at...

Criminal charge to be opened against Jacob Zuma after Zondo inquiry...

The state capture inquiry intends to lay a criminal charge against Jacob Zuma with the police. Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo said on Monday the...

Mdantsane residents concerned about the quality of tap water

Residents in Mdantsane are raising concerns about the quality of the water coming out of their taps, despite reassurances from BCM that the matter...

Former GO! news editor publishes feel-good book

East London authors Taralyn McLean and Melanie Loxton have together published So Suburban it’s Ridiculous, a book about living the suburban dream. With a dash...

Jesse Clegg to tour Eastern Cape

South African musician Jesse Clegg announced that he will be launching his new Speed of Light tour in December, in support of his latest...

Lamola reveals UAE is not co-operating with SA request to return...

Justice minister Ronald Lamola has told parliament that the United Arab Emirates was not co-operating regarding the extradition of the Gupta brothers to SA. Lamola...

Winners announced at 2020 Vodacom Journalist of the year awards

The national winners of the 19th Vodacom Journalist of the Year (VJOY) awards have been announced, with amaBhungane’s Susan Comrie and eNCA’s Dasen Thathiah...

New book inspired by EL writer’s experiences

East London local Simamkele Njo has drawn on her own experiences to write her recently published book, Akwaba Sekwabekile. Njo said the story was based...

US Consulate hosts workshops online for studying overseas

To mark International Education Week, the US Consulate in Cape Town kicked off their annual US College Fair on Monday. Due to the ongoing Covid-19...

WSU students year in turmoil after suddenly being deregistered

More than 100 Walter Sisulu University students  were abruptly deregistered in the middle of the year. According to the students, who were all in the faculty of...

Ten-year ordeal ends as HIV positive Eastern Cape man gets life...

A 53-year- old HIV positive man who repeatedly raped his stepdaughter between 2008 and 2018 was sentenced to life imprisonment by the high court...

Domestic workers win right for workplace injury compensation

ConCourt backdates claims to 1994 Domestic workers who get injured in the private homes of their employers will now be able to claim compensation for...

COMPETITION CLOSED – Enter here to win tickets to see Andre...

Missed the previous show? Now's your chance to win one of 5 sets of double tickets to see Andre in our city one more...

Hilarious hypnotist back by popular demand

When Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist returned to East London recently, it was with the aim of completing his final season prior to emigrating to the...

Buying illicit booze helps criminals‚ hurts jobs

Hijackers and cross-border smugglers are scoring from the trade in illegal alcohol in SA‚ and the fiscus‚ which uses taxes from legal operators to...

SA’s long-distance trains are going downhill fast, says Fikile Mbalula

The parlous state of SA's long-distance railways has been laid bare by transport minister Fikile Mbalula. Replying in writing on Tuesday to a question from...

‘We want them here in SA’: Mzansi reacts to Bushiris’ arrest...

The arrest of fugitives Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary in Malawi has been met with mixed reactions from social media users. The couple apparently...

Covid-19 latest statistics – 17 November 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 754 256 with 1 987 new cases identified since the last report. Province Total cases for 17...

Eastern Cape potato farmer ploughs ahead

A 28-year-old Eastern Cape man is ploughing ahead on his mission to become a top potato farmer, thanks to a partnership with Potatoes South...

UIF to start processing last round of Covid-19 Ters benefits

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will open and begin processing the latest and last round of Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme Benefits (Covid-19 Ters)...

Caster Semenya takes her fight to European Court of Human Rights

Caster Semenya is pushing ahead with her battle against World Athletics‚ taking the world government body to the European Court of Human Rights. Her SA...

Thunderstorm floods Breidbach residents’ homes

A thunderstorm caused havoc for ward 44 Breidbach residents last Thursday, flooding their homes and damaging their belongings. Devastated Mary-Ann Malgas, who lives in a...

BCM addresses foul-smelling water

BCM officials responded yesterday to a series of complaints from residents about the poor quality of their tap water in recent weeks. As previously reported...

FC No Name dominate KWT Masters FA League Cup

FC No Name pulled out all the stops over weekend to claim victory at the KWT Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) League Cup in Bhisho. The...

‘Opal’ is a unique, surreal animation

Jack Stauber’s latest short-film Opal, available for viewing on YouTube, is probably one of the most unique projects I’ve watched all year. The project is...

Stock theft ‘serious’, with 26,000 sheep stolen in 3 months

“Stock theft is a serious problem that needs serious attention, not just from us as the police but other departments that can assist in curbing...

Ace Magashule bailed on R200,000, court hears he earns R133,000 salary...

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was released on bail of R200,000 after he made his first appearance in a packed Bloemfontein magistrate's court on Friday...

Sarah-Jayne is a runway success

Clarendon High School grade 11 pupil Sarah-Jayne Johnson, 17, has not let her dyslexia stop her from pursuing a successful modelling career. Johnson said she...

BREAKING | Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane tests positive for Covid-19

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self isolating. As soon as his test results came back positive, Mabuyane...

Weekend booze sales are back and international travel gets green light

Eased lockdown regulations allowing weekend alcohol sales‚ the partial reopening of borders and resumption of international travel have been gazetted and are effective immediately. Co-operative...

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu dies after two-year battle against cancer

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu has died, his office confirmed on Wednesday. Makwetu was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago. Former president Jacob Zuma appointed Makwetu as...

Ramaphosa says varsities, schools & parties drive Covid-19 surge in Eastern...

A spike in Covid-19 cases in the Eastern Cape has the country worried, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday night. “The evidence suggests that the...

Ramaphosa to address SA at 8pm

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm on tonight. The address follows a special sitting of cabinet that considered recommendations of the national...

Hawks confirm warrant of arrest for ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule

A warrant of arrest has been issued for ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule in connection with a controversial R255m asbestos eradication tender in the Free...

Eastern Cape woman, 65, bites off tongue of would-be rape accused

An alleged would-be rapist got more than what he bargained for when his victim bit off his tongue while he was allegedly trying to...

WATCH Hypnotic Hilarity with Andre

ANDRÉ - the ever-popular and hilarious hypnotist - recently returned to East London for his 28th show prior to his departure for England in the...

Covid-19 – Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, the health ministry yesterday reported 20 COVID-19 related deaths today: 19 from Eastern Cape and 1 from Gauteng, This brings the total number of...

Don’t undo what we’ve achieved: Ramaphosa’s plea on Covid-19

The greatest vigilance is required from all of us to keep the coronavirus at bay, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday as he called...

Tips to survive Black Friday

Once again, Black Friday is almost upon us. The day after the US-centric Thanksgiving holiday has become famous as a day when retail outlets...

Contralesa calls on taverns to quieten down for matric finals

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA (Contralesa) is tired of loud noise disturbing matrics trying to study and has called on tavern owners...

Five provinces report Covid-19 cases on the first day of matric...

Matrics in five provinces tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day of their final exams. This is according to the basic education department‚ which...

Movember’s ‘hairy’ history

While the month of October was dedicated to breast cancer, November is similarly dedicated to prostate cancer, under the catchy moniker “Movember”. The premise is...

Ramaphosa to address the nation next week on Covid-19 developments

President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to address the nation next week about the government's response to Covid-19. Minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu said on...

‘No sympathy’ for Guy Fawkes revellers, police warn

Police say “no sympathy” will be shown to Guy Fawkes revellers who contravene the law relating to the discharging of fireworks on Thursday. “Parents are...

Restoring SA’s economy tops agenda of SOE council chaired by Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Council on Thursday in a bid to strengthen the framework...