Wednesday, September 20, 2017

OK Foods owner raises retail bar

Efstratiou vies for prestigious award THE OK Franchise Division (OKFD), a division of the Shoprite/Checkers Group, is paying tribute to and rewarding their members who...

People injured in possible “blast” on London Underground

PASSENGERS were seen “badly burned” following a possible explosion on a London Underground train, eyewitnesses said on Friday, as emergency services said they were...

Former SA cricketer from EL jailed on 19 counts of rape...

BY TELFORD VICE Former Border fast bowler Dion Taljard has been jailed for 18 years after being convicted on 19 counts of rape.Taljard‚ 47‚ who...

5 000 chickens culled as bird flu hits EC farm

By Siya Tsewu Around 5000 chickens have been culled in a Uitenhage farm as bird flu hit the province this week. Sovereign Foods, which sources chickens from...

After 8 years and R30m… Zuma wants another chance to explain

BY GENEVIEVE QUINTAL President Jacob Zuma has bet his future on a bewildering roll of the legal dice. In a staggering about-turn on Thursday, Zuma has...

Working abroad? Treasury rethinks exemption on foreign earnings

BY LINDA ENSOR The Treasury has agreed to withdraw its controversial proposal to repeal a six-month tax exemption on foreign income earned abroad. Instead, it...

Ramped up for Fashion Walk

City up and ready to showcase designers EAST London fashion fanatics better brace themselves for spring has sprung with the East London Fashion Walk coming...

Miss Greensleeves fundraiser a success

CHARITY goes a long way, especially when the lives of little children are touched. Greensleeves Children’s Trust, together with Models Agency, held a fundraiser...

Hoedown at Buffs Club to aid iThemba Ranch

THE KEMPSTON Group will be hosting a charity “HoeDown” to help raise funds for an exciting new arts and crafts centre at iThemba Ranch. iThemba...

Eskom threatens power cuts in three Eastern Cape municipalities over unpaid...

By Zolile Menzelwa Eastern Cape Treasury senior officials are locked in meetings with leaders of Raymond Mhlaba municipality to find an amicable solution to their piling...

Outcry over call for name changes

East Londoners slam BCM for not prioritising upkeep of infrastructure EARLIER this month Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati pushed for a geographical name change...

Pint for a pint at Blood Run

SOCIAL Riders MCC will be hosting their third annual Blood Run Drive on Saturday at the East London Ski-Boat Club from 1pm. “We encourage all...

Gearing up for sports challenge

Dimbaza to host soccer, netball THE Sports Challenge tournament featuring soccer and netball will be in full swing come Saturday in Dimbaza. The initiative, now in...

Evolution boffins buzzing over bee discovery

By Dave Chambers Scientists have discovered why a South African bee species grew extraordinarily long legs. Research at Stellenbosch University has found that oil-collecting Rediviva bees‚ first...

R6.4-million damage as fires raze Barkly East, Lady Grey

Fires raging in the Barkly East and Lady Grey districts have resulted in damage amounting to R6.4-million and with the blaze mostly contained by...

Fort Hare students protest against bail for hit-and-run suspect

University of Fort Hare students are staging a silent protest outside the East London Magistrate’s Court this morning ahead of the appearance of a...

KZN leadership could be disbanded as ANC top six jet into...

By Nathi Olifant The ANC’s top brass are expected to meet up with their KwaZulu-Natal counterparts on Friday‚ a provincial executive committee member has confirmed. The National...

Thousands of poor families to get new homes within 5km of...

BY DAVE CHAMBERS Private sector developers are to get access to land the size of 10 soccer fields to build affordable homes for thousands of...

Today’s front page

Chaos at Magaqa Soweto memorial

By Bafana Nzimande Chaos erupted as leadership contestation within the ANC played out at former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa’s memorial service in Soweto on...

SUPPORT NEEDED: Fires destroy over 30 farms between Lady Grey and...

A fire which broke out on Sunday at Five Oaks farm in the Lady Grey district has moved South East, crossing a number of roads...

‘Moyane ordered that I be discredited’ – SARS official strikes back

BY KYLE COWAN SARS official Vlok Symington has hit back at his employer‚ who in court papers filed on Monday denied his allegations of political...

New bicycle unit to fight crime in Tshwane

BY PENWELL DLAMINI The City of Tshwane has launched a bicycle unit to help fight crime in the country’s capital city. The unit is a result...

Top politicians snub Biko event in KWT

The nation’s politicians yesterday snubbed an event in King William’s Town to commemorate 40 years since liberation struggle icon and Black Consciousness leader Steve...

SAA to cut flights by 23%

By Linda Ensor South African Airways (SAA) plans to significantly reduce its flights by 23% from the end of the year‚ 37% of which would be...

Mantashe throws cold water on fightback by ANC leadership in KZN

  By Matthew Savides And Nathi Olifant The KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial executive committee is in limbo‚ as a planned appeal remains on hold until the national...

Video exposes school abuse

By Sino Majangaza and Lulamile Feni The provincial department of education is investigating claims of vicious corporal punishment at a KwaBhaca school, where the principal...

Border start Africa safari on the home front

The cricket season gets under way on the Border this weekend as the fourth leg of the 2017 Africa Cup takes centre-stage at Buffalo...

BREAKING NEWS: Armed robbery at Rosehill Mall

By LOUISE CARTER A G4S cash and transit guard was robbed while collecting money from Superspar at around 10:30am this morning. It is unconfirmed how...

From frying pan to fire for students

By Sino Majangaza The University of Fort Hare students who moved from their Union Arcade residence into the NBS building in East London for safety reasons...

Prisoner detective constable escapes after bail denied

By Zwanga Mukhuthu Police officer awaiting trial escaped from the East London Magistrate’s Court holding cells on Friday after he was denied bail. GATEKEEPERS: Court orderlies appeared...

‘Cannibal’ accused dies in hospital

In a shocking turn of events, the 23-year-old man who was arrested for slaughtering and eating the flesh of a woman in KwaBhaca – formerly Mount Frere – on Saturday, has died this morning. Aphiwe...

Cape man waits for Hurricane Irma but regrets it

BY PETRU SAAL South African Greg Badenhorst is one of the diehards who decided not to evacuate his Fort Lauderdale home as Hurricane Irma pounded...

ANC has lost the power to make laws, says Zuma

BY NATHI OLIFANT President Jacob Zuma has decried the ANC's loss of its two-thirds majority in parliament, saying this was the reason the party could...

Woman survives Sandton horror crash

BY KYLE COWAN Paramedics are astounded that a young woman survived a horrific crash on Rivonia Road, in Sandton, northern Johannesburg, early on Sunday morning. CCTV...

BCM rolls out R18m free internet access project

By Simthandile Ford Buffalo City Metro is piloting an R18-million free WiFi project that will see many residents and students connecting to the internet at no...

Halala! Trevor Noah wins his first Emmy

By TshisaLIVE SA-born comedian Trevor Noah walked away with his first Emmy this weekend at the award’s Creative Arts ceremony in LA‚ taking the top prize...

Zuma goes head to head with the DA in court this...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan It is going to be a busy week in courts for President Jacob Zuma as he goes head to head with the Democratic...

Multi-million rand drug and rhino horn bust at OR Tambo airport

By Naledi Shange Weekend operations at the OR Tambo International Airport resulted in a drug and rhino horn bust of over R6 million‚ Johannesburg police said. In...

State entities have been captured‚ says Ramaphosa

By Jan Borman Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa came out guns blazing on Sunday against state capture at a cadres’ assembly in the Northern Cape. As the race...

IntelliMali coughs up the ‘lost’ R818k

By Aretha Linden Payment administrator IntelliMali has reimbursed Walter Sisulu University (WSU) the full amount misappropriated by NSFAS “student millionaire” Sibongile Mani out of its own...

IntelliMali coughs up the ‘lost’ R818k

By Aretha Linden - Payment administrator IntelliMali has reimbursed Walter Sisulu University (WSU) the full amount misappropriated by NSFAS “student millionaire” Sibongile Mani out of its own...

Bees kill dog and attack EL residents

By Poliswa Plaatjie-Sejosing A furious swarm of bees attacked and killed an American pitbull and stung some people in an East London neighbourhood. An emotional Elaine Markus...

Patients moved into rebuilt CMH

By Siya Tsewu Patients  have finally been moved into the new building at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHBr-RZFDQw?feature=oembed] The new structure, which took 10 years to build, was...

Bhisho massacre families cry out for help

By Zingisa Mvumvu No amount of money will ever be enough to compensate the families of those who lost their loved ones and survivors of the...

Robbers take millions in heist

By Sikho Ntshobane A cash-in-transit vehicle was ambushed by a gang of 15 armed men along the R61 between Mthatha and Ngcobo on Monday night. The robbers...

Missing Breidbach woman found dead under bed, husband sought

YESTERDAY at about 12.30pm detectives investigating the missing person’s case of Carmelitta Baatjies, found her dead body buried under the bed at her home...