Thursday, April 9, 2020

Concerns over lockdown’s affect on sport and the youth

Township sport development organisations Xhanti Msauli Foundation and Leo Mbini Schools Mbini Rugby Development Programme have expressed concern over how the lockdown will affect...

East London prison official tests positive for Covid-19

A female official working at the East London Correctional Centre, in Westbank,  has tested positive for Covid-19, the department of correctional services said late...

The Eastern Cape’s positive Covid-19 case locations

From Gonubie to Motherwell, Elliotdale to Makhanda, Covid-19 has spread rapidly across the Eastern Cape, with confirmed cases now at 32. South Africa now has...

Sanef slams attack on SABC reporters

By KGAUGELO MASWENENG A crew of SABC reporters in Durban was allegedly harassed and threatened by members of the public on Saturday while covering the...

Bungled BCM accounts to be corrected after the lockdown

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers who had hoped their bungled municipal accounts would finally be corrected will have to wait a while longer as Covid-19...

2020 Ironman SA also off calendar

The 2020 Ironman SA has been cancelled, along with other major sports events, due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The event was set to...

Spreading awareness through art, and a hospital bed

Contemporary art should spearhead new ways of communication and critical thinking. This is what fine art practitioner Sonwabiso Ngcai said he aimed to achieve with...

With low demand, Eskom can now maintain its system, but warns...

By KGAUGELO MASWENENG Power utility Eskom says though the low electricity demand during the lockdown gives it an opportunity to maintain its power stations, the...

Hunger, poverty and lockdown adds up to domestic violence crisis

Lockdown is the last thing a victim of domestic violence needs, says the director of a women's rights organisation. “There is going to be an...

Domestic violence leaps to crisis level during lockdown

While murder and other serious crimes have decreased since the beginning of the 21-day national lockdown, cases of domestic violence have sharply increased, with...

Eastern Cape up to 31 Covid-19 cases as SA rises to...

By LUKE CHARTER South Africa now has 1,655 confirmed cases of Covid-19, an increase of 70 cases. The death toll caused by the pandemic has...

Murder, rape, assault and other serious crimes decrease during lockdown: Bheki...

Murder, rape, assault, hijackings and robbery cases have dropped significantly during the nationwide lockdown, police minister Bheki Cele said on Sunday. This was partly because...

Centurion man arrested after filming himself breaking lockdown rules and swearing...

A 23-year old man from Lyttelton, Centurion, has been arrested for allegedly contravening the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown regulations. A week ago snippets of a video,...

‘I survived 24 weeks of isolation. People are tougher than they...

Zwelethu Mazibuko wants to tell South Africans taking strain during the lockdown or placed in medical isolation due to Covid-19: “You will survive this.” He...

Couple helping babies, moms

Hampers for newborns bring both joy and relief East London retirees Klaus and Jenny Rodemann are doing their bit to help new mothers at Frere...

Prepare for flood of Covid-19 deaths, warns cemetery association

The SA Cemeteries Association (Saca) has called on municipalities to plan for the potential demand for cemetery and cremation services as it anticipates an...

R500,000 hangover for Cape Town tavern selling booze during lockdown

A tavern's decision to keep selling alcohol in defiance of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions cost it more than R500,000 on Friday. That was the value of...

Helping the youth cope emotionally

Resident providing safe space for all to share Peddie-born Phumelela Maphuma founded Reign of Prosperity in 2019 to help create a safe environment for the...

Fake permit scam emerges in East London CBD

The partial blockade at the Kei bridge has opened a market for at least one fraudster operating in the East London CBD. Police and the...

Big question: What happens after lockdown

Those of us trying to model the Covid-19 pandemic should try to be humble; there is more we don’t know than we do. Anyone who...

Inspirational! This mom did an actual Ironman at her house during...

Sporting event after sporting event has been cancelled in SA and around the world as officials attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

DA slams BCM for ‘refusing’ to shelter homeless

DA BCM constituency leader Chantel King has accused the municipality of “blatantly refusing” to provide shelter for the homeless population during the national lockdown,...

Smokers ‘can buy ciggies’, with one condition, in Western Cape

  Smokers have been given a reprieve when it comes to buying cigarettes under lockdown in the Western Cape. The provincial government, in its interpretation of...

Battling to explain Covid-19 to your children? Wazi is here to...

Looking for a simple way to explain what Covid-19 is to your children? The national health department has made available a number of fun...

University of Cape Town confirms sixth case of Covid-19

The University of Cape Town (UCT) on Thursday confirmed a sixth case of Covid-19. Three staff members and three students have now tested positive for...

Wimbledon cancelled due to pandemic

The Wimbledon tennis championships were cancelled for the first time since World War 2 as the coronavirus pandemic wiped another blue-riband sports event off...

Large queues for grants

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Zwelitsha residents came out in their numbers on Monday to collect their social security grants, patiently waiting in line...

Plan to move 2,000 people out of Duncan Village

More than 2,000 Duncan Village residents will be temporarily relocated so that the area's inadequate sewerage system can be overhauled. There could also be...

Taxis in defiant go-slow over Covid-19 restrictions

By KGAUGELO MASWENENG Operators who fall under the governing structure of the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) are currently on a go-slow in response to...

Lockdown means rent need not be paid until tenant moves in...

What you need to know about leases and rental properties during the lockdown The first of the month is traditionally when people move into their...

New lockdown rules let taxis carry more passengers — with masks

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has amended regulations governing public transport during the lockdown to extend taxi operating hours and allow them to carry up...

UN calls pandemic worst crisis since WW2

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to worsen on Wednesday despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of the UN sounded the...

Good news: Covid-19 spreading ‘slower than expected’

By TAMAR KAHN, GENEVIEVE QUINTAL, LUYOLO MKENTANE and LYNLEY DONNELLY The number of Covid-19 cases in SA is increasing slower than anticipated, but it is...

Taxi industry gears up for mutiny

  Santaco, the umbrella body for taxi associations, has launched an investigation into taxi drivers who have drastically increased prices since the lockdown. According to government...

Three more test positive for Covid-19 at Durban old age home

Three more residents of a Durban old-age home have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to five. Dudley Fortune of the Bill Buchanan Association...

WATCH | Officials destroy huts to enforce suspension of initiation

Two illegal initiation schools in Buffalo City Metro were closed on Monday, with authorities warning that should they be put up again the initiates...

Long queues at EC clinics as staff refuse to work without...

Desperate scenes played out at some Eastern Cape day hospitals and clinics on Monday as people were either turned away by the hundreds, apparently...

Lockdown is legal, Constitutional Court says as it dismisses NGO’s case

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a civil society body's application to have President Cyril Ramaphosa's lockdown declared unconstitutional. Ramaphosa declared a 21-day lockdown last week...

Covid-19 cases rise to four in Nelson Mandela Bay

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has risen to four in Nelson Mandela Bay. This is according to health department spokesperson Siyanda Manana. This follows...

Covid-19 puts Duncan Village project in the fast lane

  On March 27 human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu signed off on an urban settlements development grant (USDG) framework, with specific condition...

Police rescue 14 workers who were locked in Durban factory and...

Several consumer complaints against a Durban business resulted in the arrest of the owner and the rescue of 14 workers who were locked in...

Thirteen health workers among the Covid-19 infected

A growing number of health-care workers have been infected by Covid-19, health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday evening, as the national tally rose...

Divorced parents navigate lockdown rules on custody of kids

Lockdown rules for divorced parents caused tension this week with some still believing — right up until the midnight start — that not moving...

Virus puts brakes on cyclist’s plan

But local cyclist determined to complete fastest circumnavigation of the globe attempt next year East London businesswoman Cristin Flynn had a monumental goal ahead of her...

Petrol to drop by R2 per litre – AA

By KARL GERNETZKY SA motorists should see the largest fuel price decrease on record from the first of April, when unleaded petrol could see a...

Teen given chance to shine on world stage

Makhanda pupil chosen for talent convention in New York in July With a passion for acting, East London born Siyamthanda Hobongwana, 16, is set to...

SANDF deployed until June to help in fight against Covid-19

By GENEVIEVE QUINTAL The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed until June 2020 to help curb the spread of Covid-19, at a cost...

EC government to give food parcels to poor during lockdown

Three food parcels per household will be handed out for the poor at shelters and centres in districts after the lockdown kicks in. At a...

KZN man charged with attempted murder for working after testing positive...

By NIVASHNI NAIR and PENWELL DLAMINI A Ladysmith salon owner who tested positive for coronavirus has been charged with attempted murder for continuing to work...

Students reach out with skills

A group of University of Fort Hare (UFH) students have used their digital skills to provide services for the community. They are part the Enactus...