Former hospital worker bust after ‘making off’ with dialysis machine

A Durban man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a dialysis machine worth more than R250‚000 from a local hospital. Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala...

COMPETITION CLOSED – WIN – 1 of 2x sets of Double...

2021 marks the centenary of the legendary jazz composer, Alan Silinga. Silinga is the original composer of the nationally renowned jazz classic, Ntyilo Ntyilo, internationally...

Missing young man’s body found in bushes

The body of 26-year-old Abongile Rungqu, who was reported missing by his family earlier this week, was discovered in bushes near Booysen Park on...

BCM launches campaign to vaccinate dogs after another child dies

By Mfundo Piliso Buffalo City Metro and vets from the department of rural development & agrarian reform are running a campaign to vaccinate all dogs...

Post Office and Nal’ibali promote childhood literacy

In honour of National Literacy Month, the SA Post Office (SAPO) has partnered with NGO Nal'ibali to organise a special commemorative event on Friday...

GALLERY Local is lekker photo competition – Some entries from Week...

Take in the wonders of our world as you click your way through these awesome photo's as submitted for the first week of the...

Help Logan and the Canaan Centre

Weight-loss fundraiser comes to end in October Wednesday October 6, 2021 will see the culmination of a whole lot of hard effort and an immense...

SA faces suicide crisis as Sadag fields more than 75,000 calls...

SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER The SA Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) has since January fielded more than 75,000 calls from South Africans contemplating suicide as well as...

Sassa shuts down ‘no vaccine, no R350 grant’ claims

KYLE ZEEMAN The SA Social Service Agency (Sassa) has shut down claims that those who have not been vaccinated will miss out on the R350...

NICD says SA showing ‘sustained downward trend’ in Covid-19 case

There were 6,270 new Covid-19 cases and 175 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Thursday. This,...

DA scores R15m from Oppenheimer’s daughter

NONKULULEKO NJILO In a single payment, Mary Slack, the daughter of industrialist Harry Oppenheimer, gave the DA a R15m donation. The payment, made on May 14,...

Food donation helps Noxolo to feed the hungry

Duncan Village resident Noxolo Mathetha was the latest beneficiary of a charity drive organised by food brand Iwisa No 1, which has partnered with...

Learn to spot symptoms of childhood cancer

With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA (Choc) is encouraging parents and caregivers to familiarise themselves with the early...

Beneficiaries must wait for SMS before collecting grant – Sassa

UNATHI NKANJENI The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has pleaded with recipients of the R350 social relief of distress grant to not flock to post...

POLICE SERGEANT IN COURT FOR RAPE

A 50-year-old police sergeant appeared at the East London Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 31 August, for allegedly raping his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter from the...

WSU student killed over alleged muti remarks

A 24-year old Walter Sisulu University student was fatally stabbed during an altercation by a fellow student at St Patricks Court residence in Southernwood...

Motorists can expect some relief at the pumps in September as...

SA fuel users will enjoy a breather in September, with prices of all grades of fuel set to drop. This is according to the...

Motshekga: ‘It has become quite clear that we shouldn’t scrap the...

It’s official: the October school holidays won’t be scrapped. Basic education minister, Angie Motshekga confirmed during a media briefing on Sunday that after a meeting...

Inspired activists out to improve youth literacy

Two young activists from Scenery Park are working hard to bring the joy of reading to young children in East London, Komani and Tsholomnqa. Ayabulela...

Statistics showing huge rise in crime are ‘distorted’ – Cele

While various crimes saw an increase in the first quarter of the 2021/22 financial year, police minister Bheki Cele said comparing the most recently...

Social grants: Here are SASSA payment dates for September 2021

The schedule for social grants SASSA payment dates for September 2021 is now available, including for disability, older persons and all other grants. Given the...

Unemployment reaches record highs — Stats SA

Unemployment increased by 54,000, according to the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released by Stats SA on Tuesday. This puts the number of unemployed...

COMPETITION CLOSED:Win tickets to ‘La Bohème’ at Guild Theatre

The GO! & Express is offering one lucky winner a set of double tickets to see the Cape Town Opera’s performance of La Bohème...

COMPETITION CLOSED – Last chance to win with the Beauty Clinic...

Celebrate with The Beauty Clinic as they mark the occasion of their 41st anniversary this month by giving away Kalahari Facial and Pedicure vouchers,...

SA records 7‚600 new Covid-19 cases‚ with a third of them...

A third of all new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA in the past 24 hours were identified in KwaZulu-Natal. This is according to latest data...

Come together to support our para-Olympians

Strong team sent to 2020 Tokyo Paralympics Tuesday, August 24th will see the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics open to much fanfare and celebration. The team of 34...

Toddler dies at Frere Hospital after horrific N2 bus crash, death...

Yolanda Palezweni A one-year-old girl, who was among passengers transported to Frere Hospital after a horrific bus accident on the N2, succumbed to her injuries...

Three children among 28 killed in bus crash in Eastern Cape

Three children, 20 women and five men including the driver were killed in a horror bus accident on the N2 between East London and...

Atleast 24 killed in horror N2 bus smash between East London...

At least 24 people have been confirmed dead after a DMJ bus lost control and overturned on the N2 road between East London and...

Mdantsane businesswoman on the path to success

Mdantsane businesswoman Thembela Dlokweni is going from strength to strength, having recently purchased her second Engen station in the area. The self-described “Do-It-Yourself woman” has...

Pupil organises sanitary pad drive

Hudson Park grade 11 pupil Anesipo Mana is on a mission to help female students in Stutterheim by organising a sanitary pad drive. The drive...

Extreme weather to become the norm, says UN report

Extreme heatwaves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours...

Be prepared for, not scared of dealing with epileptic seizures

One can feel helpless, as has Logan Bartle's mom, but it's best to stay calm and follow these tips: Sometimes referred to as fits or...

Oh‚ shivers! Two cold fronts to hit SA from early Thursday...

SA should brace itself for icy temperatures‚ wind and rain as two winter-weather fronts hit the country this week. Snow could fall on high-lying areas...

New machine turns plastic into road filler

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) civil engineering researcher Dr Samuel Abejide has come up with a new invention that is sure to please a lot...

How Cape Town doctors used an amniotic sac to save a...

A Cape Town doctor’s decision to save a mother’s amniotic sac during a complex C-section birth has saved the life of baby Ephraim Maleho,...

Furry members join Gonubie police

The Gonubie Police Station was the site of much excitement on Monday July 26 as the police welcomed two new members to their team,...

Earthquake of 3.5 magnitude strikes Boksburg

An earthquake struck Boksburg in the east of Johannesburg at 6.32am on Friday. The Council for Geoscience said preliminary data indicated that the earthquake measured...

Olympic gold medal and world record for Tatjana Schoenmaker

Tatjana Schoenmaker scooped SA’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Games as she won the women’s 200m breaststroke in a world record on Friday...

Social grants: Here are SASSA payment dates for August 2021 and...

The schedule for social grants SASSA payment dates for August 2021 is now available, including for disability, older persons and all other grants. Given the...

Why the next 48 hours are critical for Team SA at...

By the time most South Africans wake up on Tuesday morning‚ Tatjana Schoenmaker should have won the country’s first Olympic medal at the Tokyo...

Resident starts donation drive to help

East London resident Brandon Lotter wants to do his part to help those in KwaZulu-Natal affected by the recent riots, and so has set...

Initiative aims to tackle GBV and forced marriages

Gender-based violence is one of the biggest crises facing SA, and in an effort to combat the scourge, Joko has partnered with People Opposing...

Designer inspired by his rural roots

Local fashion designer and vocalist Siyabonga Mpanjukelwa started his Fashion brand, Maqithini in 2019 using checked blankets fondly known as Ityali in isiXhosa. Mpanjukelwa who...

WATCH | ‘You are not alone’: Man braces cold to play...

A Mossel Bay man took his accordion, stood in the cold outside the hospital where his wife is receiving treatment in the Covid-19 wards,...

Curb electricity usage‚ as load-shedding risk is rising‚ warns Eskom

Eskom says it may need to implement load-shedding at short notice on Thursday‚ due to high usage of electricity during the cold snap coupled...

Eastern Cape drought declared a national disaster

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) announced in Government Gazette No. 44876 on Tuesday that it had declared the ongoing drought in the Eastern,...

We can all play our part to help

Sponsor challenge participants to lose weight and contribute towards Logan's medical expenses Four months have gone by since the Fit For Logan Challenge was launched...

How’s Zuma holding up in prison? Mzwanele Manyi says ‘very serious...

Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi has shed some light on the former president's condition in prison, saying he is “having serious issues" there. Zuma is...

Elections should be postponed to 2022 or they will be flawed,...

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke says local government elections scheduled for October 27 this year will not be free and fair under Covid-19...