‘My heart is broken’ — tributes pour in for popular Afrikaans...

Popular Afrikaans singer Theuns Jordaan has died. Musician Armand Hofmeyr confirmed the news on social media, saying: “Theuns my old friend, I learned a lot...

Life sentence for taxi operator who shot policeman in Eastern Cape

The high court in Mthatha has sentenced Odwa Sqandulo Songca to life imprisonment for the brazen murder of a policeman in KwaBhaca (formerly Mount...

Stage 2 loadshedding until Saturday, announces Eskom

Eskom announced on Wednesday morning that it would be moving to Stage 2 loadshedding until 5am Saturday. The power utility said this was due to...

Load-shedding ‘at short notice’ possible as Eskom loses five units

Eskom on Tuesday afternoon warned that load-shedding may be implemented at short notice should there be any further breakdowns. The embattled power utility said the...

Public comment wanted on Integrated Waste Management Plan

BCM is inviting the public to submit comments on the draft Integrated Waste Management Plan. According to a presentation given to councillors in April this...

Social grants, #FeesMustFall and Covid-19 jabs: 5 takeouts from the MTBPS

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana said on Thursday SA cannot afford to have vaccine hesitancy if it is serious about prioritising saving the economy in...

ECDs to be standardised under education department

The migration of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres from the social development department to the education department set for April 1 next year has...

Candlelighting ceremony for bereaved parents

The Compassionate Friends will be hosting their annual Candlelighting Ceremony at Stirling Presbyterian Church on Monday 22 November 22 at 7pm. Myrtle Fleming, the organisation's...

FW de Klerk, who handed SA’s reins to Nelson Mandela, dies...

Former state president FW de Klerk died at his home in Cape Town on Thursday at the age Former president FW de Klerk has...

Support vaccination weekend, urges president

President Cyril Ramaphosa is urging local leaders on a government, community and business level to support the upcoming Vooma Vaccination Weekend in order to...

Eskom walks back loadshedding to Stage 3

In a last-minute announcement made on Tuesday night, Eskom said they would be switching to Stage 3 loadshedding from 5am Wednesday until 5am Friday. The...

ANC not desperate to govern at any cost, says Jeff Radebe...

Despite declining electoral support and some political parties rejecting the ANC as a coalition partner, the party's Jeff Radebe said on Monday they were...

Three children, including four-month-old, die ‘after eating noodles’

Eastern Cape police are investigating the tragic deaths of three young children from Gqeberha who allegedly died after eating noodles bought from a local...

SA moves back to Stage 4 loadshedding until Friday

South Africa will be returning to Stage 4 loadshedding until 5am Friday, Eskom announced in a statement on Monday. According to Eskom, Stage 4 will...

Stage 2 load-shedding imminent and set to roll into the weekend

Eskom is implementing stage 2 load-shedding from 11am on Friday, and the rolling blackouts may continue into the weekend. The power utility said load-shedding stages...

Community cleans up war memorial

Members of the East London Caledonian Society Pipe Band got together to help clean the war memorial on Oxford Street last weekend. As previously reported...

IEC ready to declare 2021 municipal election results on Thursday as...

The Electoral Commission (IEC) says the counting and capturing of votes is at an advanced stage as 99% of the results are already in...

Help crèche serve their community

Sherylene Minter, who runs uThixo uLungile Ministries crèche in Stoney Drift, is asking for donations to help the crèche serve the community. “At this moment,...

IEC says it’s not to blame for poor voter turnout, set...

The Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is not responsible for the poor voter turnout in the 2021 local government elections, saying it predicted this...

Stage 2 loadshedding to start this afternoon

Five hours after warning of potential loadshedding, Eskom announced it would be moving to Stage 2 from 4pm on Tuesday until 5am on Wednesday. The...

Nurse starts own wellness clinic for babies and moms

Sister Desiree Schreiber has always had a passion for helping children, going back to when she ran the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at...

Eskom warns that loadshedding may still occur

Eskom warned on Tuesday morning that loadshedding may implemented on short notice. “While no loadshedding has been implemented at this stage, Eskom requests the public...

Petrol prices set to rise on Wednesday

South Africans are set for another knock to their pockets, with big petrol price increases kicking in from Wednesday. According to the minerals and energy...

Company that ‘defrauded’ Eastern Province Rugby Union to appear in court

A business entity that was allegedly used to defraud the Eastern Province Rugby Union of more than R450,000 has been hauled before court. A representative...

All South Africans should vote on Monday, says Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to vote in Monday's local government elections. “Monday is your appointment with your democratic destiny. Let...

DA says priority is to get BCM working again

In the run-up to the local government elections on November 1, the DA’s BCM branch unveiled its manifesto last week. The launch was led by...

Police, army to ensure safety of voters, officials on elections day

With the local government elections only a few days away, the ministers of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster have said that...

2021 matric pupils begin final examinations

The 2021 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations officially commenced on Wednesday, 27 October. The first exam to be written was English home language (124,065 candidates),...

Local government elections: IEC dismisses fears results could be rigged

Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Glen Mashinini says it will not be possible to rig the results of the upcoming local government elections. EFF leader Julius...

‘Songs for the Sun’ tour arrives at Guild Theatre

  Singer-songwriter Langa Mavuso will be bringing his 'Songs for the Sun' national tour to the East London Guild Theatre on November 3. The tour is...

Eskom extends loadshedding to Saturday

Following their last-minute rescheduling on Monday, Eskom announced on Tuesday that Stage 2 loadshedding will be continuing all week until 5am on Saturday. “While Eskom...

Sassa shuts down scam luring people to PEP for children’s clothing...

UNATHI NKANJENI The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has warned grant recipients about a fake poster doing the rounds on social media, misleading people to...

Two NMU students drown at Sardinia Bay beach

Two Nelson Mandela University students drowned while swimming in Sardinia Bay on Saturday morning, during a Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (daso) event. Police spokesperson Col...

Eastern Cape talent takes centre stage at Dubai Expo

It may be among the most underrated provinces in SA, but the Eastern Cape undeniably possesses impeccable talent. This was reiterated recently in Dubai, where...

Two arrested after second Eastern Cape woman found in shallow grave

The body of a second missing woman from the Eastern Cape was found buried in a shallow grave at the weekend‚ police said. Vicky Terblanche...

Nahoon Methodist celebrates 100th anniversary

October is a special month for the Nahoon Methodist Church, with the organisation celebrating its 100th anniversary. “It started in 1921 with a minister noticing...

WSU student who received R14m fails in bid to have case...

Bhongo Jacob Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani, who received more than R14m into her student account from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS),...

Eastern Cape father, 80, jailed for raping his daughter more than...

An elderly Mthatha man was on Tuesday sentenced to six years in prison for raping his daughter more than 40 years ago. Nyamekile Alfred Bhenge,...

COMPETITION CLOSED – WIN tickets to see Bottomless Coffee Band at...

First prize winner walks away with a set of double tickets and 2x free lunches. Runner-up wins a set of double tickets to the...

Children can choose to vaccinate or not, ‘but should chat to...

PHILANI NOMBEMBE The health department has urged parents to discuss the benefits of Covid-19 vaccination with their children. This comes as the department prepares to roll...

Massive month-end fuel price hike could be ‘catastrophic’, warns the AA

MOTORING REPORTER Current data is predicting fuel price hikes of catastrophic proportions at the end of October for November. This is according to the Automobile...

Children aged 12-17 set to get coronavirus vaccinations

PAUL ASH Children between the ages of 12 and 17 years will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations from October 20. Speaking at the weekly Covid-19 briefing...

Voicenote about ‘tropical storm’ is fake news, warns weather service

KGAUGELO MASWENENG A voicenote warning South Africans about potentially dangerous weather is fake and people should stop circulating it. This was the warning from the South...

Preserving priceless heritage

Celebrating local amateur photographers The saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" proved to be true when viewing the myriad of  phenomenal photographs received...

Brace for rolling overnight blackouts all weekend and until Thursday

Stage 2 load-shedding will continue throughout this weekend right up until 5am on Thursday as Eskom grapples with more breakdowns and depleted emergency power...

Covid-19 related deaths climb by 132 on Friday

On the day SA officially launched its digital e-vaccination portal another 132 Covid-19 related deaths were reported, bringing total fatalities since the start of...

GALLERY – Local is lekker photo competition – some entries from...

Hope you enjoy browsing through these photographs which are some of those received for the final week of the competition. Who will be the 5th...

Premier ‘received R450k to renovate home’ that was meant for Winnie...

The public protector has directed the Hawks to investigate allegations that Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane received R450‚000 to renovate his house from R1m...

East London woman chased down, ridden over outside her home in...

By Bonisile Ndaliso East London businesswoman Nokwanda Maguga-Patocka suffered a cruel and brutal death, allegedly at the hands of the man she had turned to...

GALLERY – Local is lekker photo competition – some entries from...

The competition has come to an end. However, don't let that stop you from browsing through this eclectic mix of photo's from Week 4's...