Show will take audiences ‘back in time’

The Dramatic Society of East London (Dramsoc) is going old school later this month when they host their new production, An Evening of Classics,...

BREAKING | ANC suspends membership of two senior Eastern Cape municipal...

The Eastern Cape ANC provincial disciplinary committee has suspended  the party membership of two senior OR Tambo district municipality politicians after they failed to...

Storm causes flooding in southern Cape and more rain is on...

A storm that made landfall in the southern Cape earlier on Wednesday has caused severe localised flooding in Struisbaai‚ Cape Agulhas and surrounding areas. The...

Education department still considering normal five-day schooling for all primary school...

The department of basic education is considering the possibility of allowing all primary school  pupils to return to school on a full-time basis. In a...

Online dating scammer who swindled a lonely heart of R4m sentenced...

The Bellville commercial crimes court has slapped a Cape Town online dating scammer with a seven-year jail sentence. Christiano Ogbeifun, 50, entered into a plea...

NMB council approves construction of seawater desalination plant

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Council has approved the construction of a seawater desalination plant. This decision was taken in a Special Council meeting held...

KZN government requests state funeral for Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government wants the late queen regent of the Zulu nation to be granted a state funeral. In a statement on Sunday, the...

East London travel agent in court over R1.3m fraud of local...

A travel agent has been hauled before court to answer fraud charges after allegedly swindling clergymen out of R1.3m. Jeremy Noble, 45, appeared in the...

WATCH | Snow in Drakensberg, Eastern Cape and Lesotho

The Drakensberg, Lesotho and parts of the Eastern Cape got a taste of winter after snow fell overnight, while chilly conditions and rain are...

SASSA May 2021 payment dates

The official payment dates for SASSA recipients in the month of May have been confirmed by the agency – but South Africans will have to say...

Residents march on City Hall to demand housing

One day after a violent protest by WSU students erupted in the East London CBD, another protest marched its way to the City Hall...

Schoolgirl feared drowned near East London

A 15-year-old girl is missing‚ feared drowned‚ after a school trip to the beach. Geoff McGregor‚ NSRI East London duty controller‚ said their crew was...

Shock at Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s passing

The sudden death of Her Majesty, Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, regent of the Zulu nation, has left South Africans in shock. The queen's death comes...

Black Sash, others call for extension of Covid-19 grant to basic...

Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu has asked National Treasury to extend the grant The Black Sash says there is no rationale for the special Covid-19...

Eastern Cape dam levels

According to the weekly report on the status of water levels, Eastern Cape dam levels has been on a downward spiral at 54.3% this...

SA is likely to experience third wave in winter‚ says Prof...

SA is likely to experience a third wave of Covid-19 infections during winter‚ when temperatures drop and people’s immunity will be weakened. This is according...

Schools slowly returning to being ‘normal’

One of the first institutions to feel the impact of the national lockdown was schools, which closed in March last year and have been...

Sports Minister Mthethwa spells out intention to ‘de-fund and de-recognise’ CSA

Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has informed the interim board and members council of Cricket South Africa (CSA) his intention to invoke section 13(5)...

‘I’ll represent Zuma for free’: human rights attorney Richard Spoor

Jacob Zuma's lawyers may have withdrawn ahead of his corruption trial next month but the former president has at least one offer to be...

Two ex-Eastern Cape cops who tortured suspect to death jailed

Two former police constables were each sentenced to 20 years  imprisonment on Wednesday by the Alice regional court for the murder of a housebreaking...

What happens if you give the poor money? A lot of...

CAREY L BIRON Handouts lead to laziness and breed dependency, according to the critics. Advocates counter that cash can lift the left-behind out of poverty....

Caution advised as school holidays loom

An upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the Northern Cape, North West and Free State has been flagged by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases...

Rhodes University appoints first ombud

BELINDA PHETO Rhodes University has appointed advocate Les Roberts as the university’s first ombudsman on a two-year term. Roberts is the retired provincial director of public...
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WATCH | UCT counting the cost after fire guts library

TASHIN SINGH University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng says it’s too early to estimate the loss the institution has suffered after a fire...

Wind fans Cape Town mountain blaze

BELINDA PHETO Cape Town’s City Bowl residents are on high alert on Monday morning as strong winds fan the fires that ignited on Sunday. More than...
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WATCH | Firefighters attempt to save UCT library

ANTHONY MOLYNEAUX Firefighters battled into the night to try salvage the University of Cape Town's Jagger Library after a runaway fire quickly spread to the...

WATCH | In the heart of the runaway Rhodes Memorial fire...

Firefighters have been working since Sunday morning to extinguish the runaway fire that has engulfed Firefighters have been working since Sunday morning to extinguish...

Dam levels are mostly stable in BCM

Dam levels across BCM remained mostly stable this week, with only minor changes recorded by the department of water and sanitation (DWS). This matches the...

TWO MURDERERS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN JAIL

The High Court in Gqeberha convicted and sentenced Masixole Mbeki (29) and Lunga Welkom (29) to life imprisonment for murder yesterday on 15 April...

Search for missing East London bodyboarder continues

The search for the missing East London surfer continued on Thursday. Robert Walter Ernst Frauenstein, 38, went missing on Tuesday morning while bodyboarding in Chintsa. Frauenstein’s...

Horror Cacadu vigilante killings of 6 men linked to attacks on...

“The entire village will kill itself.” These were the chilling, desperate words of Emalahleni municipality mayor Ntombizanale Koni speaking at Zingqolweni village in Cacadu (formerly...

Caster Semenya triumphs in 5‚000m but plays down Olympic ambitions

A rejuvenated Caster Semenya retained her national 5‚000m crown in the SA athletics championships in Pretoria on Thursday morning‚ winning in a time that...

Bird death mystery solved

KATHRYN KIMBERLEY The mystery of hundreds of birds dying across the province has finally been solved — and the good news is that while cross-infection...

SA to halt J&J vaccines over blood clot fears

SA will suspend the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot fears. Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize made the announcement at...

Fake government job ads on Facebook lure desperate South Africans

A Facebook page offering employment within government departments continues to lure unsuspecting South African job-seekers. Less than six months after Africa Check blew the lid...

Bodyboarder missing from Chintsa coast, suspected shark bites found on board

GUGU PHANDLE The East London National Sea Rescue Institute and police have launched a search on the Chintsa coastline after a 38-year-old man went missing...

‘Jessie Duarte must face disciplinary action by the ANC’ – scores...

A leaked recording of ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte advising former president Jacob Zuma against appearing at the state capture inquiry has triggered mixed...

WATCH LIVE | Zweli Mkhize gives update on Johnson & Johnson...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt9kCvqr1Bc?rel=0&enablejsapi=1] Health minister Zweli Mkhize has given an update on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The briefing came after US federal health agencies on Tuesday...

Stage 2 load-shedding to kick in from 9pm as three units...

Load-shedding will kick in from 9pm on Tuesday night, embattled power utility Eskom announced. The stage 2 rotational power failures will last until 5am on...

LISTEN | Leaked audio reveals how Jessie Duarte advised Jacob Zuma...

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte told the party’s national officials she believes former president Jacob Zuma should not appear before deputy chief justice Raymond...

WATCH | Video of Mdantsane church elders’ scuffle with latecomers goes...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIuGpQVJpCc?rel=0&enablejsapi=1]   God loves you, but don’t come late for church. This was the underlying message that played out graphically in a video that went...

SA probing Covid-19 ‘harm compensation’ and vaccine passports: Mkhize

NONKULULEKO NJILO SA is considering a “no-fault compensation fund” and the introduction of Covid-19 vaccine passports, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday. The minister...

Breaking free from chains

“Doing this to raise funds for Logan Bartle is the cherry on the top for me as helping such a precious boy makes my...

IEC ready to conduct free and fair local elections despite R35m...

NONKULULEKO NJILO The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) is confident it can conduct free and fair local government elections despite challenges posed by Covid-19 and...

BREAKING | Senior Eastern Cape ANC leader arrested for drunken driving...

A disgraced Eastern Cape ANC leader who was arrested for drunken driving and transporting alcohol during lockdown level 5 was again arrested for drunken...

Chippa United fires coach Dan Malesela — again

Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi has pulled the trigger again and fired coach Dan Malesela. The Chippa United coach was sacked a day after the Port Elizabeth...

Youth stimulus creates over 300,000 jobs

The department of basic education (DBE) recently announced the success of the Presidential Youth Employment Stimulus, which was first implemented in December 2020. According to...

Public invited to comment on proposed Equality Bill amendment

The department of justice and constitutional development (DJCD) is asking for public comment on proposed amendments to the Promotion of Equality and the Prevention...