Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New wheelchairs from Switzerland

The Canaan Care Centre recently received a donation of 17 Shonaquip wheelchairs to the value of R360 000, from the Swiss-based Rausch Foundation, an...

Pizza boxes his chosen canvas

Pizza boxes are usually tossed in the bin once their contents have been are consumed, but local artist Sesihle Nogqule 24, who uses the...

Jantjies set to turn 102

The community of Parkside in the Buffalo Flats will be celebrating with one of their oldest residents, Beauty Jantjies, when she turns 102 on...

On a mission to curb youth alcohol abuse

Local organisation, Danonetix implemented an Anti-Alcohol Abuse Campaign (AAAC) across the province that is currently in its third month running, targeting the four universities...

Growsmart competition a success

To celebrate International Literacy Day, East London and Port Elizabeth primary schools went head to head in the Growsmart Literacy Competition held at the...

Lace up for Sole Destroyer

Eager runners are invited to the Caltex Sole Destroyer race hosted by Oxford Striders on Sunday, September 16, at Smithfield Street in Cambridge. The race...

Beauty Princess aspires to inspire the youth

21 year old Qama Bunyula who hails from Nakani Village, King William's Town, has entered Miss Eagle South Africa to inspire the youth to...

Centre speaks deaf kids to be heard

September is Deaf Awareness Month, and to celebrate, the Carel du Toit Centre hosted a deaf awareness campaign last Friday and Saturday at Hemingways...

Beauty reaches out to girl pupils

THEY say dynamite comes in small packages and the same could be said of  Lutho Luke, 19, who is on a journey to make...

Standard high at pupils’ exhibition

Art lovers can make their way to the annual East London High Schools’ annual art exhibition, under way at the Belgravia Arts Centre. Thirteen schools...

Lukhona out to cut it as barber

ELEVEN-year-old Lukhona Mokweni of Mdantsane NU 15 may be small but his uncle’s barbershop has sparked a big interest in the art of hairdressing. Olwethu...

Mzomhle coaching pays off

Mzomhle Senior Secondary School rugby coach, Xhanti Msauli decided to established a rugby development programme in 2015 aimed at reviving interest in rugby in...

Pappi plans ‘nationwide shutdown’ over fuel price increases

The newly formed People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases (Pappi) has vowed to intensify its fight against the rising prices of fuel. The vow...

Leaving a clean footprint of success

When Vuyani Mahlasela,  26, of Mdantsane’s  NU 14 started his shoe-cleaning business, he had no idea that it would be so successful. Davee’s Shoe Clinic,...

Rotary on a roll with donations

The Rotary Club of Gately received a handsome donation of assorted medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers and hospital beds, on September 6. The club,...

WSU gets assistance from DHET

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is set to pump over R300 million into Walter Sisulu University (WSU) over the next three...

Spreading love through giving

The spirit of giving and spreading love comes in many forms such as Solomon Onwona, a teacher at East London Science College. Onwona made a...

Women are the safest drivers, according to Discovery stats

Women are the safest drivers in South Africa and‚ believe it or not‚ the best drivers in the country live in Cape Town. This‚ according...

DSRAC commemorates the 41st anniversary of Steve Biko’s death

TO commemorate the 41st anniversary since the death of Bantu Steve Biko, the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) in partnership with...

A decade of Lavender Blue Pineapple Walk fun

The Lavender Blue Pineapple Walk, which that started 10 years ago with only just six 6 hikers people, is now drawing more than  over...

Fed-up residents clean the mess themselves

Beacon Bay residents on Monday took matters into their own hands and set about cleaning an illegal dumpsite along Beaconhurst Drive. Dumpers began using the...

Most kidnapping victims knew their abductor, says Police Ministry

In most of the kidnapping cases reported in the last financial year, the victim knew their abductor. This was revealed in the latest crime statistics...

Ramaphosa emphasises broadband accessibility at ITU Conference

The rapid expansion of broadband reach and accessibility is a priority in South Africa because it is a key determinant of economic inclusion‚ President...

Joyful reading to aid literacy

To encourage reading among children, East London libraries have started a Joyful Reading programme which will introduce the culture of reading through fun-filled activities. Singer...

SAPS issue warning on unconfirmed abduction posts on social media

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a warning to the public about recent posts on various social media platforms which have depicted...

From rogue, rebel to penning story of down rebirth

East London-born author, Sivu Matyila has written another book, I Was Born the Day My Father Died, which will be launched on September 29...

Looking back (15)

East London Orient Beach circa 1915. Isn’t this card incredible? The children pool, so busy and fun. The Victorian era was such a ‘pretty’...

Looking back (14)

This amazing postcard, dated 28-06-1902 shows the ultimate evidence of the importance of East  London and the harbour, in its peak years. What is...

Newsworthy achievement

East London’s Wandiswa Ntengento is reaping the fruits of her labour as she flourishes in Johannesburg as a senior producer for an international media...

Career expo aims to help rural pupils

Hundreds of high school pupils  and members of the community  attended the Dimbaza Youth Career Expo held at the Moses Twebe Great Hall in...

Talented musical cast promises laughs aplenty

East London audiences can expect a lot of laughs as four local artists tackle everyday relationship problems in the musical I Love You, You're...

Wild coast vets care for pets

In a tranquil location surrounded by the sea, farmland and coastal bush, lies Wild Coast Vet founded by Drs Roger Davies and Michaela Randall...

Happy International Literacy Day

The GO! & Express wishes all its readers a happy International Literacy Day "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -...

SABC wants to hike fees to ease financial crisis

Still reeling from the financial consequences of “well-documented governance failures”‚ the SABC wants to hike TV licence fees and penalties for non-paying viewers. Board chairman...

Bodybuilder to flex it for SA

King William's Town veteran bodybuilder, Shane Kreusch has earned himself the honour of representing South Africa at the PCA World Championships, which will be...

EL hosts top squash Masters

EAST London will be hosting the four-day South African Squash Masters Championships, starting today and running until Tuesday. Approximately 90 teams from all over SA...

Bhisho massacre commemorated today

September 7, 1992, marks the anniversary of the Bhisho Massacre where 28 protesters were killed and over 200 injured by soldiers serving the apartheid...

Butcher excels with boerewors

MARKUM Lewis, 46, who came in fifth at the annual Shoprite & Checkers Championship Boerewors Competition, says his journey is just beginning. To win the...

TRAFFIC | Rain continues to cause havoc on EC roads

The  Eastern Cape department of transport, safety and liaison has advised motorists to exercise due care on the roads following the adverse weather conditions...

MISSING 11 YEAR OLD FOUND DEAD

EC: East London Cluster 2018-09-06: An inquest docket has been opened for investigation at Buffalo Flats police station following the tragic death of an 11-year-old...

Musical journey Enjoy free concert

  The East London Cantata Choir will be taking their audience on a musical journey when they perform at the St John’s Anglican Church on...

KID hosts child safety initiative

The Kids In Distress (KID) initiative is trying to increase awareness of child safety after the recent spate of attempted child abductions in East...

MEC launches Heritage Month

Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & and Culture (Dsrac) MEC Bulelwa Tunyiswa launched Heritage Month under the theme, 'The Year of Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela:...

Ryan Meyers has been found

Ryan Meyers, who was reported missing yesterday, was found this morning by a  police officer who was going off duty from his night shift. This followed an...

Urgent appeal for community assistance

The East London police have issued an urgent appeal for public assistance after a 34-year-old man with Down Syndrome, who was a passenger in...

FASfacts urges women to avoid alcohol while pregnant

IN the efforts to promote responsible drinking during pregnancy, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board together with FASfacts, Distell and Rhodes University commemorated the International...

Good EC rains to bring drought relief

Eastern Cape residents can expect the best of two worlds from the weather this week – it will rain during the work days and...

Nearly 3‚000 unqualified teachers in the Eastern Cape

Almost 3‚000 teachers in the Eastern Cape are teaching subjects for which they are not qualified‚ with Nelson Mandela Bay schools hosting more than...

Life Esidimeni closure puts hundreds of patients at risk

Seven hundred mental patients in the Eastern Cape are at risk‚ with the Life Esidimeni facility in Kirkwood facing closure after its contract was...

Home’s kids enjoy treat

Mdantsane-based Masizakhe Children’s Home was filled with joy on Wednesday last week when the youngsters were treated with meals from Fish & Chips Co...