Monday, March 18, 2019

Mdantsane hopefuls to strut stuff in pageant

The annual Miss and Mr Mdantsane beauty pageant will take place today at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre. Event manager Siyasanga Zwakala said the pageant...

Cansa Relay for Life raises R500k

Hundreds of people braved the rain to take part in the annual Cansa Relay for Life held at Jan Smuts Stadium last Saturday evening...

Stars in the making

The PnA Ultimate Performer finals took place on Sunday at the Guild Theatre. The competition was originally conceived by Performance Platform in conjunction with PnA...
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Golf day boost for Carel du Toit

The Carel Du Toit Centre for children who are hearing impaired were the beneficiaries of the annual Algoa FM Charity Golf Day. The funds were...

Protesters cage themselves for a zoo-free South Africa

Visitors to Beacon Bay Retail Park were no doubt surprised to find a large cage containing five people in the middle of the food...

Belgrave Road still a mess three weeks later

Despite numerous complaints to Buffalo City Municipality (BCM), little has been done to clean up the corner of Belgrave and St Matthews roads after...

Durban monkey bar champion could be a record-breaker, his dad says

A Durban father is focusing his attention on a world record after his son demolished a monkey bar challenge held in Durban North at...

High risk of load-shedding on Monday

Eskom said there is a risk of load shedding on Monday, but it would be implemented only if “absolutely necessary”. “This is a result of...

Youngsters excel with art

Three young students from Sharon’s Art School have received international recognition at an art competition held in China recently. The children were entered into the...

Policeman fishing for ‘bribes’ at roadblock arrested in Camps Bay

A police sergeant who allegedly urged motorists to pay a bribe to avoid being fined at a vehicle check point in one of Cape...

Soldiers build bridge after flash flood kills six children in Matatiele

The army has been ordered in after six Matatiele children were swept to their deaths in a flash flood on Wednesday. Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

Top outfits go for golds

  Mdantsane-based rugby team and reigning Eastern Cape Super 12 Rugby league champs Swallows Rugby Football Club (RFC) take on Springs in their first game...

Energy-savvy hot sleeve

In light of the rising costs of electricity, AET Africa has developed an energy-saving device called the Hotspot and held a demonstration for the...

Ladies flock to nite race

THOUSANDS of runners flocked to Kennington Road in Nahoon last Saturday for the 10km and 5km Kempston Ladies Nite Race. Only women participated in the...

Risk of load-shedding on Friday, but Eskom ‘making every effort’ to...

Eskom says the risk of load-shedding will continue on Friday. “The power system ... remains tight and vulnerable and while Eskom is making every effort...

EL Cansa Shavathon a cut above the rest

The 16th annual Cansa Shavathon was supported by many last Saturday at Vincent Park and Hemingways Mall. According to the non-profit organisation, (NPO), losing one’s...

Performers wow judges

IMPRESSIVE dancers, harmonic vocalists, dramatic actors, witty wordsmiths and aspiring models showcased their many talents at the ninth PnA Ultimate Performer Preliminaries this past...

Nearly 80, but North West man proves you’re never too old...

A 79-year-old man who matriculated back in 1966 has registered at the North West University in Vanderbijl Park with the hope of fulfilling his...

DA calls for closure of EL Zoo

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has submitted a motion with the Buffalo City Metro municipality calling for the complete shut-down of the East London zoo. The...

Locals help feed needy

“We are not doing this for fame or applause, but we want to show people that having compassion and humanity can make a difference...

Brace for big fuel price hike from Wednesday

Motorists will need to fork out an additional 74c/l from Wednesday, as a rising oil price offset a stronger rand against the dollar in February. The inland...

Man leaves ‘pizza money’ for alleged rape victim

A man who is said to have left R70 for a student he allegedly raped, telling her to go and buy pizza, has been...

Police make R50m drug bust in Durban

Seven people are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday after a tip-off led  police to a R50m drug bust. In a...

Changing lives

Cambridge Hall in East London was packed with young women from around the metro who were attending a socio-economic forum hosted by Bumb'INGOMSO last...

Workshop hones counsellors’ skills

Masithethe Counselling Services held a 10-day workshop from February 11 to 22 at their East London premises specifically aimed at community workers. In the first...

Focus on your studies not on alcohol, says Mabuyane

The launch of an educational Anti Alcohol Abuse campaign (AAAC) took place at the Regent Hotel in East London on Tuesday, where institutions of...

Spreading the love of reading

In the lead-up to World Book Day on April 23, pupils are being encouraged by East London-based Lesson Lab to read as many books...

Accident on Settlers Way

  Code Blue vehicle overturned on Settlers Way recently,drivers are warned of traffic backing up. Picture:SUPPLIED

High risk of load-shedding at the weekend‚ Eskom warns

Eskom said there was a high risk of load-shedding on Friday and for the rest of the weekend. “No load-shedding was implemented today due...

Berita launches new single with EL fans

South African Music Award (Sama) winner Berita has released a new single which she launched at News Cafe at Hemingways Mall in East London...

Possibility of load-shedding on Thursday afternoon, Eskom warns

Eskom said there was a risk of stage 1 load-shedding from 2pm to 10pm on Thursday. The power utility said the load-shedding was as a...

Mother found murdered in Amalinda, East London, flat

East London police are investigating a case of murder after a 37-year-old mother of one was found dead in her flat in Emerald Sky...

Trio arrested with ‘drugs worth R3m’ after leaving OR Tambo International

A multi-disciplinary narcotics team arrested three suspects who left OR Tambo International Airport in a car allegedly containing drugs worth R3m. The trio were tailed...

Eskom’s coal-fired power stations exceed pollution limits – report

Nearly all Eskom power plants persistently exceed air pollution limits stipulated in their licences. This is according to a new report by US coal plant...

Key Largo food, wine pairing goes off a treat

Good food and wine pairing tickled taste buds at the fourth Chef's Kitchen at Tsogo Sun's Key Largo at Hemingways Mall in East London...

‘Angel’ of hope touches children

Amahle’s plea boosts orphanage MAKING a difference and helping other children are key to 11-year-old Gonubie Christian School pupil Amahle Qomfo of Mdantsane, as her...

Going extra mile for little patients

Despite her busy schedule as pharmacy assistant at Frere Hospital, Malifa Myeki, 26, has initiated a charity drive to collect toiletry essentials for patients...

School sport stars get a Jumbo boost

Hudson Park High School pupil Josh Jonas and Selborne College pupil Matthew Fourie each received a scholarship worth R10,000 and a R6,000 clothing voucher...

Pupils show hearts for Choc kids

The Hudson Park Primary Port Rex Cubs rose to the challenge to raise awareness for International Childhood Cancer Day last Friday. They also celebrated the...

Valentine’s march for sexual health

Valentine's Day was celebrated differently by hundreds of young people from Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality as they marched to Gompo Hall in Duncan Village...

Truck crash leaves Belgrave Road blocked off

A large truck left the corner of Belgrave Road and St Matthews Road blocked off on Sunday after it crashed into two large jacaranda...

Sascoc insists the continent is backing Caster Semenya in fight against...

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) president Gideon Sam has dismissed growing perception that the continent has turned its back on Caster...

On the rise: Prepare to cough up more for booze, cigarettes...

South Africans are set to cough up even more for tobacco and alcohol, following yet another increase on sin taxes announced by finance minister...

School books, sausages and tomatoes – here’s what you are paying...

South Africans feeling the pinch at the grocery store are not imagining price hikes. "Bad news if you are a lover of cold drinks," Statistics...

Tourist plucked from ledge after surviving 20m fall on Table Mountain

It was a cry for help carried by the wind that set in motion a dramatic, all-night rescue effort to save a tourist on...

Mzansi unites behind #HandsoffCaster

All eyes are on Caster Semenya and her mammoth battle against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in a landmark case by the...

Outcry after children removed from places of safety

The Democratic Alliance has asked KwaZulu-Natal premier Willies Mchunu to intervene urgently to prevent a repeat of the Life Esidimeni tragedy after 197 children...

Facebook to clamp down on anti-vaxxer content

Could Facebook finally be curbing its spread of false information on the danger of vaccinations? The anti-vaxxer movement has grown exponentially on Facebook‚ putting millions...

Grandads hit the road again

Eager cyclists will aim to raise funds for charity as the Grandads Army Memorial Ride takes to the road from East London to Cape...