Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bruce out to conquer waves in Spain

EAST London’s own waveski  virtuoso,  extraordinaire, Bruce Viaene, is one of ten chosen to represent South Africa in Spain in the 2018 World Championships...

Life skills course boosts youth

MASITHETHE Counselling Services (formerly Lifeline East London), in partnership with Community Action Against Drugs (CAAD), held a five-day Personal Growth and Leadership skills course...

Telling story of kids deserted by fathers

NDEVANA local, Cinga Dyala is the author of the book Sihle Tells the Tale, which tackles the issue of absent fathers and how it...

It’s snowing again SA

Snow blanketed vast parts of South Africa's mountainous regions on Saturday in the Western Cape‚ Eastern Cape and large parts of the Drakensberg. Neighbouring Lesotho...

WATCH: Kevin Anderson’s incredible journey to Wimbledon final

South African tennis player grinds his way to Wimbledon final by showing true grit and determination. https://youtu.be/NL-g8bJALO0

The shack aiming to up East London social scene

SITUATED at the East London Life Savers Club, the Shack Market  aims to bring together the East London  the community has opened its doors...

Yolanda inspired by her mother to feed the poor

INSPIRED by her mother's drive to help others, Yolanda Mtsaka, 28, of Scenery Park, founded Buffalo City CareGivers to ensure that the homeless of...

CITY LISTEN | BCM residents’ water woes fall on deaf ears

BCM residents say their water woes fall on deaf ears  Image: File/Alan Eason It’s been near a month since Buffalo City Metro ratepayer Raymond Pieterse reported a...

Dynamic dance showcase

The Dynamic Body Studio's Holiday Club's showcase performance took place on Tuesday and Wednesday night at the Arts Theatre Club in East London. Dancers from...

1,000 nurses graduate to boost the health department

IN A  major  boost for the health department, more than  1,000 nurses from Lilitha Nursing College in East London graduated on Wednesday and Thursday. According...

MeerKAT array unveils its amazing powers

It has been a decade in the making‚ and now the MeerKAT radio telescope has been unveiled. This is a major leap forward not just...

‘Hit man’ Taylor ready to rock the Guild stage

EVER-POPULAR muso, Garth Taylor, will grace the Guild Theatre stage on July 20 and 22. The talented SA Music Awards (Sama) nominated artist is celebrating...

Trevor Noah’s Daily Show scores an Emmy nomination

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah may have had a rocky start in the States but clearly that’s a thing of the past‚ as...

Africa will see next lunar eclipse on July 27

AFRICA has been cited as being one of the best places to see the next lunar eclipse on July 27. According to NASA, a lunar...

Parkside CMR office opens

THE Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) has expanded its services offices and have recently by opening a new satellite office in Parkside. CMR East London has...

Batting Bridge closed for maintenance

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is advising motorists that the Batting Bridge will be closed for maintenance on Saturday. Road users are encouraged to make...

African art works on display

NTOBEKO Mjijwa will be exhibiting his African-inspired artwork at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery in East London from tomorrow until Wednesday. Mjijwa is a lecturer...

Stirling pupils jazz it up at National Arts Festival

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC: Stirling pupils Jayson van Rooyen (trombone - middle), Caitlyn Poole (sax – front) and Eldene Bruiners and Nerisha Ramjee...

Flying squad’s wings clipped

The Mdantsane police cluster flying squad is grounded. It does not have a single functioning vehicle. The cluster fights serious crime in a large area...

Upmarket display for Eastern Cape artists

Solemn ceramic cows, quirky felt sheep, swirly wire baskets and vibrant beaded bags are some of the innovative crafts now on display at Hemingways...

Award-winning film and television makeup artist out to boost local...

AWARD-winning film and television makeup artist Louiza Calore, 50, is working with Walter Sisulu University (WSU) students  to give back to the next generation...

Beacon Bay, Gonubie Road on target

The construction of the Beacon Bay and Gonubie Link Road, which is set to be completed in March 2019, is currently ahead of schedule. This...

SASSA distances itself from message circulating on social media

A fake news article claiming SASSA accidentally paid grants to 17 000 illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe has been doing the rounds on social media. SASSA...

Gift of shoes keeps kids in school

Growing up, Lelethu Kenny Tukuvana had to walk to school barefoot – something he vowed no other child should have to experience. And for two...

Changes to diet help bears of EL Zoo return to health

Gina and Jenny, the brown bears of the East London Zoo, are looking much better, according to Lionel de Lange, CEO of Lawrence Anthony...

Looking back (9)

East London beach front near east beach, the circus came town, every year. Circa late 1930’s, it would stay for a month, just prior to...

Search on for armed gang who robbed store

A manhunt is under way  for three heavily-armed men who allegedly robbed the Cambridge Pep store in East London making off with a large...

200 EC ambulances ‘stuck’

The Eastern Cape government’s fleet management entity is in a state of chaos, with a R312-million vehicle management system purchased in 2006 not being...

Call to share memories of EL flood

On this day 48 years ago, East Londoners had no clue they were soon to be hit by a massive flood which left 12...

Threat to shut down BCM cemeteries

Grieving families could be barred from conducting funeral services at metro cemeteries this weekend if city authorities fail to come to the table and...

Oprah, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Usher, Pharrell, Tyler Perry & more headed to...

A host of international celebrities will be heading to South Africa in December to be part of the Global Citizen Festival, a free and...

Charity begins at home for Pink Fairy

After running his 12th consecutive Comrades Marathon eight years ago, King William’s Town’s Mike Webb, also known as the Pink Fairy, decided to spice...

R30 000 donated in prizes for Annual Golf day

MORE than  R30000 in prizes was donated at the Annual Golf Day held at the East London Golf Club on Saturday. Golf convener Terry-Andre Eleftheriou...

Poor state of roads angers residents

SOME  roads in the East London suburbs of Cambridge and Southernwood are in dire need of refurbishment. Reporters from the GO! & Express  drove to...

Scouted for world stage

Okuhle Mpepo, 16, has been scouted to seen her passion for acting rewarded after earning an opportunity to represent South Africa and East London...

Meteorite found after fireball seen over South Africa

A meteorite that was part of a fireball which streaked across the sky in June has been recovered in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve...

Women’s soccer coach on top of her game

FORMER soccer player, Phumza Nqweniso, 33, of Duncan Village says being a woman  coach is a daunting task but her team keeps her on...

Flea market help for needy

NON-profit organisation Helping Those In Need  held a week-long flea market recently in 6 Jarvis Road, Berea to help families and children they are...

UFH drama unit in rousing festival debut

UNIVERSITY of Fort Hare drama society, Isandi seGubu (The sound of the drum), made history recently by performing the play at the National Arts...

Pro dancer brings class act to Guild

TO mark their 20th anniversary, Mozambique's first contemporary dance company ‘CulturArte” is bringing their outstanding  tour to the Guild Theatre next weekend. CulturArte, a leading...

Selborne pupil earns top 10 spot at SA School Squash

SQUASH: Congratulations to Luke Jacoby of Selborne College who ranked in the top 10 in of the Under 14 South African Schools Squash. Picture:SUPPLIED

Mandela house robbery victims get helping hand

South Africans are rallying together to raise the spirits of tourists who were robbed at gunpoint during a visit to the home of former...

Dance club stays in step

Dynamic Dance Academy will host its first July holiday club for one week at the Dynamic Body Studio in East London. The holiday club will ...

Joy over “wheelchair gift”

ANOTHER lucky recipient received the was given the gift of mobility this week at PNA’s ninth Wheelchair Handover. Sara Smal, who suffers from a...

Former cleaner rejoices in new role as a nurse

“There was no greater feeling than walking into Stutterheim Hospital no longer as a cleaner, but clad in a white dress because I was...

Help appeal:family living in ‘inhumane’ conditions

CHILD Welfare in King William’s Town ,is appealing anyone able to help a family of five who are living in “inhumane circumstances”. Four children, between...

‘iKhaya’ portrays a mother’s absence through dance

THE Steve Biko Foundation, in partnership with Indoni Dance Arts & Leadership Academy, wowed audiences on Saturday when it performed iKhaya (Home), a theatrical...

Stirling pupils perform at National Arts Festival

MAKE SOME NOISE: Stirling High School pupils auditioned at the Standard Bank National School's Youth Jazz Band 2018, with five making it to the...

Clarendon does well at the squash tourney

WELL DONE: Clarendon High School pupils participated in the national inter-provincial squash tournament in Johannesburg recently. The Border Under 14 Squash team consisted of...

BRICS summit focus on youth entrepreneurship

THE Brics Summit kicked off on Thursday at the East London International Convention Centre, (ICC),  where delegates from various businesses and municipalities met for...