Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Help for doctors who feel isolated

-By: Mbali Tanana Doctors are idolised for saving lives but they are also human, and there is a movement afoot to encourage them not to...

Over 2,000 schools without toilets, says Equal Education

“A perfect school for me … doesn’t have to be a fancy building, just a suitable environment for teaching and learning in every day,”...

Load-shedding is back‚ as Eskom cuts power from the grid

Eskom announced it would be implementing stage 1 rotational load-shedding as of Sunday. The power utility said the power cuts would start at 12.15pm and...

Gardens bloom for goodwill

The eighth annual Pam Golding Gardens of East London took place in selected gardens throughout the city at the weekend. A total of 24 gardens...

Day of hope for new family

Guardians of Hope South Africa had a handover on Friday, November 9, when one of the children was officially welcomed by the new family...

Pirouette to a top award

Joanna Wright School of Ballet student Kristen Stockenstrom, 15, recently scooped was recently awarded the Eastern Cape Ceccheti Intermediate Award during her vocational examination. StockenstromKristen...

Off to Miss CurvyBody SA

In encouraging other women to have confidence in their bodies, Mdantsane-born Bongo Winnie Siyapi, 30, will represent East London in the Miss CurvyBody SA...

Sweating it to help animals

Mission PAWsible, a campaign to raise funds for animals, was held on Saturday at Body Culture Gym. The event, currently in its second year, was...

GALLERY: Stirling primary recycles for a cause

  To encourage recycling in schools, Stirling Primary School started a ‘Bottles2Bricks’ initiative that encourages families and pupils to make ecobricks at home and deliver...

Ramaphosa’s nine months in office: What has been achieved

  Nine months is enough time to have a baby, but what has President Cyril Ramaphosa done with his first nine months in office? According to...

Awards aim to encourage

Manyano Youth Development Drive (MYDD) will host be hosting their second annual sports awards on tomorrow at the NU1 Community Hall in Mdantsane. The main...

Remembrance Day celebrated

The centenary of the end of World War 1 was commemorated on Sunday November 11 at the Cenotaph War Memorial in Oxford Street. The Great...

Black Coffee stirring up excitement in EL

  All roads lead to the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium in East London on Friday, with thousands of fans expected to fill the venue when...

Man photographed ‘dangling’ dog from moving car comes forward

The man photographed “dangling” a dog from a moving car in a picture that was widely spread on social media says he was in...

Mobile clinic provides free snips for men

A mobile clinic that will make voluntary circumcision more accessible for men has been launched in Cape Town. The facility, a joint initiative of nonprofit...

‘Significant’ petrol price cut to bring welcome festive-season relief

Motorists could benefit from a “significant” petrol price decrease ahead of the festive season‚ says the Automobile Association (AA). “After months of sustained pressure on...

MPs approve constitutional amendment for expropriation without compensation

It’s official. Section 25 of the constitution will soon be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. This comes after MPs serving on...

NPO’s safe house dream

Helping Those in Need is a non-profit organisation based in East London that provides meals to families and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The organisation...

Animal welfare traces owner of dog dangled from car window

The Animal Welfare Society has condemned an act of cruelty depicted in a photograph of a motorist dangling a dog by the hind leg...

DA provides relief for Duncan Village fire victims

DA Eastern Cape premier candidate Nqaba Bhanga visited Duncan Village on Thursday November 8 to deliver food parcels to 200 households who lost everything...

Malusi Gigaba resigns from parliament, joins unemployment line

Former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned as a member of parliament. Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed on Thursday that Gigaba forwarded his resignation...

Gonubie councillor out to thwart harbour plans

The thought of a harbour in the small seaside suburb of Gonubie has ward councillor André Swart riled up and collecting signatures in attempt...

SPCA grateful for generous donations

About R10,000 worth of pet food was donated to the SPCAs in King William’s Town (KWT) and Stutterheim by Red Alert recently. Red Alert regional...

90 pupils rushed to hospital with stomach cramps

At least 90 pupils from Dlukulwana Senior Primary School in Libode are being taken by ambulances to health facilities. According to School Governing Body (SGB)...

Taxi drivers take lessons in manners

University, manufacturer join in helping educate those in the industry Taxi drivers are breaking the stereotype that minimal requirements are needed to make it in...

More than 1 in 5 households in SA are indigent: Stats...

More than in five households (22%) in South Africa are indigent, according to Stats SA’s latest non-financial census of municipalities. South Africa adopted a policy...

Top awards again for Chintsa lodge’s excellent service

Prana Lodge, the Eastern Cape’s premier boutique hotel in Chintsa East on the Wild Coast, has received another two awards: the World Luxury Hotel...

Get ready for a six-hour commute from Joburg to Pretoria

Get ready for a six-hour commute between Johannesburg and Pretoria by 2037 if no more roads are built in Gauteng by then. This according to...

Warning | Bunkers Hill power outage

The electricity supply will be interrupted to consumers supplied by the Buffalo City Metro in Bunkers Hill on Tuesday from  9am to 4pm. According city...

Diabetes claims around 2,500 leg amputations a year in KZN

Diabetes claims around 2,500 leg amputations a year in KwaZulu-Natal, the department of health in the province said on Sunday. The province's health MEC Sibongiseni...

Selborne pupil Liam flies SA flag high in Egypt

Kayser’s Beach and Selborne Primary School pupil Liam Prime, 11, waved the South African flag high at the Biathle and Triathle World Championships in...

‘African Angel’ off to Oprah Winfrey school

African Angels Independent School pupil Linako Sdike, 13, has been granted a scholarship to further her academic career at the Oprah Winfrey Academy Leadership...

Shoe box blessings for 150 little guests

Blessings from Me to You, will hold a shoe box party for boys and girls on December 7 at the Creative Hands Crèche in...

Sports club started after plea by youth

Sunnyridge Rugby Football Club (SRFC) was established in August 2018 this year with the a purpose of keeping young boys off the streets and...

Gale takes wind out of fundraiser

Lilyfontein School’s under-13 cricket team held a parkrun on Saturday at 2 Swans to raise funds for their cricket tour to the UK in...

13 blessed years of hope for bright futures

Hope Schools held their 13th Founder’s Day celebrations at their school in Dawn, East London on Tuesday. The school caters for 240 boys and girls...

Free flight gives lucky trio wings

Three East Londoners who had never flown before had an opportunity of to soar above the clouds, thanks to budding local pilot Sipho Mangesi...

Verwoerd’s assassin wasn’t insane, says author

Dimitri Tsafendas‚ the man who killed apartheid Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd in 1966‚ was sane and believed that by killing the person dubbed the...

Zama Ngcobo: SA is a great country

Despite it’s political scandals and economic challenges‚ SA is still a great country with a lot of potential and beauty‚ says TV host Zama...

Medics deliver baby at police station

Two members of Community Medics, a free emergency medical service that operates in the Cape Town area, delivered a baby girl at the Table View...

New IDC manager to shake things up

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has appointed a new regional manager in the form of Mdantsane-born Mandisi Rungqu. The IDC is divided into two regions...

Lending school a helping hand

  Helping Hands Foundation donated toiletries to Dickson Dyani Higher Primary School in Mdantsane last week. The organisation was established this year in April to bring...

Weeping mom leaves court on hearing child’s testimony

The mother of the 14-year-old girl who was allegedly prostituted by four women in Whittlesea in 2016 rushed out of the courtroom crying as...

Pool complex ready for event

Despite having to undergo repairs, the Joan Harrison Complex is ready to host the SA Schools Interprovincial Tournament (IPT) which will take place from...

Student wins pageant

University of Fort Hare (UFH) student Nobenathi Ncwana has clinched the title of Miss Heritage South Africa held on October 20 in Mangaung, Bloemfontein. The...

Electrifying partnership sparks hope for centre

Global consulting, engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch, in partnership with a non-profit organisation Caring for Orphans in Rural Areas (CORA) and...

Mkati moves to Duncan Village to transform the community

After selling her house in the suburb of Beacon Bay and moving in to the township of Duncan Village, Laurette Mkati, 69,  has her...

WATCH: Police run for cover after being chased by protesters in...

It was a tough week for police in the Eastern Cape‚ who had to run for cover when they were stoned by protesters in...

Prisoners give their testimony

The department of correctional services (DCS) held a three-day moral regeneration round-table dialogue between officials and offenders at West Bank prison hall. Under the theme...

WATCH | Electric fencing is no match for this criminal

https://youtu.be/_7RfMf8FLXY Do you think you're safe because you have electric fencing around your property? Think again. CCTV footage captured on October 31 2018 shows the ingenuity...