Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BCM’S save water drive

THE Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCM) is heading out to schools and shopping malls to spread awareness about water shortages facing the city. The BCM...

Swallows soar in to big final

THE Eastern Cape Super 12 rugby tournament resumed last week Saturday after a semifinal match between Swallows Rugby Football Club (RFC) and Gardens RFC...

Promoting oral hygiene worldwide

On Tuesday, March 20th, is World Oral Health Day an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide...

Support for race against Cansa

HUNDREDS of supporters  filled the Buffalo City Jan Smuts Stadium on Saturday to remember  and celebrate the lives of those who had succumbed to...

I never want to see polony again‚ says Klipspruit crèche owner

The owner of the Klipsruit West crèche near Soweto where nine children were diagnosed with listeriosis says she has been traumatised by the ordeal. “Polony‚...

Court interdicts three students from acting illegally

Only three Walter Sisulu University students were on Tuesday interdicted from acting illegally in ongoing protests that have been characterised by violence at three...

41 kids crammed into taxi

A Mdantsane taxi driver was arrested on Tuesday morning after he was caught ferrying 41 pupils in a 15-seater Toyota Quantum minibus taxi. Cambridge police...

Shoddy stadium losing events

THE poor condition of the Jan Smuts Stadium is a big concern raising big concern among those involved in the local sporting fraternities, especially...

A victory for Inxeba producers as film is allowed back in...

BY JESSICA LEVITT AND KYLE ZEEMAN Fans of Inxeba (The Wound) will now be able to watch the film in cinemas after an appeal on the reclassification...

Online petition brings bear saviour all the way from Ukraine

By Tyler Riddin An international environmental aid organisation has said it would be willing to fund the building of a new enclosure for the East London...

Ramaphosa Sona – why it won’t be a circus

By TimesLIVE President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona) will be different to the last turbulent one delivered by Jacob Zuma. reason is an...

Residents object to name change idea

THE proposed name change of East London and its suburbs is sparking controversy, with questions over whether the stakeholder consultative meetings held this week...

West Bank a dump

By SIVENATHI GOSA and MADELEINE CHAPUT ILLEGAL dumping in one of the oldest residential areas in East London, West Bank, has become a growing concern...

EL dumping outrage

EAST London handyman Trevor Watson is outraged. The reason for his anger? The shocking state of the Umtiza Nature Reserve near the Buffalo Pass,...

Standoff at Fort Hare campus continues

By Sino Majangaza The SRC at the University of Fort Hare’s East London campus has vowed that the academic year will not resume until the management...

Fight in water queue forces Cape Town to crack down

BY DAVE CHAMBERS Guards are being posted at a popular Cape Town spring after an outbreak of fisticuffs. In a sign of rising tension over access...

BREAKING | DA to remove Patricia de Lille as Cape Town...

By Dave Chambers Patricia de Lille was set to be ousted as mayor of Cape Town on Wednesday. The DA provincial leader‚ Bonginkosi Madikizela‚ said the party...

EC traditional leaders to boycott controversial movie, Inxeba

By LULAMILE FENI and SIKHO NTSHOBANE Eastern Cape traditional leaders and traditional activists are busy drumming up support for the boycott of the controversial movie,...

SABC appointments under scrutiny

BY BEKEZELA PHAKATHI It emerged earlier in January that the SABC was set to hire MTN group chief Chris Maroleng pending vetting by the State...

Rand poised to firm below R12/$ on favourable political developments

The rand was poised to break through R12 to the dollar at midday on Monday as optimism about local political developments continued to buoy...

Ex-teacher laughs quietly in court while his legal team defends him

By Barbara Hollands Rape and sexual assault-accused former teacher Neil le Roux laughed quietly while his legal counsel did their best to frame his alleged abuse...

Water Levels declining in EC

Due to a lack of rain in the region, most parts of the Eastern Cape are experiencing low dam levels as well as continuously...

Siam Lee’s final resting place

The body of Siam Lee lay smouldering in her final resting place‚ which was uncovered by a farmer and his grandson on a fishing...

Police question relative of Siam Lee after body found

Police on Friday questioned a relative of Siam Lee, whose badly burnt body was discovered in a sugarcane field in New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal, at...

Few jobs for matrics

WHILE many matriculants are still in high spirits over obtaining their National Senior Certificates, Equal Education cautions against promoting a matric certificate as a...

FULL MOON SPRING TIDE – NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT

NSRI are urging extreme public caution and safety awareness around the coast from today and over this coming weekend and next week. The FULL MOON SPRING...

Man missing in river mouth

SEA RESCUE – East London – Wednesday, 27th December. Man missing in river mouth: Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 19h00, Wednesday, 27th...

‘A plot to rig ANC poll’ – Mthembu’s startling allegations

ANC chief whip accuses Dlamini-Zuma camp of making desperate attempts to buy votes BY NALEDI SHANGE ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says there are desperate attempts...

Jordaan to put his hand up for re-election as Safa president

South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan will stand for re-election when his term of office comes to an end in March next...

Durban cop removed from the Jacques Pauw probe

The investigating officer in the case against The President’s Keepers author Jacques Pauw and fellow investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh has been removed from the...

Bittersweet Great SA Bake Off victory for CT social worker

Cape Town social worker Bianca Breytenbach could not believe it when her name was called as winner of The Great South African Bake Off...

SABC staff to strike on Thursday

SABC staff are set to down tools on Thursday after wage talks broke down between unions and management. Union Bemawu informed members on Monday that...

Buyiswa top of class

EAST London domestic worker Buyiswa Seyisi was recently named Student of the year at the East London Boston City Campus and Business College graduation...

Whale warriors

BCM, museum quit trying to move whale carcass LAST week Friday, BCM marine services, as well as a team from the East London Museum and...

Kicking up a stink

Discharge permit, ‘flawed’ marine outfall a big concern AFTER years of illegally discharging raw sewage into the Hood Point, West Bank surf line, the Buffalo...

Taxi overturns with pupils

By Nonsindiso Qwabe Pupils travelling to Gonubie High School yesterday morning had a lucky escape, sustaining only minor injuries, when the taxi they were travelling in...

Five things to know about Flakka, the so-called ‘zombie drug’

BY KATHARINE CHILD Media headlines about a 'zombie drug' are making waves. TimesLIVE spoke to Shaun Shelly‚ founder of SA Drug Policy Week and a researcher...

Sales of President’s Keepers soar as possible court battles loom

By Naledi Shange As the author and publisher of an explosive book revealing South Africa’s “shadow mafia state” prepare for a showdown with government agencies The...

Animals will die as harmful plastic pellets hit SA’s beaches

BY SHELLEY SEID An ecological disaster and an environmental emergency” – that’s what conservation and environmental organisations are calling the millions of plastic pellets‚ known...

New record of whale strandings along coast

By Barbara Hollands While East Londoners have been enjoying a bumper season of whale sightings over the past few weeks, a fourth humpback whale in less...

Taxi owner’s new app hailed for its versatile features

By Mbali Tanana Finally a local taxi operator with a national footprint has a taxi-hire app up and running – ready to use, just a tap...

Crewman reported to be critically injured

SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 7, East London.  Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 17h30, Wednesday, 18th October, NSRI were alerted by...

Shots fired at Cape Town Airport

By Petru Saal One person has been injured in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “There was an incident...

Lions coach De Bruin surprised at how Western Province easily beat...

He was most pleased with his team’s latest win which resulted in qualification for the Currie Cup semi-finals‚ but Golden Lions coach Swys de...

Sunday Times: Minister Lynne Brown’s lover scores lucrative Eskom oil d

On the front page of the Sunday Times Tmg Digital Location: Johannesburg Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s longtime lover and a close associate scored lucrative oil tenders...

Reports of inflated contracts for chairs ‘misleading’‚ says Eskom

Eskom has rejected what it calls “the malicious and misleading” media reports that the company had “wildly-inflated contracts” for office and meeting room chairs. The...

How the storm caused havoc in Durban harbour

BY YASANTHA NAIDOO The storm that hit KwaZulu-Natal wreaked havoc in the Durban port on Tuesday with gale force winds blowing containers and cranes into...

More than 20 dead in Las Vegas shooting: police

BY AFP AND REUTERS At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music concert...

Former SA cricketer from EL jailed on 19 counts of rape...

BY TELFORD VICE Former Border fast bowler Dion Taljard has been jailed for 18 years after being convicted on 19 counts of rape.Taljard‚ 47‚ who...

Evolution boffins buzzing over bee discovery

By Dave Chambers Scientists have discovered why a South African bee species grew extraordinarily long legs. Research at Stellenbosch University has found that oil-collecting Rediviva bees‚ first...