Sunday, May 31, 2020

Ban on cigarette sales will remain, says minister

Minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu has ruled out any possibility of talks with the cigarette industry, saying the cabinet will not back down...

NPO organises food parcels for the desperate

Local NPO Ripples for Change are doing their part to help the struggling community during the lockdown, by donating food parcels to Cambridge township...

Zweli Mkhize sends big-hitter to assume control of Bay testing and...

Furious with the Eastern Cape government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nelson Mandela Bay, health minister Zweli Mkhize has taken charge, sending a...

Mkhize quite impressed with Eastern Cape response to Covid-19

Health minister Zweli Mkhize is pleased with how the Eastern Cape is tackling the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Mkhize travelled to East London and Willowmore meeting...

Locals supporting #iCanHelp campaign for medical staff

  Newly established East London- based campaign #iCanHelp is working hard to help community members during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Campaign organiser Lisa Van Wyk said...

Pupils help township dogs

“If one person can make a difference in the world, I believe we can all live in better place,” Leilah du Plessis, 13, said....

Welcome upgrade for Jityaza Combined Primary School

MultiChoice Group (MCG), together with the department of education (DOE), handed over new upgrades to Jityaza Combined Primary School in King William’s Town on Monday....

New hub to set stage for Eastern Cape filmmakers

Multipurpose centre has 50-seater cinema and editing facilities In a first for SA, the Eastern Cape Film Hub was launched to much fanfare in East...

New Zwelitsha industrial facility to help SMMEs

At a milestone event for the province, Lovedale TVET College, in partnership with the department of trade and industry (DTI), launched a new specialised...

Former principal nabs Kadar Asmal award

Former Lilyfontein principal Dr Ian Galbraith recently walked away with the highly coveted Kader Asmal Excellence Award at the recent National Teaching Awards ceremony. Galbraith initially...

Gearing up to cycle around the world

Cyclist aiming to set Guiness record, for African Angels East London businesswoman Cristin Flynn has a monumental goal ahead of her as she seeks to...

Promaths class passes with flying colours

Designed to speed up top-level results among Grades 10 to 12 pupils in previously disadvantaged areas, the Promaths programme at the Kutlwanong Centre for...

Swallows remain on top of Super 14 log after win against...

PE team coach amits mistakes cost them dearly Hundreds of rugby fans crowded into the Mdantsane Unit 1 Stadium on Saturday during the Eastern Cape...

TEASER: Locals gather at the E.L Golf Club for a good...

Gately Rotary Club hosted hundreds of people at a breakfast fundraising event on Saturday, with the guest speaker, Tracy Going, sharing her story in...

Hospital staff were ‘hostile’ towards those investigating forced sterilisation

Commission for Gender Equality officials who were investigating claims about the forced sterilisation of 48 HIV-positive women at public hospitals experienced hostile reception from...

No load-shedding planned for Tuesday: Eskom

Eskom says it does not plan to implement load-shedding on Tuesday as some of its generation units have returned to service. "Emergency reserves are at...

WATCH: Chaos as speeding car drives onto the pitch during soccer...

Soccer fans around the country are still stunned after an unidentified man drove his car onto the pitch and allegedly tried to run over...

‘You HIV people like making babies’: forced sterilisation for infected women

HIV-positive women who lodged complaints that they were sterilised in public hospitals without their informed consent have had their right to dignity‚ bodily integrity...

WATCH | Warrant of arrest issued for Julius Malema

https://youtu.be/APVb3xCEr40 A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema‚ after he failed to appear in the East London magistrate's court on...

Party to help children’s home

Birthday bash takes a back seat for fundraising event instead Instead of celebrating her birthday with her loved ones, East London local Fran Smith will...

Champions all in 13th Ironman 70.3

About 1,400 athletes flocked to the East London beachfront last weekend for the Ironman 70.3 SA. Cape Town’s Matt Trautman was crowned the men’s...

R10 000 raised to help keep girls in classroom

‘Overwhelming’ response to student’s plea for sanitary towels “Health and people have always been a passion for me and I am also inspired by the...

High hopes for Ironman 70.3

Buckingham also aiming to reclaim African champ title The gruelling annual Ironman 70.3 race is back for the 13th time on Sunday and local fitness...

‘How HIV Saved My Life’gives hope to others

Mdantsane resident Loyiso Lindani did not allow herself to be deterred from voicing her story to find healing through her upcoming autobiography, How HIV...

SAA survival in the balance

Business rescue practitioner claims canning of operations discussed, but government fighting to keep the national airline flying Government has given undertakings to return to SAA's...

Teen shows kind heart

15-year-old born with heart defect donates wheelchair to girl After undergoing five heart operations by the time she was 11, four of which were open-heart...

Kondleka nabs soapie star role

Busi Kondleka benefited from her persistence and tenacity to land herself a role in one of SA's biggest and longest-running soapies, Generations: The Legacy,...

East London actor wows on international stage

Passion and love for the arts kept distinguished theatre artist Sonwa Sakuba’s dream alive as he performed on an international stage in The Lion...

Taking a stand against GBV

In light of the national 16 Days of Activism, a march against gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide was organised by Miss Eastern Cape Beauty...

Athlete needs help getting to race in Slovakia

Mdantsane triathlete in need of R40,000 Mdantsane athlete Sikelela Kakele will be going to the Triathlon World Championships in Slovakia in 2020. Kakele qualified for...

Book captures ‘ebb and flow’ of lives

East London photographer captures essence of being Sometimes my deepest and most precious thoughts come to me when I walk along the beach in the early...

Festival promotes reading

Child authors’ books on display at inaugural event, at museum Book for Every Child Foundation founder Vuyokazi Biyana said their goal was “to promote the...

Preparing pupils for 4IR

The 15th annual Information and Communication Technology Summit took place at the East London International Convention Centre from November 20 to 21. ICT summit founder...

Set for New York stage

18-year-old Rakhir to attend IMTA convention Aspiring actor and model Rakhir Bharat,18, has been called back by international talent scouts such as Joey Hunter, Rhavynn...

Just believe in pedal power

St Bernard’s Hospice Pedal for a Purpose to raise funds for palliative care for all The annual St Bernard’s Hospice Pedal for a Purpose Cycle...

Miss Wild Coast has work to do

Gonubie Manor was sparkling with glitz and glamour recently as 15 models competed for the crown of Miss Wild Coast. In the end, victory...

Story of a true life ordeal

Family’s dream holiday ends with them being kidnapped Former Nelson Mandela University lecturer Dave Muller will be launching his first book, Not Child’s Play, on...

Groundbreaking journey

Academic shares advances in foetal surgery The East London Health Resource Auditorium was packed with medical practitioners on Tuesday who came to listen to Prof Samad Shaik share ...

Inspirational force to youth

East London resident, Dida Copiso is making waves in his community through a youth development programme in Reeston, as well as by publishing a...

Dreams to be a cook to contend with

Mdantsane resident local and self-taught cook Anam Xinwa has become been a hot contender in making waves in local cooking competitions. since he started...

Architect’s plan to build others

There is more to architecture than just buildings, says the department of public works’ (DPW) only female chief architect in the Amathole region, Preeya...

Men take stand against gender-based violence

East London men showed their solidarity on Friday with SA’s women and children, in a march against gender-based violence. (GBV). The group, under the theme...

The value-add of sound advice

Rhodes Business School graduate Lungelwa Mtabazi has made a name for herself after establishing Mtabazi&Co Consulting, a strategy and skills development and training firm. The...

Hundreds bid Jegels farewell

Hundreds of people packed into the East London City Hall last Wednesday to remember and honour the late Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels who was...

Karen Turner’s body to be returned to KwaZulu-Natal after chalet stabbing

The body of holidaymaker Karen Turner, 31, who was murdered at Hluleka Game Reserve, about 50 kilometres from Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape, will...

Adelaide water run success

The current drought in Adelaide and its surrounds is reportedly the worst in 50 years. The town’s primary servicing dam is par- ched, cracked and...

Memorial service for murdered women

An emotionally charged and sombre memorial service was held at Downtown Christian Church last Friday in East London by Masimanyane Women’s Rights International, in...

Singer and Idols star Thami Shobede dies

Singer and Idols SA runner-up Thami Shobede has died at age 31, his record label Gallo Records confirmed. Shobede died at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria...

EC beading it up in Texas

Local crafters were given the opportunity to showcase show off their skills in the 360 Degrees Vanishing Project (360DVP) which took place in Houston,...

Century of loving prayer

Traditional regalia was the theme of the day as Phatiwe Saki celebrated her 100th birthday at the African Methodist Episcopal Church hall in Mdantsane...