Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dewar shines at the national hockey tourney

HOCKEY STAR: Selborne College pupil, Matt Dewar, was awarded the Colin Bartle Trophy as the Player of the Tournament at the South African Schools...

Grand prize for EC’s golden-voiced teen

The golden-voiced Grade 11 pupil, 17, won the grand prize of the 2018 ABC Motsepe South Africa School Choir Eisteddfod (SASCE) National Championships in...

Selborne gets starring role for Craven

The Border Craven and Academy Week teams have entered their final week of preparation ahead of their respective national weeks, which get under way...

Woman vanishes at EL CBD taxi rank

A young woman on her first ever visit to East London has been reported missing amid fears that she may have been abducted. Charedene Myburgh,...

1000 jobs at new EL tile factory

  A planned R300-million factory that will use ingceke (clay) to make tiles is expected to create more than 1000 jobs when it opens in...

Youth take charge in cleaning the streets

DOORWAY to Restoration Anti-Drug Coalition spent their Saturday morning cleaning the streets of Vergenoeg in a campaign called “Young People Taking Charge”. The coalition’s chairwoman,...

Swallows fired for trench warfare

  Swallows will be looking to defeat its bogey team when they take on Walter Sisulu University All Blacks in the Nashua Tournament knockout final...

Feeding hungry stomachs

Dozens of mothers and children braved a cold Saturday morning in order to receive a meal at the Norman Goosen Soup Kitchen in Parkside...

Bringing sport to people of Mdantsane

MDANTSANE non-profit organisation, Project Khulisanani, is bringing sport to the people. The NPO celebrated Youth Day by staging the Ezase Kasi Street Festival at the...

KZNYO in full swing at Guild

THE KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra (KZNYO) will grace East London with a melodic repertoire on Wednesday evening at the Guild Theatre at 7.30pm. The orchestra is...

First African woman joins special unit

An East London policewoman is the pride of South Africa and the Eastern Cape after becoming the first African female South African Police Services...

All Hlobo wants is a home

NOMZWAKHE Hlobo,73, has been crying out for a proper home for the past six years. Hlobo, who is physically challenged, has been living in a ...

Infant dies at EL creche

  The inconsolable sobs of a young mother echoed through Mzamomhle’s G-section informal settlement as she battled to accept her “playful” eight-month-old baby boy had...

Illegal dumpsites piling up, as metro tries to solve issue

Despite the recent BCMM Waste Indaba, where the reuse and recycling of waste was discussed, and a recent tender advert issued by the municipality...

Driver and passenger attacked at Buffalo Pass

AN EAST London driver and passenger were left shaken after being attacked while driving through Buffalo Pass last week. The driver, who wished to remain...

Taking a stand over violence against children

THE youth of Mdantsane , led by ANC African National Congress Youth League former chairman person Lwando Mpisane, commemorated Youth Day by marching to...

Municipal raid finds food on shelves 5 years past sell-by date

Food that expired five years ago is being sold on “special” in Umzimvubu shops. This discovery prompted Umzimvubu municipal bosses to issue an urgent health...

Rotary club donates R200k

  Yesterday, 11 organisations based in and around East London were the deserving beneficiaries of funds raised by the Gately Club of Rotary’s annual wine...

Looking back (6)

East London aquarium, in exquisite ‘sepia’ photography-card’, The aquarium is the oldest in South Africa. Officially opened on the 2nd of December 1931, this makes it...

UPDATE | Electricity meter ‘fiddle’ lands man in court for alleged...

A man who masqueraded as an Eskom employee installing devices to “reduce electricity consumption” appeared in court on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding a municipality...

Mbeki celebrates his 76th birthday

Today is the 76th birthday of former president, Thabo Mbeki. Mbeki, as the successor of Nelson Mandela, was elected as the second democratic president...

EL zoo firmly back on track

The infamous East London Zoo, which has in the past received harsh criticism from animal lovers over the treatment and keeping of its animals,...

Precious life-blood

World Blood Donor Day was celebrated on June 14 and the community come out in their numbers to help save a life in Berea,...

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

To all the wonderful fathers and father figures in our lives, we hope you have an amazing Father's Day

East London Extreme Festival

East Londoners and those from surrounding towns have had a special treat this June 16 with the East London Extreme Festival taking place at...

Group aces epic race

THE eighth expedition race, also known as the Adventure Race or Expedition Africa, took place in Namaqualand recently. Of the 52 teams that competed,...

Rand treads water as threats of trade war subdue market

The rand was little changed against major global currencies on Friday afternoon‚ with investors cautious as focus shifted once again to issues of international...

SA power grid stable – for now

Eskom said on Friday that it did not anticipate load-shedding for the “most part” of the day after being forced to cut power to...

Cansa fund-raiser to boost care centres

THE Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) stands to benefit from a national project, “Supporting Cansa is a piece of cake” in a bid...

New Madiba banknotes and coins to go into circulation to make his...

You will soon find former president Nelson Mandela at your closest cashier as new coins and banknotes commemorating his 100th birthday go into circulation...

Win whiskey, coffee for Father’s Day Treats

FATHER’S Day may still only be a month away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of a fine gift right now. Enter...

Looking back (5)

Landing basket, or ‘Bosuns Chair’- used for many years by ships to carry passengers from ship to land, often too- from ship to ship...

Ashworth completes South African cleansweep of the Comrades Marathon after winning...

Ann Ashworth completed a South African clean sweep of the Comrades Marathon‚ winning the women’s title in 6:10:04 on Sunday. Comrades marathon female winner Ann...