Friday, November 24, 2017

UPDATED: EL, King come together to help Knysna fire victims

EAST Londoners are asked to open their hearts to help the victims of the devastating wildfires in Knysna and the Garden Route. Hudson Park Primary...

Missing Breidbach woman found dead under bed, husband sought

YESTERDAY at about 12.30pm detectives investigating the missing person’s case of Carmelitta Baatjies, found her dead body buried under the bed at her home...

Angry residents oppose bail

THE quiet environment at the King William’s Town Magistrate’s Court turned into chaos last week as frustrated family and community members staged a protest...

VIDEO: Nahoon Dam overflows, dams get boost as heavy rain continues

Additional reporting by ETHIENNE ARENDS IN THE GO! & Express today (Thursday, November 16) we reported that the Eastern Cape dam levels have dropped from 59.8%...

Fire wreaks havoc

LAST week a fire engulfed the Border Equestrian Club (BEC), seriously injuring one person and causing damage worth over R400000. The fire saw groundskeeper Mafuta...

Outrage as body of girl, 3, found

Violence against women and children continues unabated with reports of horrific incidents in the province at the weekend. In the first incident, the body of...

Blanket of love for unwanted babies at new EL centre

Baby cots and nappy-changing tables have replaced hair styling stations and mirrors in a Bonnie Doon building that has been transformed into a serene...

Help for lymphedema

Treatment rooms for people living with abnormality PROFESSIONAL nurse and lymphedema therapist Fiona Webber wants the East London public to know that specialised help is...

Baby centre hit again

More gates are stolen from struggling facility SALEM Baby Care Centre did not start the year on a very high note, as their main and...

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...

EL Zoo manager appears in court

Alison Roux, the manager of the East London Zoo has appeared briefly in court on a charge of animal cruelty. The case was postponed to...

Pair spread the love by helping those in need

MARION and Matthew Peake are going out of their way to make sure that those who are hungry are fed, not just physically but...

BREAKING: BCM leaves Child Welfare powerless.

The Buffalo City Metro Municipality (BCMM) have turned off East London Child Welfare's electricity. Due to East London Child Welfare's financial struggles over the past...

Gonubie gets tough on crime

Residents, police target criminals in joint patrols GONUBIE residents and law enforcement officials ventured out onto the street and into the bush for two consecutive...

Fraud accused tracked to EL

After her fame during the Pistorius trial, Brenda Wardle faces prosecution herself, writes Kathryn Kimberley A legal commentator, author, qualified nurse and law student who evaded...

Student causes a NSFAS after R14m ‘mistake’

By Jan Bornman A Walter Sisulu University student who accidentally received a R14 million payment on her student debit card will be liable after allegedly spending...

Parkside benefits from W4C ‘surf therapy’ and support

AWARD-WINNING organisation Waves for Change (W4C) proves that the ocean has magical healing powers. The organisation uses surfing as therapy to change and heal lives. Operating...

Another horrific EC accident claims four lives

Four people have been killed, and another critically injured in a horrific accident on the R72, about 50km from East London this morning. According to...

GM is leaving SA – what you need to know

General Motors (GM) has announced that it is quitting South Africa - but what does this mean for you? On Thursday morning the company released...

Our hero of hope

Cancer survivor, Leonie  chosen for elite group EAST Londoner  Leonie Harry has been selected by the American Cancer Society to be a Global Relay for Life...

East London Fashion Walk to be bigger and better

Fashion show to re-launch as full operational fashion week Auditions for East London Fashion Walk took place at Hemingways Mall on Saturday. 50 models were...

Cemeteries in BCM of serious concern

EL public demand answers on neglect THE East London public are outraged and are demanding answers from Buffalo City Metro (BCM) as to why the...

Top SA women squash players share knowledge

THE Beacon Bay Country Club Squash team had the privilege of being coached by South Africa’s finest women squash players. South African women’s No1, Siyoli...

General Motors is leaving South Africa

General Motors (GM) informed employees and unions on Thursday morning that it is quitting South Africa. Besides its light commercial vehicle manufacturing operations in Struandale‚...

No seat of learning

Parkside Grade Rs forced to sit on bricks PARKSIDE Primary School’s Grade R pupils have been using bricks, crates, benches and 20-litre buckets as seats,...

UPDATED: Dagga ruled legal for private use

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga at home. Rastafarian lawyer Garreth Prince‚ the...

Kind gesture

 

Dressed to impress – Breidbach matric farewell

Breidbach Secondary School held their matric farewell at the War Memorial Hall in King William’s Town last week. All the matriculants including Brendan Hendricks with...

Police shut down popular nightspot

A popular East London champagne bar had its doors shut by police on Friday night when a raid on the premises found its liquor...

Huge relief for NPOs

A R6.7-MILLION lifeline has been thrown to cash-starved non-profit organisations (NPOs) by the Eastern Cape department of social development. This comes after the department made huge cuts to...

Controlled blasting on the N2 between Dutywa and Mthatha

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place between Dutywa...

IN PICTURES: Emotions run high at the end of the Comrades...

It was an emotional end to the Comrades Marathon, with Bongmusa Mthembu winning it for the second time, and US runner Camille Herron coming...

Couple turns around lives

Former prostitute, gangster hope to inspire youth with their books FORMER drug addict and prostitute Vera Qwesha, together with her former gangster husband, Sakhi Monona,...

2000 children at risk as BCM cuts power

Almost 2000 children may soon be unable to access foster care grants and other forms of state aid. The East London Child Welfare (ELCW) administration block...

Government warns anti-Zuma protesters

The government has warned protesters demonstrating against President Jacob Zuma that police will crack down on illegal actions. “Government assures all South Africans that Friday‚ 7th April‚...

Missing person sought by Zwelitsha cops

Zwelitsha police are looking for a 21-year-old female, Siphosethu Maci, who went missing from her home in Kwalini Location, King Williams Town on April...

Former MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden dies

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden died in hospital on Monday at the age of 35. His death comes five days after he was hit...

Where there is smoke, there is a fire Most BCM fire...

IT WILL cost Buffalo City Metro approximately R400 000 to repair a broken fire engine that was damaged by a BCM official when a...

Lace up the tekkies for a humble cause

IT’S time to lace up your tekkies for a good cause. National Tekkie Tax day is an annual fundraising campaign for a large mix of...

Long-awaited Porsche Parade returns to East London

THE strong connection between Porsche Clubs around the world is cemented through their shared experience of one of the brand’s most beloved events, the...

Cape storms ‘will not affect EC’ as bad

THE storm that has and is currently raging through the Western Cape and has caused havoc along the Garden Route, will fortunately not affect...

Drug dealing case postponed – yet again

The drug dealing case of 29-year-old Neelan Naidoo was yet again postponed to February 27 by the East London Magistrate’s Court. Neelan NaidooNaidoo briefly appeared...

Young maths boffs helping needy peers

    “IT BEGINS with a desire”. These are the words from the founders of Omega Junior, a community organisation that aims to create a sense...

Major firm to cut 114 employees

Johnson & Johnson is retrenching 114 workers from the end of this month. The company is one of the biggest manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceutical...

Dire warnings as dam levels drop

Red lights flicker as drought continues to take its toll THE unrelenting drought and heat in the Eastern Cape has affected dams drastically, which has...

WATCH: A Knysna farmer describes how the fire ripped through his...

WATCH: A Knysna farmer describes how the fire ripped through his Essendale farm. https://twitter.com/nashhannibal/status/872749536053260288  

East London paediatrician may be up on assault rap

A well-known East London paediatrician will know next month whether he will face sexual assault charges. The paediatrician made his second court appearance in the...

Buried in rubbish

Residents demand graveyard be restored RESIDENTS living close to the old Breidbach graveyard are up in arms with authorities about the sorry state of the...

‘Pravin effect’ has us packing for Perth

Queries about emigrating from South Africa have increased in the past week as a result of "the Pravin effect". Stuart James, the owner of Intergate...

Former Kingsridge pupil releases book

Debut aims to teach kids new ways of saying ‘hello’ FORMER Kingsridge High School pupil Refiloe Moahloli recently released her first book, How Many Ways...