Sunday, May 31, 2020

BREAKING: The Hub up in flames

The Hub in Beacon Bay went up in flames early this morning. The cause is still under investigation. The story will be updated as it...

Four dead, 15 injured in horror EL car crash

Four people were killed while 15 were seriously injured when a minibus taxi and a sedan collided on the N2 in East London on...

Doctor recovering from virus

KWT GP’s breathing ‘getting better’ in isolation ward, after he was moved out of ICU King William’s Town is the latest town to be hit...

No progress on Gonubie roadworks, two months later

In September this year, the Daily Dispatch reported that roadworks taking place on Gonubie Main Road had been brought to a standstill following “labour...

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...

Hayleigh needs help to treat serious illness

Girl battles life-threatening disease TWO weeks before her eighth birthday Hayleigh Stals was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening genetic condition, Fanconi Anaemia (FA). FA is...

Hudson Park pupil wows at showcase

Talented youngster set to fligh flag high for SA in New York Hudson Park High School pupil Ashli Lockem is set to represent SA at the...

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...

Two elderly women murdered at Port Elizabeth retirement centre, found bound...

Two elderly women have been found dead in their rooms at St John Stella Londt Retirement Centre in Port Elizabeth. Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu...

‘We are proud of Xhosa tradition’ – Naked school choir uproar

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has assigned Education MEC Mandla Makupula to investigate nudity on stage during a school choir competition. A video showing choristers...

Ginger drink all the rage

After suffering from an auto immune disease, the benefits of ginger presented Simone Klaasen with a business opportunity to spread some “Ginger Love”. And a...

Matrics and Grade 7s could be back in school by May...

Pupils in grades 12 and seven will be the first to return to school on May 6 if President Cyril Ramaphosa lifts the lockdown...

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%...

King William’s Town traffic officer and security guard fear they gave...

A King William’s Town  traffic official and a security guard working in the town’s Sassa offices, both of whom tested positive for Covid-19 this...

Hijackers kill two EL men

In a double tragedy, armed robbers shot dead two East London businessmen on Wednesday. Brett Pope of Sanan’s Supermarket, and motorist JJ Kobus Fourie, who...

Bhisho probes R2m software contract

The information communication technology (ICT) manager in the office of the premier is under investigation for allegedly authorising a payment of almost R2-million for...

Kids gala postponed as staff fail to open Joan Harrison pool...

A major primary school gala was placed in limbo at the 11th hour on Thursday when Buffalo City staff failed to appear at the...

BREAKING: Gonubie High pupils in crash – pic

A bus carrying Gonubie High School pupils were involved in an accident on the N2 close to the on ramp coming from Gonubie this...

FULL STORY: BCM name changes on track

By Mamela Gowa Buffalo City Metro is forging ahead with its plans to change geographical names throughout the metro. Thirty-five names were put before council last week...

Bungled BCM accounts to be corrected after the lockdown

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers who had hoped their bungled municipal accounts would finally be corrected will have to wait a while longer as Covid-19...

EFF calls on Mkhwebane to resign

The Economic Freedom Fighters have called on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to resign after she backtracked on plans to square off with the Reserve...

Liquor Board backs efforts to curb Covid-19

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has come out in full support of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19. “We must...

EL traffic official takes on ‘Survivor Quarantine’ test

BCM traffic and law enforcement superintendent of driving licences, Melanie Canestra-Hill, has seen her passion and dedication for her job rewarded, having moved steadily...

BODY WASHES UP ON NAHOON BEACH

MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE EASTERN CAPE CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, EASTERN CAPE EC: Cambridge - 1 November 2018. Police have opened an inquest docket following...

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...

Four working toilets for 500 Eastern Cape families, but councillor blames...

Silver Town informal settlement in East London’s Mdantsane has only 10 toilets for 500 families, say community leaders, and six of them are blocked. ANC...

Crime busters make Parkside safe again

NEIGHBOURHOOD watch groups are one of the most effective ways to reduce crime levels – and that is exactly what the Parkside Neighbourhood Watch...

Kidnappers contact father of missing Vaal schoolgirl Amy-Lee de Jager

Police call for public's help in tracking four men in white Fortuner The kidnappers of six-year-old schoolgirl Amy-Lee de Jager outside a Vanderbijlpark primary school...

Water crisis could lead to ‘jobs bloodbath’ in Nelson Mandela Bay

Business owners in Nelson Mandela Bay say they may have to shut their doors if the municipality fails to find other sources of water...

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...

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...

Two fatal drownings and a shark attack – East London

SEA RESCUE – East London – Saturday, 12th May. 2 fatal drownings and a shark incident in separate incidents: Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station...

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...

Stoney Drift “under siege”

"These people are under siege." This was how the DA’s BCM chairperson Vaughan Holmes described the East London suburb of Stoney Drift. With a triple...

Thieves mar Springbok arrival at OR Tambo airport

Two suspects have been arrested after spoiling what was supposed to be a momentous occasion welcoming home the Springboks at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Striking PE health workers worried about their safety

A strike at the Motherwell community health centre in Port Elizabeth, which started last Wednesday, has escalated with nurses at all clinics in the township...

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...

Search for missing plane continues

THE Border Aviation Club has reported that it has no further information on the whereabouts of a member of the East London flying community...

EC pupils take SA Moot honours

Hudson Park and Holy Cross High School pupils flew the Eastern Cape flag high when they teamed up to win the National High Schools...

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...

Family turns Buffalo Flats home into rehab centre

In what is sure to prove to be a valuable community asset in the long term, the One Day at a Time (ODAAT) Drug...

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...

Only two people may be in a private car during lockdown

Only two people will be allowed in a private car during the coronavirus lockdown. This was confirmed by the transport department as part of Covid-19...

Rescuer describes how kidnapped Amy was found on dark Vaal street

Nineteen hours after Amy-Leigh de Jager was abducted from her Vanderbijlpark school, she was given R4 "to buy water" and dropped off in the...