Sunday, May 31, 2020

Furry friends lap up EL dog show

FOUR-LEGGED furry friends ran and pounced around the fields of Cambridge Primary School during the three-day East London Amatola Dog Show Cluster last week. Show...

Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

30% of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing,...

Search on for missing EC woman

While the nation grapples with gender-based violence in the past few days, an Eastern Cape woman disappeared on August 3 while travelling from Tsolo. Nolundi...

Great support for autism walk

THE third annual Big Walk for Autism saw schools, teachers, parents and community members coming together to raise awareness of children living with autism. The...

Yonela on a roll

EAST London’s gloomy weather did not stop the ladies and a few gentlemen from taking part in the Queens race recently at the Jan...

Covid-19: 60,000 Eastern Cape jobs at risk

At least 59,000 jobs could be lost in the Eastern Cape as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. About 14,000 of these positions could be...

ANC councillor accused of raping Fort Hare student

An ANC councillor in the Eastern Cape's Raymond Mhlaba Municipality in Alice, appeared in court on Monday on allegations of raping a 21-year-old University...

Basic first aid success for disabled persons

SIPOKUHLE Community Development for Intellectually Impaired and Disabled people received funding to train 10 volunteers in a first aid and basic home care course...

Grade 12 lovebirds arrested for faking kidnap in bid for R1m...

A young couple who came up with up a kidnap-for-ransom scheme to tap the woman's mom for R1m have been arrested, despite their attempt...

Sanitary towel drive to help girls

Woman’s organisation focuses on rural areas A PROUDLY South African organisation, owned by Babalwa Mbuku, 38, is making a difference in the lives of pupils...

Treasury paints bleak picture of debt repayment amongst councils

By Khulekani Magubane National Treasury has painted a bleak picture of municipal finances and their long-term sustainability in its preliminary report on local government revenue and...

Top Transnet post for port boss – Chamber lauds Brown’s hardwork

Jacqueline Brown, the East London port manager, is leaving the city to take up a Transnet head office position in Johannesburg, the port’s spokesman,...

Gauteng wants to pay medical negligence victims in kind, not cash

By MICHELLE GUMEDE The provincial health department wants to be able to withhold most of a R23m award to pay for the child's future medical...

Selborne wins both matches against Stirling

GOOD PLAY: Selborne's Thomas Bursey clears the ball quickly from the base of a scrum. Selborne had a very successful weekend against Stirling, emerging...

Mixed reaction for online yoga crusade

A plus-sized Indian woman is challenging body stereotypes and defying internet trolls with a series of yoga videos that are proving a hit on...

WHO declares international emergency over coronavirus [WATCH]

The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly novel coronavirus from China - a rarely used designation that could...

New ferry should bolster visitor numbers to Robben Island

Robben Island is set to increase its passenger-carrying capacity by 270 people with the introduction of a new catamaran ferry in Cape Town. The ferry,...

Man killed, five injured in collision on R59 near Vereeniging

A man was killed and five others, including four children, were injured when two vehicles collided on the R59 between Vereeniging and Vaalpark on...

Firefighters cautiously optimistic as weather conditions improve around Knysna

Fire fighters pushed to contain the fires around Knysna on Sunday morning as weather conditions improved along the Garden Route on day five of...

Locked bakkie left on roadside after mysterious slaying on N6

A motorist was forced out of his vehicle, shot 11 times and left to die on the road yesterday. The slaying took place shortly...

Lockdown means rent need not be paid until tenant moves in...

What you need to know about leases and rental properties during the lockdown The first of the month is traditionally when people move into their...

MEC ‘outraged’ after KZN nurse raped in hospital consulting room

The KwaZulu-Natal health department wants answers after a nurse was allegedly raped at a hospital in Mahlabathini, in the north of the province. According to...

NEWS East London woman sues DA for R10 million over “humiliating”...

An East London woman is suing the DA for R10m for, she says, interviewing her for a councillor position in a toilet. DA member Ntombenhle...

Mr Gay World moves to Cape Town after Chinese clampdown

International LGBTQ+ competition, Mr Gay World 2019 is coming to Cape Town next year after abandoning their original venue in Hong Kong. The move...

Art of a good brew can be achieved at home

ALAN HAWKINS MOST coffee roasters sell ground coffee reluctantly. The reason for this is that ground coffee loses flavour far faster than whole beans. The surface...

NSRI’s top tips for safer outings to the beach

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has shared their safety tips  for this  festive season. They are encouraging the public to be vigilant and to...

Search continues for EL man missing in surf

The search continues for a man missing in the surfline following reports of a drowning at Eastern Beach on Thursday, October 25. According to NSRI...

Wave of disrepair

Concern as BCM drags feet to fix damage IT HAS been almost a month since the monstrous waves hit the shores of East London beaches...

Passenger kills Eastern Cape taxi driver

Yet another taxi driver was gunned down in East London on Thursday night. Vumile Fitsha of Village 7 in Ncerha was shot six times...

Hundreds at risk as PSJ family and EL attendees contract Covid-19...

  Six members of the same Port St Johns family have tested positive for the coronavirus. Fourteen of their relatives are awaiting their test results. The...

Publishers withdraw paedophilia scandal book, ‘The Lost Boys of Bird Island’

NB Publishers have withdrawn the explosive The Lost Boys of Bird Island book written by Mark Minnie and Chris Steyn which exposed a paedophilia...

Gentleman to take note of

FORMER Beaconhurst High School pupil Shiven Moodley was the second runner-up at the Mr India SA pageant recently. “It was actually surprising as there were...

Pappi plans ‘nationwide shutdown’ over fuel price increases

The newly formed People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases (Pappi) has vowed to intensify its fight against the rising prices of fuel. The vow...

Cooling off

Chelsea Gallacher from Stirling High School at a East London District Cross Country meet held in Berlin recently Picture: SUPPLIED

Selborne Old Boy bags Best Editing Award

DOUBLE TAKE: Selborne College Old Boy Stephen du Plessis began crafting his career while still in film school, editing  music videos for some of...

DISCOVERY SURFERS CONTINUES TO GROW

For the first time, the popular 5km is open to all ages in 2020 The Discovery Surfers Challenge has, over the years, meant different things...

Lights, camera, action!

The Eastern Cape film development sector will receive a much-needed financial boost, the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts Council (ECPACC) announced at a media launch...

Performing Arts auditions kick off

The first round of the East London leg of the South Africa Championships Performing Arts auditions took place last Saturday at Hemingways Mall. The competition...

Garth Taylor to strum it up for CHOC at Guild

UPDATE: The original article published in the GO! & Express had the date of the event as Sunday June 24. The event actually takes...

AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo arrested

Eastern Cape police on Friday confirmed that AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo had been arrested. The details surrounding his arrest are yet to be released. Dalindyebo is...

Court finds ‘nuclear deal’ with Russia to be unlawful

In a major reversal for Eskom's nuclear plans‚ the Western Cape High Court has set aside the determination signed by former minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson...

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...

Centurion man arrested after filming himself breaking lockdown rules and swearing...

A 23-year old man from Lyttelton, Centurion, has been arrested for allegedly contravening the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown regulations. A week ago snippets of a video,...

Long queues at EC clinics as staff refuse to work without...

Desperate scenes played out at some Eastern Cape day hospitals and clinics on Monday as people were either turned away by the hundreds, apparently...

Batting bridge closed

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is advising motorists that the BATTING BRIDGE will be closed to ALL TRAFFIC for Essential Maintenance from 9am Friday...

Roland Williams granted bail of R2000

Controversial former municipal spokesman Roland Williams appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court this morning on a count of fraud. Williams was summoned to appear...

Eastern Cape Covid-19 figures don’t add up — Mkhize

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...

7Bob to hit catwalk again

MDANTSANE-BORN fashion designer Phindile Makupula will be showcasing her designs at the East London Fashion Walk (ELFW) next month. The 7Bob Aggressive Clothing label owner...

Malema wants rent-free space for spaza shops in township malls

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls that are bankrupting them‚ says Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius...

High tea serves up R60,000 for home

  Berea Gardens Retirement Foundation’s hall was decked in rainbow colours, with balloons floating from the ceiling, tables covered with different kinds of delicious food...