Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Eight minutes on London Bridge: How years of training led to...

Eight minutes. That is the length of time from the start of the London Bridge attack to the three terrorists being killed by armed...

Hundred and still counting

Joyce Swingburn was surrounded by her loved ones last Sunday as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Thistlewoods in Gonubie. Swingburn reached a century...

EP cricket stars want to raise the bar

Eastern Province Women’s World Cup cricket stars Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk are looking to raise the bar even further when they take...

MATTER OF FACT

IN the GO! last week, we incorrectly stated in the caption “GETTING HELP” that it was Lindelwa Sigenu in the photo. It was however...

Oscar Pistorius’s sentence increased to 13 years‚ five months

By Nomahlubi Jordaan Oscar Pistorius’s six-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has been increased to more than 13 years. The Supreme Court of Appeal...

R6.4-million damage as fires raze Barkly East, Lady Grey

Fires raging in the Barkly East and Lady Grey districts have resulted in damage amounting to R6.4-million and with the blaze mostly contained by...

DA calls for Tutu statue to be fixed and protected

“Enclose the Desmond Tutu statue or remove it from the East London City Hall.” This is what the DA in Buffalo City Metro has urged...

League out to attract new blood

THE Gonubie Bowling Club held a Corporate Bowling League on Sunday. The league was started five years ago with the aim to recruit non-bowlers to...

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...

In memory of the fallen soldiers

“BE quiet and calm, my countrymen. What is happening now is what you came to do … you are going to die, but that...

Wizard on wheels car show 2017

All the old, new and exotic vehicles were on show at the Port Rex field from this morning.

Cops held for keeping seized goods

  Three police officers have been arrested for theft and corruption Image: File Three East London police officers have been arrested for theft and corruption after they were...

Joost van der Westhuizen has died

South African rugby legend and scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen has died in Johannesburg at the age of 45, the J9 Foundation confirmed on...

Festive lights switch-on magic

THE festive season kicked off in a big way at the weekend when Buffalo City Metro (BCM) officially switched on the Christmas lights at...

Armed heist at busy store

Police have launched a manhunt for a “chubby” gunman who robbed a busy Vincent grocery store in broad daylight yesterday and made off with...

‘A plot to rig ANC poll’ – Mthembu’s startling allegations

ANC chief whip accuses Dlamini-Zuma camp of making desperate attempts to buy votes BY NALEDI SHANGE ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says there are desperate attempts...

Hotspot gadget hits the mark

Sandiswa invents hot geyser item EAST London innovator Sandiswa Qayi has found the solution to reducing the energy a hot water geyser uses, which in...

Sharing basic skills

Domestic workers, gardeners and jobless taught English SARAH KINGON COMPELLED to action in view of growing unemployment, Hester Browne spends three evenings a week educating those who...

Malema vows ‘to take Nkandla back’

  Julius Malema has launched a new project on the former president Jacob Zuma. He  said the party would start to campaign to take  Zuma's...

‘Keep booing Zuma’ – Save SA

The movement‚ which has launched a series of protests against Zuma‚ responded to a newspaper report that one of the president’s allies had started...

No bail for man shot from wheelchair

A suspected would-be robber shot in the buttocks by a man in a wheelchair was remanded in custody by the East London Magistrate’s Court yesterday. An...

WATCH: Missed the royal wedding? We’ve got you covered in 2...

Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in a fairy-tale wedding ceremony held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, on May...

Firefighter dies in the Southern Cape

A firefighter has died after he sustained burns to 70% of his body while combating raging fires along the Garden Route. FANNED BY WIND: A...

Ditching maths myths: The path to mastery starts in early childhood

The best start parents can give children to ensure they master maths throughout their school careers, is to ensure they banish negative attitudes towards...

Dream comes true

New legs mean young boy can now play soccer “I thought he was just dehydrated, only to find out it was more than that” IT WAS...

Gonubie Primary to perform at International Marimba

MARIMBA MAGIC: Gonubie Primary School's Major Marimba musicians performed a toe-tapping set at the ICC in East London recently. The band will be taking...

Smith to wow EL audiences

MUSICIAN Nathan Smith will be keeping East London audiences entertained this month at his show, Guitar Legends, that will take place at the Guild...

EC bloc fumes against Guptas

If the tone set by the ANC Eastern Cape provincial policy conference yesterday is anything to go by, the province is emerging as a...

Cyril to unveil major EC boost

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East London today for the official announcement of a major investment that will result in the extension of...

NSPCA – National Council of SPCA

DEVASTATING KNYSNA FIRES The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) dispatched our Disaster Teams early this morning from Alberton in Gauteng to assist animals affected by...

Cantata Choir celebrates Christmas in harmony

The East London Cantata Choir will be presenting "Night of Miracles"  on Sunday at St Johns Anglican Church at 4pm. “The presentation is a...

Sizzling with his own special recipe

After making the top 5 at the 26th annual Shoprite & Checkers Championship Boerewors Competition in 2018, Markum Lewis of Buffalo Flats is making...

SARS vows to take legal action against KPMG over withdrawal of...

BY KYLE COWAN SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane says the revenue service will be taking legal action against auditing firm KPMG after it withdrew its report...

Celebration time – but matric won’t cut it in tough job...

A bleak future awaits job-hunting matriculants who completed their final exams yesterday as the country continues to shed jobs at an alarming rate. Some 105000...

Big grave clean-up

Breidbach Cemetery makeover begins after municipality intervenes THE Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) has heeded the outcry and pleas of residents and the South African...

ANC again calls for media regulation

The ANC has once again called for external regulation of the media. Jackson Mthembu‚ chairperson of the ANC NEC subcommittee on communications and ANC Chief...

‘Moyane ordered that I be discredited’ – SARS official strikes back

BY KYLE COWAN SARS official Vlok Symington has hit back at his employer‚ who in court papers filed on Monday denied his allegations of political...

Bike ride of hope

Cancer.vive members raise awareness SARAH KINGON AN ENTHUSIASTIC team of spirited cancer survivors shared a message of hope with people in East London last Tuesday when...

Electricity protest continues

Smoke clouds hung over Nompumelelo on the outskirts of Beacon Bay yesterday as angry residents continued to burn tyres and branches to block entry...

Metro cops keener than ever

Nelson Mandela Bay’s metro police force will not be deterred by criminals in its efforts to combat crime in the city. This was the message...

Marikana family gets R3.9m

BY BAFANA NZIMANDE Unfinished business: State still has to settle more than 600 claims stemming from massacre The government has paid R3.9-million to a family that...

Huge boost for grassroots hockey

Saha rolls out development plan for kids SOUTH African Hockey Association (SAHA) has brought a plan to East London grow the sport from grassroots level. The...

Caltex Sole Destroyer race attracts hundreds

HEART AND SOLE: About 1,000 participants came in full force to take part in the Caltex Sole Destroyer race. On the day, there were...

Outcry as BCM rates bills hit

  Ratepayers are furious with their new BCM rates bills this month, which are linked to the controversial house valuations earlier this year. Some properties were...

Siam Lee’s final resting place

The body of Siam Lee lay smouldering in her final resting place‚ which was uncovered by a farmer and his grandson on a fishing...

Get on board print, sign expo

TAKE Advantage of Growth Opportunities at the Africa Print and Sign Africa East London Expo. The Africa Print and Sign Africa East London Expo, taking...

Rand oscillates around R12/$ in early trade

The rand oscillated around the symbolic R12/$ level on Friday morning‚ near the end of a fairly twitchy week for the broader financial markets. Catalysts...

Mdantsane toddler drowns in stream

A Toddler drowned in an overflowing stream in Mdantsane at the weekend.New Era Preschool pupil Inam Gcina Foyi, 3, fell and drowned in a...

SA colours revs up racing champion

LOCAL dirt oval stock car racing champion Jody van Zummeren, 22, is flying the South African flag high – especially after has flown the...

‘I never embarrassed God‚ nor South Africa’ – Dipuo Peters quits...

Dipuo Peters‚ the transport minister who lost her job in the recent Cabinet reshuffle‚ has resigned as a member of parliament for the African...