Friday, November 24, 2017

Halala! Trevor Noah wins his first Emmy

By TshisaLIVE SA-born comedian Trevor Noah walked away with his first Emmy this weekend at the award’s Creative Arts ceremony in LA‚ taking the top prize...

Cape man waits for Hurricane Irma but regrets it

BY PETRU SAAL South African Greg Badenhorst is one of the diehards who decided not to evacuate his Fort Lauderdale home as Hurricane Irma pounded...

RAF commemorate the Battle of Britain

Service honour those who gave their lives THE Royal Air Forces Association commemorated the Battle of Britain in East London recently with a service and...

Africa beauty week’s EL debut

EAST Londoners brace yourselves for the first ever Africa Eastern Cape Hair and Beauty Week that’s around the corner.Estudio Glam, in partnership with Buffalo...

Teen breaks down in court

A schoolgirl broke down and cried in the witness box yesterday while relaying how former Grade 7 primary school teacher Neil Pieter le Roux...

Mkhwebane should reflect on her conduct in the Absa lifeboat investigation‚...

By Ernest Mabuza The Public Protector has not offered any defence to charges of illegality‚ irrationality and procedural unfairness regarding her decision to order the amendment...

Lions reach out

300 people benefit from Breidbach soup kitchen KING William’s Town Lions Club members were applauded for their efforts by happy recipients during last week’s soup...

Shoprite bursary can help studies

CURRENTLY 58% of unemployed South Africans are between 15 and 34 years of age. Therefore, it is important to promote all opportunities available to this...

Overworked ICU nurses won’t do more for no pay

Intensive care unit nurses at Frere Hospital in East London are refusing to look after more than one patient, saying it constitutes overtime –...

Gupta email trail shows appointment calendar‚ listing government leaders booked for...

The Guptas email appointment calendar shows that the family lined up a string of visits by top South African provincial and national government members. A...

DJ Sbu adds some Vrrrrrpha to his MoFaya range

DJ Sbu’s desire to become a billionaire evidently increases by the second and the entrepreneur has now launched a ‘premium’ version of MoFaya that...

SABC 8 journalist Suna Venter dies‚ aged 32

Suna Venter‚ one of the journalists that came to be known as the SABC 8‚ was found dead in her flat in Fairlands in...

Sunday Times: Minister Lynne Brown’s lover scores lucrative Eskom oil d

On the front page of the Sunday Times Tmg Digital Location: Johannesburg Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s longtime lover and a close associate scored lucrative oil tenders...

Outcry over call for name changes

East Londoners slam BCM for not prioritising upkeep of infrastructure EARLIER this month Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati pushed for a geographical name change...

Rhino horns worth R4‚99 million intercepted at OR Tambo

Ten rhino horns have been seized by customs officials from the South African Revenue Services. SARS officials intercepted two bags with 10 rhino horns weighing...

Doors open for EL singer Swazi Sibam, 12

Everything seems to be going according to plan for Swazi Sibam, East London’s 12-year-old multi-talented songbird who is set to perform at the Walt Disney...

Mandela put SA first. The same can’t be said of Jacob...

Nelson Mandela was born last week 99 years ago, when the telegraph was the means of mass communication. But much of the commemoration of his July 18...

Bhisho says sorry for NPO budget cuts

Eastern Cape’s social development department has unreservedly apologised for its decision to slash the budgets of several non-profit welfare organisations in Buffalo City (BCM)...

Forensic investigation points to sources of Knysna fires

By Yolande Stander and Hendrick Mphande The devastating fires that wreaked havoc in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in June, destroying hundreds of properties and claiming...

Happiness is juicy Apple bite

South African mobile phone users have voted Apple iPhone as their handset of choice, a preference followed closely by Huawei and Samsung. The statistics, which...

BCM land invasion interdict raises hackles in council

Buffalo City Metro has obtained a court order to interdict land invaders from occupying land owned by the council in Dorchester Heights, Cambridge West...

Masualle pleased sports used for youth development

By ATHENA OREILLY Following the increase in gender-based violence making headlines throughout the country, Umzuvukile Sport Development  hosted a women’s celebrations rugby day in Mdantsane today. In...

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...

BCM to raise service bills

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers should brace themselves for tariff increases next month. This is when the 2017-2018 financial year starts. This comes after BCM executive mayor...

WSU rape accused could get life: Pupil allegedly repeatedly assaulted

Two 20-year-old students will spend the rest of their lives in an East London prison if convicted on charges of a rape that took...

BIKERS WITH BARK

Dozens of bikers from motorcycle clubs in King William’s Town and East London attended the Rotary/SPCA Bikers Breakfast on Saturday. All the funds raised...

Moosa’s comedy show set for Guild

THEY say, “Life begins at 40”. Riaad Moosa invites the audience along to his brand new one-man show, Life Begins, to join him in...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Zahara to get her own reality show

Musician Zahara is set to join the likes of Somizi‚ Dineo Ranaka‚ Bonang and Penny Penny in getting her own reality show. So‚ get...

Charities benefit from Harvey Travel Golf Day

HARVEY World Travel’s third annual charity golf day tee’d off with 112 golfers playing at the immaculate East London Golf Course earlier this month. “We...

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...

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...

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...

Retired nurses bare the flame

DESMOND COETZEE THE King William’s Town District Retired Nurses Association, better known as the Nightingales, along with the rest of the world, celebrated International Nurses...

Rhino poachers snared

It was a bad week for rhino poachers in South Africa after police and park rangers arrested 18 suspects‚ while five other poachers received...

AKA to woo EL crowds

Arguably the biggest hip-hop star in South Africa, AKA, is bringing his show to East London next week. AKA, who is popularly known as the...

Top sports administrator raped me‚ claims singer‚ ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson

A former Member of Parliament on Wednesday alleged she had been raped by a prominent sports administrator. Jennifer Ferguson‚ a singer-songwriter and former ANC MP‚...

Pressure mounts to open Mandela gravesite to public

The government and Mandela family are under public pressure to open the gravesite of world icon Nelson Mandela at his Qunu’s home just outside...

Is this the start of Fees Must Fall protests?

BY ERNEST MABUZA As universities prepare to announce fee increases for 2018‚ a swirl of unrest is engulfing some campuses as students speak out against...

THE LION’S NEW ROAR

Outgoing King William’s Town Lions Club president  Ulrich   Hagens  wish incoming president Brian von der Decken all the best during a glittering event hosted at the Malcolm...

MEC appeals payout to pupil

By Aretha Linden Eastern Cape MEC for education, Mandla Makupula has appealed against a Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court order to pay close to R140000 for damages and...

Transport minister on site at N3 bridge collapse

BY MATTHEW SAVIDES Transport minister Joe Maswanganyi on Thursday morning visited the site of the N3 bridge collapse‚ just hours after the road was opened...

Axed ministers who resigned as MPs to pocket millions

Axed cabinet ministers who swiftly resigned as MPs this week are due to pocket millions of rands on top of their pensions, thanks to...

Techo boost for school

WONGALETHU High School in Mdantsane received 20 computers for pupils and 21 laptops for the teachers, courtesy of Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe...

Rising Sun wins award

Daycare centre comes tops at ForGood event NON-governmental organisations and individuals who uplift their communities were honoured at the Mercedes-Benz plant last week during the...

Budget slash hits Childline services

Vulnerable children desperate for help may find themselves with no one to talk to as Childline Eastern Cape faces having its telephone lines cut. The...

R50k reward for information

IN LINE with the SAPS’s back-to-basics policing approach, detectives have a mandate to thoroughly and responsively investigate every crime and to ensure that perpetrators...

Police constable arrested for cigarette robbery

By Aron Hyman A 24-year-old police constable was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly robbed a Somali shop owner of two cartons of cigarettes in Cape...

Why I raised the subject of colonialism on Twitter: Helen Zille

It would be too time-consuming to respond to every distortion, misrepresentation or falsehood that has been published relating to my series of 12 tweets...

Eskom board were ‘in awe’ of Molefe

By Linda Ensor The Eskom board were “in awe” of the achievements of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe in stabilising Eskom and therefore supported the move...