Saturday, February 24, 2018

What’s on the GO!

Today ●The Friends of Ann Bryant annual general meeting has been postponed due to key people not being able to attend. The meeting will now...

Petition to close down city’s zoo

  EAST Londoners are reeling at the state of the city’s zoo with a petition calling for its closure.The Daily Dispatch reported (Charges against zoo...

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...

Talks to end deadlock with Mango Airlines pilots set to resume...

The strike at Mango Airlines continued for the second day on Tuesday as the airline approached trade union Solidarity to return to the discussion...

All revved up for Africa Bike Week

BUFFALO City Metro is expecting at least 60000 bikers and their families will flock to the city in less than a month for Africa...

Shock finding of abandoned files

Millions of personal and confidential documents belonging to government employees and private companies have been discovered lying scattered and unprotected in a jumble of...

N2 bypass on track for August 2021

A R450-million bypass to divert traffic around Butterworth’s congested CBD could be a reality by August 2021. That’s the word from roads and public works...

Police failed to protect us from mob justice, says Eastern Cape...

Man’s house burned down after he was accused of a stabbing which never took place An Eastern Cape family whose home was burned down by...

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...

Tensions boil over in King areas

Residents protest over lack of housing, service delivery RESIDENTS are demanding housing while also complaining about the blocking of their electricity and poor service delivery...

State help for Pondoland’s green fingers

By ASANDA MDITSHWA Cannabis has been produced as a cash crop in the Eastern Cape’s Pondoland villages for decades. It is the livelihood for many households...

NPO donates new library to needy school

Driving education initiatives “TOWNSHIP education should be made a priority; this will improve the quality of education and literacy in townships.” These are the sentiments that...

Off to world event

Duo to represent SA at champs in Russia TWO East London pupils were selected to represent South Africa at the World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships...

Ilitha township residents lose hope as project falls 3 years behind...

By Bongani Fuzile A controversial housing project in Ilitha township southwest of Berlin, which is meant to replace over 200 decaying wooden homes built in the...

A force to be reckoned with

CAPE Peninsula University of Technology Mechanical-Marine Engineering student Nkosithandile Vuke believes he can produce mechanical energy from natural forces. Vuke, from Cambridge Location, said his...

Four lions on the loose in Mpumalanga

Four lions have escaped from the Kruger National Park‚ SA National Parks said on Monday. “South African National Parks (SANParks) has received information that four...

EC U21 players look to shine at tournament

Eighteen U21 players are set to the represent the Eastern Cape in the clash of the provinces in North West when they take on...

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...

ANC region defies provincial leaders

The Alfred Nzo ANC regional conference kicked off in earnest yesterday despite provincial bosses earlier instructing the region to shelve it. This was because there...

BCM plans to join big stipends bandwagon

Plans to increase stipends of ward committees by more than 100% in the Buffalo City Metro have been delayed as the metro’s council is...

WATCH: Sadtu gives Mkhize 14-day ultimatum

By Aretha Linden New Higher Education and Training (DHET) Minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize has been given 14 days to sort out pay disparities at Buffalo City...

Fiery battle of the young guns

Up-and-coming cricket talent will be on show when Border host neighbours Eastern Province in their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup and CSA One-Day Provincial Challenge matches...

Pink Fairy magic for King SPCA

Animal lover to tackle Comrades MICHAEL Webb, also known as The Pink Fairy, will once again share some magic with the King William's Town SPCA. After...

Inquest docket opened after student, 28, dies in fire at her...

By Bhongo Jacob East London police have opened an inquest after a woman died when her home went up in flames in Gonubie this week. Walter Sisulu...

Checkmate out to sweep boards at Sun City champs

IT’S READY, set, Jo as the Jo Jackson Dance company gets ready to compete in the 2017 Battle of the Giants competition at the...

Curves donate funds to CHOC

CHOC is very delighted to have received a donation of R6040 from Curves Ladies Fitness in Vincent. Owner said Curves always supports October as breast...

BCM’s 100 days of action

“A THOUSAND steps begins with a single step,” Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) executive mayor Xola Phakathi said last week, when he tabled the municipality’s...

Thousands of poor families to get new homes within 5km of...

BY DAVE CHAMBERS Private sector developers are to get access to land the size of 10 soccer fields to build affordable homes for thousands of...

‘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...

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...

Masualle’s office hit by fire

Barely hours after the office of the premier in Gauteng burned down, Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle’s offices in Bhisho also went up in...

Bronze statue of legendary snake charmer for sale

‘Never Die’ got his name in 1920s from being regularly bitten by venomous creatures during displays in harbour ‘He was entirely immune against venom’ A STATUE...

Despite #SocialMediaBlackout boycott‚ the social media streets were lit up!

The Minister of Telecommunications‚ Siyabonga Cwele‚ and the government are concerned about the high data costs. This is according to Siya Qoza‚ the department’s spokesperson. “Cwele...

Services at standstill in no-go areas

Rubbish piles up as metro calls halt amid workers’ fears for their safety The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has suspended services to the Motherwell and...

Khoza to face the wrath of the ANC in KZN

ANC MP Mkhosi Khoza “crossed the line” when she labelled President Jacob Zuma a disgrace and a dishonourable leader‚ the party’s KwaZulu-Natal leadership said...

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...

Reach for a Dream thanks nurses

ETHIENNE ARENDS REACH for a Dream recently spoilt nurses from the Frere Hospital for International Nurses Day by treating them to lunch and giving them...

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...

Don your  slippers 

Help raise funds for Reach for a Dream kids WHAT better time of year to support Slipper Day on August 5 by wearing your slippers to work...

Ratepayers urged to report billing concerns

Disgruntled  Buffalo City Metro ratepayers involved in disputes over the municipality’s faulty billing and meter reading systems have been urged to report their cases...

High noon for Zuma, Guptas

Journalists and other critics of state capture and corruption will not be cowed into silence At the end of May a ragtag group of about...

Rand firms slightly ahead of Reserve Bank announcement

The rand was marginally stronger against major global currencies shortly before midday on Thursday‚ with focus squarely on the Reserve Bank policy announcement later...

R6 billion – what it will cost for Sassa to take...

The cost of preparing the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) for taking over the payment of social grants to 17-million beneficiaries will be about...

Mzokhanyo High School receives a fully fitted computer lab

Melisizwe Computer Lab initiative together with South African Airways and SITA bring new computers to East London township school.

Wife-killing trial postponed

The case against a Breidbach man accused of murdering his wife before burying her under her bed was again postponed in the King William’s...

Another EL taxi operator gunned down at home

A second East London taxi operator has been shot dead as rumours of a hit-list said to contain the names of Mdantsane East London...

Selborne set to celebrate 125 years of rugby

SELBORNE College celebrates 125 years of rugby this year. The first match played by the school was against Dale College in August 1892. To celebrate, the...

Public Protector mulls Molefe’s R30m golden handshake

The Public Protector has received two complaints regarding former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s R30.1 million golden handshake and is scrutinising the merit of the...

Top BCM official suspended over Mandela funeral scandal

  Buffalo City Metro chief financial officer Vincent Pillay has been suspended over the Nelson Mandela funeral scandal. The decision was taken during a heated special...

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...