March 2021 payment dates for SASSA Social Grants

SASSA Social Grant March 2021 SASSA has recently released a payment schedule for the month of March, and are as follows: Older Person’s Grants will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

JUST IN | SA could move to level two this week...

The country could move to Level 2 this week if Cabinet accepts a recommendation from directors-general to open more sectors of the economy. A forum...

Humble winner takes his new ride for a spin

East London resident Xolani Nomanyama was over the moon last Friday when he received his brand new Suzuki S-presso at PNA Stationers EL on...

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...

Win 2x meal vouchers for Buffs Clubs’ popular Sunday lunch (Week...

  You could win a Sunday Lunch Meal Voucher from Buffs Club valued at R200. {Kindly take note that due to Level 4 Lockdown, the meal...

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...

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...

Somzana overcomes challenges to become new port CMEO

The TNPA Port of East London recently welcomed its new chief marine engineer officer (CMEO), Khayakazi Somzana. As CMEO, Somzana is responsible for the safe...

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...

It’s gonna be sweet: don’t miss the Strawberry Moon eclipse

Sky gazers are in for a treat this week. Carmel Ives, chairperson of the Astronomical Society of SA, says we’ll have front row seats...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Woman vanishes at EL CBD taxi rank

A young woman on her first ever visit to East London has been reported missing amid fears that she may have been abducted. Charedene Myburgh,...

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...

‘Idols SA’ winner to sign with Kalawa Jazmee

The winner of Idols SA season 16 will be signed to independent record label Kalawa Jazmee. The show’s contract with Gallo Records came to an...

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...

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...

Woman’s body found at East London mall’s parking area

The body of an unknown female was found at an underground parking of the Vincent Park Mall in East London earlier today. Vincent Park Mall...

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...

‘If I don’t make it, I love you all’: Mom of...

She will never share a mother and daughter bond. She will never get see her child smile, cry, or hear the words “mommy”. The...

East London man, 90, recovers from Covid-19, thanks nurses for their...

A 90-year-old East London man has recovered from Covid-19 — and gives full credit to the nurses who cared for him during his ordeal. Kenneth...

Mdantsane woman stripped naked to open case against perpetrators

The young woman that was stripped naked and forced to parade in public by other women in Mdantsane has opened a case of crimen...

The Eastern Cape’s Covid-19 breakdown and coronavirus hotspots

The Eastern Cape health department on Monday morning released the provincial Covid-19 breakdown, by district, with the latest provincial coronavirus figures. On Sunday night the...

Frere CEO conquers health peaks by involving the entire community

MANAGING a public hospital is not an easy task,  but after five years  Frere Hospital chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Rolene Wagner has proved...

Tears, joy as killer gangsters get life

Judge lashes out at culture of violence in northern areas Respected Port Elizabeth High Court Judge Glenn Goosen slated gang culture and its devastating effects...

KHS girls celebrate its 145th birthday

Beaming with pride, Kingsridge High School girls celebrated a milestone 145 years of the school’s existence last week. The event, held at the King William’s...

Dressed to impress – Breidbach matric farewell

Breidbach Secondary School held their matric farewell at the War Memorial Hall in King William’s Town last week. All the matriculants including Brendan Hendricks with...

AmaHlubi boast of using doctors to do circumcisions

While the use of Western medical doctors and medicine in the ritual of traditional circumcision is still treated as taboo in many tribes, AmaHlubi...

Another horrific EC accident claims four lives

Four people have been killed, and another critically injured in a horrific accident on the R72, about 50km from East London this morning. According to...

Judge rebukes East London attorney for ‘extreme greed’

East London attorney Frans Maritz has been severely rebuked by the high court for his “questionable integrity” and “extreme greed” in helping himself to...

Fraud accused tracked to EL

After her fame during the Pistorius trial, Brenda Wardle faces prosecution herself, writes Kathryn Kimberley A legal commentator, author, qualified nurse and law student who evaded...

‘Don’t lift bans on alcohol and tobacco’: ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini

ANC Women's League remains opposed to plans to lift the restrictions 'as SA could be hit by another wave' of Covid-19 infections. ANC Women's League...

Mother found murdered in Amalinda, East London, flat

East London police are investigating a case of murder after a 37-year-old mother of one was found dead in her flat in Emerald Sky...

Infant dies at EL creche

  The inconsolable sobs of a young mother echoed through Mzamomhle’s G-section informal settlement as she battled to accept her “playful” eight-month-old baby boy had...

EL Zoo manager appears in court

Alison Roux, the manager of the East London Zoo has appeared briefly in court on a charge of animal cruelty. The case was postponed to...