Hundreds bid Jegels farewell

Hundreds of people packed into the East London City Hall last Wednesday to remember and honour the late Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels who was...

Mcebo Dlamini asks Habib to show solidarity with students

Student leader Mcebo Dlamini has launched a bid to protect students who were criminally charged for their participation in the protests. He said he...

Government puts R18m into quest to produce local Covid-19 test kits

TAMAR KAHN The government has awarded R18m to seven local companies, organisations and researchers developing test kits and reagents for SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes...

General Motors is leaving South Africa

General Motors (GM) informed employees and unions on Thursday morning that it is quitting South Africa. Besides its light commercial vehicle manufacturing operations in Struandale‚...

Call for men of God to reignite at meeting

“All mighty men of God: Too many candles have gone out, it's time to reignite.” These are the words local businessman Michael Stevens is heeding...

Drive to help less fortunate

To assist the needy in the community, Sam’s Gas Outlet has gone beyond the call of duty to pledge 10% of their gross profit...

1.5 million small children in SA don’t have toilets at home

One and a half million. That’s the number of small children in South Africa who still have to leave their home every time they...

Petrol bombed truck driver fights for his life

The next 48 hours will be "critical” for a truck driver who was chased by attackers after they petrol bombed his vehicle while he...

WATCH | Drakensberg Boys’ Choir gives SA a reason to ‘smile’...

The choir recently released a beautiful a cappella version of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile', arranged by Ben Bram The Drakensberg Boys' Chamber Choir is once again...

Mkhwebane ‘surprised’ at Molefe Eskom return

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was “surprised” by Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom as chief executive. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane This Mkhwebane said yesterday during her office’s...

We had valid reasons to move booze: SA Breweries stands firm...

Lawyers have been appointed to assist South African Breweries (SAB) staff arrested by Gauteng authorities, the company said as it lashed out against accusations...

SA outraged by murder of Eastern Cape Wits student in Dutywa

An Eastern Cape man tried to take his own life after allegedly killing Wits University student Asithandile “Kwasa” Zozo in Dutywa on Monday. The death...

Wizard on wheels car show 2017

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

Still hopeful that missing seal will be found alive

By Barbara Hollands When the East London’s beloved seal Ruff was washed out of the aquarium’s rehabilitation pool during last Thursday’s raging high seas, superintendent Steven...

‘Concerned citizens’ to challenge lockdown regulations in court

NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN A group of “concerned citizens” has filed an urgent application at the high court in Cape Town challenging the constitutionality of the national...

Cop killed while allegedly stealing from construction site in Cape Town

An off-duty cop from Khayelitsha‚ alleged to be with a gang of alleged thieves who were caught red-handed early on Monday‚ has died after...

Electricity system ‘vulnerable’, but no load-shedding expected

Power utility Eskom said on Monday night that the country's electricity was “constrained and vulnerable”, but that it didn't expect load-shedding. In a tweeted statement...

Prepare for total blackout, BCM warns

That is the word from Buffalo City Municipality to metro residents as the country takes stock of Eskom’s meltdown. But big business energy users in...

Eskom will ‘stick rigorously to maintenance plan’ and buy excess electricity

Will change maintenance plan to ensure improved plant performance Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says SA's power utility has adopted a comprehensive maintenance plan which...

School’s safety threatened by shack dwellers

An East London primary school is under attack, with pupils being robbed of their belongings at gunpoint. For eight years, teachers have had countless items...

Chester Missing slams claims that EC name changes are ‘bad for...

KYLE ZEEMAN Controversial puppet Chester Missing has hit back at suggestions that recent name changes in the Eastern Cape may affect tourism in the province,...

Abandoned baby boy doing well

The newborn baby found abandoned on the doorsteps of an Amalinda house is healthy and doing well, according to Child Welfare director Soraya Leeuw. The...

SA to get first million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this month

MAWANDE AMASHABALALA Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday announced that the country will receive its first million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine this month. Mkhize was...

Artists informed about copyright and royalties

Music royalties and other burning issues were on the table as the South African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) visited East London musicians at the...

‘Knuckle City’ a knockout in cinemas

Amid much excitement, locally filmed Knuckle City has finally premiered in cinemas countrywide. To celebrate the occasion, some of the cast and crew visited Hemingways...

How Olympic champ Chad Le Clos spends his Sundays

How I spend my weekends is different depending on whether I'm with my family, friends or with a girlfriend. I'll break it up for...

Sports world mourns Mluleki George‚ ‘distinguished and decorated anti-apartheid icon’

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has remembered the late Mluleki George as a “distinguished and decorated anti-apartheid icon”. George‚ who held numerous...

Most farmers not ‘racists’‚ says Mbalula

Most farmers are not a "bunch of racists"‚ says Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. "There are rotten potatoes which from time to time play themselves out...

Parkside benefits from W4C ‘surf therapy’ and support

AWARD-WINNING organisation Waves for Change (W4C) proves that the ocean has magical healing powers. The organisation uses surfing as therapy to change and heal lives. Operating...

Eastern Cape police station attack death toll rises to seven

The death toll in Wednesday morning’s execution-style attack on an Eastern Cape police station has risen to seven. Expressing his condolences‚ Premier Phumulo Masualle confirmed...

Relieving Cape Town’s thirst

A FEW months ago, Cape Town was in dire need of water as the dams were running dry due to a lack of rain. East...

Masithethe course for lay counsellors

MASITHETHE Counselling Services are offering to train voluntary lay counsellors in their personal growth and counselling skills course from February 12 to 24 at...

Film festival promotes artists

The fifth annual Eastern Cape Film Festival, held at the Miriam Makeba Centre of Performing Arts last week, not only did a great deal...

Annan wins gold medal for invention

CAMBRIDGE High School pupil, Vanessa Annan recently took part in the International Eskom Science Expo held in Boksburg, receiving a gold medal for her...

Water crisis could trigger Cape Town junk status

Cape Town risks having its municipal bonds cut to junk by Moody’s because of its water crisis. "Two of Cape Town’s main industries‚ tourism and...

Lockdown is legal, Constitutional Court says as it dismisses NGO’s case

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a civil society body's application to have President Cyril Ramaphosa's lockdown declared unconstitutional. Ramaphosa declared a 21-day lockdown last week...

 Operation   Smile  brings new hope

Cleft lip patients in BCM to benefit from visit OPERATION SMILE South Africa (OSSA) will be in Buffalo City Metro next Tuesday, to raise awareness...

You must still pay school fees despite Covid-19 breaks, says Angie...

Parents who wonder if they can skip paying school fees in the context of Covid-enforced longer school breaks have been categorically given the answer:...

Legendary musician Hugh Masekela has died

Legendary musician Bra Hugh Masekela has died‚ TshisLIVE can confirm on Tuesday. Bra Hugh's family issued a statement confirming the news. "After a protracted and...

Museum getting creative for parrot project

An amazing sense of creativity is in the air as the East London Museum prepares for its Cape Parrot exhibition. Hosted in collaboration with the...

Madiba family’s fury over new book by doctor

The executors of Nelson Mandela's estate and his grandson, Mandla, have distanced themselves from a tell-all book soon to be published by Mandela's doctor. Human...

Bhisho blaze compromises financial probe

A fire at Bhisho’s Office of the Premier which destroyed important documents has compromised a seven-year investigation into supply chain irregularities in various government...

Local beauty queen to represent on the international stage

REPRESENTING: Duncan Village beauty queen will be strutting on the international stage soon , for the full story, read the Go& Express Newspaper on...

CHOC hosts gold event to inspire big challenges

CHILDHOOD Cancer Foundation (CHOC) will host the “Be Bold, Go Gold” evening next Thursday. Guest speaker at the event will be Deborah Kirsten, the...

NICD: Stigma around coronavirus may lead some to hide illness

By KGAUGELO MASWENENG The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said that by Monday it had tested 160 people for coronavirus, or Covid-19. Of those, 109...

Robert McBride not ready for Zondo inquiry

Former Independent Police Investigation Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride yesterday failed to appear before the commission of inquiry into state capture to be cross-examined...

14 municipalities lose clean audit status

The expenditure budget for local government in 2015-16 was R378 billion but municipalities with clean audit opinions represent only 19% (R70‚9 billion) of this...

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...

KWT police station shut down after staff member tests positive for...

By LUKE CHARTER King William's Town police station was closed on Saturday after a 28-year-old female constable tested positive for Covid-19. According to a statement released...

R360m upgrade for BCM’s waterworks

By Zine George Plans are afoot to give Buffalo City’s ailing Umzonyana Water Treatment Works a R320-million facelift. BCM spokesman Sam Ngwenya confirmed yesterday that mayor Xola...