By 2020 Grade 12s will write exams in their mother tongue

In a decision that will have major implications for isiXhosa and Sotho speaking pupils in the province, the Eastern Cape education department has given...

COMPETITION CLOSED – Last chance to win with the Beauty Clinic...

Celebrate with The Beauty Clinic as they mark the occasion of their 41st anniversary this month by giving away Kalahari Facial and Pedicure vouchers,...

White butterflies migrating to Mozambique

By KARABO LEDWABA Over the past few days South Africa has been awash with a sea of white butterflies floating through the skies. This phenomenon had...

Sigh of relief for Breidbach

Pensioners rejoice in grant pay THE monthly payment of social grants this month brought a real sense of relief among pensioners at the Breidbach community...

BCM water woes continue

Dam levels across province have dropped even further as what is being called the most persistent drought since 2015 and one of the worst...

Popular East London DJ and presenter Daryn Mildenhall succumbs to Covid-19

Covid-19 has taken the life of popular East London presenter, DJ and former club manager Daryn Mildenhall, who had been hospitalised in Cape Town. Mildenhall...

Celebrating 20 years

  Celebrating two decades in the business, SuperSPAR Highway in Mdantsane recently honoured their five “long service” workers who have been with them since the...

No seat of learning

Parkside Grade Rs forced to sit on bricks PARKSIDE Primary School’s Grade R pupils have been using bricks, crates, benches and 20-litre buckets as seats,...

IN PICTURES: Emotions run high at the end of the Comrades...

It was an emotional end to the Comrades Marathon, with Bongmusa Mthembu winning it for the second time, and US runner Camille Herron coming...

SPCA in desperate need

King William’s Town SPCA is in dire need of all kind of animal food as a result of an influx of strays animals that...

UPDATED: Dagga ruled legal for private use

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga at home. Rastafarian lawyer Garreth Prince‚ the...

Over 100,000 grants of R350 paid out, nearly 1.6 million declined

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has paid 116,867 destitute South Africans a grant of R350. A total of 1,597,127 applications have been disapproved since...

Huge relief for NPOs

A R6.7-MILLION lifeline has been thrown to cash-starved non-profit organisations (NPOs) by the Eastern Cape department of social development. This comes after the department made huge cuts to...

Kidnapped East London businessman Schalk van der Merwe’s car found abandoned

The car of kidnapped East London businessman Schalk van der Merwe has been found abandoned in bushes near Ngqamakhwe, outside Butterworth. Schalk van der Merwe was kidnapped...

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...

Our hero of hope

Cancer survivor, Leonie  chosen for elite group EAST Londoner  Leonie Harry has been selected by the American Cancer Society to be a Global Relay for Life...

Police shut down popular nightspot

A popular East London champagne bar had its doors shut by police on Friday night when a raid on the premises found its liquor...

Commuters urged to make alternative transport arrangements amid taxi strike

The Eastern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison is urging commuters to make alternative transport arrangements for Wednesday September 19. This follows reports of...

Pizza perfection on doorstep

LOOKING for the best-tasting pizza in East London and King William’s Town? Look no further ... 2Brothers Pizza has arrived. 2Brothers Pizza promises to produce...

Kidnapped East London businessman found safe, man taken in for questioning

Schalk van der Merwe, the East London businessman who was kidnapped this week, has been found safe and sound. Van der Merwe, 32, was kidnapped...

Good news for EC dams

Continued rains have provided some much-needed relief to the drought-stricken Eastern Cape, with provincial dam levels rising above 50% for the first time in...

‘Curfew, booze-sale curbs’: What to expect from Ramaphosa’s address

Ramaphosa to address the nation as Covid-19 storm threatens to engulf health system A reintroduction of the night-time curfew, tightening regulations on the sale of...

Missing person sought by Zwelitsha cops

Zwelitsha police are looking for a 21-year-old female, Siphosethu Maci, who went missing from her home in Kwalini Location, King Williams Town on April...

Young maths boffs helping needy peers

    “IT BEGINS with a desire”. These are the words from the founders of Omega Junior, a community organisation that aims to create a sense...

Ratepayers up in arms over BCM billing estimates

A number of irate residents claim the city has overcharged households in Bhisho, King William’s Town, Mdantsane and parts of East London. The online...

7 de Laan has no plans to u-turn on theme song

Despite numerous calls from viewers on social media for the return of 7 de Laan’s old theme song‚ the soapie is adamant that the...

Historic first for Miss SA

In a historic first, the Miss South Africa pageant will have their top three finalists represent the country at three of the biggest pageants...

Woman survives Sandton horror crash

BY KYLE COWAN Paramedics are astounded that a young woman survived a horrific crash on Rivonia Road, in Sandton, northern Johannesburg, early on Sunday morning. CCTV...

Man shot dead outside PE school

A man has been shot dead outside Brylin school in Overbaakens, in Port Elizabeth. The shooting happened shortly after 8am, reports HeraldLIVE. The road in the area...

The Eastern Cape’s positive Covid-19 case locations

From Gonubie to Motherwell, Elliotdale to Makhanda, Covid-19 has spread rapidly across the Eastern Cape, with confirmed cases now at 32. South Africa now has...

Shock R400m to loan tablet devices for EC Grade 12 pupils

The Eastern Cape education department will fork out more than R400m on leasing 55,000 tablet devices for Grade 12 pupils which will be returned...

Gonubie boardwalk remains a hazard

No action yet on replacing of poles, vandalised benches or other repairs POLES at the Gonubie boardwalk are still missing exactly three months after the...

Gospel star Lundi Tyamara has died

It has been confirmed that Lundi Tyamara has died. After a long battle with stomach TB and liver complications award-winning gospel star Lundi Tyamara has...

Prison bosses squirm after ‘strippers’ entertain inmates

Correctional services bosses are startled by revelations on social media that inmates at Johannesburg prison were entertained by scantily clad women in lingerie. Gauteng correctional...

Name overlap creates headache for Gonubie church

Deon Botha, an elder at the East London Spirit & Life Church, which bears a similar name to one run by “miracle” weight-loss pastor...

Bumb’INGOMSO event fights GBV

#IAmNotNext was the theme of the day as the pupils of East London Science College attended the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Cry Awareness event which...

‘We have underestimated airborne transmission of Covid-19’, says Wits professor Shabir...

IAVAN PIJOOS University of the Witwatersrand Professor Shabir Madhi said airborne transmission of Covid-19 is a reality and has been underestimated. “There is emerging evidence that...

East London mom with stage 4 cancer beats coronavirus

Three weeks ago, East London mom Cheree Mc Ewen was told that she'd contracted Covid-19  while undergoing surgery to remove more than 20 tumours...

Church leaders hope to resume services under Level 3

IAVAN PIJOOS Millions of congregants across the country are pinning their hopes on President Cyril Ramaphosa and the government allowing church services to resume under...

Grey Junior pupil needs surgery after altercation at Port Elizabeth school

A pupil from Grey Junior School in Port Elizabeth has been suspended following an altercation which left his schoolmate seriously injured. Eastern Cape department spokesperson...

R5m in gold coins missing at bank

Multimillionaire local businessman EV Krull yesterday told the East London Regional Court he was stunned when he found more than 300 of his Krugerrand...

Sassa cards still usable after expiry

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has allayed fears that social grants recipients’ bank cards would expire in December, saying the cards would...

Two armed suspects killed in Beacon Bay shoot-out

Beacon Bay in East London turned into a war zone with at least two armed robbery suspects killed after a shoot-out in the early...

Draft level 3 regulations allow alcohol sales, but renew tobacco ban

Co-operative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has tabled draft level 3 regulations that propose lifting the ban on alcohol sales, but extending the prohibition on...

Cash-in-transit truck crashes in Mdantsane

A cash-in-transit vehicle from G4S overturned in Mdanstane NU8‚ seriously injuring the driver and two others on Friday morning. The armoured truck was headed towards...

OK Foods bakkie a ‘gift from above’

FROM winning bicycles, vouchers and more, Marie Wagenaar is indeed a lucky woman. Wagenaar did her shopping as usual at OK Foods and never thought...

Line up for super Surfers

Thousands to compete for glory in ‘grand old race’ this Saturday THE 2017 Discovery Surfers Challenge will on Saturday see thousands of athletes compete for...

Top award for matric pupil

Clarendon High School pupil Caitlin Laing won an award at the annual Herald Absa Matric of the Year Awards held in Port Elizabeth on...

‘Zol’ hitmaker Max Hurrell launches clothing line

Following on the success of his track Zol, Cape Town music producer Max Hurrell has  launched a clothing line brandishing a  famous line from the hit...

Business punts Ebuhlanti entrance fee for upgrade

Members of the Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) have caused a stir in the Buffalo City Metro council after proposing the authority charge an...