Young stars steal show

A packed auditorium at Stirling High School was wowed by the musical talent of pupils showcasing The Wizards of Broadway on Friday night. The play...

Possibility of load-shedding on Thursday afternoon, Eskom warns

Eskom said there was a risk of stage 1 load-shedding from 2pm to 10pm on Thursday. The power utility said the load-shedding was as a...

Christmas comes early for needy

IT WAS like Christmas came early for the needy when about 350 people – including children – were served food and handed clothing to...

500 posts for jobless EC nurses

Premier Phumulo Masualle has instructed the department of health to advertise 500 nursing posts by end of next week. Once filled, they will go a...

Taps run dry in Butterworth -residents demand answers

Residents of Butterworth on Monday blocked the busy N2 from East London to Mthatha with burning tyres, demanding that Amathole district municipality deliver water...

No greater crime than to deprive a child of her innocence:...

Appeal court imposes life sentence for rapist, up from 22 years The Supreme Court of Appeal has set aside a 22-year sentence imposed on a...

Ters payments halted, pending AG investigation

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL The payment of the government's Covid-19 relief scheme, which ensures workers affected by the lockdown receive much-needed money, has been halted pending an...

Young, old, disabled enjoy race

More than 2,500 runners and walkers took part in the 40th Daily Dispatch/SPAR Summer Fun Run on Sunday – double 2017’s entry. Both races –...

SAA cabin crew in court after R46m ‘cocaine bust’ in Hong...

Two SAA flight attendants have appeared in court after allegedly being caught smuggling millions of rands worth of cocaine into Hong Kong. “We confirm that...

Dramatic shootout, high-speed chase as East London cops, guards foil N2...

A dramatic shootout and high-speed chase ensued when police and security guards foiled a cash-in-transit heist on the N2 between East London and Qonce...

Promaths Centre adds up to success

The Mdantsane Promaths Centre, in partnership with Datatec Foundation, honoured pupils and past pupils in an award ceremony held at The Venue in Hemingways...

Teaching importance of good parenting

Five-day course teaches skills to Parkside parents Masithethe Counselling Services held a five-day parenting skill course at the Dunn Asher Congregational Church, in Parkside, recently....

WATCH | They saved thousands… then their toddler put the cash...

https://youtu.be/YBJ9EXlND-s An American couple were left stunned when their two-year-old son put around a thousand dollars of their savings through a shredder. Ben and Jackee Belnap,...

Tax increases to pay for Covid-19 vaccine under consideration — report

As the government’s efforts to secure supplies of Covid-19 vaccines find growing success, the Treasury is considering raising taxes as one of several possible...

Madiba’s spat with Anglican bishops

After Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, Archbishop Desmond Tutu became one of his informal political and personal counsellors, who supported, admonished or otherwise expressed...

Mandela house robbery victims get helping hand

South Africans are rallying together to raise the spirits of tourists who were robbed at gunpoint during a visit to the home of former...

#CrimeStats | You are most likely to be killed in public...

From the streets, to petrol stations, to parks and parking lots, you are most likely to be killed in public, the crime statistics revealed...

SA’s plan to record all babies’ biometrics raises privacy fears

REUTERS Plans to photograph and fingerprint every baby born in South Africa for a digital register could lead to data leaks and identity theft without...

October 2020 social grant payment dates:

Older Person's Grants will be paid from 05 October 2020 (THIS INCLUDES ANY GRANTS LINKED TO THESE ACCOUNTS) Disability grants will be paid from 06...

Marriage officers will not be able to object to same-sex civil...

Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs has adopted a bill that aims to repeal legislation allowing a marriage officer to object‚ on the grounds...

DA shadow cabinet: What you need to know

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced its shadow ministers and functionaries in the sixth democratic parliament. This a week after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his...

Eastern Cape health department apologises, demands answers to quality of hospital...

The Eastern Cape health department has opened an investigation after pictures surfaced on social media of plates of poor-looking food from the Cala and...

Tobacco association takes legal route to get cigarettes available in lockdown

By KGAUGELO MASWENENG Government is facing the threat of another court case over lockdown laws. The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) said on Friday it was...

DA launches petition to end ‘war’ against Afrikaans at Stellenbosch

UNATHI NKANJENI The DA has launched a petition to make Afrikaans equal with English at Stellenbosch University, saying it is to protect the right to...

Big cycle a success

Perfect weather, a good turnout make event another Tour de Force THE third Alliance Francaise Tour de Force, based on the Tour de France, on...

A bogus CV, even on social media, can land you behind...

Making bogus claims about your degree could land you in hot water — and behind bars. The National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, which came into...

It is official, Port Elizabeth has a new name — Gqeberha

Port Elizabeth has a new name — Gqeberha. East London airport is now the King Phalo Airport and King William’s Town is now Qonce. The...

Career pathways offered to girls

Buffalo City TVET Collage (BCC) East London campus employees spent Mandela Day equipping more than 500 Grade 8 to Grade 12 pupils with life...

COMPETITION CLOSED … CLICK HERE TO ENTER – WIN with Gino,...

Entries close at 12pm Thursday 5 November 2020. Only those who have not won in any of the GO! & Express competitions in the...

Risk of load-shedding on Friday, but Eskom ‘making every effort’ to...

Eskom says the risk of load-shedding will continue on Friday. “The power system ... remains tight and vulnerable and while Eskom is making every effort...

Airport drama as armed man hides in ceiling

There was drama at the East London Airport on Tuesday when men suspected of gunning to death a top Beacon Bay detective tried to...

Durban teen drowns in residential pool

A teenager drowned in a residential swimming pool in Westville, outside Durban, on Friday. Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said paramedics were called to a...

Child rushed to EL hospital after pitbull attack

An 11-year-old girl is in an East London hospital after she was mauled by a neighbour’s pitbull. Rekeisha-Lee Barnes was playing with friends on Thursday...

Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop Covid-19 panic buying

Supermarkets imposed purchase limits on toilet paper across Australia Friday following panic buying by people rattled over a surge in coronavirus cases in the...

Petrol price hits a record high

The price of petrol will push to a record high from midnight on Tuesday‚ with the Central Energy Fund (CEF) announcing that under-recovery in...

BREAKING | Eastern Cape health MEC Gomba tests positive for Covid-19

Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba has tested positive for Covid-19. Provincial health department spokesperson Siyanda Manana said  Gomba's Covid-19 results came back on Sunday. "The...

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...

Social media responds to Zuma’s presence at Gavin Watson’s funeral

Cebelihle Bhengu Former President Jacob Zuma was among the attendees of former Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson’s funeral on Tuesday. Zuma addressed mourners during the memorial service...
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WATCH | Firefighters attempt to save UCT library

ANTHONY MOLYNEAUX Firefighters battled into the night to try salvage the University of Cape Town's Jagger Library after a runaway fire quickly spread to the...

Police investigating as human foot in Nike sneaker washed up on...

A Nike-clad human foot has washed up on an Eastern Cape beach — and police have no idea who it belongs to. Police in Port Alfred...

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...

Bungled BCM accounts to be corrected after the lockdown

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers who had hoped their bungled municipal accounts would finally be corrected will have to wait a while longer as Covid-19...

‘MultiChoice‚ you are not the God of Satellite Space‚’ says PAC

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) has lashed out at MultiChoice for dumping controversial news channel ANN7 from its digital platform. "MultiChoice have been...

Hope for HIV vaccine being tested in SA

While it’s too soon to be confident, a vaccine originally tested in Thailand has shown promising early results An HIV vaccine candidate — initially tested...

‘You wasted more than 25 years’ — Mbalula slammed for quoting...

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula caught heat on Twitter on Thursday after he quoted a post from US president Joe Biden about not wasting time...

It’s official: Arena Holdings is the new owner of Sunday Times,...

Lebashe Investment Group chairman Tshepo Mahloele on Wednesday unveiled the new name of the company that will house the media assets of the company...

Festive lights switch-on magic

THE festive season kicked off in a big way at the weekend when Buffalo City Metro (BCM) officially switched on the Christmas lights at...

Growing calls for UFH head to be sacked

By Sino Majangaza - Students from other faculties have joined their nursing counterparts in calling for the removal of University of Fort Hare nursing acting head of...

Fani free from charges

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) council’s attempts to have their former city manager Andile Fani criminally charged have failed. The Hawks, who were approached by executive...

Business forum feeds families

ZBF hands out meals to those in need in Zwelitsha The Zwelitsha Business Forum is providing food to homes in need during the ongoing Covid-19...