MEC urged to address infrastructure and health issues in budget

NOMAZIMA NKOSI More money for infrastructure development, a decrease in the public sector wage bill and a clear plan to mitigate medical legal claims. Opposition parties...

Wild elephants must stay in Africa as zoo trade is banned

Live elephants will no longer be exported from Africa, except “in exceptional circumstances”. This is a resolution taken by parties at the 18th Conference of...

Kids turn to streets out of real need

Children begging on the street corners, some with their parents, are a cause for concern for non-profit organisation Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR). According to the...

Postponing the Olympic Games: it’s complicated

The Tokyo Olympic Games appears to be creeping towards a postponement, an unprecedented and costly exercise that involves ripping up years of planning. As International...

US Consulate hosts workshops online for studying overseas

To mark International Education Week, the US Consulate in Cape Town kicked off their annual US College Fair on Monday. Due to the ongoing Covid-19...

Government looking for R2bn to save SAA

Government is looking for R2bn to contribute to SA Airways (SAA), as part of its commitment to the airline's business rescue process. Meanwhile, the department...

Conquering the mountain

A gruelling but beautiful five-day climb to summit Africa's highest peak –to Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania –  Africa's highest peak, by East London local...

Load-shedding not planned for Monday — but that could change

Eskom says while does not expect to implement rotational load-shedding on Monday, “the possibility has increased that we may have to implement load-shedding”. “Overnight some...

Sighs of relief as Cyril Ramaphosa says R350 and TERS grants...

Millions of needy South Africans who were benefiting from the monthly special Covid-19 social relief of distress grant of R350 can breathe a sigh...

Brace for big fuel price hike from Wednesday

Motorists will need to fork out an additional 74c/l from Wednesday, as a rising oil price offset a stronger rand against the dollar in February. The inland...

Eskom faces grilling about efficiency of its operations

Eskom’s efforts on Monday to justify its claim for the recognition of an additional R27.2bn by the country's energy regulator was met with scepticism. BusinessLIVE...

Fake government job ads on Facebook lure desperate South Africans

A Facebook page offering employment within government departments continues to lure unsuspecting South African job-seekers. Less than six months after Africa Check blew the lid...

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...

Facebook app will partner police and public to help find missing...

A child abduction emergency alert system launched in SA on Thursday has an "Amber Alert" feature which when activated will appear in Facebook users’...

South Africans think corruption increased during Ramaphosa’s first six months

Unathi Nkanjeni 64% of South Africans think corruption increased in the past 12 months. This is according to the 10th edition of the Global Corruption Barometer...

November puts men’s health needs in focus

November marks Men’s Health Awareness Month and campaigns such as the MANVan from Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa). The month focuses on educating men...

Load-shedding ‘unlikely’ on Friday

It’s Friday‚ and what better way to start the day than with news that Eskom is unlikely to implement load-shedding. “Due to further improvement in...

Women are the safest drivers, according to Discovery stats

Women are the safest drivers in South Africa and‚ believe it or not‚ the best drivers in the country live in Cape Town. This‚ according...

Neighbourhood watch women hailed for leading fight against crime

When crime in Sector 4 of Mandela Park, Khayelitsha, reached boiling point, a group of mostly elderly women took on the task of patrolling...

‘You HIV people like making babies’: forced sterilisation for infected women

HIV-positive women who lodged complaints that they were sterilised in public hospitals without their informed consent have had their right to dignity‚ bodily integrity...

NMB council approves construction of seawater desalination plant

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Council has approved the construction of a seawater desalination plant. This decision was taken in a Special Council meeting held...

‘Artifex’ also being staged at Guild Theatre

Due to the resounding success of its performance at the Alexander Playhouse recently, Artifex will be showing at the Guild Theatre for one night...

BCM libraries to get R29m in subsidies

The department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (Dsrac) has so far released a total of R29m in subsidies to local and metropolitan municipalities...

March against abuse

  Female staff members of the Amathole and Buffalo City education department marched to the East London City Hall to raise awareness on issues facing...

Five reasons why the DA is against the NHI bill

Cebelihle Bhengu The DA has made it clear that it does not support the National Health Insurance bill‚ which was proposed by health minister‚ Dr...

Nelson Mandela Bay’s daily infections declining

Nelson Mandela Bay has shown a slight drop in the rate of new daily infections, with  mayor Nqaba Bhanga cautiously optimistic about the metro's...

How Eskom showed us flames this week

CEBELIHLE BHENGU South Africans have endured a week of power cuts as Eskom struggles with a constrained power system. Since implementing stage 2 last Wednesday, which...

Hints on handling last-minute rush

  With only a few days left before Christmas, many are flocking to stores to buy the last item or, for some, to buy all...

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...

VAT, fuel and sin – and how Mboweni might find the...

Just where will the finance minister find the extra money SA so badly needs? We know you need the money, the Automobile Association said to...

NSRI’s top tips for safer outings to the beach

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has shared their safety tips  for this  festive season. They are encouraging the public to be vigilant and to...

Songbird waxing lyrical about SSQ

East London-born singing sensation Asandiswa George serenaded her audience at the Guild Theatre on Friday evening during the Umtiza Arts Festival. George shared the stage...

Nelson Mandela Bay becoming EC epicentre with 60% of Covid cases

Nelson Mandela Bay is fast becoming the epicentre of Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape with nearly 60% of cases recorded in the province located...

Two rhinos found dead and dehorned at game reserve in Limpopo

A manhunt has been launched after two rhinos were found dead and dehorned at a game reserve outside Lephalale in Limpopo at the weekend. Police...

BCM launches campaign to vaccinate dogs after another child dies

By Mfundo Piliso Buffalo City Metro and vets from the department of rural development & agrarian reform are running a campaign to vaccinate all dogs...

Sascoc insists the continent is backing Caster Semenya in fight against...

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) president Gideon Sam has dismissed growing perception that the continent has turned its back on Caster...

Call for public comments on proposed election rates

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is inviting public comment on their proposed election deposit rates for the upcoming municipal elections. The proposed rates were recently...

MPs approve constitutional amendment for expropriation without compensation

It’s official. Section 25 of the constitution will soon be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. This comes after MPs serving on...

SA radio frequency spectrum licence auction halted yet again

SA's high court on Monday ordered telecoms regulator Icasa to halt an auction of radio frequency spectrum licences pending a hearing on contentions raised...

Mining companies can generate own electricity – Mantashe

By LISA STEYN The theme of the 26th Investing in African Mining Indaba is “optimising growth and investment in the digitised mining economy”, but on...

Bikers spread love

The Biker’s Church in Gonubie hosted a thrift shop last Saturday to raise funds for their various community projects. “Money raised will go to Guardians...

KZN police investigate suspected arson attacks at two schools

Police are probing the torching of two KwaZulu-Natal schools, one a state-of-the-art facility which has been broken into 16 times in two years. Provincial education...

Arts fest platform for young people

Masivuyisane Cultural Ensemble will host their fourth annual Vela Sikubone Arts Festival on September 21 at the NU15 Mdantsane Community Hall. “Masivuyisane Cultural Ensemble has...

Water is safe to drink, says BCM

BCM has said that it wanted to assure residents that the municipal water was indeed safe to drink. In a statement published on their Facebook...

‘This virus doesn’t take a holiday’: Ramaphosa tells SA to stay...

The time for caution is now, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday night as he warned the country about a Covid-19 resurgence during the...

Is government at risk of a damages claim if the tobacco...

Should government be worried if its ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products under the hard lockdown is ultimately found by the...

WATCH LIVE | Zweli Mkhize gives update on Johnson & Johnson...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt9kCvqr1Bc?rel=0&enablejsapi=1] Health minister Zweli Mkhize has given an update on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The briefing came after US federal health agencies on Tuesday...

Ramaphosa to address the nation at 8pm

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm on Sunday night, the presidency has confirmed. Ramaphosa was widely expected to make the address on...

SA medics receiving training in case coronavirus hits our shores

By NALEDI SHANGE SA’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Tuesday said it had joined other African countries in preparing for a coronavirus outbreak. In...

‘The money will be there’ — Ramaphosa promises Treasury will have...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday allayed the fears of many South Africans, saying the Treasury would have the money to fund the much-anticipated Covid-19...