BCM’s major roadworks project kicks off

BCM executive mayor Xola Pakati took part in a sod turning ceremony recently to launch the expansion project at Settlers Way and Military Road. According...

700,000 new voters added during final registration weekend

According to the latest report by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), over 700,00 new voters registered during the final registration weekend last Saturday and...

Forget Twitter‚ Trump’s son just asked Elon Musk to develop an...

Elon‚ can you help a boytjie out? US President Donald Trump may have had his Twitter account permanently suspended‚ but his son is already out...

Land borders shut, alcohol ban remains in new Covid restrictions

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL President Cyril Ramaphosa announced minimal changes to the country’s coronavirus strategy even as he sounded the alarm about an acceleration in infections and...

Chimpanzees in the wild reduced to ‘forest ghettos’

Urban expansion and hunting have pushed chimpanzees, humanity's closest relative in the animal kingdom, into shrinking islets of wildness, top experts said Tuesday after...

Hackers siphoned R250-million in banking-related crimes in 2017

Hackers using state-of-the-art technology stole and defrauded South Africans out of R250-million in a single year. The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric)‚ in...

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...

Twitter curators will block hate speech while allowing users to follow...

Twitter users will soon be able to follow topics that interest them. These will include sports teams and television shows, with a selection of tweets...

Trio shine at Bhisho Games

Three elderly members from the Real View Foundation participated at the Golden Games in Bhisho recently and came back with a number of medals. Nomasomi...

Wellness workshop for more mindful life

Soul Essence Wellness will be hosting therapeutic sessions and workshops along with yoga classes and wellness retreats at the East London Surf Lifesaving Club...

Youngsters most anxious about ocean pollution, climate change

Younger South Africans are more concerned about the impact of climate change on the world’s ocean’s than their older compatriots‚ a global consumer survey...

SA men are sexually abused too, but stigmas stop them from...

Following TimesLIVE's publication of a story in which a 30-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman was handed a life sentence for raping her 10-year-old cousin, a string...

Toned-down Sona to cost R100,000 – saving SA millions

NONKULULEKO NJILO President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday will cost the country just over R100,000, saving the country millions of...

SA’s total Covid-19 death toll climbs to 33,163

STAFF REPORTER SA recorded 339 deaths related to Covid-19 on Sunday night, bringing the country’s total death toll to 33,163 Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the...

SA’s Kgothatso Montjane makes history reaching Wimbledon final

World No.5 wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane ousted Momoko Ohtani 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 to reach her first Wimbledon final at the All England Lawn...

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...

Locals team up for special Aussie tribute

An East London woman and a Komani man teamed up recently to present a truly unique trophy to the Australian Rugby Union when the...

Cellphone giants doing all they can to keep SA connected during...

Load-shedding doesn’t only mean being in the dark. It also results in the loss of cellphone connection, telecommunication giants MTN and Vodacom have confirmed. Both...

Unprecedented spike in cyber attacks since declaration of national disaster

SA has seen an unprecedented increase in attacks on digital networks since President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster on March 15, cybersecurity...

KZN municipal worker arrested for allegedly stealing millions meant for Eskom

A KwaZulu-Natal municipal worker has been arrested for allegedly stealing R4m earmarked as a payment to Eskom. The co-operative governance and traditional affairs department (Cogta)...

Information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users’ contact information

Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from South Africa's Information...

Spirit of giving is helping ‘missing middle’ students

Corporate South Africa and individuals are making a positive difference to the country's student funding crisis, by sponsoring tertiary studies and offering workplace learning. In...

Here’s what you need to know about the Cape Flats murders

Community leaders, law enforcement officials and members of the public continue to express their shock and concern after the death of 11 people in...

Gun Free SA tells police to destroy firearms to keep them...

Gun Free SA on Tuesday urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to destroy seized and surrendered firearms. The last such destruction took place in...

SA power supply ‘constrained and vulnerable’ for the week ahead

The country's electricity supply remains “extremely constrained and vulnerable”, and the probability of load-shedding remains for the week ahead, said Eskom. This was due to...

Superb Stokes century levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

An extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes test on Sunday to level the...

After being excluded for two years, Wandile, 8, finally starts school

After being denied his right to education for two years, Wandile Shelembe, 8, of Ntuzuma, north of Durban, started grade 1 on Tuesday. Wandile was...

Show will take audiences ‘back in time’

The Dramatic Society of East London (Dramsoc) is going old school later this month when they host their new production, An Evening of Classics,...

Exposing children to smoking is like suffocating them – child health...

SIPOKAZI FOKAZI A leading child health specialist has described the exposure of children to second-hand cigarette smoke and other electronic nicotine delivery devices, such as...

Interpol red notice issued against Gupta brothers, wives to face charges...

The Investigating Directorate (ID) says efforts to bring the Gupta brothers and their wives back to SA to face charges have intensified, with Interpol...

President Cyril Ramaphosa defends the judiciary

APHIWE DEKLERK President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out in defence of the judiciary after recent attacks on judges by EFF leader Julius Malema and former...

ANC to Cyril Ramaphosa: Halve the unemployment rate in five years

The ANC has set an ambitious target for President Cyril Ramaphosa's government: halve the unemployment rate from 27% to 14% in the next five...

WATCH | Crocodile attacks leopard trying to steal its food

https://youtu.be/ydWiCzxIb1Y In the bush animals often try to steal food from others, but this crocodile was having none of it. This sighting was captured by Alberto...

Lack of state funding ‘cripples fight against gender-based violence’

A lack of government funding for shelters is halting the fight against gender-based violence in SA. “We are not just talking about gender-based violence. We’re...

Our courts stink, literally, but De Lille promises cash to fix...

The department of public works and infrastructure has set aside more than R260m for the repairs and refurbishment of court buildings across the country. Addressing...

Eastern Cape drought declared a national disaster

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) announced in Government Gazette No. 44876 on Tuesday that it had declared the ongoing drought in the Eastern,...

WATCH | ‘You are not alone’: Man braces cold to play...

A Mossel Bay man took his accordion, stood in the cold outside the hospital where his wife is receiving treatment in the Covid-19 wards,...

No planned load-shedding‚ says Eskom

Timeslive Eskom says no load-shedding is planned for September or October. This follows an assertion by the DA’s public enterprises spokesperson Natasha Mazzone on Thursday that...

We can all play our part to help

Sponsor challenge participants to lose weight and contribute towards Logan's medical expenses Four months have gone by since the Fit For Logan Challenge was launched...

Only 8% of South Africans speak English at home – report

IsiZulu is South Africa’s most spoken language. This according to StatsSA’s latest General Household Survey (GHS) which released its report at the end of...

It’s been hard, but we’re going to get things right: new...

Two months into the job, newly-appointed Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku says his journey has been a roller-coaster ride so far. "I haven't felt...

Covid-19 peaks could overwhelm capabilities of health facilities: expert

ERNEST MABUZA The problem facing SA is preventing a surge in the number of Covid-19 infections which could overwhelm hospitals in Gauteng, a health and...

Planned new road rules leave too much to discretion of functionaries:...

A traffic watchdog organisation has cried foul over the short public comment period on draft regulations for the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences...

Half-a-million insect species face extinction: scientists

Half of the 1-million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have...

Tech wizz donates computers to Komgha orphanage

SVEN HERSELMAN Local computer repair man, John Goodrich , who has made it his life’s mission to equip as many underprivileged schools as possible with...

WATCH | Publishing the national register of sex offenders: Will it...

https://youtu.be/Pc_xiWEXpA0 The escalation in gender-based violence has sparked a mass mobilisation of South Africans in recent weeks. With many accusing the government of turning a blind eye, President...

‘No government guarantee to bail out cash-strapped SABC’: Mboweni

Finance minister Tito Mboweni declined to give the cash-strapped SABC a much-needed government guarantee in order for the public broadcaster to stay on air. This...

Phumzile van Damme resigns as DA MP

Outspoken DA member Phumzile van Damme has resigned as a MP. In a statement, she said she wrote to National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise on...

Spotlight on protecting environment

East London-based organisation Own Space will be holding a free photoshoot next week in Oxford Street in order to raise environmental awareness, and also...

Minister of health Zweli Mkizwe has welcomed a donation by South African Breweries (SAB) of R30-million worth of medical supplies to the Eastern Cape. The...