Hundred and still counting

Joyce Swingburn was surrounded by her loved ones last Sunday as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Thistlewoods in Gonubie. Swingburn reached a century...

Stutterheim Country Club destroyed by blaze

The Stutterheim Country Club was destroyed by a fire believed to have been  caused as a result of load-shedding on Wednesday night. Stutterheim fire department...

Bidding Winnie farewell

HUNDREDS of mourners packed the Gompo  Hall  last Sunday for   people arrived to be part of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s memorial service.  at the...

Marriages, late birth registrations allowed under lockdown level 3

The home affairs department says it will now provide marriage services and receive requests for late registration of births as the country moves to...

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...

Authorities rule out ‘criminal activity’ in Avicii death

By Jessica Levitt There are still no answers around the death of DJ Avicii‚ with his family arriving in Oman to try and piece together what...

ANC MP gets standing ovation from DA for defending Afrikaans [VIDEO]

Unathi Nkanjeni https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuXQWs_a1Vg ANC MP Vuyisile Malomane has received a standing ovation from the DA for defending Afrikaans. Speaking in the National Assembly on Thursday‚ ahead of...

For starters, learn some Greek words

WHILE enjoying authentic Greek fare at Spartan Eatery, patrons can get to learn a bit of Greek as well. The Greek language has the longest...

Over 80 military vehicles destroyed during fire prevention exercise

  BY KGAUGELO MASWENENG At least 83 disused military vehicles have been destroyed during a fire prevention exercise at the Wallmansthal depot‚ north of Pretoria. An unexpected...

FASfacts urges women to avoid alcohol while pregnant

IN the efforts to promote responsible drinking during pregnancy, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board together with FASfacts, Distell and Rhodes University commemorated the International...

SA’s starving ‘missing middle’

By KARABO LEDWABA South Africa's 'missing middle' is going hungry. These are people who do not qualify for social grants but are not fully employed. This...

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Rolling blackouts this week, says Eskom

Stage 2 rotational load-shedding will continue until Thursday, Eskom says. The electricity provider will endeavour to offer its customers respite between 6am and 9am each...

Police shut down spaza shops for selling expired goods

ABOUT 12 Spaza shops were shut down this past weekend after they were found guilty of selling expired goods in King Williams Town, Zwelitsha. According...

Cigarette ban ‘a big failure in every way’, says report

Economists behind an extensive survey of smokers say the lockdown ban on cigarette sales has been a spectacular failure and should be lifted as...

Get off the beaches, and start queuing: Government accused of double...

BOBBY JORDAN The government has chased everybody off the beaches, but insists they queue up to renew their car licence discs. The contradiction makes no sense...

Stirling earns top spot at World Choir Games

The Stirling Chamber Choir came fifth overall in the Mixed Youth Choir Champion category at the World Choir Games which was held in Pretoria...

Google adds ‘fact-check’ label to images to curb fake news

The new labels will be based on the ClaimReview database established by independent fact-checkers Google said Monday it was adding fact-check labels to images as...

South Africans apply brakes on new car sales

If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels‚ now is not the time to buy. A bleak economic outlook looks set to...

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...

Fix education at primary school level – Metcalfe

  South Africa urgently needs to fix the basic literacy and numeracy education in primary schools in order to prevent the fallout that occurs on...

Missing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana last seen collecting parcel, PI joins...

Missing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana's family has enlisted the services of private investigator Noel Pratten, who was tasked with searching for Meghan Cremer. Cremer was...

Gauteng has 11,164 Covid-19 cases, with 81 deaths

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Gauteng is 11,164 — with 3,348 recoveries and 81 deaths. The provincial health department said in an...

IEC calls people to confirm their addresses for next elections

Local municipal elections are approaching, and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is urging all registered voters are urged by to check and confirm their...

Gupta emails lead to charges being opened against Pamensky

By Kyle Cowan Charges of corruption and abuse of his position at Eskom have been laid against Mark Pamensky‚ a former board member of the electricity...

Covid-19 : Petition to shut down Port St Johns

While the national lockdown will be relaxed from level 5 to level 4 on Friday, there is a campaign to completely shut down Port...

Police failed to protect us from mob justice, says Eastern Cape...

Man’s house burned down after he was accused of a stabbing which never took place An Eastern Cape family whose home was burned down by...

Government relief for small-scale farmers on land of one hectare or...

Agriculture minister Thoko Didiza has announced a support package for small-scale farmers via the presidential stimulus package. Didiza said R1bn had been set aside to...

Hayleigh needs help to treat serious illness

Girl battles life-threatening disease TWO weeks before her eighth birthday Hayleigh Stals was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening genetic condition, Fanconi Anaemia (FA). FA is...

Kick off new year with Nite Race

LOCALS can get ready once again for the annual PWC Night Race which will take place this evening at 6pm at the Old Selbornian...

Political leaders are contributing to the increase in Covid-19 infections‚ says...

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has criticised some political leaders for “irresponsible” behaviour and hosting mass public gatherings amid the surge in Covid-19 infections. She...

A timeline of SA journalist Shiraaz Mohamed’s kidnapping

It's been almost three years since South African photographer Shiraaz Mohamed was kidnapped in Syria. On Monday, a video of a man believed to...

Pensioner arrested for R4.7m UIF-Ters ‘fraud’

The Hawks on Sunday arrested a 62-year-old man for allegedly pocketing R4.7m from the Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) temporary employer/employee relief (Ters) scheme. Hawks...

Taxi overturns with pupils

By Nonsindiso Qwabe Pupils travelling to Gonubie High School yesterday morning had a lucky escape, sustaining only minor injuries, when the taxi they were travelling in...

Swallows remain on top of Super 14 log after win against...

PE team coach amits mistakes cost them dearly Hundreds of rugby fans crowded into the Mdantsane Unit 1 Stadium on Saturday during the Eastern Cape...

Western Cape government claims videos showing taxi influx into EC are...

The Western Cape government says only four drivers were arrested and fined for illegally crossing provincial borders over the Easter weekend. This information, which does...

Teacher who ‘touched everyone’s heart’ murdered in Clanwilliam flat

A teacher from Clanwilliam in the Western Cape has been stabbed to death in her apartment. A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with the...

Investors fleeced in sheep-for-sale scam

A woman who pulled wool over the eyes of 10 people has appeared in court after convincing them to each part with R170 for...

Costly name change of Rhodes University won’t address real issues, commentators...

It was money that led the founders of Rhodes University to name the institution after Cecil John Rhodes – and money that will hinder...

Watch: PNA Stationers East London #Win-A-Car Presentation

A humble Mr Xolani Nomanyama took delivery of his brand new Suzuki S-presso on Friday March 5. Watch a summary of proceedings here. https://youtu.be/RUOzi2KP_CA You can...

Investment boost for Eastern Cape film industry

  The provincial government and the National Film and Video Foundation have pumped more than R40m into the Eastern Cape’s budding film industry. The investment,...

SA is likely to experience third wave in winter‚ says Prof...

SA is likely to experience a third wave of Covid-19 infections during winter‚ when temperatures drop and people’s immunity will be weakened. This is according...

Two city malls hit in one day

  Two of East London’s biggest malls – Vincent Park and Hemingways – were hit by a gang of armed men yesterday. There was speculation that...

Action planned on security at the zoo

A SECURITY upgrade for the East London Zoo may be under way following a call by city residents to upgrade the facility. The GO! reported...

EL SPCA funds running low

Last Sunday was World Animal Day, an international event meant to bring attention to the rights of animals. To celebrate the special occasion, the EL...

‘It feels like real change is happening’ – Saxonwold resident on...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan A neighbour of the Gupta family who was privy to the stream of politically connected VIPs – including cabinet ministers‚ government officials and...

It could get ugly: lockdown ban on hairdressers, beauticians in court...

The DA and co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are set to butt heads in the high court in Cape Town on...

BCM ratepayer owes R1m, but will benefit from debt incentive scheme

A ratepayer in Bonnie Doon, East London, owes BCM more than R1m even though the home has been unoccupied for more than a year. In...

Ngqushwa mayor dies in East London hospital after short illness

Ngqushwa municipality mayor Nombuyiselo Magingxa, 54, has died. Magingxa died on Monday morning after a short illness after being admitted to a private East London...