Thursday, May 23, 2019

Why South Africans and the world do not believe Gigaba

By Justice Malala State capture Malema's party won't let us forget what finance minister has done to our economy Last Wednesday the EFF once again protested...

Writing will open up your world

Everyone has something they are really passionate about. For some, it’s tending to their garden. For my boyfriend, it’s cooking up new and exciting...

Put beliefs into action and move mountains

I’m not a Christian and haven’t been for a while, but after finally growing out of my edgy teenage atheist phase (to the relief...

Creature comforts vs the planet

I’ve talked a lot about environmentalist issues here in the Go. One of my first Message to the Editor columns was about a report...

Appropriate time to reflect on our teachers

The start of the year means a new academic year, work and other opportunities, those interesting and sometimes challenging resolutions, and a time to...

Drifting away on sound cloud of old masters

IF YOU were sitting in my lounge and I asked you to identify the pianist performing so elegantly on my CD player at the...

Looking back (2)

  East London, or, as it was known as ‘Port of East London’  sprung and grew as a result of the important harbour at the...

Get your daily dose of happy vibes

EVER wondered why people seem more relaxed and happier when they are outside in the sun? The answer may well be that they are...

BCM festive focus: what you said…

  What should the Buffalo City Municipality focus have been on over the festive period to ensure that visitors to the area had a positive...

How a martyred saint became a Valentine’s Day legend

Ah, Valentine's Day, a special time of the year when love truly is in the air. February 14 has become a global phenomenon but have...

Bowled over by high prices

I HAPPENED to wander into a sports store the other day and was gob-smacked at the cost of sports goods these days. Boy, have...

Hot, muggy nights make for bug frights

The sweltering heat we’re enduring at the moment puts me in mind of the many years I spent on night-shift at the Daily Dispatch...

Zuma initiates special probe into car licence fraud

By Times LIVE President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of unlawful or improper conduct relating to registration and licensing...

Human Rights Day is the perfect time to unite

Thursday March 21 sees the country mark Human Rights Day, a day where we as a country reflect on the rights many fought and...

Hold loved ones in your heart forever

At 4.01pm on Monday, November 26, I heard about the passing of my grandfather. I’m writing this at 5.40pm on Tuesday, having spent the last...

The fresher the better

ALAN HAWKINS writes, Best before or worse after what date? Pure coffee never becomes completely unusable and nor does it go rotten, the taste merely fades...

Today’s pen is as mighty as the sword

The world of communication, like most human undertakings, cannot escape the vast changes driven by technological advances and pivotal innovations. In fact, communication both...

Time to take heart matters seriously

Matthew Field’s excellent column recently on burnout in the workplace (‘Mismatches’ lead to burnout, February 28) is so relevant in this day and age...

The poor just get poorer

Another month, another fuel price hike. At this point, such news is no longer shocking. Since May the country has had to endure a...

‘Boys will be boys’ excuse holds no water

I’m sure we’re all well aware by now of the latest drama from Selborne High. Allegedly, 15 boys got into an altercation with another which...

Moosa’s comedy show set for Guild

THEY say, “Life begins at 40”. Riaad Moosa invites the audience along to his brand new one-man show, Life Begins, to join him in...

Jafta now oncologist

THE Rotary Club of East London has welcomed back Rotarian Dr Zuki Jafta who recently qualified as a radiation oncologist. Jafta spent four years commuting...

Knights thankful for your donations

Dear residents of East London THE Catholic Order of the Knights of da Gama wish to say a big thank you to the citizens of...

Looking back (14)

This amazing postcard, dated 28-06-1902 shows the ultimate evidence of the importance of East  London and the harbour, in its peak years. What is...

Old age goal posts now closer to 100

ONE of my all-time favourite entertainers was Max Bygraves. Remember him? The cockney lad who delighted millions with his song- and-dance routines, and who...

Ramaphosa can be SA’s Number One immediately

By Ranjeni Munusamy Who will be South Africa’s next president?  With Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa giving a clear indication in television interviews on Sunday that...

Looking Back (16)

It’s difficult to believe that this magnificent old home, once stood high on the east bank of the Buffalo Harbour, East London.  The grounds...

Can I change my tenant’s locks?

‘Your tenant can obtain an urgent court order against you with costs “I’VE been leasing a small townhouse to a young tenant. Unfortunately, the tenant...

Xolobeni ruling restores people’s power

In November 2018, last year, the High Court of South Africa made a landmark decision in the ongoing struggle between the Xolobeni community on...

Readers have their say on Semenya ruling

Given the controversy surrounding the recent ruling against Caster Semenya, the GO! & Express asked our readers over Facebook whether they agreed with the...

The good, bad and ugly of EC school closure

By NIKA SOON-SHIONG and MASIXOLE BOOI In September last year, Vuyani Sipambo, principal at Nkupulweni Junior Secondary in Matatiele, received a letter informing him his...

Going dilly while put ‘on hold’

You press your key and sit through The Four Seasons overture for 15 minutes when a voice interrupts the good parts ... IS IT just...

JZ’s house of cards tumbling around him

By Sibusiso Ngalwa On this day in 2008, the then ANC national executive committee (NEC) met to deliberate on the controversial Nicholson judgment. The die had already...

Looking back (7)

East London Green Point Tea Garden, down the Buffalo River. This exquisite pavilion type building hosted genteel Sunday teas. The area in its heyday, was a...

Facebook has lost face

I detest Facebook. I mean I really detest Facebook. Just thinking about that site makes me mad, from the way it's purposefully designed to...

ANC’s fight to the death

By Justice Malala Welcome to the dirty war. Welcome to the age of untruths, half-truths, fake news, manufactured scandal, smear, slander and lies. Welcome to...

JUSTICE MALALA: Will Zuma’s exit mean a new beginning for the...

WE WILL end the year pretty much as we started it. Educational outcomes and the centrality of science and mathematics will be a key...

Looking back (10)

The ‘tender’ (passenger boat on the left) owned by The Union Castle Line. She was much bigger that the Koodoo, a previous boat, and...

Give your back a break

WITH the festive season fast- approaching and many people heading out on a much-needed holiday, catching up and celebrating with friends and family, it...

Municipality failing motorists with poor roads

My name is Tougheeda Jacobs. I am from Cape Town and am currently having a break in East London. I was just focusing on the...

Workers’ Day history still tragically relevant

Wednesday May 1 is an important day on in the global calendar. I am of course referring to International Workers’ Day. (also known as...

Let’s get to know East London’s amazing riches

In this week’s GO! & Express, we carry two stories about a very interesting book, The Fishy Smiths. One is an interview with the author...

Wonderful window of opportunity

References to reflections and windows abound in poetry and prose in powerful and evocative images that arguably embrace the full tapestry of life. From Albert...

Lack of bin provision adds to our litter woes

Our front page story this week is about an admirable new recycling initiative that aims to not only help clean up the streets, but...

Rethinking how we treat animals

Our main story for this week deals with the ongoing controversy surrounding the East London Zoo – this time seeing political parties enter the...

When newspapers get it all wrong….

BECAUSE of the constant race against time, newspapers sometimes make embarrassing errors. With the best will in the world and in spite of the...

Zille carried on digging hole deeper

As the ANC continues to disintegrate, it is becoming more important to assess the quality of available alternatives. As a result, opposition parties like the DA...

Better public transport is the key

Earlier this week we shared a story on our website about the future state of traffic in Johannesburg and Pretoria. According to the Electronic...

Looking back (8)

Despite the many large hotels along the beachfront, the town was extremely popular as a summer holiday resort. The entire stretch from near the harbour...

Search for secret of dad’s sacred 90 minutes

UNLESS he has young children, the 90 minutes between half-past five and seven o’clock of an evening are probably regarded by the average man...