Friday, June 22, 2018

OPINION: Woman president could take us to greater heights

By Lolonga Tali There is a distinct possibility that South Africa may have a woman president in the near future. It may or may not happen in...

Peppermint can aid digestion and calm the tummy

IT IS near that time of the year again – busy with shopping, holidays and gauging ourselves with more fast food! Year end festivities...

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 (4)

  Endlessly changing, East London Buffalo Harbour. The barge, Anne, “a tug-towing”– with two Barques, moored at the dockside in the distance. A hand tinted postcard from...

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...

Black, blue on Black Friday

“WOW,” I said to myself when the TV news presenter told us that sales amounting to more than R10-million were made in two hours...

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...

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...

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...

Table etiquette a mouthful for some

‘Distasteful’ manners give food for thought IF YOU were caught using your finger or tongue to clean your plate when I was at school as...

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...

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...

No response to whopper BCM bills

Editor RE: ERROR ON BCM ACCOUNT I have been phoning and e-mailing Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) billing enquiries regarding an electricity account that I received in...

Drug legacy no favour to world

Drug-orientated generation a big problem THE “silly season” has ended and daily work commitments for the new year have begun afresh. But for many the...

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...

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...

State help for Pondoland’s green fingers

By ASANDA MDITSHWA Cannabis has been produced as a cash crop in the Eastern Cape’s Pondoland villages for decades. It is the livelihood for many households...

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...

Thyme to brush up on tips for fresher breath

Herb used since ancient times for oral hygiene THERE is a lot to smile about, spring is here and the year-end festivities are around the...

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...

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 (6)

East London aquarium, in exquisite ‘sepia’ photography-card’, The aquarium is the oldest in South Africa. Officially opened on the 2nd of December 1931, this makes it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Looking back (1)

We will be taking you on a weekly, iconic journey through ‘old East London’ and possibly stir up memories of a gentle era in...

Academic’s arrest throws spotlight on this unversity’s gender faultlines

I spent the past week in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. While I was there it was interesting to observe that the interviews...

A man called Bill Payn giving a go at Comrades

IT’S COMRADES Marathon time again and on Sunday, a 20000-strong swathe of slightly insane but happy humanity will emerge into the sunrise of a...

No point in protecting patriarchal customs if men behave like monsters

By Phumelele Lavisa Customs and traditions no longer serve us if they are not for the betterment of the people. Lately I have been receiving requests to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BCM a let-down on water overpayments

Dear editor, BCM say they are making improvements in the running of this municipality but I have yet to see any such improvements! If one...

How game of rugby should be played

FIVE or six years ago I had the privilege of meeting one of nature’s gentlemen – a man for whom I have the greatest...

Money alone can’t fix Eskom – analyst

Energy expert Chris Yelland says government has to fix the real problems at Eskom‚ not just throw money at the parastatal. Speaking to TimesLIVE on...

Cats eyes just don’t cut it for Two Oceans runners

TWO things caught my attention during last weekend’s Two Oceans marathon. One was that Cape Town had again lost a golden opportunity to publicise...