Chikila makes a beeline for Bucks

Top goalscorer in the ABC Motsepe League last season Bongani Chikila has left the EC Bees and is now on trial at Mthatha Bucks...

ATTENTIVE EARS

The Grade 00 Selborne Pups boys went to Big School last week and the Grade 1 boys read to them. Landin du Preez, in...

RAINBOW POWER

A group of boys from Berlin Primary School’s Rainbow Kids Cultural Club recently lend a helping hand to fix and beautify the school grounds...

Eco club does it brick by brick

THE Merrifield Primary School Eco Club have been hard at work perfecting and popularising the environmentally friendly art of eco bricking in East London. Eco-bricks...

WATCH: Sadtu gives Mkhize 14-day ultimatum

By Aretha Linden New Higher Education and Training (DHET) Minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize has been given 14 days to sort out pay disparities at Buffalo City...

Pupils enjoy Easter fun

The Peggy Nesta Foundation held an Easter Fun Day last week Thursday at Pefferville Primary School. “The Easter Fun Day is normally on a Saturday...

Grand prize for EC’s golden-voiced teen

The golden-voiced Grade 11 pupil, 17, won the grand prize of the 2018 ABC Motsepe South Africa School Choir Eisteddfod (SASCE) National Championships in...

Clarendon girls donate to charity

SHARING IS CARING: Clarendon High School girls were asked to give before they went on holiday. The girls made sandwiches which were donated to...

Time for Grade 6 achievers to apply for SPP

STUDENT Sponsorship Programme (SSP) is inviting applications from Grade 6 pupils who have the potential to be developed into academically excellent and emotionally quotient...

Court interdicts three students from acting illegally

Only three Walter Sisulu University students were on Tuesday interdicted from acting illegally in ongoing protests that have been characterised by violence at three...

‘Angie must rewrite!’: Mbuyiseni Ndlozi slams matric exams rewrite

EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has weighed in on the basic education department's decision to make matric pupils rewrite two exams‚ saying it would likely...

Radio presenter gives back

Algoa FM radio presenter, Brian Ndevu, went back to his roots by donating 87 pairs of school shoes to his former primary school, Vulumzi...

Kids excel in world art event

YOUNG East London artists fared well at the 47th World School Children’s Art Exhibition held in Taiwan this year, receiving one gold, two silvers, a bronze and...

BARGING AHEAD

Lutho Macibela breaks away with the ball for the Stirling 1st XV against Dale in a recent Dderby encounter. He is supported by Mike...

WHEN I GROW UP

Stirling Baptist Church's  holiday club last week took place in five different venues around East London catering to different age groups. Friday was the...

PET CARE

George Randell’s Grade 00, Grade R and Grade 1 pupils watched a thrilling dog show hosted by Lloyd Bristow and his “cooldogz” recently. Along...

BIRTHDAY GUESTS

Clarendon Preparatory School was bursting with excitement as they welcomed Clarrie to their 55th birthday party! There were balloons, cupcakes and plenty of songs,...

Greenpoint wins 2020 inter-schools debate challenge

Pupils argue mother-tongue teaching theme Schools from around East London participated in the fourth annual Inter- Schools Debating Competition at Buffalo City Tvet College last...

Fort Hare University exams postponed due to wage strike

The University of Fort Hare was left with no option but to postpone the remaining exams due to the ongoing wage-negotiations strike by unionised...

‘Schools mirror society’- Fedsas CEO

The country has been witnessing a series of shocking videos showing violence by learners towards teachers or the other way round‚ but what does...

DOUBLE COLOURS

Well done to Garreth Hewitt for receiving his Springbok colours and Beaconhurst High School ambassador’s blazer for his achievements in land service. With him...

WAY WITH WORDS

Gonubie Primary Grade 4 and 5 pupils took part in a SACEE Fun with Words competition held at George Randell recently. ‘A total of...

Department of basic education to review history curriculum

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has approved the reappointment of a ministerial task team to amend the history curriculum at South African schools. The team...

Border squash team crowned SA champs

THE Border girls U16 squash team returned victorious from the South African Schools Squash Interprovincial tournament in Bloemfontein, winning the title of SA champs. The...

FUN IN THE SUN

Gonubie Primary School was pleased to provide transport for the annual outing of Simunye Day Care Centre recently. The little ones from the daycare...

Quinton de Kock announced as Proteas Test captain

Quinton de Kock has fully replaced Faf du Plessis as South Africa’s captain in all forms of cricket after he was announced as Test...

WCFM Book Drive turning the pages

THE East London community can gear up for an exciting inaugural Wild Coast FM Book Drive which aims that will help to make reading...

Cyclists fly provincial flag

YOUNG cyclists from the Eastern Cape team returned home victorious after winning the annual Oudtshoorn Youth Fest last month. The 22 athletes, including cyclists from Port...

Bullseye for EL club

Buffalo Archery Club right on target with haul of eight medals THE Buffalo Archery Club recently took home eight medals at the National Archery in...

Youth vie for top award

THE Inspiration Awards, in conjunction with the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes, has launched the Inspiring Youth Schools Campaign. The campaign, which...

Rhodes to honour five game changers

Rhodes University will confer honorary doctorates on five world game-changers. They are renowned performance poet Linton Kwesi Johnson; human rights campaigners Dr Sheila Sisulu and...

SA students are not equipped to handle higher education: Study

BY SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER Not being happy with your study choice and failing schools standards are some of the reasons why South African students have admitted...

Five provinces report Covid-19 cases on the first day of matric...

Matrics in five provinces tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day of their final exams. This is according to the basic education department‚ which...

Stirling choir warm up for games

THE Stirling High school Chamber Choir is hard at work preparing for the 10th World Choir Games taking place in Tshwane in July. After coming...

Is this the start of Fees Must Fall protests?

BY ERNEST MABUZA As universities prepare to announce fee increases for 2018‚ a swirl of unrest is engulfing some campuses as students speak out against...

In the paper tomorrow

PARKSIDE Primary School’s Grade R pupils have been using bricks, crates, benches and 20 litre buckets as seats, making learning very difficult.

SWEET SOUNDS

The Aqua Vista Primary School Marimba Band will be on tour in Germany, until July 3. ‘We want to thank Andelene Ross, our acting...

SPORTY SPRING DAY

On September 1, Hope Schools hosted their annual sports day on the grass field next to Johnson & Johnson. All the pupils joined in...

Three provinces halt the return to school of grade R pupils

Three provinces have opted to halt the return to school of grade R pupils. Last week the department of basic education announced that on Monday...

Kia-Leigh gets nod for Netherlands tour

CLARENDON High School Matric pupil Kia-Leigh Erasmus was recently selected to a 32-strong hockey team that will be travelling to the Netherlands in November. Out...

WELL DONE

An excited Brett Fouche receives his TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate with distinction from director of East London Language Institute Sue...

Champion debate team win bursaries

Schools from around East London participated in the third annual inter-schools debating competition at the East London City Hall last Friday. The competition saw 11...

Motshekga estimates 10% ‘dropped out’ of school due to Covid-19

The basic education department estimates that at least 10% of SA pupils did not return to school after the hard Covid-19 lockdown. But minister Angie...

SACPCMP to host youth activations at WSU

The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) has embarked on a youth activation programme and will be visiting Walter...

Pupils sent home

Poorly secured Parkside Primary shuts doors after thieves destroy facilities These people must realise they are stealing from the children VANDALISM and theft has crippled Parkside Primary School,...

LANGUAGE GURUS

Hudson Park Primary School pupils, from left, Kira Jade Smith, Simone Mguli and Kanego Mkhabela received national awards in the SACEE language challenge. This...

GOING SWIMMINGLY

Selborne College’s Swimming team that won the Athlone Shield recently in King William’s Town. They are, from left, Joshua Reeves, Alex Goddard, Tyron Williams...

Liam makes biathle team

  KAYSER’S Beach local and Selborne Primary School pupil Liam Prime, 11, is raising funds to travel to Hurghada in Egypt to participate at the...

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY:

The Grade 3s at Beaconhurst celebrated World Read Aloud Day recently by reading to the younger grades