Business owners complain about service delivery

“If we knew how bad the service delivery would become, we would have started our businesses in another city.” This is the view of local...

International milestone for EL runner

Bob Norris, the man who brought parkrun to our local shores officially became the 10th person in SA to reach 500 runs this past...

Sponsor comes to aid of young rugby player

Local pupil Owam Nqweniso’s dreams of playing rugby for SA were almost compromised due to lack of funds until a local business, BTKM Quantity...

Barcoding error stops grass from being cut

Open spaces across the city are overrun with bushes and long grass yet newly ordered bush-clearing and grass-cutting tools are gathering dust in the...

Botha begins year with strong start

Born to Run AC’s Hanlie Botha is off to strong start for this year’s racing season after her consecutive wins at both the East...

Let there be light: New EL Museum display chronicles history of...

Before the Umtiza Arts Festival kicks off this year, the EL Museum will have a new display at the entrance to the museum marking...

Matrics make history: Merrifield class of ‘23 achieves 100% pass rate

The city was abuzz last week celebrating the outstanding performances of the matric class of 2023 and Merrifield College deputy principal Bridget Fielding said...

Municipality’s unpaid gas bills blamed for cremation delays

Cremations at the Cambridge Crematorium ground to a halt for 10 days in December after the municipality failed to pay supplier, Afrox Gas, forcing...

STEM subjects take off at Parkside Primary

At the end of last year, Parkside Primary School (PPS) earned recognition at the Eastern Cape Gambling Board’s (ECGB) annual corporate investment awards for...

Remembering Liz Ekron: A floral maestro with a heart of gold

ast London is mourning the loss of beloved florist Liz Ekron who passed away on January 3. Ekron was more than a florist; she was...
CRUMBLING CITY: The sewage flowing down Silverdale Road over Blackburn Road in Beacon Bay, eventually flowing down the stream to Bonza Bay Beach. Pictures: FREDERICK POHL

Infrastructure blamed for sewage overflow nightmare

“The municipality must acknowledge they have a problem with ageing infrastructure and insufficient maintenance. Sewage overflows into residential areas is completely unacceptable and cannot...

Local schools score among top in SA

Buffalo City schools featured in the top 25% of 210 schools in the country in the Top Boys Sports Schools for 2023. SA Schools Sports...

Selborne Rowing Club to relocate to Nahoon Dam

Last year, Selborne College Rowing Club (SCRC) celebrated 100 years of rowing on the Buffalo River. However, the club has broken with tradition and will...

Drunk drivers warned of new mobile centre

Over the festive season residents may see a sleek new mobile alcohol evidence centre making the rounds of roadblocks in East London to do...

Artist embarks on new professional ventures

Renowned fine art photographer Marlene Neumann, in collaboration with Ann Bryant Art Gallery, will be hosting her first and last local exhibition, entitled Full...

Calls for iconic beach slide to be repaired

Tidy Towns Buffalo City and Border Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) have renewed calls for BCMM to issue a tender for the repair of...

Local swimmer wins gold, helps SA secure second place in BRICS...

Matthew Pretorius, a talented grade 10 pupil at Stirling High School, recently had the honour of representing SA at the 2023 BRICS Games, a...

Eyabantwana Border 1000 to honour late philanthropist Wienand

Cycling enthusiasts are gearing up to celebrate the return of the Eyabantwana Border 1000 Cycle Race on November 5. The annual race will hold special...

Border U19 boys shine at IPT, after five-year absence, team returns...

The Border Under 19 boys soccer team claimed a commendable fourth-place finish at the 2023 Interprovincial Tournament from October 3-6, despite having only returned...

Milner Estate houses targeted by burglars, Criminals hide in overgrown bushes

This has been a financially and emotionally draining year for residents living on Reservoir and Connaught roads in Milner Estate, with house break-ins averaging...

Clivia awards for Morgan Bay grower, Coulson wins ‘best in show’...

Morgan Bay clivia enthusiast Dave Coulson has gone home again this year with the Border Clivia Society show’s best on show...

History of EL shipwrecks to be commemmorated,Proposed new plaque at Esplanade...

The Border Historical Society (BHS) will soon be installing a plaque to commemorate the many ships that were lost between Orient and Eastern beaches. The...

Growing number of children in Buffalo City diagnosed early with type...

Buffalo City has witnessed a growing number of children being diagnosed early with type 1 diabetes, which has prompted local healthcare providers, community organisations,...

Business chamber introduces new organic market

In a proactive move to bolster local agriculture and provide consumers with access to fresh, organic produce, the Border Kei Chamber of Businesses (BKCOB)...

Mural beautifies city, boosts artists,Artwork focuses on history, future of automotive...

The BMW mural art project concluded on September 30, and the 12m-long wall outside the dealership in Berea has been transformed into a burst...

Hockey duo defy odds to represent SA, Border players selected after...

The Border hockey fraternity are celebrating the selection of local players Bianca Wood and Antonet Louw to the SA Women’s Hockey team. This is Wood’s...

Campaign to get birth certificates for Duncan Village’s vulnerable children

Without birth certificates, children in East London’s Duncan Village live without a sense of belonging. To counter the problem, University of Fort Hare student, Tracy...

Clamping down on breeding season with humane sterilisation of stray cats

In the heart of East London, a small but passionate group of individuals is working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of...

Municipal credit control policy to be reconsidered after legal threat

Last week the municipality decided to reconsider the 80/20 credit control policy for outstanding debt and possibly change the split to 60/40 instead. This follows...

Buffalo City debaters reclaim top spot in national competition

The Eastern Cape has emerged as the winners of the third Safer SA Foundation’s annual national debating championship dubbed #Youth4SaferSouthAfricaDebate, held on September 9-10...

Residents sign petition to reclaim their wards

In an endeavour to reclaim their neighbourhoods, residents of Buffalo City are joining forces to submit a petition to the municipality to address the...

Clean Team to tidy up local beaches

Two years ago, community members in KwaZulu-Natal, launched the Tidy Towns initiative which has managed to restore and maintain public beaches and this August,...

Residents call for removal of transfer station signs

Last week the Beacon Bay Ratepayers’ Association (BBRA) submitted a letter to BCMM calling for the removal of garden transfer station signs on Quenera...

Historic success for SA waterpolo

Four East London waterpolo players, Tumi MacDonell, Hanna Muller, Paige and Chloe Meecham, are in Japan at the 2023 World Aquatic Championships, making history...

Local water polo players in SA squad for world champs

SA’s ladies’ national water polo team is gearing up for the upcoming World Aquatics Championships in Japan, and the team includes local athletes Paige...

Local cyclists excel in SA youth champs, Second place for inexperienced...

The Eastern Cape cycling team came second in the SA Youth Road Championships from June 7-9, held here in East London. According to Eastern Cape...

Making commission findings readable

In his densely intimidating book, Zondo at Your Fingertips, Paul Holden captures the monumental breadth and scale of the Zondo Commission. As a historian and...

Illegal dumping bylaw up for discussion, Offenders facing 15 years in...

According to the latest integrated waste management bylaw, out for public comment, people could face up to 15 years’ imprisonment for illegal dumping. Offenders will...

Buffalo City-born dietician at forefront of combining nutrition with technology

Originally from Buffalo City but now based abroad, dietician, founder and CEO of Qina, Dr Mariette Abrahams MBA RD is im proving public health by...

Border U13 badminton players shine at regional tournament

In an impressive display of skill and determination, the young badminton players from the Border U13 team showcased their talent at the U13 regional...

Border celebrates local 1660 winner

This past weekend, Border motorsport enthusiasts were treated to a heart-pounding spectacle at the local stock car oval as East London driver Johan Visagie...

Resident discusses impact of community patrol group

This week GO!&Express caught up with long-time Beacon Bay resident, Juan de Kock from the Beacon Bay Community Patrolling Association, to discuss the impact...

Biome garden for James Peace Park

Ward 18 councillor Jason Mc Dowell will be using part of his ward-based funding for the establishment of a biome garden and mother-and-child play...

Port Rex and MIWA host exhilarating competition

In honour of Youth Day, the Motor Industry Workshops Association of SA (MIWA) Eastern Cape hosted their second Motor Mech show at Port Rex...

Stirling choir qualifies for national final

In July, Stirling High School choir is heading off to national ATKV choral finals in July in Tshwane, after their recent regional competition gold...

Young chess prodigy makes right moves at world champs

Clarendon Girls Primary School grade 6 pupil, Viha Beecum recently returned from an exciting trip to Batumi, Georgia, where she represented SA in the...

Viaene reaches top 5 with waveski victory

Local waveski wonder, Bruce Viaene surfed his way into the top five in the world waveski global rankings this weekend after securing a series...

Gardens, signs help save the beach

This week, GO!&Express caught up with mom of six and long-time Nahoon resident, Wendy Miller, to discuss initiatives she has established in Ward 18...

Nahoon loses claim to oldest footprints

For years, Nahoon Point was thought to be home to the oldest early human footprint in the country. However, researchers led by Dr Charles Helm...

Pride of India win Platinum Cup

For the fourth time in 120 years of local footballing history, Pride of India were crowned Platinum Cup winners in the annual East London...