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Dark roads a safety hazard

Cable thieves strike in busy Woolwash Road ONE of East London’s busiest roads, Woolwash Road near Haven Hills, have been left in the dark due...

Residents bemoan overgrown lawn

SUNNYRIDGE residents have expressed their fears – and concern – about overgrown grass on municipal land near Kuswag Primary School. It is another case of...

Citizen’s R24000 water bill shock

Emett points to faulty BCM meter BUFFALO City Metro (BCM) residents’ water woes continue as residents continually complain about high and incorrect water bills that...

‘Zuma must fall’ march to go ahead despite it called illegal

Despite the South African government calling protests scheduled for today “illegal”, organisations in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) are going ahead with a planned march...

Willow Park resident lives with years-long sewerage stench

FOR years, sewage has been spilling over on Fritz Potjieter’s land at his Willow Park home. The main sewage pipeline that services Willow Park and...

Water bill nightmare

Queries over inflated costs, fall on deaf ears, say residents BUFFALO City Metro (BCM) resident, Corrie Koekemoer has been attempting to rectify her incorrect water...

Foundation a lifeline for girls

SPF tackles issues to empower BCM schools THE Small Projects Foundation's (SPF) Bright Futures Programme has supported and improved the learning experience of girls and...

NGO for disabled in financial crisis

Sad day as Rehab faces closure AFTER two decades of selfless service, the Association for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disability (Rehab), is facing a...

Sensible choice for Breidbach

THE Breidbach community opted to go for consistency when they re-elected their ward committee member for another five-year term during a special co-option community...

Schools programme offers ray of hope

Empowerment projects reap rewards BASED in East London, the Small Projects Foundation (SPF) has been changing the lives of impoverished and vulnerable communities around South...

Buried in rubbish

Residents demand graveyard be restored RESIDENTS living close to the old Breidbach graveyard are up in arms with authorities about the sorry state of the...

Wide reaction to rape case

Foreigner accused of raping disabled woman   THE rape case against a Malawian national has attracted the interest of various groups and individuals, as was evident...

Life just got easier for BCM pre-payers

BUFFALO City Metro (BCM) residents will be pleased to know that they can now purchase BCM electricity in the comfort of their own homes...

Jam-packed season of fun

THE heat is on for Buffalo City Metro (BCM) residents as the festive season is jam-packed with parties and festivals. The annual BCM Summer Carnival...

Toys play up Christmas cheer in BCM

Motsepe Foundation brightens day for needy kids GARCIA Flats children were over the moon last week when South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe spread Christmas cheer...

Enough of high tariffs

Residents march to City Hall over water and lights fees SARAHKINGON and QHAMANI LINGANI DESPITE rainy weather, a number of East London residents turned out to...

Health initiative launch

Sesame Workshop, J&J on board JOHNSON and Johnson (J&J) and Sesame Workshop launched critical health and hygiene multimedia resources for children and caregivers in the Buffalo...

Church plants seed of healing

•Intervention beyond charity needed – SACC ‘We want this campaign to bring unity and give hope’ HUNDREDS of people gathered together on Sunday afternoon in the...

Pleas for road to be fixed over the past two decades

QHAMANI LINGANI Residents of Bramleigh Road in Summerpride have been having a problem with their road for the past 23 years. They claim that when they...

International tennis tourney in East London

The inaugural Pro Kennex International Premier Challenge is underway at Selborne Park, where 130 national and internal tennis players will duke it out for...

DA launches BCM housing inspections

Democratic Alliance (DA) Eastern Cape premier candidate Nqaba Bhanga recently led a series of housing inspections around the Buffalo City Metropolitan (BCM) area. “The DA...

Disabled woman’s fight against trash

Despite Buffalo City Metro’s (BCM) plea to residents to not take out refuse amid the recent workers’ strike, Bongiwe Sangqu of Heaven Hills in...

Glam start for Mr & Miss BCM launch

It was glitz and glamour at the launch of Mr and Miss Buffalo City Metropolitan (BCM) held at Bunkers Hill on Saturday, October 20....

Sanco Sweetwaters branch marches on ANC provincial headquarters

MORE than 80 Sweetwaters residents who are members of the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) took their frustration over service delivery to the...

Quigney crime scourge

RESIDENTS of one of the oldest residential areas in East London – the Quigney – are concerned that crime seems to be on the...

BCM’S save water drive

THE Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCM) is heading out to schools and shopping malls to spread awareness about water shortages facing the city. The BCM...

Kicking up a stink

Discharge permit, ‘flawed’ marine outfall a big concern AFTER years of illegally discharging raw sewage into the Hood Point, West Bank surf line, the Buffalo...

Youth deliver top football

THIS year’s edition of the Carlos Soccer Youth Development Academy (CSYDA) annual Inter-Schools annual football tournament staged at Dale College last weekend delivered top-class...

Swim, surf lessons at Orient

FORTY kids from different schools in Duncan Village and Scenery Park were ecstatic about being given an opportunity to cool off at the Orient...

A swift response

King cops call urgent meeting on Breidbach building turned crime den KING William’s Town police have immediately acted on an article published in the GO!...

District camp to empower youth

36 to benefit from life-changing event A DISTRICT youth camp is scheduled to be hosted at Tyhusha along Pierre Dam where Sandile’s Cave is located...

Firefighters speak out on shambles

Sister newspaper Daily Dispatch spoke to various firefighters, officials and politicians about the state of fire stations in both King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality and...

Bhisho says sorry for NPO budget cuts

Eastern Cape’s social development department has unreservedly apologised for its decision to slash the budgets of several non-profit welfare organisations in Buffalo City (BCM)...

Despair at Gonubie boardwalk

BCM warns vandals to stop theft, destruction of popular pathway BUFFALO City Metro Municipality and residents are up in arms about the vandalism at the...

Joy as Breidbach hall gets a makeover

THE Breidbach community hall has been upgraded into an attractive building that the community can be proud of, after numerous complaints were reported by...

Peace protest highlights plight of foreign nationals

Marchers target xenophobia THE Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training and Advocacy (Aresta) held an Anti-Xenophobia Peace March last week Thursday. The march was attended by...