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Matric Results 2020- Pass rate drops

The 2020 Matric class celebrated the national pass rate of 76,2 % on Monday indicating a slight decline from 81, 3% in 2019. The...

Winner’s ways benefit children

PNA’s Back-to-School colouring-in competition WITH school holidays having been extended, a challenge for many parents and guardians remains how to keep young children happily occupied. Thankfully...

EL Museum celebrates 96th anniversary

Last week saw the East London Museum celebrate its 96th birthday on Saturday. The museum has been a core part of the city's identity since...

Win autographed copy of local author’s book

The Campbells will hold two talks at St Nicholas United Church, Beacon Bay ARTIST, cartoonist and author, Elizabeth (Liz) Campbell (née Robertson) is the author...

Former GO! news editor publishes feel-good book

East London authors Taralyn McLean and Melanie Loxton have together published So Suburban it’s Ridiculous, a book about living the suburban dream. With a dash...

Safety first at Wanda’s Swimming School

In a coastal city such as East London, learning to swim is important. It’s no surprise, then, that the city has its fair share...

How nursing homes and frail care centres are staying safe

Not all people are affected equally by the Sars-CoV-2 virus currently rampaging around the world. One of the most at-risk groups are the elderly and...

Sudden closure leaves schools in the lurch

In a move that was equal parts shocking and inevitable, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster on Sunday in response to the...

Music in the Park huge treat for EL

East Londoners are in for a treat when the 18th annual Music in the Park takes place in The Valley, Berea on Sunday, March...

Musical evening planned for EL

East Londoners are in for a treat when the 18th annual Music in the Park takes place in The Valley, Berea on Sunday March...

‘Revolutionary’ musical comes to Guild Theatre

Stirling High pupils present ‘Les Misérables’ The international musical theatre phenomenon Les Misérables comes to East London in the form of Les Misérables: School Edition,...

Remembering local soccer legend Johnny Grant

The death last weekend of Johnny Grant in East London at the age of 80 will have saddened older soccer fans on the Border. Those fans will no...

Big names at 2020 Surfers Challenge

BOB NORRIS The community build-up to the Discovery Surfers Challenge 2020 is all but over and the vibe on the streets, beaches and in the...

Spreading ‘Love on the Rocks’

Valentine’s cabaret raising funds for schools and charities The EL Arts Theatre’s 16th annual Valentine’s Day Cabaret, Love on The Rocks, is being staged and...

Kids gala postponed as staff fail to open Joan Harrison pool complex

A major primary school gala was placed in limbo at the 11th hour on Thursday when Buffalo City staff failed to appear at the...

Eastern Cape’s speeding, drunk, reckless drivers leave a trail of death, despair

A motorist seen speeding towards oncoming traffic and overtaking 10 cars in East London while hurling insults at other road users is one of...

Clarendon pupil shines in SA chess tournament

BY PORCHÉ-LEE OBARAY Clarendon Preparatory School Grade 2 pupil Viha Beecum has proven to be quite the little whizzkid at chess. Beecum recently represented Buffalo City for...

Take a magical musical tour through the decades

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming Wizards of Br oadway, which will grace the Guild Theatre stage for one night only on January 18. Written,...

Hope Schools celebrates milestone

It was a day of great blessings and jubilation on Tuesday as Hope Schools celebrated their 14th Founders Day while also showing off some...

Compassionate Friends to hold candle-lighting for bereaved parents

The Compassionate Friends will host their annual Candle Lighting Memorial Ceremony in memory of their children at the Stirling Presbyterian Church on Monday November...

BCM teachers shine at Teachers Awards

The Hotel Osner in East London was packed with educators, government officials and representatives of the private sector last Thursday all dressed to the...

Waterpolo boys give it their all

Schools from across the country descended on the came to the Selborne College and Joan Harrison pools last weekend for the 32nd edition of...

Local pupils geared for mountain bike action

Two East London schools will be travelling to Wagpos High in the North West Province from September 26 to 28 to take part in...

Striking school art on display

Assemblages, sculptures and paintings are just a few things to expect as the annual East London High School's Exhibition is under way at Belgravia...

Rugby and netball teams from across EC battle it out at Twizza Sevens

There was much excitement to be had as Hudson Park High School hosted the Twizza Sevens U15 and U17 Rugby and Netball Tournament over...

Stopwatch ticking for SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run

Buffalo City Metro residents can start gearing up for the upcoming SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run, which is set to take place on Sunday...

CEO an agent of change

A strong sense of passion and self-awareness are just some of the qualities that the newly appointed Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) CEO Judy Sikuza...

Nutting Hall gets a makeover

There was much celebration at Nutting Hall in Stirling last week as the Border Badminton Committee revealed the newly renovated sporting facilities. “From the beginning...

Majorettes to show their moves in EL

The South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association (Samca) National Championships will take place at the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve on Saturday June 22 and...

Classical musicians help raise funds for Salem Baby Care Centre

The DEVO Chamber Orchestra recently held a concert at Stirling High School in support of Salem Baby Care Centre. Magical Mozart saw many talented musicians...

Salem Baby Care’s High Tea raises R70k

Pearls and feathers were themes of the day as the Salem Baby Care Centre hosted their annual High Tea at Nutting Hall in Stirling...

Green Merrifield gets platinum

Merrifield College received a platinum certificate from the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) for four years of consistent work in key...

Moss wins big in pool

Courage, grit and a passion for swimming are just some of the qualities that Matthew Moss, a grade 8 Stirling High School pupil, possesses. Fifteen-year-old...

Madisons Market Cafe perfect place to shop, relax

From the outside, Madisons Market Cafe at 5 Epsom Road in Stirling looks rather humble. Apart from the massive sign painted on the outside...

Massage puts Swartz in touch with clients

For Michael Swartz, the gift of hearing after 25 years has opened up a world of possibilities, including being able to open his own...

Youngsters excel with art

Three young students from Sharon’s Art School have received international recognition at an art competition held in China recently. The children were entered into the...

Lazy afternoon at Music in the Park

In a bid to raise money for charities, the Rotary Club of Arcadia will host its annual Music in the Park event on Sunday...

Cabaret at Arts Theatre

The Change the Channel Valentine's Day cabaret will take place at the Arts Theatre from February 12 to 23 and is sure to wow...

Yellowwoods Forest to build eco-brick chapel

hile it’s true that plastic is terrible for the environment, there are ingenious clever people out there who have discovered ways to transform plastic...

EL matric trio shines

Three pupils from East London schools shone brightly after bagging top honours for their 2018 matric results at the release of results awards ceremony...

Michael selected for Border U11 cricket team

YOUNG CRICKETER: Congratulations to Michael Hess, He has been selected for the Border under 11 cricket team Picture: SUPPLIED

Gardens bloom for goodwill

The eighth annual Pam Golding Gardens of East London took place in selected gardens throughout the city at the weekend. A total of 24 gardens...

Compassionate Friends to hold special service for bereaved families

Compassionate Friends will host be hosting their annual Candle Lighting Memorial Ceremony at the Stirling Presbyterian Church on Monday, November 19. The ceremony is dedicated...

Stories about our own community

  Do you remember a few months ago when we ran those “Meet the Team” segments we ran a few months back? They were just...

Study tips for matric pupils

IN empowering matriculants on their final year examinations, the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDOE) and local teachers have come together to ready the...

Breath of Life needs help

Breath of Life is in need of donations for the children that are under in their care. The GO! reported ( “Giving babies a...

Going the distance

The second Tribal Triathlon series took place last on Sunday at Orient Beach with windy and choppy sea conditions providing a challenge for competitors. A...

Dynamite in small package

Business acumen and a kind heart can come in small packages, as in the case of 10-year-old Alyx Currin from East London. The big-hearted grade...

Whale of a time going green

The fourth annual Big Green Expo took place at Pine Creek over at the weekend to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and...

Standard high at pupils’ exhibition

Art lovers can make their way to the annual East London High Schools’ annual art exhibition, under way at the Belgravia Arts Centre. Thirteen schools...