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BREAKING | Buffalo City mayor in self-solation after councillor tests positive for Covid-19

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) mayor Xola Pakati has gone into self-Isolation after  a councillor  tested positive for Covid-19. BCM spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya said Pakati “was comforted...

Lifeguards’ wage dispute closes metro’s pools

Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) swimming pools are closed again after staff downed tools demanding a meeting with management over wages. This comes just two weeks...

Illegal electricity connections kill 63

Sixty-three people in informal settlements have been killed by illegal electricity connections in the Buffalo City (BCM) Metro in the past three years. The most...

MEND OUR METRO…

Dear readers, Do you feel that your neighborhood/area is neglected by Buffalo City Metro (BCM)? Tell us all about it. Contact us : qhamanil@tisoblackstar.co.za or call 043...

Road rage in city

Frustrated residents ask for BCM assistance BUFFALO City Metro (BCM) residents are becoming more and more frustrated by the dreary state of the city’s roads,...

IAAI help to feed the hungry in BCM region

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit SA, a number of charitable organisations are stepping up to assist those most in need. One such organisation...

Abandoned suburban mansions cause outrage

A bunch of suburban houses in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) have been abandoned by their owners and are falling into ruin. Five of the houses...

Surf’s up at Nahoon Reef

The annual Mercedes-Benz South African Surfing Championships had its opening function on Tuesday evening at the East London Golf Club where surfers from all...

Eastern Cape Sport and Recreation Achievers Awards nominees named

Nominees from various sporting codes and administrations were announced recently ahead of the annual Eastern Cape Sport and Recreation Achievers Awards in East London. Currently...

Scores of East London families evicted from occupied RDP houses

Two hundred more East London families were left homeless after they were evicted from the RDP houses they had illegally occupied in Vergenoeg township...

DA says BCM is ‘dodging’ call to close EL zoo

The DA has hit out at Buffalo City Metro (BCM) for failing to discuss their motion to close the EL Zoo at March’s council...

Development gala a ‘great’ platform for future swim stars

The bi-annual Aquanova Aquatic Club’s Guppy and Junior Star Gala took place on a sunny Saturday amid a throng of parents and children at...

DA’s Nqaba Bhanga calls for help for informal traders

Democratic Alliance (DA) premier candidate Nqaba Bhanga visited small businesses at the Zwelitsha Taxi Rank on Thursday January 17, as well as the Highway...

DA to bring no-confidence vote against BCM mayor

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has submitted a motion of no confidence against Buffalo City Metro (BCM) executive mayor Councillor Xola Pakati which will be...

Ward 44 residents agree to halt protest during matric exams

The planned protest action against poor service delivery by frustrated residents of Buffalo City Metro (BCM) Ward 44 has been temporarily suspended thanks to...

R4m tourism hub a gateway to EL

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) launched a R4m tourism hub at the Orient Beach Pools Complex in East London last Friday. Described as a gateway to...

Fun day planned for revamped aquarium

After being closed for renovations for about five months, the East London Aquarium opened its doors to the community once again last on Saturday,...

Quigney public toilets in state of neglect

Despite the Esplanade beachfront being regularly swamped with locals and tourists, there is growing concern about the state of the  public toilets in the...

Massive water wastage in EC

Huge water losses are draining Eastern Cape municipal coffers of half-a-billion rand. Last year provincial municipalities lost almost half their water through leaking, decrepit infrastructure...

Massive water wastage in EC – R554m goes down the drain due to leaks,...

R554m has gone down the drain due to leaks and failing infrastructure in Eastern Cape.  Image: File Huge water losses are draining Eastern Cape municipal coffers of...

Say no to drugs, says campaign

A SUBSTANCE abuse campaign held by Buffalo City Metro (BCM) Health District in Breidbach last week was a huge success, with a large attendance...

Ways to boost BCM economy

ONE of the most important tasks for any municipality is the managing of private investment in their area. Private enterprises are a major source...

Algoa FM fundraiser boosts DV day care

A GOLFING fundraiser in the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) raised an   amount of R55000 for  the Rising Sun Day Care Centre in Duncan Village...

‘Say no to plastic bags’ says BCM

TO encourage consumers to reduce the use of plastic bags, the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) is distributing reusable plastic cloths to shoppers in shopping...

Festive lights switch-on magic

THE festive season kicked off in a big way at the weekend when Buffalo City Metro (BCM) officially switched on the Christmas lights at...

VIDEO: Nahoon Dam overflows, dams get boost as heavy rain continues

Additional reporting by ETHIENNE ARENDS IN THE GO! & Express today (Thursday, November 16) we reported that the Eastern Cape dam levels have dropped from 59.8%...

BCM beach blunder

EL’s once pristine areas still in disrepair after massive storm damage WITH the festive season fast- approaching, Buffalo City Metro still has not fixed pedestrian...

Stats reveal province has highest unemployment rate

There are 781000 unemployed people in the Eastern Cape, up from 565000 last year, which means 216000 jobs were lost between July last year...

Fani free from charges

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) council’s attempts to have their former city manager Andile Fani criminally charged have failed. The Hawks, who were approached by executive...

Wave of disrepair

Concern as BCM drags feet to fix damage IT HAS been almost a month since the monstrous waves hit the shores of East London beaches...

Ncita believes the fight game is losing much of its lustre due to the...

By MFUNDO PILISO Retired professional boxer from Mdantsane Welcome Ncita thinks going back to basics could bring amateur boxing to its former glory in the township. Speaking...

Surge swept away R16k of hawkers’ wares

By Bhongo Jacob - The furious sea leapt up its Esplanade embankment, engulfed two shocked crafters and swept beautiful beadwork and carvings worth R16000 away, never to...

Pupils excel at expo

LAST week, pupils from around Buffalo City Metro (BCM) schools gathered at Buffalo City College (BCC) for the annual Eskom Expo for Young Scientists’...

Welcome rain is here for catchment areas – GO drought watch

GOOD news for drought-stricken areas; there is heavy rain falling in the Amathole area and other parts of the Eastern Cape, with more rain...

EC councils in failures to spend on services

By Asanda Nini Despite a glaring and desperate need for decent services and proper infrastructure across the province, most Eastern Cape municipalities are expected to have...

No free entry to Chiefs, Chippa game at Sisa Dukashe

By MFUNDO PILISO Chippa United has squashed rumours that entry to tomorrow’s Premier’s Cup clash with Kaizer Chiefs at Sisa Dukashe Stadium is free. Leading up to...

Ndancama residents desperate to relocate

By Simthandile Ford Some Ndancama informal settlement residents who thought they would have slept in their new RDP houses last night will be moved today. Buffalo City...

Dellarise outjumps rival at indigenous games

THE fact that she is only 12 years old did not deter a Breidbach Primary School (BPS) girl from ending top of her event...

Fleet Street project to finish in December

The multimillion-rand Fleet Street upgrade project in East London will be completed on December 1. A report to council by Buffalo City Metro (BCM) head...

Work on Batting Bridge making good progress

Motorists can breathe a sigh of relief as Buffalo City Metro (BCM) has completed the “bulk” of its work on Batting Bridge. With schools reopening...

Much-loved zoo sees many join in clean up

Scores of East London residents put their shoulders to the wheel at the East London Zoo when they cleaned up walkways and bushy areas...

Mayor vows West Bank clean-up

AFTER the GO & Express article highlighting the decay and lack of maintenance of West Bank, East London’s oldest residential area, Buffalo City Metro...

Residents upset by tender recall

A construction tender worth millions has been cancelled. The tender, advertised by Buffalo City Metro (BCM) last year to finish building a new community hall...

Uncut grass worries BCM’s ratepayers

Hideout for criminals after robberies, they say BUFFALO City Metro (BCM) ratepayers are questioning how the metro could increase tariffs when they are unable to...

Call2Action now has Quigney site

BUFFALO City Metropolitan Development Agency (BCMDA), Buffalo City Metro (BCM) and Border-Kei Chamber of Businesses launched the second leg of the Call2Action campaign at...

BCM commemorates Youth Day in style

YOUTH Day was commemorated in style with a variety of activities and events staged in different parts of the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) last...

ORT named top irregular spender in SA

Scandal-prone OR Tambo district municipality was yesterday named by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu as the biggest culprit of irregular expenditure in the country, with R1.569-million...

EL Zoo to be charged for cruelty to animals

The National Council of SPCAs will lay charges against the East London Zoo for animal cruelty.   The council revealed this in a media statement sent...

Cemeteries in BCM of serious concern

EL public demand answers on neglect THE East London public are outraged and are demanding answers from Buffalo City Metro (BCM) as to why the...

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...