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A railway community safety project launched in the Buffalo City

The minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula together with the Provincial MEC for Transport, Weziwe Tikana Gxothiwe, Provincial Commisioner Lieutenant General of the SAPS Liziwe...

Stage 2 Loadshedding – 10 July 2020 – Buffalo City Metro (BCMM)

Stage 2 loadshedding returned countrywide from 12 midday today, July 10, 2020 and is set to continue until 10pm tonight. This stage is initiated if...

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...

Buffalo City could be moved to level 4 if infection rates rise

Buffalo City, which the government has identified as a Covid-19 hotspot area, could be returned to lockdown alert level 4 if infection rates continue...

Club is geared to promote cycling in Buffalo City

Making strides within local cycling circles, the AmaQhawe Cycling Club has grown immensely, with members having recently returned from the annual 42nd Cape Town...
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{WATCH} HOPEFUL – Hope Schools receives the stationery donated by the East London public...

HTTPS://youtu.be/2a6bWuoMFQI LEARNER'S FROM HOPE SCHOOLS were delighted to receive a visit recently from Penny, PnA Stationer's friendly monkey mascot.

Buffalo City Metro suspends waste collection

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality has advised BCM residents, via a Facebook post, to not put out their refuse for collection until further notice. The...

Buffalo City teens hold their own in top company

It was a superb showing by the U13 Buffalo City team at the annual Bill Stewart U13 interprovincial soccer tournament last week as they...

Suffer the children of Buffalo City

CMR to take over after Child Welfare forced to close doors AFTER 102 years of service to the community, Child Welfare East London (CWF) officially...

More power outages on cards for Buffalo City Metro

Buffalo City residents should brace for power outages over the next few days, metro spokesman Samkelo Ngwenya said yesterday. This follows social media outrage questioning...

Parkruns speeding along just nicely in Buffalo City as it marks a milestone

By DDC - The past weekend saw parkrun international celebrate 13 years of the phenomenon that started with just 13 runners in Bushy Park, London in 2004. Bruce...

Sawyer hits top form at the Buffalo City Pro

THE second round of the City Surf Series, the Buffalo City Pro, presented by Reef Wetsuits, took place at Nahoon Reef over the Easter...

Titanic battle set for Buffalo Regatta

UFH and WSU clubs preparing for Saturday’s rowing clash The tension is on as rowing teams from all over the country gather for the RMB...

Mindless beauty to dispel city’s anger

Although the colourful paintings of colourful birds on Chamberlain Road in Berea lights up the grim grungy cement wall and makes passersby gaze in...

BCM loses R70m in electricity theft in six months

  Buffalo City Metro lost around R70m in electricity theft in a period of six months as a result of meter tampering and illegal connections. This...

Anger over sex violence in city

Incidences of sexual violence against women in Buffalo City Metro are among the highest in the country, with sex workers at the receiving end...

CITY LISTEN | BCM residents’ water woes fall on deaf ears

BCM residents say their water woes fall on deaf ears  Image: File/Alan Eason It’s been near a month since Buffalo City Metro ratepayer Raymond Pieterse reported a...

UPDATE | Electricity meter ‘fiddle’ lands man in court for alleged R180m fraud

A man who masqueraded as an Eskom employee installing devices to “reduce electricity consumption” appeared in court on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding a municipality...

Mighty roar of success for city

MOTORCYCLE enthusiasts, riders, families and friends across South Africa and beyond made their  way to the Esplanade this past weekend to be part of...

Top class rowing clubs to compete at the Buffalo Regatta

The annual Buffalo Regatta will be taking place in East London during February with teams from all over the country converging on the city...

Petition to close down city’s zoo

  EAST Londoners are reeling at the state of the city’s zoo with a petition calling for its closure.The Daily Dispatch reported (Charges against zoo...

Anger over filthy city

BCM blamed for lack of dumpsites in EL OVER the last couple of months, East London residents have been outraged by the spike in illegal...

Metro steps up effort to fix gaping holes in city roads

Frustrated motorists in Buffalo City Metro can expect some relief from pothole-filled roads as a R109-million project to maintain roads, stormwater drains and bridges...

Electricity protest continues

Smoke clouds hung over Nompumelelo on the outskirts of Beacon Bay yesterday as angry residents continued to burn tyres and branches to block entry...

City’s best face the world’s best

Eight Buffalo City athletes will be taking on the best in the world this week as they compete in the 2017 edition of the...

BCM set to sign deal with Chinese city

By Mamela Gowa Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati will tonight officially sign an agreement with China’s Jinhua municipality to create hundreds of jobs in the...

BCM urged not to cut electricity

The Buffalo City Metro council wants its administration to stop blocking electricity supplies to indigent customers who fail to pay their accounts. The Buffalo City...

City’s young artists display talents

Imagination, creativity, and uniqueness are on full display at the Belgravia Arts School after pupils from more than 20 schools in East London submitted...

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...

Electricity currently off in Gonubie

"Electricity off in Gonubie and surrounding areas. Technicians on site"-Buffalo City Metro.

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,...

‘High electricity costs’ spark off city protest plan

‘We have submitted the necessary documents and we are certain that we will march on Saturday’ EAST London ratepayers and residents will march from the...

Water is safe to drink, says BCM

BCM has said that it wanted to assure residents that the municipal water was indeed safe to drink. In a statement published on their Facebook...

SA Human Rights Council investigating BCM

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has announced that it will be investigating BCM following allegations of human rights violations by the DA. According to...

Supercars to hit EL Grand Prix Circuit this weekend

ATHENKOSI TSOTSI Racing fever hits Buffalo City on Saturday as the SA Endurance Series takes to the East London Grand Prix Circuit with more than...

Eastern Cape dam levels

According to the weekly report on the status of water levels, Eastern Cape dam levels has been on a downward spiral at 54.3% this...

Bodyboarder missing from Chintsa coast, suspected shark bites found on board

GUGU PHANDLE The East London National Sea Rescue Institute and police have launched a search on the Chintsa coastline after a 38-year-old man went missing...

Nahoon beach closed after shark sighted

MFUNDO PILISO Buffalo City metro officials have warned beachgoers to avoid Nahoon beach after a large shark was spotted by lifeguards in the area over...

DA calls for Nahoon beach boom gate to be used to promote order

AMANDA NANO An existing boom gate controlling access to Nahoon Reef and Nahoon Corner must be put into action, says Nahoon DA councillor Jason McDowell. McDowell...

Spaza shop owners bust selling dagga to students in East London

Entrepreneurs who set up spaza shops outside universities normally sell students sweets and biscuits. But two spaza shop owners in East London — with high...

Helen Neale-May confirmed as new BCM deputy mayor

Buffalo City Metro council elected ANC councillor Helen Neale-May as deputy mayor in a special council meeting on Tuesday. Neale-May, who was serving as a...

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...

15 people arrested on fraud rap related to Nelson Mandela’s funeral

NOMAHLUBI SONJICA Fifteen people, including high-profile Buffalo City employees, prominent political party members and businessmen, have been arrested for fraud and corruption related to Nelson...

BREAKING | East London business fined R5 000 after video surfaces

Buffalo City Metro on Monday said that the management of an East London establishment had been arrested after a video had surfaced showing patrons...

Nelson Mandela Bay Covid cases dropping, recovery rate 94%, says Mabuyane

Is Nelson Mandela Bay still a Covid-19 hotspot? Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane says science will have to provide the answer. Covid-19 cases seem to be...

BCM ratepayer owes R1m, but will benefit from debt incentive scheme

A ratepayer in Bonnie Doon, East London, owes BCM more than R1m even though the home has been unoccupied for more than a year. In...

Storm wreaks havoc in BCM

The storm that struck BCM on Saturday left many people homeless while power cuts continue to upset residents in the affected areas. BCM's communications department...

Eastern Cape concerned about Covid-19 vaccine rollout in far-flung areas

Andisiwe Makinana The Eastern Cape government has expressed concern that it may encounter problems with vaccination distribution to far-flung areas of the province. Acting head of...

Policing of Eastern Cape beaches not possible

Buffalo City mayor Xola Pakati is not 100% sure why the metro has not been declared a Covid-19 hotspot, but he suspects it has...