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Heavy downpours, icy front expected to lash Eastern Cape

By Riaan Marais The drought-stricken Eastern Cape could finally receive some much-needed relief with heavy downpours and a severe cold front expected to hit the province...

How to make a kid from rural Eastern Cape the equal of a Sandtonite

By Penwell Dlamini Government should consider teaching subjects in indigenous languages or strengthening the learning of English if it wants to improve results in basic education‚...

DA leader Maimane targets rural Eastern Cape

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will this weekend visit the Eastern Cape as part of the party’s campaign towards 2019. He will be accompanied by some...

East London hosts the Eastern Cape Danone Nations Cup provincial final

Laerskool Kuswag in East London will be the venue this weekend for the under-12 Danone Nations Cup Eastern Cape provincial finals, kicking off at...

Eastern Cape tops SA list of assault-related deaths

You are most likely to be beaten to death in the Eastern Cape‚ Western Cape and Northern Cape than anywhere else in the country. Your...

Old directory drive hits Eastern Cape

GET your old Yellow Pages ready because the Old Telephone Directory Drive is back for another recycling competition. This competition is open to all schools...

Top honours for Eastern Cape cops

Six outstanding Eastern Cape police officers won accolades in various categories at the weekend, and the province’s K9 unit was voted best in the...

Eastern Cape Music Awards to rock fans

THE new date for the Eastern Cape Music Awards has finally been announced after the event was postponed twice last year. The new date is...

East Cape to outsource medical case defence

Eastern Cape Health MEC Pumza Dyantyi has decided to outsource the department’s legal representation, saying she is not happy with the way her department...

Cape storms ‘will not affect EC’ as bad

THE storm that has and is currently raging through the Western Cape and has caused havoc along the Garden Route, will fortunately not affect...

Clarendon stick it to opposition

EL girls win hockey challenge CLARENDON High from East London became the new SPAR Eastern Cape School Girls’ Hockey Challenge champions when they defeated York...

Empowering girls against violence with rugby skills

By ATHENA OREILLY Following a spate of gender-based violence in the country, Umzuvukile Sport Development yesterday hosted a day of women’s celebrations rugby in Mdantsane. In light...

Sanitary towel drive to help girls

Woman’s organisation focuses on rural areas A PROUDLY South African organisation, owned by Babalwa Mbuku, 38, is making a difference in the lives of pupils...

Yonela on a roll

EAST London’s gloomy weather did not stop the ladies and a few gentlemen from taking part in the Queens race recently at the Jan...

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...

Masualle pleased sports used for youth development

By ATHENA OREILLY Following the increase in gender-based violence making headlines throughout the country, Umzuvukile Sport Development  hosted a women’s celebrations rugby day in Mdantsane today. In...

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...

It’s your chance to join the Russian Bear #IAMNEXT TOUR

THE vodka that celebrates the creativity in urban culture, Russian Bear, is taking its #IAMNEXT campaign to the next level, by calling all rappers...

State help for Pondoland’s green fingers

By ASANDA MDITSHWA Cannabis has been produced as a cash crop in the Eastern Cape’s Pondoland villages for decades. It is the livelihood for many households...

AgriSA calls for initiation control

By Malibongwe Dayimani Agrisa in the Eastern Cape has slammed “uncontrolled” Xhosa initiations after a fire from an initiate’s hut destroyed 20% of the Dordrecht Golf...

Set for new medical frontline

By Siya Tsewu From the narrow streets of bicycle-riding Amsterdam to the wide and worn pothole-riddled roads of Flagstaff, two Dutch doctors have chosen to settle...

Butterworth faces dire water crisis

More than 250‚000 residents in the Eastern Cape town of Butterworth face the possibility of their taps running dry this week. Dams supplying the town...

Teaching pupils to care for animals

By Guy Rogers A new animal welfare education programme has been launched in Nelson Mandela Bay, driven by a five-year sponsorship support plan. The programme has...

School still waiting for fence after five years

By Simthandile Ford  Five years after the problem was initially reported to the Eastern Cape education department, an East London high school is yet to be...

‘Pressure Cooker’ now doing what he loves for the kids

By Mesuli Zifo Jackie Gunguluza may hold the ignominy of being one the best boxers produced in the land never to win a world title. But the...

EC pageant finalist on a mission

By Poliswa Plaatjie-Sejosing Tsolo-born Miss Heritage South Africa finalist Babalwa Nomatshaka is on a mission to transform the lives of young rural girls by hosting talks...

Steakhouse voted fifth-best in country

‘We are extremely proud of our achievement in the Wolftrap Steakhouse Competition’ IF YOU are looking for the best steak in town, head on over...

Dams lowest ever

Amathole water system sees dramatic drop THIS winter’s low rainfall rate has led to a scarcity of water and a sharp decline in dam levels...

Women march to create awareness on gender-based violence

By Simthandile Ford The Democratic Alliance Women Network (DAWN) in Buffalo City Metro celebrated the national Women’s Day differently, training women on how to defend themselves against violence. DAWN Eastern...

Rain no deterrent as thousands pack Sisa Dukashe to watch Chippa-Chiefs match

By Bhongo Jacob Mdantsane’s Sisa Dukashe Stadium was packed with avid soccer fans from across the Eastern Cape all there to witness Chippa United take on...

Computer whiz

Congratulations to Donna-Leigh Greyling, left, from Clarendon Girls’ High School, who won a gold award for the first round of the Computer Applications Olympiad....

Future actors vie for honours

Schools to compete in EC drama festival THE Alexander Playhouse’s Eastern Cape High School Drama Festival preparations are well under way with the first round...

‘Rhino Run’ nets R24500 for PAWS

THE 2017 Rhino Run was a great success, raising R24500 through the sale of tickets, for the coffee and boerewors stand, and the “win...

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...

Employ yourselves, MEC tells pupils

By Aretha Linden Eastern Cape rural development and agrarian reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane has challenged youths to be self-employed and start up their own businesses instead...

EC farmers seek private protection

By ASANDA NINI and TYLER RIDDIN Private security guards will be brought into farming communities in the Eastern Cape amid a surge in criminal attacks...

Rhino bull dies in freak accident

By Gareth Wilson Staff at a luxury Eastern Cape private game reserve have been left devastated after a rhino on the Great Karoo reserve died...

Pro14 a whole new world for Kings

 By George Byron Jubilant Eastern Province Rugby Union boss Andre Rademan has hailed the inclusion of the Southern Kings in an enlarged European Pro14 tournament as...

Sports minister makes appeal to clergy at rugby legend’s funeral

By Amir Chetty Sports Minister Thulas Nxesi has pleaded with the clergy to not turn their backs on the ANC, saying they are needed now more...

DJ Luckeez on a high with ‘Sijik’ilanga’ slot

By Poliswa Plaatjie-Sejosing Hosting a daytime show is a dream come true, says Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Sijik’ilanga co-host DJ Luckeez Mfowethu. The Mdantsane radio DJ’s real name...

Pastor in 4th case of fraud

A controversial  Eastern Cape cleric who allegedly took more than R100000 from a local businessman under the pretence that the man’s ancestors would multiply...

One dead, a number injured in car accidents

One adult died, another had to be airlifted to hospital while six pupils sustained minor injuries in three car accidents in the Eastern Cape...

Ceremony honours women of power

Fearless and resilient businesswomen who have made an impact on their communities and on the economy of the Eastern Cape were celebrated at the...

Stowaway squirrel needs help to get home

A squirrel that hitched a ride from Limpopo to the Eastern Cape holiday town of Kenton-on-Sea under the bonnet of a car will be...

Two gunned down at sports bar

Two people were gunned down at a Port Elizabeth sports bar at the weekend, heightening fears about the security of patrons and neighbours. Engineering student...

SAPS Mandela Day input

Members give up time to help the poor and paint a school MADIBA magic reigned on July 18 when SAPS members across the province, in...

Principal matters for girls

When Dr Melanie Drake takes the helm as Clarendon Primary’s new principal in a few days’ time, she will bring with her an admirable...

Justice not for all as four inmates ‘rot’ in jail

Four Eastern Cape young men are today “rotting” in jail for committing comparatively petty crimes while others convicted of more serious crimes were given...

Pupils attend personal development course

MORE than 46 pupils from Eastern Cape schools were presented with certificates for completing a personal development and leadership course with Masithethe Counselling Services...

Jazz legend teaches NU2 children how to play music

Veteran jazz musician Lulama Gawulana has taken it upon himself to teach music to children at the Masizakhe Children’s Home in Mdantsane as his...