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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...

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...

Huge relief for NPOs

A R6.7-MILLION lifeline has been thrown to cash-starved non-profit organisations (NPOs) by the Eastern Cape department of social development. This comes after the department made huge cuts to...

Digital project to sell finest artwork in US

A former East Londoner with an inspiring inclination to promote high-end, handcrafted, beautiful wares that tell an African story, is on the lookout for...

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...

GIRL POWER

  The Stirling Primary and High netball teams won their respective U12 and first-team East London leagues and will be travelling to Port Elizabeth to...

Refugees in spotlight at summit High-powered officials discuss displaced people’s rights

IN A continued effort to raise awareness on the plight and rights of refugees, The Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training & Advocacy (Aresta)...

Masualle joins hundreds for state of metro address

Hundreds of guests including the first citizen of the Eastern Cape province Premier Phumulo Masualle have gathered at the Abbotsford Christian Centre, East London, as...

WATCH: Deepening crisis over BCM’s ailing fire truck fleet

Buffalo City Metro firefighters may be found wanting if devastating fires such as those that raged through the southern Cape and south Eastern Cape...

Bhisho U-turn on welfare budgets

Social development department promises to reallocate funding The Eastern Cape’s Department of Social Development has unreservedly apologised for its decision to slash the budgets of...

Ways to reduce accident rate are being ignored

Latest figures show deaths are much more likely to occur in certain provinces Last week, the Road Traffic Management Corporation produced its annual report for...

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)...

Cops arrest EC surgeons and nurses

Government’s efforts to curb the deaths of young initiates through illegal circumcision in the Eastern Cape made a breakthrough over the weekend when police...

Increase in mental patients sparks riot- Health department battling to cope

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has confirmed its staff are battling to deal with a huge increase in the number of mentally ill...

40 schools set to benefit from R8m empowerment initiative

THE Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) recently launched their Entrepreneurial and Environmental Empowerment for South African Youth (EEESAY) project in 40...

BCMSC elects new members

Two from King get the nod TWO King William’s Town sports administrators were elected to serve on the executive of the Buffalo City Metro Sports...

Kicking up a storm

The karateka from Border JKA (excluding the Mthatha team) represented the Eastern Cape province at the recent South African JKA championships in Johannesburg under...

BCM reveal new MM

BUFFALO City Metro Mayor Xola Pakathi introduced the new municipal manager to the media last week. Andile Sihlahla holds two qualifications from University of Fort...

Worry over no clear plan for closing schools

Education lobby group Equal Education says they are concerned the departments of education and transport are failing to plan for pupils when rationalising schools. The...

VERY PROUD

 Voorpos Primary pupils have excelled on the sports field, with some selected as provincial representatives. They are, back from left, Buhle Bellem who was...

Suffer the little children- MEC Nancy Sihlwayi’s cuts hit abused youths

Child Welfare East London ceased operations on Monday due to drastic state budget cuts. This week the organisation was forced to retrench all 12 full-time...

Hudson Park excels at maths olympiad

Last month the Grade 4-7 Maths Academy students from Hudson Park Primary School wrote the SA Mathematics Foundation AMESA Olympiad.  No fewer than 104 of...

Bhisho women lead march against rampant abuse

The Eastern Cape legislature’s multi-party women’s caucus yesterday brought Bhisho to a standstill with a march from Bhisho Stadium to the Bhisho State House...

ECDC in export drive initiative

Bobo Dread Designs is an emerging Eastern Cape small leatherworks company established in 2009 that handmakes leather shoes, bags, belts, jackets and other accessories,...

Call to revitalise industrial hubs in EL

The industrial hubs of Dimbaza and Fort Jackson should be revived so Buffalo City can employ masses of people who can then progress along...

Tribute to Khoi rebel Stuurman

One of the Eastern Cape’s colonial struggle heroes will be honoured in two different events in the province this week. Former Khoi chief and colonial...

Ball Sense

Hudson Park High School has 3 teams that are going to be competing to be crowned the Eastern Cape Schools Champions. Our U/14 A...

BRINGING CHEER

 The CHS Royals performed as official cheerleaders of the Buffalo City Half Marathon last month. They enjoyed the experience and received compliments from many...

No seat of learning

Parkside Grade Rs forced to sit on bricks PARKSIDE Primary School’s Grade R pupils have been using bricks, crates, benches and 20-litre buckets as seats,...

Decade of AHF support

STARTING out in 1987, The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a well-known non-profit organisation, operating in 39 countries and caring for over 720000 patients. This...

Upset as Woodridge top regional hockey tournament

Woodridge College caused an upset when they claimed the final spot in the provincial finals of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge after...

All set for festival showcase

The Eastern Cape Showcase at next month’s National Arts Festival (NAF) will explore the fusion of AbaThembu and AmaMpondo dances while telling the story...

STATE GUTS AID TO EC’S VULNERABLE

Several Eastern Cape non-profit organisations are devastated by drastic budget cuts this financial year. Child Welfare in East London and King William’s Town, as well...

STATE CUTS AID TO EC’S VULNERABLE

Several Eastern Cape non-profit organisations are devastated by drastic budget cuts this financial year. Child Welfare in East London and King William’s Town, as well...

DA meeting: Tempers flare as Maimane pushes for Zille’s exit

DA leader Mmusi Maimane's rush to have his predecessor Helen Zille suspended has left the party with egg on its face. It emerged yesterday that...

Big day at work for Jongile Nompondo girls

AS PART of the  Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign, the Eastern Cape office of the public protector in Bhisho...

PROVINCIAL MOVERS

Six Gonubie Primary School girls who represented the Eastern Cape at the SA Championships for dancing in April this year, at the NASREC Centre...

Youngster revved up by sponsored motorcycle

IN RECOGNITION for his performances in the MX circuit, Beaconhurst Primary School pupil, Jayden Bruce-Alexander has received a Yamaha YZ85 motocross motorcycle sponsored by...

DAY OF PROTESTS: Several injured including police

Violent protests around the south of King William’s Town yesterday left police officers and protesters injured and caused traffic mayhem with three road closures,...

Shocking stats of EC child abuse

The department of social development in the Eastern Cape has in the past two years recorded more than 600 cases of child abuse. Social Development...

Forgood awards a boost to inspiring NGOs

NGOs that look after some of the most vulnerable members of Buffalo City – babies, the elderly and the hearing impaired – will be...

Harry’s Printers still a blueprint for success

HARRY’S Printers has been a landmark in East London since 1929. The business originally started as a shoe repair store at 101 St Georges...

Praise for sports admin course

A TRAINING course in sports administration arranged by the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) sport administrators was well...

Court mix-up in fake traditional healers case

Two alleged fake traditional healers who conned an Eastern Cape prison warder out of R2.5-million did not apply for bail yesterday – but this...

The inside story of South Africa’s illegal mining boom

‘They are geniuses. They have engineers‚ communications specialists‚ people who can create special lighting systems. They operate with intricate buying and selling networks’ Employing thousands...

New shows just for a laugh

East London comedy lovers are in for a treat as the city gears up for the first Comedy Wednesday event launching this month. Comedy Wednesday...