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Lockdown dries up NPO’s funds

NGOs, NPOs and other charitable organisations that rely on donations to serve their communities, have been hit particularly hard during the ongoing pandemic. Blessings From...

NPO organises food parcels for the desperate

Local NPO Ripples for Change are doing their part to help the struggling community during the lockdown, by donating food parcels to Cambridge township...

Greenpoint wins 2020 inter-schools debate challenge

Pupils argue mother-tongue teaching theme Schools from around East London participated in the fourth annual Inter- Schools Debating Competition at Buffalo City Tvet College last...

Fun-loving KZN senior citizen looks on the bright side during downpour

A mystery senior citizen brought sunshine to residents of a KwaZulu-Natal south coast retirement village when he took to his paddle-ski in his backyard...

Workshop helps women stay INpowered

success&colour's event with WIP Woman INpowered on Saturday October 5, was a great success. Although the topic of rape, hijacking and threatening situations is...

NPO helps employ disabled

Energy and a positive attitudes were on display as a group of disabled people from Sophila Protective Workshop in Duncan Village rolled up their...

Paramedics robbed at gunpoint while treating patient in Soweto

City of Johannesburg paramedics were robbed of their belongings after they responded to an emergency call in Soweto on Wednesday evening. "They arrived on the...

Local NPOs get financial boost

The Rotary Club of Gately held a successful wine auction recently with the assistance of the Wine Committee led by Eugene McNamara. The auction...

NPO’s campaign to help animals

Non-profit organisation Whistle and Wags Animal Friends held a fundraising event on Sunday morning at Gonubie Spar in order to raise money for much-...

‘Superhero’ party to NPO’s rescue

Gonubie restaurant Heavenly Pancake House recently hosted a Superhero Party in support of Letters of Hope, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping child victims...

Two attacked at gunpoint after being followed from OR Tambo airport

Two people were attacked at gunpoint in Mayfair, Johannesburg, after being followed back from OR Tambo International Airport, police said on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Colonel...

NPO’s safe house dream

Helping Those in Need is a non-profit organisation based in East London that provides meals to families and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The organisation...

Greenpoint Secondary School’s fun run a success

HAVING FUN: Greenpoint Secondary School held its sixth annual Fun Run on Saturday, on a fund-raising mission to build a multi-purpose sports court. The...

Greenpoint Secondary School hosts fun run tomorrow

Greenpoint Secondary School will be hosting a 5 km Big Walk/Fun Run tomorrow at 9am. The race will start at the school through the...

NPO gives youth a shot at achieving their goals

STUDENT Sponsorship Programme (SSP) – a non-profit trust – which has been identifying academically deserving pupils from low-income families for almost 20 years, has...

Lawyer starts NPO to help other widows

Having to process her husband’s death and comfort five children, two their own, while fending off his family’s abuse during this time drove Boniswa...

NPO vet clinic cares for Chintsa pets

Focus on animals’ health RECENTLY recognised as an official Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), Wild Coast Community Vet Clinic (WCCVC Chintsa Dogs), is making waves in and...

Crowning glory for Greenpoint Secondary pageant

Yolanda Tundzi, centre, was crowned Miss Greenpoint Secondary School at the school recently. Her princesses are Shenique Ambrose (second princess), left, and Lilitha Solundwana...

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...

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...

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)...

NPO donates new library to needy school

Driving education initiatives “TOWNSHIP education should be made a priority; this will improve the quality of education and literacy in townships.” These are the sentiments that...

Algoa Cares in appeal to NPOs

ALGOA FM’s corporate social investment initiative, Algoa Cares, has invited non-profit organisations throughout the Eastern Cape and Garden Route to apply to be beneficiaries...

HELP WHERE IT’S NEEDED MOST

Pot O Curry owner and patrons generously assist NPO to help feed hungry children Popular Indian takeaway shop Pot O Curry has helped raise R104,000...

Lack of service delivery in Greenfields a serious concern

A ward 19 meeting held at the Robbie de Lange Hall on Saturday raised questions for ratepayers who are concerned about the lack of...

Extreme weather to become the norm, says UN report

Extreme heatwaves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours...

Potjie cooks raise over R10,000 for good cause

Three BCM locals have found a delicious way to raise money for a good cause. Shameer Jogie, Jaid Maina and Larissa Maina recently came together...

Princess reaches out to help others, her community

For Mdantsane-born Zikhona Ngxata, who was crowned Second Princess at the 2021 Mrs South Africa, a love for pageantry began at an early age. “I’ve...

WATCH Malema & Ndlozi trial: Day one sees witnesses clarify ‘assault’ footage and burial...

EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi appeared in the Randburg magistrate's court on March 9 2020 to continue their trial for allegedly...

Eastern Cape conductor dies in burning taxi

Riaan Marais A taxi conductor died and five people were injured when a taxi overturned and caught fire on William Slammert Drive in Bethelsdorp on...

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...

Parents get two life terms each for raping‚ sexually grooming their minor children

The Pretoria magistrate’s court has sentenced a couple to two life terms and 22 years’ imprisonment each for various sexual offences‚ abuse of their...

Durban on alert as tropical storm Eloise threatens weekend strike

ORRING SINGH The eThekwini municipality is not taking any chances, warning people to brace for possible heavy downpours as a result of a tropical storm...

Death of former South African hockey coach Fabian Gregory leaves huge void

Former South African hockey coach Fabian Gregory died aged 47 in Hong Kong on Saturday and his untimely passing has left a huge void...

Robbers escape with guns, vehicle after brazen heist at EC police station

A manhunt is under way after a brazen robbery at a police station in which pistols, an R5 rifle and a police vehicle were...

Identifying different kinds of GBV

JACKIE ORSMOND Domestic violence is violence or abuse in a domestic setting- with someone that you live with such as in marriage or cohabitation. Gender-based violence...

Department under fire over matric rewrite

The department of basic education has taken drastic measures in response to the leak of two matric exam papers, declaring that the maths paper...

Two members of KZN family killed by lightning

Two members of the same family were killed by lightning in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday. A survivor of the lightning strike in Nongoma, 300km north of...

Adventure awaits you at Christmas market at Hope

Situated just off Voortrekker Road in Summerpride is Hope Schools, an independent Christian school whose name couldn’t be more fitting. “Constrained by the love of...

Fourth Covid testing vehicle hijacked in Eastern Cape

While the rate of Covid-19 infections continue to rise in Nelson Mandela Bay — with 200 to 300 new cases registered daily — a...

New weather warning service on the cards for SA — here’s how it will...

A new weather warning service is expected to be introduced across the country‚ the SA Weather Service (SAWS) said on Monday. The system‚ known as...

100km challenge for Carel du Toit

September is Deaf Awareness Month and to mark it, the Carel du Toit Centre in East London will be hosting a virtual run to...

Brace for strong winds and wet weather to herald arrival of spring

Heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms and gale force winds have been forecast for some parts of the country as spring sets in. “A cut-off low pressure...

Restrictions eased as SA enters Level 2

SA’s fight against Covid-19 passed a major milestone on Saturday when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would enter Alert Level 2 from...

Joost van der Westhuizen’s brother involved in church shooting — report

The brother of the late Springbok player Joost van der Westhuizen is reported to have been involved in a shooting in a church in...

Tito Mboweni says income and corporate tax unlikely to rise

ANTONY SGUAZZIN and PRINESHA NAIDOO Finance minister Tito Mboweni told selected clients of two of the country’s biggest banks that the National Treasury had no...

Food is donated by tribal leaders

Last week was a joyful occasion indigenous families in need in King William’s Town after they received food parcels courtesy of local Oeswana tribe...

Pink Fairy to run for SPCA

Mike Webb, also known as The Pink Fairy, will be running a 45km “virtual” Comrades on Sunday June 14 from the Stutterheim SPCA to...

Covid-19 closes 20 BCM schools in first week

  Twenty schools in Buffalo City have been forced to close in the first week of the government's ambitious plan to return pupils...

Many health benefits to kicking the habit

A splendid fellow is my brother-in-law, Albert. A more devoted husband and father one could never wish to meet. That he has been married to...