Monday, June 26, 2017

Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire dies

Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91‚ his foundation said on Friday. Masire‚ a key figure in Botswana’s independence movement‚...

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...

Awards for sugar art

THREE local youngsters have found a knack for sugar art cake decorating and competed in the Bloem Show, receiving awards in each of their...

BCM receives mean new fire machine

Buffalo City Metro will today officially welcome a new fire truck that cost more than R5-million. The city is hoping the fire truck will restore...

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...

The ‘homeboy’ is ready to crack East Londoners up

Multi-talented comedian Rob van Vuuren is bringing his crazy stories to East London today. He will be performing at Legends Showcase for one night only. Rob...

Golf day for needy daycare

RISING Sun Daycare in Duncan Village has been selected as the beneficiary for this year’s Algoa Cares Charity Golf Day in East London. The children...

SECRETS TO MARRIAGE

Norman and Irene Hensberg celebrated their 65th on May 31. The couple met at Irene’s 21st birthday party to which Norman didn’t want to...

Music for a cause

The East London Classical Players present their quarterly music concert on Saturday at Stirling Presbyterian Church at 3pm. Among the works to be performed,...

Give a pet a loving home

Adopt don’t shop. Get a pet today and save a life. The SPCA has many cute, lovable and loyal dogs and cats waiting for...

GO! People – Anastasia (Tessa) Botha

Occupation? DA ward councillor – Buffalo City Municipality (councillor for ward 4 which includes Selborne, Vincent, Berea and Cambridge among others) What motivates you to achieve...

Teens identify families in need and set up five-year help plan

Teenage girls have lit a candle of hope in a drive to unite with their peers in Nompumelelo township in East London. HELPING HANDS: A...

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...

EL women up for top award

Two East London businesswomen have been short-listed for the prestigious Businesswoman of the Year awards at the Sandton Convention Centre later this year. Johnson and...

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)...

New Life Church gives youth hope

THE East London Child and Youth Care Centre (ELCYCC) received a visit from 55 members of New Life Church congregation on Youth Day last...

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...

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...

Beach boss sacked after metro hearing

Internal process finds Cain guilty of fraud over family links with municipal contracts Former Nelson Mandela Bay beach manager Fernando Cain has been fired by...

Witness tells of student’s dying moments after crash

A witness to the crash in which NMMU student Jamie Baartzes died – when a driver on the wrong side of the freeway crashed...

Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

The Somali people of Ethiopia's southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands...

Vicky Luff’s big birthday bash

THE DYNAMIC Body Studio-owner and Pilates instructor, Vicky Luff, will once again be using her birthday to celebrate generosity, love and giving. In previous years,...

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...

Firefighters speak out on shambles

Sister newspaper Daily Dispatch spoke to various firefighters, officials and politicians about the state of fire stations in both King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality and...

Experts warned about fires

Scientists urged action eight years ago on alien vegetation threat to Garden Route A group of scientists led by eminent NMMU botanist Professor Richard Cowling...

EL clothing store repeatedly targeted

Thieves hit an East London retail store three times in less than two weeks this month alone, setting the business back by more than...

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...

China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with butchers hacking slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh despite rumours that authorities...

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...

8-year-old author gives us literature from a child’s perspective

"I decided to write this book after a trip to the book store with my parents. I realised that all of the children's books...

Passion for animals sees rise of township project

Seeing dogs filling run-down kennels at the East London SPCA moved fine arts photographer Marlene Neumann to start her Buckaroo Projects – sterilising animals...

SA promises to improve processing of refugees on World Refugee Day

South Africa has offered hope for refugees and asylum seekers‚ promising to digitise its systems to make their lives easier. Home affairs deputy minister Fatima...

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)...

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...

Gents in Couture take a stand against social ills

Seventeen young “fashion-forward” East London men used their trendy styles for a worthy cause when they united for a photo shoot to raise awareness...

Electricity currently off in Gonubie

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

Frere Hospital inundated with offers to help baby Blessing

Offers have been pouring in on social media to help baby Blessing and now an account has been opened for funds to support him. HOPE...

Violence begins at home‚ say experts

It should come as no surprise that youngsters have become perpetrators of vicious crimes in South Africa. Child psychologists say that violent behavior by minors...

Home Affairs loses fight for compulsory weekend shifts

The government has given in to labour and reversed its compulsory weekend shift system at Home Affairs. This follows a lengthy battle between the department...

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...

Disabled mom, kids grateful for help after losing home in blaze

  A disabled mother of three who relies on welfare grants to support her children and lost her Van Stadens gorge home and virtually all...

Come and give it horns at Rhino Run for PAWS

ASHMEL SPAR is proud to be the sponsor of the 2017 Rhino Run taking place next Saturday. All funds raised will go to PAWS, who...

GO People – Pierre Jean Viaene

Q: Occupation? Self-employed as a manufacturers agent and wholesaler  Q: What motivates you to achieve more in life? Doing what I do well in all aspects of...

Local residents and businesses rally together to help Knysna fire victims

KING William’s Town’s Mike Webb was among the many individuals who collected relief items for those affected by the Knysna fires that ravaged the...

Funds pour in at Salem high tea

SALEM Baby Care Centre's High Tea Fundraiser was a huge success thanks to each hostess who assisted and bought tables this year. This was a...

Give a pet a loving home….for free

Adopt don’t shop. Get a pet today and save a life. The SPCA has many cute, lovable and loyal dogs and cats waiting for...

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...

BCM officially goes ‘live’

CCTV control room launched BUFFALO City Metro executive mayor Xola Pakathi launched the CCTV control room at the Fleet Street Fire Station in Quigney this...