Monday, June 26, 2017

Mall marauder loses cops with hijack

The driver of a gold Toyota Fortuner allegedly involved in several car break-ins at some of East London’s busiest malls narrowly escaped arrest after...

The fast and furious

Fine display of riding skills at club champs THE fourth round of the Border Motocross Club Championship was held on Sunday at the Gonubie track. A...

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...

Popular nite series kicks off

THE Out the Green Box Nite Series kicks off tomorrow at a new venue – Cafe du Jardin in the Floradale Centre. According to race...

Charities benefit from Harvey Travel Golf Day

HARVEY World Travel’s third annual charity golf day tee’d off with 112 golfers playing at the immaculate East London Golf Course earlier this month. “We...

What’s on the GO – 22 June

Today ● Put on your dancing shoes to waltz, two-step and line dance tonight away with live music by Barry and Mark at the East...

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...

Set for Best Kids Day Out Ever

ONCE upon a time in the enchanted forest, a magical event had been planned and children from across the land were invited to dress...

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...

SQUASHING OPPOSITION

Selborne pupils Josh van Oordt, left, and Luke Jacoby played in the Men’s Border Closed squash finals recently. Van Oordt won the seventh league...

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)...

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...

14 municipalities lose clean audit status

The expenditure budget for local government in 2015-16 was R378 billion but municipalities with clean audit opinions represent only 19% (R70‚9 billion) of this...

Despite #SocialMediaBlackout boycott‚ the social media streets were lit up!

The Minister of Telecommunications‚ Siyabonga Cwele‚ and the government are concerned about the high data costs. This is according to Siya Qoza‚ the department’s spokesperson. “Cwele...

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...

Malema wants rent-free space for spaza shops in township malls

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls that are bankrupting them‚ says Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius...

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...

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...
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Medical marijuana woos four-legged fans

It's early morning, just after breakfast, and six-year-old Cayley is wide awake, eagerly anticipating her daily dose of cannabis. The black labrador, tail wagging, laps...

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...

Absa goes to court over public protector report

Absa said on Wednesday it would approach the high court to oppose a public protector report which found the bank liable to pay more...

Fellow Africans shared apartheid suffering: Motlanthe

Fellow Africans lived under the same apartheid system‚ suffered the same human rights violations and were committed to South Africa’s struggle for liberation. Former president...

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...

Public Protector sparks the Battle of the Bank

South Africa is bracing for the Battle of the Bank as uncertainty over the Reserve Bank's future threatens the country's economy. After Monday's shock recommendation...

Petrol price set to drop between 60 and 64 cents a...

Rand resilience and a declining oil price have set the scene for a further fuel price drop. This is according to the Automobile Association...

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...

Rand weakens after public protector calls for Bank to ditch currency...

The rand was weaker against major global currencies on Monday afternoon‚ after risk spiked following a call by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for a...

Sassa, state capture and will Zuma go – MPs’ questions to...

President Jacob Zuma will appear in the National Assembly on Thursday 22 June 2017 for a scheduled appearance to answer questions posed to him...

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...

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...

Feud keeps widow from funeral

Police had to intervene in the funeral of an 84-year-old man after his 39-year-old widow was told not to attend the funeral by her...

What jobs await class of 2030 as robots join the workforce...

New skills and targeted policies will enable our society to survive in a changing world At the latest Richemont results presentation, Johann Rupert stated: "It’s...

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...

What the frack? Outrage over shale gas project near national park

A shale gas exploration project in the area surrounding the Golden Gate Highlands National Park has left environmentalists concerned about the prospect of fracking...

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...

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...

Big cycle a success

Perfect weather, a good turnout make event another Tour de Force THE third Alliance Francaise Tour de Force, based on the Tour de France, on...

BCM helplines prove helpless when needed

Buffalo City Metro has insisted its electricity helpline numbers are working fine, but for a bit of “congestion” during outages. Last Thursday, during an outage...

Help for lymphedema

Treatment rooms for people living with abnormality PROFESSIONAL nurse and lymphedema therapist Fiona Webber wants the East London public to know that specialised help is...

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...