Chocolate eggs a big feature for kids over the weekend

By CORBYN ALLAN and BARBARA HOLLANDS Chocolate takes up its temporary status as a food group over the Easter weekend and the pursuit of Easter...

Easter fun for Duncan Village children’s home

Easter is a time where family comes together to enjoy some quality time and delicious spoils. For some underprivileged children in East London this...

Falling in love online? Heed this advice first …

Retired US citizen Michael Morgan has a few words of advice after flying across the Atlantic Ocean hoping to marry a woman he met...

Happy incident leads to ‘write stuff’ for EL Gogo

A Cheerful incident in a London park with her beloved grandson prompted East Londoner Kathy Hill to fulfil a long-held desire to write children’s...

Menstruation: the last great taboo in women’s sport

Imagine if Owen Farrell suffered from a condition where, each month, he had to play through painful stomach cramps, fatigue and dehydration so severe...

Mfundisi in line for SA title

Former Miss Eastern Cape Thandokazi Mfundisi is one of three regional qualifiers for the Miss SA 2018 title. The 24-year-old was named one of the...

South Africa doesn’t meet world health standards for number of food...

South Africa has just one environmental health practitioner per 30‚000 people‚ three times fewer than the ratio recommended by the World Health Organisation. In the...

Slight relief as prices take dip

Prices of the contents of this month’s basic food basket went down, with the exception of potatoes which remained the same and eggs, which...

Global win for Cathcart High

Cathcart High School has flown the South African flag high when it was named the best business idea winner in a global entrepreneurial challenge. The...

Pregnant at 40! Thembi Seete is going to be a mom

TshisaLIVE can confirm that Thembi Seete is pregnant with her first child and is preparing for the new role in her life: motherhood. Rumours about...

Budgies give wheelchair wings

Koos Jacobs has always been a bird man, but when he lost both legs and his left arm in a horror accident, birds became...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s top shots

Valentines may have come and gone but love is still very much in the air. This past weekend saw the month of love play...

Bridal Fair even sees ministers plying their trade

Clad in golden ankle boots and creamy lace, her face sprinkled with gold glitter, Pastor Bling-Bling was one of the vendors plying her trade...

Arts fundi turns new chapter

When Sylvia Skinner, 81, retires for the second time from Belgravia Art Centre after 45 years at the school, she will use her remarkable...

Cut out junk in your life – and beat the stress

Keen to keep healthy but tempted to reach for the junk food when feeling a little stressed?  You are not alone. According to the results...

Legendary longboard to live on in replica

A ’60s Surfboard custom-made in East London will be temporarily removed from the surf museum at the Coastal Education and Visitors Centre at Nahoon...

Cost of many household goods continue to rise

The downward trend noticed in last month’s food basket prices has not continued as this month there is a slight increase in most household...

Bringing down walls in classical sound

Classical music, for centuries the domain of Western musicians, is undergoing an astounding transformation from the grassroots up as more and more black youngsters...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s Top Shots

Amampondo from all walks of life and wearing their traditional best travelled far to witness the enthronement of monarch King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau at...

What you could expect to earn

Are you curious to find out just how much you should be earning in your 30s? Salary comparison company PayScale may have the answers you...

Profound beauty from healing

A debilitating, life-threatening battle with hepatitis triggered a passion for photographing nature – and led to a 60-year-old petrol station owner’s first exhibition, which...

Insightful talk on Kwelera botanical garden

Plans to develop 10ha of Kwelera farmland into a landscaped garden, complete with a Xhosa culture medicinal garden, a multipurpose hall for conservation education...

Degrees are now dead – in some instances

You may have completed your matric and are keen to move on to getting a degree, but before you pound the pavement looking for...

Inland fish farm can’t keep afloat

Time is running out for the Eastern Cape’s last remaining inland finfish farm as the operation has until the end of February to secure...

Taking a firm stand against harmful plastic

Images of mounds of discarded plastic swirling in the sea, fistfuls of disposable plastic straws fished out by divers from the ocean floor and...

Christmas spending still festive: Consumers dug deep into pockets despite tough...

Now that the Boney M Christmas CDs and glittery decorations have been stashed away in shopping centre storerooms, mall managers have taken stock of...

‘I have H&M clothes I’m going to burn’ – Local celebs...

Some of SA’s most famous faces have expressed outrage over international clothing brand H&M’s latest advert showing a little black boy wearing a “coolest...

Encourage children to play

It could be something as simple as using a sheet to make a fort or building a tower with wooden blocks, but research shows...

Zoleka Mandela ‘defeated’ over risks of falling pregnant

Zoleka Mandela has poured her heart out about the risks that come with trying to fall pregnant as a cancer surviour and how the...

The dangers of over-indulgence: Motorists need to know limits, rights and...

It's the festive season – a bittersweet time of merriment sprinkled with a sharp rise in the number of often fatal road accidents. According to...

Wayde van Niekerk’s mom ready to jump and jive – and...

Odessa Swarts‚ 43‚ top athlete Wayde van Niekerk’s mother‚ is the newest signing announced for Dancing With The Stars South Africa. She will join Thembisa...

Wild man, wild place, wild words

The Eastern Cape can be a dog’s life – so difficult to define or comprehend, so edgy, so frontline. That’s why our writers, like...

Gift that makes room for the artist

Parkside portrait artist Wonga Maxiniva’s superior drawing skills at school meant he was always the schoolboy chosen to reproduce diagrams from biology and geography...

Ann Bryant to host arts, craft event

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery gardens spring to life this holiday season with a full festive programme of art, craft and live music in...

Chicken prices fall as cost of daily needs rises

While the price of a dozen eggs has increased over the past month, consumers will be pleased to note that chicken prices have decreased. A...

Sharks won’t chow us‚ say ‘Mad Swimmers’ as they set off...

They call themselves the “Mad Swimmers” – and for good reason. On Saturday morning at first light‚ 20 intrepid swimmers leapt into the sea south...

Bin your second-hand clothes for baby home

It is traditionally the season of giving and so the recently re-opened Breath of Life place of safety is hoping East Londoners will donate...

WATCH: Demi-Leigh Nel Peters on the stigma attached to beauty pageants

Our girl and the new Miss Universe‚ Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hit the ground running since claiming the crown on Monday night. Demi has been doing media...

1000 plants bring Christmas home on new level

When shoppers get close to Vincent Park mall’s Christmas tree, their eyes widen in amazement because it is made of almost 1000 succulents. The 3.5m...

Spank the child and collide with the law

Spare the rod and spoil the child, the saying goes. But applying it literally in South Africa today can land you in hot legal...

Take a relaxing trip through 27 glorious gardens

Fragrant flower beds, indigenous plantings, creative water features, winding pathways and shady tea gardens are once again the lure for hundreds of visitors who...

Kwandwe wins top safari award

Kwandwe private game reserve’s luxurious Ecca Lodge near Grahamstown has reaped some top honours at the recent Safari Awards event in London, including the...

Kuse lives to tell moving tale of battle with cancer

East London-born writer and columnist Kazeka Mashologu Kuse battled stage-three breast cancer and lived to tell the tale. She has documented her story in a...

Happiness is juicy Apple bite

South African mobile phone users have voted Apple iPhone as their handset of choice, a preference followed closely by Huawei and Samsung. The statistics, which...

Prices of basic household goods stable for now

As we inch closer to the festive season, consumers will be pleased to note that the prices of basic household goods have either decreased...

Today’s markets drawing in thousands

Unlike the fleamarkets of old which sold cheap knock-offs of branded gear, kitsch tissue box covers and garish pet rocks, modern markets have metamorphosed...

Curvy model defies haters: Thickleeyonce will keep celebrating self and all...

Popular photographer and plus-size model Lesego “Thickleeyonce” Legobane has peeled herself off the floor after being hit twice this week by toxic social media...

R650 000 for a bottle of whisky? Pricey bottles go on...

Fancy paying the price of a small house for a bottle of whisky? This year’s Makro Christmas brochure got tongues wagging with its R650 000...

WATCH: Mapping a future in fashion

Zealous young Eastern Cape-based aspiring fashion designers came out in numbers to participate in this year’s round of the Buyel’ekhaya fashion development workshop at...

Academic eases into the hot seat

For the first time in its 113 years of existence, Rhodes University has appointed a black female to the position of Registrar. Dr Adele Moodly...