EL painter shunned at home for his penis art

By DAVID MACGREGOR Many East London residents may not get the hidden symbolism in nude male artworks by Bernard Barry, but that does not mean...
HUGE LOSS: Playwright Ben Nomoyi Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA

Playwright ‘Oom Ben’ dies after short illness

Renowned playwright Ben Nomoyi died at the weekend following a short illness. “Oom Ben”, as he was affectionately known, was behind television productions such as...

Popular radio DJ takes on a royal role...

Radio DJ Putco Mafani will be back on the box today when he stars in the upcoming TV drama Ukhakhayi.  The Umhlobo Wenene FM presenter...

Pokémon opens up world

Like most parents, Port Alfred mother of two Debbie Duncan was not too happy when her boys Reece and Josh recently downloaded the Pokemon...

EL star shines on ‘Scandal!’

Hlomla Dandala recently joined the cast of e.tv soapie ‘Scandal’. Daily Dispatch caught up with this talented Mdantsane-born actor and director.. ARE you excited about...

SA artist invited to display work in France

Talent and hard work has earned a young fine artist from Butterworth a crack at the lucrative foreign market when he exhibits in France...

Rare Burchell travelogue for sale

By ADRIENNE CARLISLE A valuable and rare first edition of William John Burchell’s two-volume set Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa is up for...

Inaugural EL art fest to showcase province’s talent

By TIFFANY MAC SHERRY and TYRA WARREN The best of East London art will be on display during the city’s first-ever arts festival. Anne Bryant Art...

Museum in awe as Selborne pupil finds rare porcupine fish specimen

When Selborne College Grade 10 pupil Callum Kretzmann, 15, spotted a massive porcupine fish washed up on the Morgan Bay shore last week, he...

Student shows off her superior form

By Tiso Black Star Group DIGITAL The Durban July is as much about fashion as it is about horse racing, with people often talking more...

Crafters’ wares still a NAF hit despite tighter purse strings

By DAVID MACGREGOR Tough economic times may have tightened consumer purse strings but that does not mean there isn’t still a buck to be made...

New radio station hits airwaves

The online radio station founded by Buffalo City Metro’s (BCM) former spin doctor Keith Ngesi is officially on air. The launch of Keith Ngesi Radio...

Ready to unLoose King talent in Grahamstown

A King William’s Town-based arts academy that only started functioning last year will be showing its first production at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival...

From dumpsite champ to world boxing king

A group of boys around the age of nine scavenge through piles of refuse at the Amalinda dumpsite until one of them flushes out...

Grahamstown sculptor’s lion raises R14m

Grahamstown artist Bruce Little’s gargantuan bronze sculpture of an African lion raised over R14-million at actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio’s glitzy gala fundraiser...

EL gears up for high society celebrity wedding

East London is gearing up for what will possibly be the celebrity wedding of the year as former Miss SA Teen Zizo Beda ties...

Mandla salutes Frontier Wars

Mandla Mandela and his wife, Nodiyala, became the darlings of social media when they stepped onto the red carpet before the state of the...

Special day to reflect on a mother’s special love

They are the glue that keeps most families together and at times they neglect themselves while busy taking care of everyone else. This Sunday, mothers all...

Tips on how to do the Grahamstown Arts Festival

It’s one of the country’s biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebrations‚ but arriving without a plan has couch-surfing consequences. Organisers of the National Arts Festival...

Zola inspires pupils to succeed

Empowering rural and township pupils with the knowledge to further their studies and follow their dreams was the message conveyed by international artist Bonginkosi...

EL alive with a host of festive fun

The first homegrown arts festival is a collaboration between East London’s three cultural giants – the Guild Theatre, the East London Museum and the...

99% Xhosa comedy to keep people in stitches

COMEDY lovers prepare for a good laugh this Friday when the 99% Xhosa Comedy show brings some of country’s funniest comedians to East London. Friday’s...

Creative ideas make a big impact at lifestyle expo

A glitzy mobile perfume truck, 3D décor murals and manbags made from old billboards are some of the unusual drawcards of this year’s Your...

Sky’s the limit for EL’s Asanda who sings to her teddy...

A FORMER East Londoner’s daughter who has made it to the finals of UK hit reality show Britain’s Got Talent has taken audiences by...

Church’s cultish practices labelled inhumane, illegal

“I am not doing anything about it. My child is safe. Andinaxhala (I have no worries). She will be strong. I know she is...

SA writer on Caine shortlist

A young author from Zikhovane village near Tsomo in the former Transkei has been shortlisted for a Caine prize for African Writing. Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, the only...

Gospel star’s son makes his mark

FOLLOWING in his mother’s footsteps, well known gospel musician Betusile Mcinga has released his third album since launching his solo career five years ago. Mcinga,...

Popular DJ celebrates birthday in grand style

THE trendsetting three-day birthday bash of a popular DJ featuring a host of A-list of celebrities and young musicians brought Mthatha to its knees...

New book on navigating to full potential

Eccentric writer Hlumela Nyaluza’s new self-help book is called Human Navigation – and one twist is that the first chapter is at the back and...

Nations united on ship of hope

A former Spur restaurant manager, Durban’s Seelan Govender, is now the director of the ship and sails the world with his Capetonian wife Carlien...

R90-million investment project for Beacon Bay

Fun, family-oriented activities on the cards for consumers AR90-MILLION investment into projects tailored specifically for all family members is expected to turn Beacon Bay Crossing...

Sounding the death knell for passwords

Remembering complicated passwords, saving PINS on your phone and invoking answers to security questions to access your hard-earned money in banks could soon be...

Forbes honour for EC talent

Two Eastern Cape businessmen have made it on to the Forbes Africa 30 under-30s list of the most promising entrepreneurs of the year for...

Patel paints vivid portrait

As the dysfunctional relationships explored in Ameera Patel’s debut novel play out‚ so the book’s title takes on its full meaning – just as...

Dollywood to debut in days

Disabled youth make movies THERE is Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood – and now a group of disabled youths are making their mark with Dollywood Productions. Three years...

Praying for gospel award victory

THREE Eastern Cape musicians and spiritual groups are hoping they will be among the winners when the national gospel music awards kick off in...

Soapie character’s death angers fans

IT’S been a while since the death of a character on a television show has caused so much consternation among viewers. The death of veteran...

Musos welcome 90% local boost

Local musicians are hopeful that the SABC’s 90% local content policy will bring about change in the industry. Port Elizabeth-based rapper Yahkeem Israel said the...

Musical talent unearthed

The annual Port Rex Lions Eisteddfod gives talented youngsters in East London the opportunity to showcase their musical skills. After a week’s knockout stage, the...

Viva today’s women – Mtengenya, 104

Living to see democracy, the economic emancipation of women and official recognition of equality are what centenarian Nomdazana Mtengenya, who recently celebrated her 104th...

New ‘Idols’ season sports two sets of teenage twins

IT HAS never happened before, but the upcoming season of Idols SA has produced two sets of teenage twins. Watching identical twins Neliswa and Anele...

DJ Mobi’s career takes a leap after recording deal

THE career of East London DJ Mobi Dixon is about to reach new heights now he’s signed a deal with nationally renowned music company...

EC stylist set to help youngsters steal limelight

Eastern Cape stylist Kim Reveley is off to the United States as the exclusive hair-stylist for the International Arts Talent Showcase. The showcase sees youngsters from...

La Peafa ready to rock soulful again tonight

Soulful East London group La Peafa, which has rocked big stages such as the Buyel’ekhaya Festival, returns to the stage today to celebrate youth...

Judges ‘blown away’ by stokvel chefs at EC semis

A group of cooks from Mthatha will get to show off their culinary skills next month when they represent the province at the finals...

Laughter across the language barrier

Self-proclaimed Xhosa language activist Tsepiso Nzayo is bringing comedy back to Grahamstown when he returns to the city for one night only. The Tsepiso and Friends...

Holy Jokes – comedy becomes religious

National tour of TD Jokes’ show starts in East London next Friday GOOD TASTE: Christian comedian TD Jokes will next week Friday bring his latest...

EL-born actor makes TV debut on ‘The Alliance’

East London-born playwright, actor and director Mbasa Tsetsana made his television debut as a professional actor on the e.tv miniseries The Alliance on Wednesday. The...

New family saga set to debut on Mzansi

Yet another new television show, the telenovela Greed and Desire, is set to make its debut on our small screens. The show, to be screened...

First step on fame’s ladder for YO TV’s new star

A TALENTED East London 12-yearold’s dreams of fame have just started coming true.Clarendon Primary School’s Mijeloyamanzi “Jeza” Nqoma was named on Saturday as the...