EVER increasing petrol prices may have forced gypsy traders to cut down on their travels but it has not completely stopped them from hitting the road and living the dream. After 23 years trading at the annual National Arts Festival...
THE University of Fort Hare will today be hosting a musical concert in celebration of Freedom Day, at the Guild Theatre, in East London. The concert is a project by the university’s music department which will see four different choirs...
Hard Core Projects win Eastern Cape top contractor award for its Sawmill Park Middle Income Housing Development in Ngcobo, EC HARD Core Projects, a woman-owned selfmade emerging development company was recently awarded the Eastern Cape Govan Mbeki 2013 award for...
Black entrepreneurs are making their mark in the tourism industry, with 90 new black-owned businesses exhibiting at the 2017 Tourism Indaba. The Indaba, a three-day showcase event at the Inkosi Luthuli Durban ICC, boasts that it is the most dynamic...
NESTLED on a plateau of the Amatola Mountains in the midst of a cool, prehistoric forest lies Hogsback, a small settler village with one main street and bursting with personality. Hogsback residents form part of a close-knit community of environmental...
JAZZ-lovers in the province will be treated to the sounds of yesteryear with a musical collage of tunes written by composers from the Eastern Cape tonight. The King William’s Town-based Steve Biko Foundation (SBF) in conjunction with Johannesburg’s Market Theatre...
They're often labelled lazy and entitled and are known to change jobs at the drop of a hat – but a recently released survey on how millennials make career choices has revealed that they may just be misunderstood. Millennials are...
Cofimvaba-born Mandisi Sindo, 28, says he is the artistic director of “the only shack theatre in the history of SA”. This is a grand statement, and today he might just be right. Sindo is indeed sitting in the most amazing theatre....
Fragrant flower beds, indigenous plantings, creative water features, winding pathways and shady tea gardens are once again the lure for hundreds of visitors who will stream into 27 beautiful gardens throughout the city this weekend. The Pam Golding Properties Gardens...
Moms express dismay at children’s playground closure EAST London moms are devastated at the upcoming closure of Strawberry Field children’s playground and party venue in Beacon Bay. Notices put up at the entrance and inside the playground state that the children’s...
The Sixties Festival has been around for the past 16 years and will be hosted at the Gonubie Show grounds at the end of the month. This is the festival’s sixth visit to our city. Zolani Nonxuba (SUBS:CORR) business developer for...
Hit show ‘Motown’ may also be staged in SA AN EASTERN Cape dancer who graduated from a township ballet school has made headlines as a choreographer on Motown, the hit musical which has opened to sell-out audiences on New York’s...
AMOROUS hot oil massages, cosy cabarets, passionate picnic baskets and decadent dinners are some of the ways East London couples are celebrating the day dedicated to romantic love today. Cliché or not, red roses have always played a big role...
Ten of the 78 Idols SA finalists going to Sun City for the “Hell Week” phase of the reality TV are from the Eastern Cape. Those who triumph there will make the Top 16, and get to perform for viewers’...
WHAT happens when you bring Ringo Madlingozi, Zahara, Siphokazi, Stimela and Zakes Bantwini together under one roof? An explosion of great music. This was the case in Mthatha over the weekend, when these talented musicians entertained hundreds of revellers at...
RETIRED couple Stan and Sally Hannath are going the distance in the Cape2Cape4Kids epic road expedition to raise funds for the planned Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg.   The Hannaths, from Cape Town, will hit the road in their Volkswagen...
EAST London gospel group Chosen is back with a bang after launching their second album at the weekend. The group made their debut in 2012 with their album Don’t You Cry, which received major airplay and saw them working with...
THE Pretoria run of African Opera based on the life of Nelson Mandela was abruptly cancelled, with the show’s creator claiming the main sponsor had failed to pay an amount initially agreed upon, a claim which has been denied. The...
HERE is this week’s list of cool things happening in and around East London. Dozi returns to East London VERSATILE singer, Dozi returns to Boeretroos Theatre tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets for the event cost R100 and R120. To make your booking, contact 072-225-7120 or 081-750-5422, there is a...
KING William’s Town will be treated to an evening of magic and music tonight when renowned Cape Town magician Olwethu “Glamipulator” Dyanti performs in a variety concert featuring two local bands. The concert takes place at the Breidbach Civic...
MZUKISI Tuko, 36, is the only deaf person in his family. B orn in Tsholomnqa township in East London, he later moved to Nxarhuni location, spending his childhood between Nxarhuni and Mdantsane. He attended St Thomas School for the Deaf...
WHILE many mothers celebrated Mother’s Day over a week ago, East London mothers were pampered again this weekend and inspired by Mzantsi’s most loved television actress, Sophie Ndaba, better known as Queen in SABC’s soap Generations. Close to 100 local...
Promoting local artists through frequent pop-up exhibitions is what two business partners Yolisa Tshevu and Nomfundo Ralarala aim to do through their new boutique, Yours In Beauty. The pair recently leased space on 17 Chamberlain Road in East London’s Berea,...
ENCOURAGING words and a financial blessing from a church member is what helped former Joyous Celebration member, Sandile Cele, realise his dream of becoming a solo artist. For years, Cele performed with the award-winning gospel choir, which he joined in...
SURFERS and Christians packed a movie house in Hemingways Mall at the weekend for a showing of the epic true-life surf tale, The Perfect Wave , which stars East London surfer, model and World Contest Tour surfing commentator 26-yearold...
GOURMETS are in for a treat as the Taste the Good Life Food and Wine Fair kicked off at The Venue@Hemingways and Felix Bar yesterday. The two-day fair, the first of what is hoped will become an annual event, was...
EASTERN Cape rappers, Maxhoseni and Ifani, as well as poet Nkqo, who are known for their Xhosa rhymes, have been nominated for hip hop awards. They will feature at the South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) next month in the...
Military personnel bring cheer and relief to centre AMERICAN soldiers tilled the soil, checked children’s teeth for cavities, rolled on paint and played games with disabled children and orphans in the rural Eastern Cape this week. Known in military speak as...
THE Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival smashed tendance record at the weekend. Wild Coast Jikeleza Association treasurer Diane Pullen said the previous record had been set in 2011 when 5 000 visitors turned up at the festival. This year that figure was...
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 on Mzansi Magic next month, follows the story of a family and explores the themes...
IT’S time for the ladies to get out those black bras and high heels and strut their stuff at a charity ladies evening tomorrow. The Gonubie Round-Table 182 and East London Ladies Circle 23 have organised a ladies evening at...
POWER FM is beefing up its line-up with television presenter Masechaba Lekalake set to host a prime time slot. The Gauteng talk radio station is going all out to enlist a star-studded team. Lekalake, who currently hosts youth talk show...
Few couples give us major relationship envy quite like Caster Semenya and her wifey Violet Raseboya. But instead of hating from outside of the club‚ we decided to run down a list of things that make them one of...
Endurance athlete Kim van Kets has spent the past few days nursing her swollen feet, which are studded with blisters and abscesses after her most gruelling trail race yet. Entrants were expected to run the equivalent of a Comrades Marathon...
AN EAST London high school’s a cappella group will jet off to Latvia next week to take part in the World Choir Games. The Stirling A Cappella Vocal Group will sing at the event which is in its eighth year...
Mademoiselle Francisca’s caravan is a metaphor for her life. Glamour is offset by work-day domesticity in her tiny mobile home where rhinestones and water bottles jostle for space. Outside her grassy stand at East London’s Police Park, the legendary circus...
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 your new role on Scandal!? ANSWER:This is a very exciting role as I am playing a...
CLARENDON Girls High matriculant, Zoë Hannan never imagined that fulfilling her dancing dream would see her travelling the world. To add to her record of impressive accolades, Zoë will be travelling to Glasgow, Scotland in September this year as the...
‘Nothing for Mahala’ stars well-known cast THE long-anticipated South African comedy, Nothing for Mahala, is out – and according to director Rolie Nikiwe, it’s not just about laughs but also education. “It’s a comedy with a message about money. As the...
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 in Grahamstown have come with information on how to make the most of the experience‚...
Brenda grateful to Joyous MZANTSI’S number one gospel group Joyous Celebration has produced another soulful solo artist in Brenda Mtambo who wowed fans at the group’s Grateful Tour concert in Port Elizabeth at the weekend. Mtambo, who has been with Joyous...
MULTI-award-winning superstars and one of South Africa’s most celebrated rock acts Prime Circle are preparing to rock East London as they pass through on their 2013 nationwide tour. They will play at The Venue, Hemingways Mall, tonight.   Fans are expected to...
Pregnant women get bossed around by doctors‚ relatives and strangers dispensing advice on what’s best for their baby. But a new study says the coercion of mothers-to-be — in particular their exclusion from clinical studies — is unfair and potentially...
Ex bad girl picks Kelly Khumalo as a guest FORMER bad gal Khanyi Mbau is aiming to be the country’s new talk show queen, and has cherry-picked ex-rival Kelly Khumalo and fallen Kwaito songstress Mshoza as her guests for the...
Wildeman partners with TV star to uplift community EIGHT years ago East London businessman William Wildeman was told he only had a 10% chance of survival after he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Today, the father of two boys is cancer-free,...
It was while on a quest for a good-looking beard that East London resident John Dunn started his business. After deciding to grow his beard long, Dunn said he struggled with dry, itchy skin underneath which no available beard products...
Local singer in SA contest top three. THE competition is getting tough on I want to sing gospel but Lynnzay Baatjies is raising the Eastern Cape banner high, after being the only provincial contestant to make the top three. Baatjies, from...
As we inch closer to the festive season, consumers will be pleased to note that the prices of basic household goods have either decreased or remained the same when compared to last month. The price of brown bread decreased from...
PIETER-DIRK Uys enjoyed standing ovations at the two shows he put on at the Guild Theatre, the Friday night being completely sold out. He used to say in the 1980s that all he had to do was open the newspapers...
AN EAST London-born dancer now based in Cape Town is hosting a choreographic workshop in the city this week to raise funds towards a course he is attending in Italy next month. Vuyo Mahashe, 20, a student at the Cape...