EC tourism makes impression at Durban indaba

Small Eastern Cape tourism outfits made their mark and sealed some deals at the annual Tourism Indaba for first-time exhibitors in Durban this week. Ten...

Skin lightening: Use of dangerous and banned chemicals persists despite warnings

Yellow bone is defined by the Urban Dictionary as a light-skinned black female. According to this website – a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang – the...

EC joins forces to boost tourism

The Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces have formed a partnership that will see the two provinces’ tourism bodies combining travel packages tailored for...

‘Adventure Province’ struts stuff

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...

Way out in school of hard knocks

You studied hard, you aced your exams, your career choice is mapped out but just as your dreams are about to become a reality,...

Xhosa holds its own in academic studies

The beauty, relevance and importance of the Xhosa language were highlighted through academia this month via a duo of Rhodes University theses produced by two...

Top cars on show in EL

Sports car enthusiasts were in for a rare treat yesterday when 105 Porsche vehicles roared onto the rooftop of an East London mall as part...

Rising in face of adversity: Memoir a story of hope, determination

Your circumstances do not have to determine your future. This is the dominant theme in Luthando Lucas’s memoir titled I am, a story of how...

Kim’s toughest race yet: Slowly getting back on her destroyed feet

Endurance athlete Kim van Kets has spent the past few days nursing her swollen feet, which are studded with blisters and abscesses after her...

Travelling funfair rolls into EL as owner lives out dream

Life is a funfair for a Jeffreys Bay resident who transformed a furniture truck into a double-storey home and travels from town to town...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s Top Shots

Buffalo City Metro Arnold Africa bodybuilding competition attracted contestants from around the country and across all professional levels of the sport. The show began when...

King stylist makes top-eight cut

King William’s Town hairstylist Vuyokazi Tshazibana will battle it out with eight other stylists from around the country for the No1 position in the...

Great excitement with return of Legends Ultra

The return to the local road running calendar of the Legends 68km Marathon, albeit on a revamped route, along with the new version half...

Grooving for a positive cause

Here is this week’s list of cool things happening near you. Rocking for rhinos  JOIN performing musicians Serotonin, Jamie Atterbury and Rory Hare, Bryan Daniel, John...

Find novel ways to boost income

Are you always left with too much month at the end of the money? If you are struggling to stretch your monthly income far...

Put that snoring to sleep

Mike Dilkes is the patron saint of snorers: a clinical beacon guiding poor souls suffering interrupted sleep, harangued by sharp-elbowed loved ones and the butt...

Top author honours memory of the brave men of the SS...

Author Fred Khumalo recounts the final, doomed voyage of the SS Mendi in his latest novel titled, Dancing The Death Drill. Khumalo will be launching...

Gaming isn’t all play if it’s an addiction

It's all fun with games – until you become addicted. Online gamers may see no problem spending hours in front of a computer screen...

So much fun at the Umtiza Arts Festival

East London’s three cultural giants – the Guild Theatre, the Ann Bryant Art Gallery and the museum – will again collaborate to produce a lively...

Now’s time to get into groove

Here  is this week’s list of cool things happening near you. The Ooh La Lesque Revamped Burlesque Cabaret is coming again to the Arts Theatre...

Tomson rides out the storm: Former surfer’s story ideal for youth...

In a world of outliers, wild men and women, bohemes, slackers and nutters, Shaun Tomson seems to float on a foamy bubble of goodness. I’m...

Gonubie writer pens third spot in African literary awards

A Gonubie writer recently returned from Durban where she shared a panel space with several critically acclaimed South African writers, including Zakes Mda, Fred...

Online radio: all foam no beer?

Three years ago‚ Gareth Cliff left 5FM and announced he would be launching an online radio portal. Online radio was certainly not new in South...

Riding the waves for better life: Getting on board a...

Surfing may be associated with lithe young bodies, sun-bleached locks and a youth culture, but more people are discovering the “stoke” of catching waves...

Premium fashion parade ready to relaunch

Fashionistas are in for a treat as local designers prepare to knock their socks off at the East London Fashion Walk next month. The annual...

REVEALED: Book cover for daughter’s memoir of life after Chris Hani...

A fuzzy photograph of Lindiwe Hani as a toddler with her famous politician father‚ Chris Hani‚ has been chosen as the book cover of...

Bachelor or bachelorette parties are a rite of passage for most

Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as a party given for a man or a woman about to get married, typically attended by men or...

How shall I love thee for Valentine’s today?

AMOROUS hot oil massages, cosy cabarets, passionate picnic baskets and decadent dinners are some of the ways East London couples are celebrating the day...

TOP SHOTS: Making a big splash

East London was abuzz this weekend with visitors from around the country taking part in the 130th Buffalo regatta on Buffalo River and the...

Greedy lawyers beware

While there are many honourable attorneys in the profession, judges and others have identified an increasing trend of overreaching in which legal practitioners charge...

From pro soccer to clothing design

The need for a smartly designed, locally made, well-fitting, quality T-shirt prompted East London resident Shaun Haschick to start a clothing line. Born in Port...

This week’s beautiful wedding couples

Send your white wedding or traditional wedding pictures to Alan Eason, Daily Dispatch, PO Box 131, East London, 5200 or deliver it to our...

Get the most from apps for kids

Young people are now spending more hours on their devices – iPads, phones and computers – than they do sleeping. Anxious parents will point out...

Inspector Don always ready to rescue the voiceless

By the time the Saturday Dispatch met Don Leibach at the SPCA in Amalinda at 9.30am one day this week, the inspector had already...

Iconic cartoon celebrates

There can be very few adult South Africans who have not heard of the Madam & Eve cartoon strip featuring the Anderson family and...

This weeks beautiful wedding pictures

SEND your white wedding or traditional wedding pictures to Alan Eason, Daily Dispatch, PO Box 131, East London, 5200 or deliver it to our...

Keeping abreast of times

The global “Free the Nipple” campaign was brought home to South Africa recently when a photograph of a Durban club-goer’s sheer top exposing her...

RISING STAR: He’s right on song

What tarted out as a hobby, has now turned into a career for DJ LT. DJ LT, whose real name is Luthando Mnandi, also...

Helping hand for fashion fundis

Top designer David Tlale was in East London yesterday to conduct a workshop for aspiring fashion designers and Walter Sisulu University students. The workshop forms...

Two Eastern Cape writers on list for literary award

Two of the Eastern Cape’s newest literature voices have made the longlist for the prestigious Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016. Piggy Boy’s Blues by Nakhane...

5 Reasons why Caster Semenya and Violet Raseboya are the best...

Few couples give us major relationship envy quite like Caster Semenya and her wifey Violet Raseboya. But instead of hating from outside of the...

‘Women in Film’ festival a boost for local film industry

Provincial female filmmakers will come under the spotlight at the weekend at the second annual Eastern Cape Film Festival. The festival, at the Eastern Cape...

How male grooming’s mushrooming among SA men

Zaakir Randeree was a cowboy in bootleg jeans and farm boots‚ but when he entered the corporate world he felt it was time to...

Miss Teen finalist the youngest showstopper

Maclear beauty Zukhanye Funani is the youngest finalist for this year’s Miss Eastern Cape Teen pageant. The 13-year-old is one of 12 teenagers selected for the...

Fest a chance for cultures to show skills

Different cultures were embraced by hundreds of traditional poets, dancers and artists who performed and exhibited their skills at the Isingqi Sethu Wild Coast...

Insects can offer medicinal gems

Insects could become a sustainable food source in Africa, according to a presentation by a Zimbabwean agricultural food expert. The Food Security in Africa conference...

Couple tap in to craft beer

Although he has been a beer lover for most of his life, it only occurred to Craig Mayhew to brew his own ale after...

Mdantsane lounge a hit with tourists: List of fans a who’s...

When a Mdantsane lounge hang-out spot opened its doors this time last year, little did the owner know it would become a tourist hotspot. Mthombo’s...

Crafty engineer adds extra string to his bow

By day Zweli Daniel designs complicated electrical energy systems for local schools – but by night he transforms into a virtuoso violinist. Daniel, 30, was...

Think you have it bad at work? Here are SA’s most...

What do pilots‚ hairstylists and farmers have in common? Terribly high levels of stress‚ according to an online survey in South Africa. About 2000 people...