The recent rainfalls have brought widespread drought relief to the Eastern Cape, as dams that were drying up are overflowing once more. Despite this, experts have warned that our joy may be short-lived if members of the public don’t come...
Eldorado Park community feared that ‘rotten’ black teachers would be at an advantage with black principal‚ commission told The Eldorado Park community was concerned that the “rotten” black teachers at Klipspruit West Secondary School would be at an advantage if...
During the day he scavenges through East London’s garbage piles, eyes peeled for discarded electrical parts he can use to fix appliances. At night he scrambles up a tree, hunkers down in a plastic-lined nest, straps himself in and goes...
With the only two legal landfill sites around Buffalo City Metro declared full about two years ago, residents may be left with no choice but to recycle their rubbish. This is the aim of East London company DNF Waste and...
An East London KFC delivery man has been found guilty of exposing his genitals to a woman customer when he delivered her order to her home with the zip of his trousers open. Wonga Thambodala, 34, of Amalinda was yesterday...
A 19-year-old student from the University of Witwatersrand committed suicide on Saturday night by jumping from a building in Braamfontein‚ Johannesburg. Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele confirmed the student jumped from the 6th floor. He could not confirm if the building...
A five-day camp focusing on addressing the community challenges faced by young women in the Buffalo City Metro earlier this month brought together 50 pupil leaders from eight schools in the city. Bumb’ingomso Leadership Camp in Gonubie culminated in community...
The style bug and a love for dressmaking captured Cofimvaba-born fashion designer Sandisiwe Ntshuntsha at a young age, with him daring to turn his passion into a career three years ago. He hasn’t looked back and today the 25-year-old is...
Talks of unity among some ANC leaders leading up to the ANC December elective congress are attempts to serve individualistic political interests. These are the views of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan‚ who said some leaders were hiding behind ‘unity’...
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has announced it will launch a full scale investigation into claims of racism at Pietermaritzburg College. It said it had received a number of allegations relating to racism which could be a reason for learners...
Mpumalanga police say they are investigating an incident in which six people were shot dead in an informal settlement in Ogies. No other details were immediately available about the incident‚ which occurred in the Steyn informal settlement. A coal-mining town‚ Ogies...
Interventions by the office of the premier have reduced the number of teenage pregnancies at Nzululwazi Senior Secondary school. In 2014, the school had about 40 pregnant girls, and currently the figure is zero. This was revealed at a HIV and...
A man‚ believed to be in his 70s‚ was killed last night in an alleged attack on a farm outside of Potchefstroom in North West‚ paramedics said. “ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found an elderly man lying outside....
There is nothing remotely excusable about violence against women anywhere, at any time. Nothing. Let’s just be blunt about it. Criminal violence against anybody is a public health problem in epidemic proportions. We see it in our streets, in...
Eskom has rejected what it calls “the malicious and misleading” media reports that the company had “wildly-inflated contracts” for office and meeting room chairs. The power parastatal said it was also incorrect to suggest that the National Treasury had approved...
President Jacob Zuma could soon find himself in court answering 783 counts of fraud‚ corruption and racketeering charges that were “irrationally” dropped by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) eight years ago. This comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)...
Gunmen who burst into a Stellenbosch nightclub early on Saturday shot two people dead and wounded a third. A woman of 30 and a 40-year-old man were killed when the men opened fire while chasing their quarry to the bathroom...
Police have made a major breakthrough in what has been dubbed the "airport-following" robberies‚ committed in and around the Johannesburg area‚ arresting six suspects on Friday night. A police manhunt has been launched for a seventh suspect who managed to...
Four months after a leopard on the loose terrorised Peddie residents, attacked a Ndwayana villager and killed livestock, it was caught and killed on Friday. Since the big cat was first spotted in June, villagers had been living in fear. But...
Armed only with a Grade 2 education, it used to be easier for Mzikayise Daniso of Tyutyu in Bhisho to find jobs in the capital “township” of the Eastern Cape when there were retail stores in the CBD. Now, it...
A man who has claimed to be the son of Swaziland King Mswati III, appeared in the East London Magistrate’s Court yesterday for failing to pay a Premier Hotel bill of R16500. Prince Makhosini “Omari” Dlamini, whose real name is...
Former finance deputy minister Mcebisi Jonas says the ANC's elective conference in December should not be about changing faces but building dynamism within the party to propel the development of the country. Speaking at Nehawu Eastern Cape 30th anniversary celebrations...
Eastern Cape matriculants have made a commitment not to cheat during their final-year exams, while the department of education said they have put in place all security measures to ensure no exam papers gets leaked. About 200 matriculants from nine...
The  gruesome discovery of two female bodies near an incomplete Mdantsane housing project in June has pushed Buffalo City Metro to restart the work after angry residents blamed the crime on the stalled construction. Resumption of work on the NU6...
An East London KFC delivery man has been found guilty of exposing himself to a female customer when he delivered her order in her home with the zip of his trousers open. Wonga Thambodala, 34, of Amalinda was this morning...
Parents of learners at Klipspruit West Secondary School demanded to invigilate their children’s examinations and also beat up black teachers if their children failed‚ the SA Human Rights Commission heard on Friday. “We decided that‚ on the day when we...
It doesn’t matter if you’re cruising 30‚000 feet above sea level this Diwali season. Emirates will be observing the annual festival of lights - celebrated by Hindus worldwide on October 19 - by dishing out sweet delicacies to its...
Tomorrow Buffalo City Metro residents will receive free health services in East London. Mobile clinics providing healthcare services like dental, oral and blood pressure checks, diabetes and cholesterol tests, and counselling and spiritual services will be stationed at the King’s...
Major employer Mercedes-Benz South Africa resumed production of the C-class luxury sedans at their West Bank plant in Buffalo City on Wednesday. This was a week after production was stopped due to critical shortage of components following an explosion at...
The private investigator hired by a group of North West farmers to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Tebogo Ndlovu has dropped the case due to unpaid service fees. The investigator‚ known as Wes‚ was approached by a group of people...
The Consulate General of Nigeria in South Africa is awaiting an autopsy report into the death of one of its citizens in Vanderbijlpark‚ at the house where six South African Police Service officers were attacked this week. The deceased was...
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the security guard accused of molesting 83 learners at a Soweto school was vetted. “He was indeed vetted. The fingerprints were taken and were linked to all relevant cases. The only thing that was...
Forty youths from Mdantsane will today receive certificates after a four-day building technical skills training workshop at the Mdantsane Youth Centre. The workshop, a first-leg of a series of training stints, will see the group acquire accredited qualifications, enabling them...
Leading  Grahamstown contractors CM Heunis and Roy Bowles, whose R80-million construction of student residences at Rhodes university was criticised by the Deputy Minister of labour chief Phathekile Holomisa for allegedly subjecting employees to “life threatening” conditions, have hit back...
The City of Cape Town has deployed five fire tenders and 25 firefighters to the Victoria Road Mountain fire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PudBQ2Z1zpY&t=3s "The fire is still largely monitored as certain areas are inaccessible‚'' said Edward Bosch‚ spokesman for the rescue services on Friday...
Angry taxi owners yesterday prevented three Mayibuye buses from operating, claiming they were operating on taxi routes and without valid permits. The stationary Mayibuye Transport Co-operation (MTC) buses were surrounded by taxi owners and operators at the Highway Taxi rank...
Buffalo City residents should brace for power outages over the next few days, metro spokesman Samkelo Ngwenya said yesterday. This follows social media outrage questioning the loss of electricity in many parts of the city yesterday. Residents in Dawn, Wilsonia, Scenery...
A student from Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK will this weekend attempt a Guinness World Record - running the fastest marathon dressed as a musical instrument - in aid of a South African charity. Alistair Rutherford...
Over one million school pupils experienced violence such as bullying, corporal punishment or assault at school, the Department of Basic Education told parliament. Briefing the basic education committee on safety in schools, the department’s director for school safety, Paseka Njobe,...
Three little boys, described as “maths geniuses” by their distraught headmaster, drowned in a muddy, flooded ditch dug by contractors. Mchubakazi village in Gxulu near Libode was in deep shock following the drowning on Wednesday of Lisakhanya Kumalo, 8,...
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced he has removed the principal and management team of a Soweto primary school where 83 grade R learners were allegedly molested by a guard. “This is necessitated by the seriousness of the allegations of...
ANC Amathole regional secretary Teris Ntutu this afternoon moved to block the Asset Forfeiture Unit from attaching his properties when he paid them R313 000 soon after his court appearance today. The AFU and the Assets Forfeiture Investigation of the...
The application to have ANC Amathole regional secretary Teris Ntutu's fraud and corruption case struck off the roll was dismissed by the Butterworth Magistrate's Court today. The defence brought the application for the case to be struck off the roll...
The Supreme Court of Appeal will on Friday hand down judgment in the application for leave to appeal by President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority in relation to the 783 corruption charges against Zuma. Zuma and the NPA...
The Pretoria high court has pointed out key lessons for a democratic South Africa‚ drawn from the reopened inquest into the death of activist Ahmed Timol at the hands of the apartheid police. On Thursday‚ Judge Billy Mothle found that...
KwaZulu-Natal has been declared a disaster area by Premier Willies Mchunu after a “mega-storm” caused devastation in parts of the province on Tuesday. As many as eleven people are confirmed to have died and many more are missing with search...
Four accommodation establishments in the eastern region of the province won their categories in the annual Sanlam Top Destination awards, held in Cape Town last month. Crawford’s Beach Lodge in Chintsa East was one of four winners in the country...
By: Anthony Molyneaux The state's forensic pathologist Dr Akmal Coetzee-Khan told the Cape Town high court on Thursday that Susan Rohde's suicide was staged. She was found hanging in the bathroom of the hotel suite she shared with her husband Jason...
Enthusiastic up-and-coming fashion designers in the Eastern Cape have until tomorrow to enter the Buyel’Ekhaya Fashion Development Programme. Now in its second year, the programme – which aims to develop Eastern Cape-born artists – is looking for eight finalists, who...
Becoming a wife and mother has not stopped Yonela Jindela from becoming an influential beauty queen. Jindela is the only Eastern Cape female in the top 16 of the Mrs Africa pageant and is in the top five most voted...