Jazz legend teaches NU2 children how to play music

Veteran jazz musician Lulama Gawulana has taken it upon himself to teach music to children at the Masizakhe Children’s Home in Mdantsane as his...

Man held at crash trying to steal second car

A 30-year-old man was arrested after crashing a stolen vehicle into a luxury car – and then trying to steal the other car. The accident...

Ex-teacher’s bail terms relaxed as rape trial delayed

Bail conditions for a former Grade 7 Clarendon Primary School teacher accused of rape were relaxed by the East London Regional Court yesterday. Magistrate Ignatius...

18 children hurt in accident near Mthatha

Eighteen schoolchildren sustained minor injuries yesterday morning after their vehicle was involved in an  accident near Mthatha. The pupils were in a Hyundai bakkie on...

3 500 students may lose funds from NSFAS

Close to 3500 students at three Eastern Cape universities stand to lose their funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) if they...

KSD infrastructure revamp investment may hit R10bn

The cash-strapped King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) municipality needs about R1.1-billion to repair its decaying and pothole-riddled roads and streets in Mthatha. This is despite President...

R5m in gold coins missing at bank

Multimillionaire local businessman EV Krull yesterday told the East London Regional Court he was stunned when he found more than 300 of his Krugerrand...

Owner disputes student relocation need

By BONGANI FUZILE, ARETHA LINDEN and ASANDA NINIA Hundreds of University of Fort Hare students have been hurriedly moved out of a building in central...

Mandela family ‘unequivocally’ supports Graca – Mandla

The Mandela family has expressed their unequivocal support for Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel in her quest to take legal action against former surgeon-general...

It pained Kathrada to have to ask Zuma to resign: Ramaphosa

Ahmed Kathrada’s decision to publicly call on President Jacob Zuma to resign was one of the most difficult and painful decisions the late ANC...

UPDATE: Music legend Ray Phiri laid to rest

Family‚ friends and fans gathered in the Mbombdela Stadium in the Mpumalanga capital on Saturday morning to pay their final respects to music legend...

Pray for leaders who will get ANC ‘out of this mud’,...

ANC secretary-general  Gwede Mantashe pleaded with the church to pray for the ruling party so that delegates at its December conference can elect leaders...

WSU rape accused could get life: Pupil allegedly repeatedly assaulted

Two 20-year-old students will spend the rest of their lives in an East London prison if convicted on charges of a rape that took...

Millions stolen in SBV cash heist

Two SBV security guards were treated in Life St Dominic’s hospital in East London yesterday after they were shot and injured by a gang...

UFH manager to face music: Hearing follows 8 charges of misconduct

A senior Fort Hare University manager who allegedly defrauded the university out of more than R65000 in false hotel stays, among several charges, faces...

Former coalition partner turns its back on the ANC

The National Freedom Party (NFP)‚ once a coalition partner that allowed the ANC to take control of several municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal‚ has confirmed that...

ANC bigwig could face life behind bars

Amathole ANC regional secretary Teris Ntutu could be sent to prison for life should he be convicted on charges of fraud, corruption and money...

SBV cash in transit Heist : Three guards shot and wounded-millions...

Three SBV security guards are fighting for their lives at St Dominics hospital in East London after they were shot and wounded before their...

Joy as one EC police station is renovated

The Fort Beaufort police station premises, found to be an unsound and unsafe building in February, has been repaired, and it was reopened with...

Tom mourns ‘mental, moral strength’

Leaders of today need the “moral and physical” strength required to lead an organisation, just as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo did in their...

Bhisho feeds the needy, homeless

Yesterday a large number of homeless and disadvantaged people from KwaBhaca (formerly Mount Frere) and surrounding areas turned up to receive a decent meal...

Fraud case against Ntutu postponed

The fraud, corruption and money laundering case against Amathole ANC regional secretary Teris Ntutu and three others was this morning postponed to October for...

Budget goof strands pupils

By ZINE GEORGE and ARETHA LINDEN The Eastern Cape Transport Department has failed to secure available extra funding to bus more than 29 000 Eastern...

EC’s temp teachers fear job losses

Temporay teachers appointed by the Eastern Cape department of education will not be going back to class when schools reopen next week. This is because...

Costly name change of Rhodes University won’t address real issues, commentators...

It was money that led the founders of Rhodes University to name the institution after Cecil John Rhodes – and money that will hinder...

Two former EFF allies in spat over granny’s home

Once political allies while members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Themba Wele and Andile Matshaya are at each other’s throats over a house for...

ANC council speaker killed

Raymond Mhlaba municipality council speaker Tozama Njobe was shot six times and killed in Fort Beaufort last night. Eastern Cape provincial police spokeswoman Colonel...

400 jobs for BCM in China deal

Four new electronics factories are expected to be established in Buffalo City Metro by the end of the year, providing at least 400 permanent...

Warnings to be cautious as snow falls

Snow fell on most Eastern Cape mountains on Sunday, prompting a traffic warning for motorists attempting the Nico Malan Pass on the R67 linking...

Taverns closed in BCM clampdown

Ten popular East London drinking holes were shut down in Buffalo City Metro at the weekend for violating municipal bylaws, and posing safety and...

Guilty plea in EL: Man admits to killing girlfriend, kids

An East London father who shot dead his girlfriend and two children before turning the gun on himself twice last year, pleaded guilty to...

Tributes pour in for Masualle’s mother

Tributes poured in yesterday for the late mother of Eastern Premier and SACP leader Phumulo Masualle, Mama Caroline Deneo Masualle, who died at the...

Hawks boss fights back: ‘Sexual harassment charges diversion from investigation’

Eastern Cape Hawks head Major-General Nyameko Nogwanya and organised crime unit commander Colonel Loyiso Mdingi claim that two senior Hawks members accusing the former...

Mandela Day more than ‘signing cheques’

Mandela Day is not about giving financial donations – it is about empathy and showing kindness to humanity, according to Nkosi Mandla Mandela, the...

Social development calls for probe

Provincial treasury has been roped in to assist the troubled Eastern Cape social development department to properly monitor the millions of rands the department...

Phosa calls on Zuma and cabinet to go

Former ANC treasurer-general Mathew Phosa has called for President Jacob Zuma, his entire cabinet, members of parliament and ANC national executive committee members to...

Mbete will make decision on voting method in no-confidence motion before...

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete will make her decision on whether the vote on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob...

EL CBD churches feel wrath over methods

East London’s CBD has at least 14 charismatic churches pumping their message of God and everlasting salvation to the people, but a national commission...

Lindiwe Sisulu accepts calls to avail herself for ANC presidency

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has today publicly accepted calls to avail herself for the governing party's top job. This as lobbying ahead of the...

Premier Masualle’s mother dies

The mother of the Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle passed away last night at an East London hospital following a long illness. Provincial government spokesman...

Hawks boss in sex scandal

Eastern Cape Hawks provincial head Major-General Nyameko Nogwanya is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal after two senior staff members in the elite crime-fighting...

EL gathering hopes Sisulu will step up

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU A defiance campaign against an ANC Women’s League executive decision to field Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be launched in East...

Alfred Nzo wants Cyril and Gwede in ANC top six

Alfred Nzo has become the first Eastern Cape ANC region to publicly endorse Cyril Ramaphosa as the governing party’s presidential candidate for the December...

Drug dealer sentenced to seven years in prison

Beacon Bay drug dealer Julie Dalldorf, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in the East London Regional Court today for selling drugs to ...

Gunmen steal R1m worth of cellphones

Bags loaded with cellphones and gadgets were stolen in ten minutes during an armed robbery and hostage drama at Vodacom cellular mobile store at...

All set for Mandela Day

Eight years after the first international celebration of Mandela Day on July 18 on the former president’s 91st birthday, the 67 minutes campaign has...

Granny, 95, to move into first real house

A 95-year-old East London woman who has never had a proper house will soon move out of her one-room shack and into her newly...

Outrage over ‘white rape’ memo

A senior Eastern Cape government official has written a controversial memo inviting parents of pupils who were allegedly raped by white people to a...

East London paediatrician may be up on assault rap

A well-known East London paediatrician will know next month whether he will face sexual assault charges. The 64-year-old doctor who cannot be named as he...

Waves for Change helps kids rediscover themselves

Surfer kids from Duncan Village and Parkside will be riding one of the best waves in the world with top surfers from around the...