The Port Alfred school for the blind operated by an East London businesswoman, Nandipa Bhayi, has been abruptly closed due to a rent default. As a result, 28 blind people and two others who are wheelchair-bound had to be removed...
The Democratic Alliance has served President Jacob Zuma with papers regarding his failure to answer a Parliamentary question put to him by DA leader Mmusi Maimane about how much public money has been spent on avoiding the 783 charges...
President Jacob Zuma’s budget-busting plan for free higher education set off a flurry of panic among senior government officials this week‚ even prompting threats by a senior National Treasury official to resign should the proposal go ahead‚ the Sunday...
The provincial education department, which obtained the worst audit outcome in the province in the 2016-17 financial year, has flouted a number of procurement policies and processes in the year under review. This is according to provincial auditor-general Sithembele Pieters...
The struggle for ex-mineworkers who are fighting to lay their hands on money they believe belongs to them, continues. Thousands of former miners descended on Mqanduli this week to find out if they would be getting any form of compensation...
Two Eastern Cape university vice-chancellors are sitting on a knife-edge as they await the release of President Jacob Zuma’s Fees Commission. They said that fiery student riots on their volatile campuses have already laid waste R30-million in educational assets and...
A 24-year-old suspect was arrested within four hours of the murder of a 25-year-old man in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape on Friday. Police said the victim and friends were busy talking in Tarragona Road‚ Sea Vista‚ on...
By YAMKELA TSHONGWANA Nomvuyiso Mafuna lives with her six children and grandson in a one-room mud house. Her husband died 17 years ago at home after a short illness. The Mafuna family stay in Buthongweni Village‚ Mthatha. Their house is old...
An armed robbery of the PEP store in Devereux Avenue, Vincent, East London, resulted in three suspects getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police spokesman Captain Mluleki Mbi said: “The robbery happened just before midday yesterday . Police...
Eastern Cape monarchs and other royals expressed joy when one of their traditional leaders, Nkosikazi Nosandi Mhlauli of AmaHlubi in Peddie, was elected as the new deputy chair of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL). Mpumalanga’s Nkosi Sipho Mahlangu,...
ByZoë Postman Independent sources have told GroundUp that the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority has fined Metrorail R3 million for employing security staff who are not registered under the PSIRA Act‚ some of whom have criminal records. PSIRA was established in...
The province’s top 10 teachers, who will represent the Eastern Cape at the National Teaching Awards next year, were announced at a gala event at the Osner Hotel in East London. Thursday night’s event saw 59 teachers selected from rural...
Fifteen Eastern Cape public libraries have been shut down due to a shortage of basic services such as water, electricity and ablution facilities. Details of the closures were revealed in a report which sport, recreation, arts and culture MEC Pemmy...
Bafana Bafana have only staged six previous matches in Polokwane‚ but they have been both mostly successful for the South Africans‚ and also tinged by controversy. The new Peter Mokaba Stadium was the scene of last year’s 2-1 victory over...
The rand weakened against the dollar on Friday to a level last seen in November 2016‚ as a combination of local and US political issues took a toll on emerging-market currencies. The rand hit an intra-day worst of R14.4189 to...
Despite several successful drug busts throughout the province recently, the fight is far from over as police tackle mushrooming drug factories and cheaper drugs hitting the streets. Recently the Hawks made their largest drug bust in the history of the...
Amathole ANC councillor Nanziwe Rulashe has been acquitted on a criminal charge of failing to disclose that she had a previous conviction of theft and pending matter of identity fraud. The state charged Rulashe with failing to disclose her criminal...
The new Eastern Cape law bringing safety and sanctity to the traditional male initiation ritual has already resulted in nine traditional surgeons being convicted. One was jailed for 17 years. The Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) and stakeholders expressed...
More than 1200 of Eastern Cape children admitted at provincial public hospitals for severe malnutrition have died in the past four years.The 1205 children were among 10441 children admitted at the health facilities with severe malnutrition between April 2013...
The rand was weaker against the dollar on Friday just before midday‚ in volatile trade. After showing signs of a slight recovery on Thursday‚ the rand surprised the market‚ shedding up to 1% against the dollar in intra-day trade‚ retracting...
Women and children who are victims of sexual abuse and violence should be protected. We all agree on this. Or do we really? Since 1994, South Africa has signed and ratified a number of key international and regional protocols to address...
Berita has grown in her craft and cannot wait for her Eastern Cape supporters to experience her latest work when she performs at the annual Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival next month. https://youtu.be/ZdXWapJx1OY Other artists billed for this year’s event include...
South Africa is indeed a wonderful country to live in with hardly a day passing without another drama hitting the headlines. Social media and public discourse is currently abuzz over veteran journalist Jacques Pauw’s book The President’s Keepers: Those Who...
Fort Beaufort farmer Hendrik Josephus Roux has lost his bakkie and trailer to the state. The Grahamstown High Court this week ordered that the farmer's properties be sold and the money be used to fight crime. This after Roux was arrested...
An armed robbery of the PEP store in Devereux Avenue, Vincent resulted in three suspects getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Captain Mluleki Mbi, of the SAPS, said: “The robbery happened just before midday yesterday . Police were...
Police are investigating a house fire that caused the death of a reverend in Mdantsane in the early hours of this morning. Police spokesman Captain Nkosikho Mzuku said the reverend who is believed to be in his sixties was sleeping...
The ANC leadership that ascended to power at the Polokwane conference had ridden roughshod on the party’s constitution‚ giving rise to the current malaise besetting the country‚ particularly its law enforcement agencies. They had used their positions within the governing...
If you played Phanda, Pusha, Play at a Spar outlet in Dutywa for last Saturday’s Lotto draw, then you could win Millions. And not just R1-million but R50-million, as the winning ticket of the November National Lottery draw was purchased at...
This was the advice on how to deal with the situation in the country by author‚ academic and Executive Chairman of the Southern African Political Economy Series Trust Dr Ibbo Mandaza‚ who was delivering the 18th Steve Biko Memorial...
Eleven Buffalo City Metro councillors work from their car or home every day because they don’t have access to an office. This is according to a report tabled before council by speaker Alfred Mtsi, which also listed the councillors’ other...
One of journalist Jacques Pauw’s key sources for his explosive book was so spooked by the prospect of being sniffed out that he considered confessing to sharing secret information with the author of “The President’s Keepers”. Speaking at the much-anticipated...
Controversial attorney Zuko Nonxuba has effectively conceded in court that he overcharged a severely disabled client to the tune of over R4-million, which he has now agreed to immediately pay back. It has taken over three years of threats, reports...
A man faces up to 15 years behind bars after being found guilty of shooting at Buffalo City Metro traffic officers at the East London beachfront. Liyabona Nombewu was charged with five counts, including attempted murder, resisting arrest, reckless and...
President Jacob Zuma was quite literally brought to book as members of the opposition in the National Council of Provinces used the occasion of his annual address to wave copies of recent investigative books about him. His address was under...
Big-wave surfer Andrew Cotton did not get away from a huge wave but survived with a broken back. Later in the day, dramatic footage of the wave showed Cotton getting horrifically axed. The wave off Praia do Norte at Nazare on...
Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira‚ Coenie Oosthuizen and Damian de Allende are the new old faces who will be fronting up for the Springboks against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Mtawarira replaces Steven Kitshoff at loose-head prop from the side...
As rapper Cassper Nyovest scrambles to try find sponsors for his Fill Up FNB Stadium concert next month‚ he has revealed that he is "broke as hell" and looking to sell his cars to try help finance the show. Speaking...
King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality will be using specialised cars fitted with cameras to catch road transgressors this festive season. The municipality has also partnered with Micros Traffic Management, which supplied some of the vehicles, to police road for any violations. This...
Two Special Investigative Unit (SIU) probes involving close to R450-million, paid to 37 service providers by the provincial education department for provision of laptops and learner support material, are complete. The investigations, sanctioned by President Jacob Zuma through proclamations in...
Gauteng provincial police spokesman Colonel Lungelo Dlamini has told TimesLIVE that criminal charges had been opened against author and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw. TimesLIVE understands that the charges were laid at Lyttleton police station in Pretoria against the journalist and...
Different agencies of the state involved in criminal cases‚ from the arrest to the time a person serves a sentence‚ have laid bare some of the problems they face due to the lack of an integrated system in the...
  Jail time! That is what illegal surgeons and others who break the new Customary Male Initiation Practice Act can expect. The warning was issued at a pre-initiation season meeting held at Mbizana on Tuesday. Eastern Cape government officials and traditional leaders...
For the first time ever, Bolani villagers in Butterworth will have electricity, as Mnquma Municipality has set aside R5-million to connect 214 homes to the grid. The electrification project was launched in Ngqamakhwe yesterday to much fanfare. Houses that will benefit...
Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins has accused an Eskom official of being a "liar" and "clueless ignoramus" after she said he had attended a meeting with Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma earlier this year. Martins could not say where...
Buffalo  City Metro faces a public health time bomb as its pest control programme falters, leaving many areas of the municipality vulnerable to rat and fly infestations. The BCM pest unit’s job is surveillance and treatment of rodents, cockroaches, fleas,...
Julius Malema has taken his support for Bafana Bafana to another level and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader is offering fans free tickets to the must-win 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane...
South Africans need to fight institutionalised corruption‚ greed and state capture through mobilised activism that leads to action in the streets - if we are to have an impact. That is the advice from ANC MP and former Minister of...
There is speculation that President Jacob Zuma might announce free higher education across the board. Where would the money come from? There is further speculation that he might follow the advice of a future son-in-law and cut departmental budgets to...
Parliament's finance committee has adopted bills which provide for the introduction of a health promotion levy (the sugar tax) as well as amending the tax exemption for income earned by South Africans working abroad. The health promotion levy is one...
A 120 percent rise in Truecaller downloads in a year shows South African cellphone users' growing resistance to companies' hard sales pitches. The Truecaller app‚ which allows people to see who’s calling and filter out spam calls and SMS‚ has...