ANC unveils its Eastern Cape mayoral candidates

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has officially announced and paraded its mayoral candidates for Metropolitan and District municipalities today. ANC Eastern Cape provincial secretary...

ANC prays for divine hand in elections

Relegious leaders in Buffalo City Metro have likened the ANC to the biblical Moses who led the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. During a...

Car crash survivor meets her Good Samaritan

Lying on the tar after a car crash in Berea two weeks ago, Khanya Njengele was terrified, bleeding and unable to move. While some bystanders...

Sasco shuts down NMMU over ‘delaying tactics’ on #FeesMustFall issues

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) has been shut down by the South African Students’ Congress (Sasco)‚ which embarked on a mass protest on Monday...

King Dalindyebo’s sister escapes shots fired at her

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s sisters believes that she is lucky to be alive after her car was shot at three times as she was entering her...

Mqanduli court up in flames

By LULAMILE FENI The wheels of justice temporarily stopped turning in Mqanduli after the magistrate’s court went up in flames. Residents who travelled from various villages...
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WATCH: Morgue’s decaying neglect

Overgrown grass, unkempt storage rooms, blood splatters on walls and corpses on the floor were some of the horrendous scenes that greeted the Daily...

Old Mutual says could list wealth, emerging markets ops separately

By REUTERS Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual, which has announced an overhaul of its businesses, said it could list separate entities on both...

Zuma takes our money uses it for his blesser activities: Malema

By BRUCE GORTON EFF leader Julius Malema lashed the ANC in Tlokwe as he spoke at the Ikageng sports ground‚ calling the ruling party thieves. “You people...

EFF kicks off election campaign in Buffalo City

By ASANDA NINI Economic Freedom Fighters national chairman Dali Mpofu has urged fellow fighters in the Buffalo City region to “punish” the ANC at the...

Illegal hunters forced to eat dead dog at gunpoint

Two men suspected of hunting illegally were allegedly forced to eat one of their dead dogs at gunpoint after they were caught inside a private...

Department spokesman suspended on misconduct allegations

By ZINE GEORGE The head of communications at the Eastern Cape department of social development, Gcobani Maswana, has been suspended. The suspension comes after the department’s...

Malema launches his Economic Freedom Fighters

THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will have firm anticorruption policies, leader Julius Malema said at its launch in Johannesburg yesterday. “Our organisation is founded on...

Abattoir’s bloody waste a health risk

Cambridge Location residents are crying foul over animal waste washing up in front of their homes, which allegedly comes from the East London Abattoir.  Residents...

Shock as WSU’s new finance boss suddenly suspended

By MSINDISI FENGU Walter Sisulu University has put its chief financial officer on precautionary suspension, just about a year and a half into her five-year...

Magistrate calls ANC councillor an ‘outlaw’

By ZWANGA MUKHUTHU A magistrate yesterday branded Nkonkobe municipality ANC ward councillor Nanziwe Rulashe an outlaw and called for her to be arrested for failing...

Zuma heads ANC heavyweights to campaign in ECape

President Jacob Zuma is expected to arrive in East London tonight, in preparation for the ANC’s election campaign in Buffalo City tomorrow. ANC’s Dr WB Rubusana...

Gugu Zulu has died while climbing Kilimanjaro

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has confirmed that race car driver Gugu Zulu has passed away while attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Zulu was...

Sewerage scheme for metro

A multimillion-rand regional bulk sewerage scheme to serve Bhisho and King William’s Town will be launched by Buffalo City Metro’s outgoing mayor Alfred Mtsi...

Parties scrambling for space to hang up election posters

By SIMTHANDILE FORD Electioneering has kicked off in earnest in the Buffalo City Metro as political parties battle for space on electricity poles along major roads...

Don Mkhwanazi wouldn’t have paid for Nkandla

The Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust will not be resuscitated to help the president settle his R7.8-million bill for non-security upgrades to his Nkandla...

Oscar Pistorius not on suicide watch‚ says Correctional Services

The Department of Correctional Services has denied that Oscar Pistorius is on suicide watch. This following a report by the City Press on Sunday that...

Mandela grieves losing NMB to DA

In the aftermath of the dismal local government elections performance, the ANC’s Eastern Cape provincial big guns were yesterday locked in a meeting in...

Soul diva joins EL record label

By POLISWA PLAATJIE Soul singer Inga Hina is the latest performer to join the newly established music label, Asanda Empires. The East London-based label opened its...

Rural family in shock as devastating fire destroys livestock

By SIKHO NTSHOBANE A rural family in Cofimvaba has been left to count their losses after 39 sheep and young lambs were burnt to death...

Honorary doctorate for Mlambo-Ngcuka at Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare today presented the first female Deputy President of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, with an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences. Mlambo-Ngcuka,...

Mvoko’s family begin funeral preparations

THE family of Eastern Cape criminal Sakhumzi Mvoko have started preparing for his funeral after he was killed in a shootout with police at...

One killed in EL tavern shooting

Gunshots at a popular East London drinking hole left one person dead and another seriously injured in the early hours of Monday. East London police...

No sign of ANC’s ‘parachuted’ candidate at Tshwane council

Thoko Didiza‚ the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane metro‚ was nowhere to be seen during the council’s selection and swearing in...

Mmusi Maimane tells Jacob Zuma that his ‘lifestyle is coming to...

It is not only President Jacob Zuma who must fall but the whole of the African National Congress‚ opposition Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane...

Public Protector list of nominees

  Tiso Black Star Group Digital The full list of nominations of candidates to succeed Thuli Madonsela as public protector was released on Tuesday.   Members of the...

R819m allocated for Fort Hare to assist student finances

By MSINDISI FENGU Higher Education minister Blade Nzi-mande has revealed that the University of Fort Hare (UFH) has been allocated R819-million this academic year. The allocation...

Explore wine and chocolate pairings

As one of East London’s best known food and wine gurus, Charles Poole, knows a thing or two about what makes taste buds tingle.  On...

Party dumps own KSD councillor

By SIKHO NTSHOBANE With fewer than 30 days to the local government elections, one senior councillor in King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) has found himself on...

Life of luxury a R70m fraud?

Years of lavish living and high rolling – including investing in a top restaurant, gambling and buying designer jewellery, handbags and shoes – has...

Rebosis credit ratings confirmed

Rebosis Property Fund, owners of Hemingways mall, Mdantsane City and BT Ngebs mall in Mthatha, has had its credit ratings confirmed, reflecting market appreciation...

Pupils set fire to school over teacher shortfall

Pupils from a Port St Johns technical high school yesterday burnt down their school after they demanded more teachers. The pupils from Mhlanganisweni Technical High...

Here’s how celebs are giving back for Mandela day

Some of the country’s biggest celebrities have joined people from across the nation in giving 67 minutes of service for Mandela Day. From rapper AKA...

Former rebel group leader picked as mayoral candidate

AN ANC councillor candidate who was one of the members found guilty of attacking ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane in 2011 is the party’s...

Controversial judge and state security official amongst five candidates shortlisted for...

Thuli Madonsela’s current deputy Kevin Malunga and respected struggle veteran Willie Hofmeyr have not made the cut‚ as five candidates are shortlisted to become...

ANC pays respects to EC stalwart

Thousands of ANC members, including national leaders, descended on Bhisho yesterday to pay their respects to the party’s first Eastern Cape provincial chairman, Dumisani...

Hawks probe top ANC politician in fraud case

The Hawks are investigating a case of fraud against ANC OR Tambo regional chairman and Mhlontlo Municipality speaker Xolile Nkompela. He is accused of allegedly...

Nowhere to hide from hi-tech cameras

You can shout, wave your fist and even shoot at it, but three vandal-proof speed cameras will be transmitting transgressions on the new Gonubie...

Town turns to criminal war zone

By LULAMILE FENI and ZWANGA MUKHUTHU FEAR is spiking in the normally quiet rural town of Lusikisiki following a spate of robberies in the past few...

Madiba fees row

By MAMELA GOWA Taxpayers have footed the legal bill for the Mandela funeral fund accused after the Buffalo City Municipality paid almost R150000 towards their...

R1.3m down the drain

By SIPHE MACANDA The Buffalo City Metro Council is considering writing off an amount believed to be just more than R1.3-million, paid to a SACP...

Search on for families of 10 Tower patients

Tower Psychiatric Hospital in Fort Beaufort has been struggling to locate the families of 10 patients, some of whom have lived at the facility...

Drake visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation – and we were there!

Kyle Zeeman US music superstar Drake was mobbed by fans as he visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton on Monday evening‚ addressing young children...

‘No government spills the blood of black people and nothing is...

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) marked the fourth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre by putting the African National Congress (ANC) on notice that it...

Pet stolen, torn apart as ‘bait’

Roger the missing bull terrier shook up social media when his distraught owners put out desperate appeals for his return, only to hear he’d...