Taking a selfie while casting a vote an offence

Taking a selfie while casting a vote is against the law and will attract a penalty. This is according to the Electoral Commission. The IEC on...

Gareth Cliff is reportedly suing M-Net for R25m

According to a report by eNCA on Monday morning the ex-Idols judge is taking the South African broadcaster to court for wrongful dismissal. Cliff got axed as...

EL’s IDZ runs into cash crunch crisis

The top-notch East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) has run out of money. The government , from premier Phumulo Masualle to planning and finance MEC...

King Dalindyebo asks for reopening of his trial

Convicted AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has asked the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services to reopen his trial‚ the department said on Wednesday. The ministry...

Pair sue nature reserve boss

Tityaba Nature Reserve manager Karl Krull is being sued for R300000 by two men who have accused him of feeding them a dead dog. The...

Rand loses further ground on S&P growth revision

The rand weakened further against the dollar in the late afternoon on Wednesday as the fallout from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s’ (S& P)...

ANC has abandoned the democratic revolution: Numsa

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will seek to ensure SA returns to the socioeconomic trajectory previously followed by the African National...

Death threat accused bail bid delayed

A 40-year-old Mdantsane man, who allegedly made death threats and allegations regarding a hit on a senior government official and a politician, will have...

Video: Fani wins the fifth round

Andile Fani, Buffalo City Metro’s municipal manager, has won the fifth round in his battle to avoid suspension by mayor Zukiswa Ncitha. Yesterday, despite Friday’s council...

EC business man Mike Stofile dies in hospital

Mike Stofile, the younger brother of South Africa’s ambassador to Germany Makhenkesi Stofile died today at Port Elizabeth’s Greenacres Hospital. Speaking on behalf of the...

Police chiefs air dirty laundry in Parliament

The head of police watchdog IPID and the acting national police commissioner aired their dirty laundry in Parliament‚ spilling beans against each other‚ which...

‘Focused strategy’ for EL port after big loss

THE Eastern Cape department of finance, economic development, environmental affairs and tourism will be “actively engaging with Transnet in the development of a focused...

Elephants to show mean side

Ivory Coast will be gunning for revenge in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bata after a...

#FeeMustFall headlines Newsmaker of the Year award

In the past‚ it’s been given to President Jacob Zuma. His predecessors Nelson Mandela‚ FW de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki too have been recipients‚ as...

NSFAS model to change from next year

Part of the money to be paid directly to students. ASTATE financial scheme is to change its model of administering funds which help thousands of...

Zuma in royal ouster

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has given AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo 30 days to convince him why he should not vacate his throne. The dramatic development...

Why MPs should vote in secret – ConCourt hears arguments on...

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) said on Monday the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete had failed in her obligation to ensure that...

Murdered models’ moms to meet

TODAY two mothers whose model daughters were killed by their boyfriends will meet. Gauteng ANC Women’s League spokeswoman Jacqui Mofokeng – who was in the...

DA willing to work with anyone willing to remove ANC

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has reiterated the party’s stance that it is willing to work with anyone who shares its broad values and...

R1bn for contracts fails to secure jails

Despite spending close to R1-billion on installing security systems to lock up hardened criminals and keep them away from communities, the Department of Correctional Services...

MEC steps in to rescue the school of hope

Labhem Zakade might not be the tallest man in his village but he prides himself on one thing -- he has never been short on...

Cops deployed as residents stop IEC from entering voting stations

Public order police members were deployed to villages in Ntabankulu and Mhlontlo at the weekend when residents stopped IEC workers from entering voting stations. Villagers...

Role of chiefs in politics

IT IS a distant memory now, but there was a time when many traditional leaders were captured by the patronage of homeland regimes and...

SAMWU E Cape will reconsider ANC support in future

If the ANC does not address municipal workers' issues, Samwu will reconsider its support for the party in the future, the union in the...

Consumers feel pinch of fuel, train and energy hikes

Consumers have to tighten their belts as the second half of the year starts with tough increases in essential economic sectors. Several increases came into...

Support floods in for Grens

Messages of support continued to pour in yesterday for Grens Hoërskool following the death of Grade 9 pupil Clinton Bosman in a horrific accident...

Minister takes on Ndlambe services issues

Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has pledged to send a team of experts to the Sunshine Coast to try help solve ongoing water and...

Makalima proves she’s fully game

Coaches and club managers frown when they see their games will be officiated by a woman, sometimes even asking to see her credentials, while...

Armed robbers hit upmarket Vincent beauty shop

East London police are looking for five armed suspects who stormed the upmarket Hair Weave Masters (HWM) beauty shop in Vincent and fled with...

R150m games boost for BCM

Opposition not against hosting. BUFFALO City Metro is set to indirectly benefit by close to R150-million from hosting this year’s Southern African Inter Municipal Sports...

Brace for a whopping fuel price increase

Motorists can brace themselves for a whopping fuel price increase. Petrol will increase by 71 cents per litre on Wednesday‚ the Department of Energy...

Parliament security shutdown won’t ‘inhibit’ media from covering Zuma’s speech

Stringent security measures in place for Thursday’s state of the nation address will not “inhibit” the media’s ability to perform its role‚ Parliament has...

Three die as icy front and rains hit EC

An icy front with strong winds and heavy rains has left three people dead and caused flooding in low-lying shack areas and homes. One villager,...

Mom, daughter in alleged hit plot

Man paid to take out husband. AN EAST London woman and her daughter appeared in East London Magistrate’s Court yesterday after they were arrested on...

MEC on the warpath over drought relief bungle

Rural development and agrarian reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane was left seething this week after visiting the drought-hit OR Tambo district. First he discovered that a...

Mandela memorial fraud case postponed

The Mandela memorial fraud case involving Buffalo City Metro ANC politicians has been postponed to July 31 pending a high court review of the...

EC pupils find their pleasure among seedy leisure pursuits

By ARETHA LINDEN Sex, stealing and substance abuse have become the leading leisure activities for Eastern Cape pupils. This was revealed by the acting education superintendent-general...

‘Group copying’ in EC and KZN

Results will be withheld in 58 matric examination centres in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape following copying, monitoring body Umalusi said on Tuesday. Evidence of...

Guptas could lay criminal charges if emails were hacked

The Guptas could be laying criminal charges if it is found that their emails were hacked‚ the family’s lawyer said. Sunday newspapers revealed damning emails...

High communication costs ‘threat to economic growth’

Business raises concerns at hearings HIGH mobile tariff and data costs stifle small business growth, parliament’s portfolio committee on communication heard on Monday. Local communication entrepreneurs...

Qedani Mahlangu explains her ‘good intentions’

Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu said the Life Esidimeni relocations could have been “handled better” as she apologised for the loss of life. Mahlangu is...

Motsoeneng won’t be called to testify at SABC board inquiry

Former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not be called to testify in front of Parliament’s ad hoc committee on the SABC board inquiry. The main gist...

Cables paint picture of mismanagement

The broadband project costing the Eastern Cape government more than R220-million and to which both the national Treasury and State Information Technology Agency (Sita)...

E Cape Health to train 350 nurses at Lilitha

The provincial department of health is looking to train more than 350 nurses at Lilitha College of Nursing. The college has campuses in Mthatha, East...

A day of death on EC roads

In one of the deadliest days in the Eastern Cape, at least 16 people were killed and several seriously injured in road accidents on...

DA: Learners with special needs denied their right to good education

Almost 600 000 special needs learners are not attending school and the Department of Basic Education doesn’t know why‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) said...

Lobby groups waging war on unemployment

The unemployed are “organised as never before” and are mobilising‚ spurred on by SA’s stubbornly high jobless rate of 25% – among the highest...

Dept welcomes Motsoeneng ‘wife gift’ probe

THE women’s ministry today welcomed the investigation of the gift of a wife to SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. “As the department responsible...

Parents set to feel fees pinch

EASTERN Cape parents may have to dig a little deeper  to ensure their kids receive a good education next year. Schools recently revealed their fee...

French carnage after attack

A driver shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France on Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after...