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SAD END: Officials and paramedics try to help a spectator who later died at Sunday’s 70.3 Standard Bank Ironman event in Buffalo City Picture:  MARK ANDREWS

Ironman spectator collapses and dies

Details emerged yesterday of a spectator’s death following a medical drama that unfolded at the Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 held in East London on Sunday.

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Musos from across SA join Mvana in debut CD

MULTITALENTED musicians joined in this month to help East London singing sensation Asanda “Msaki” Mvana make her debut album a reality.

MAKING A SPLASH : Ironman 70.3 SA participants watch as the professional athletes begin their race by sprinting into the sea yesterday morning. INSET: Winners
of the Ironman 70.3, James Cunnama and Jodie Swallow celebrate their triumphs at yesterday’s event Pictures: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Ironman spectator falls off balcony

A spectator was rushed to an East London private hospital after he fell and injured his head during the Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 triathlon event yesterday.

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Christmas party for EL’s homeless

Several churches in the East London CBD have organised a joint Christmas party for homeless people in the city.

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EL-born dentist gets top honours in UK

East London-born dentist Dr Anton Nina and his team have recently been voted as the best dental team in the United Kingdom.

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Buyel’Ekhaya set to be a big draw

The Buyel’Ekhaya, which draws thousands of music lovers each year, will again bring some of the best acts to East London this weekend.

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Countdown to New Year fest

Partygoers will ring in the New Year with some of the biggest names in South African music when East London hosts the first Countdown Music Festival.

Arçelik Group CEO Levent Çakiroglu, Buffalo City deputy mayor Temba Tinta, trade and industry minister Dr Rob Davies, and Defy CEO Hakan Kozan. Arcelik Group which acquired Defy electronics in 2011 launched a facility to produce its first side-by-side fridges in East London after a R500-million investment since the acquisition. Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Defy is brought back from brink

A Turkish investment of R500-million has brought Defy East London back from the brink of closure. 

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