"Eastern Cape" tag

Bhisho must account for embarrassing scandals

THE past few months have been an embarrassing precursor to Women’s Month for the Eastern Cape government. The province has recently been rocked by a plethora of scandals relating to sexism and nepotism which have left women at the receiving end of callous maltreatment and abuse.


Treasury head reappointed amid fund claims

Questions remain over Mandela funeral scandal THE official in the middle of the Nelson Mandela funeral scandal has been rewarded with another five-year contract as head of the Eastern Cape treasury department.

George Lord from Vincent has offered a reward for the return of stolen WW II medals. Picture: MARK ANDREWS © DAILY DISPATCH

Valuable World War 2 medals stolen

TEN valuable World War 2 medals awarded to naval officer Lieutenant George David Lord were stolen in a burglary at an East London home last week.

Police engaged with students at the main entrance to the University of Fort Hare in Alice Picture: MARK ANDREWS

University of Fort Hare closes campus after fund protests

Students ordered to leave Alice till August THE University of Fort Hare (UFH) campus in Alice was closed yesterday following a week of student protests over funding.

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya at Bumbane Great Place yesterday. The king is fighting being deposed. 

It’s do or die, vow Dalindyebo dethronement lobbyists

Kings created not born, say AmaDlomo. A GROUP calling itself Royal Family for the Kingdom of AbaThembu said it was prepared to face anyone or go to the highest court to ensure AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo was dethroned.


Jazz legend set to inspire creative genius in youth

AWARD-winning saxophonist McCoy Mrubata’s dream is to see the younger generation learning more about music and keeping the spirit of jazz alive in South African townships.

JULY 29, 2014 Excited pupils from Mzokhanyo High School in Duncan Village happily tuck into a plate of pap and chicken, which the school is serving for the first time in line with the new menu for the school nutrition programme. Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA ©DAILY DISPATCH

Budget boost means kids eat chicken for first time

‘Joy on those faces just heart-warming’ THE department of education has new menus for its school nutrition programme – and for the first time, Eastern Cape pupils will be fed chicken meat.

Photo: Mike Holmes © The Herald.

Retired judge to join sex probe

THE Bhisho legislature is to appoint a retired judge to investigate sex-for-jobs claims that have rocked the provincial government recently.

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