"Eastern Cape" tag

FIRE AND ICE: More snow and rain will be on the way

WHILE heavy snow falls yesterday caused havoc on Eastern Cape roads, gale-force winds fanned a fire through a township.

A snow covered Hogsback on Friday morning. picture: Karen Welsh

Snow falls in SA

Snow fell in many parts of the country on Friday, the South African Weather Service said.


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.

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