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HARD AT WORK: Naamsa and the Department of Trade and Industry are hoping to persuade Mercedes-Benz SA to reverse its decision to withhold detailed information about its new-vehicle sales Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

MBSA refuses to toe the line

A decision by Mercedes-Benz SA to withhold detailed information about its new-vehicle sales threatens to undermine the government’s motor-industry planning‚ say critics of the German-owned company.

Nolubabalo Ncapo and her sister Anitta Ncapo in a facebook picture taken one year ago Picture: FACEBOOK

Two sisters killed in N2 crash in EL

Two sisters – one a medical student and the other a top Clarendon pupil – were killed in a crash on Monday afternoon.

East London businessman Dumisani Mpafa PICTURE SUPPLIED

SGS ‘comes clean’ with US deal

EAST London entrepreneur Dumisani Mpafa has branched into the clean energy sector after striking a deal with a multibillion-dollar American company to become its first African franchisee.


Teen porn scandal rocks EL

EAST London has been rocked by a shocking sex scandal involving teenage girls and boys from some of the city’s top schools.

GOING GLOBAL: A group of young South Africans visited Brazil for World Youth Day, including several from East London

EL group joins youth pilgrimage to Brazil

THIRTEEN young men and women from East London joined three million Catholics at a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Brazil last month.


Scary parallels between EL and Detroit

THE declaration of bankruptcy by the city of Detroit, the home of Ford and General Motors, and the greatest motor city in world history, has generated much heated debate in the US, especially after the Obama administration bailed the motor giants there in 2009.

TOUGH AS THEY COME: Johan van der Merwe

Van der Merwe cruises to victory

TWO-TIME Washie winner Johan van der Merwe said this year’s victory in the gruelling marathon between Port Alfred and East London had been tougher than last year.

PASSING TIME: Bathabile Mhlahlo (right) and his friend, Sihle Mbuti, inside their waist-high makeshift tent

Daily struggle to survive for friends

THE history of brutal attacks and chilling violence in the woods around Eastern Beach in East London has been well documented over the years.

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