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R557m NPO funding lost in 3 years

In a massive financial blunder, the Eastern Cape department of social development has admitted to losing more than half a billion rand over a three-year period through ...

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Threat to sue king as Xolobeni case rages on

Tempers over the Xolobeni mining campaign went up a notch on Thursday when South African human rights activist and social worker John Clarke ...

Politics

Grilling for hopefuls on party list

Senior Eastern Cape ANC leaders who are touted to become members of parliament or the Bhisho legislature – if the party wins enough votes during the ...

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Queen ordered to resign

Acting AmaMpondo Queen Lombekiso MaSobhuza Sigcau has until next Saturday to resign from the high office.
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Tikana’s failed plans blamed for accidents

Failed intervention strategies by Eastern Cape transport MEC Weziwe Tikana may be behind the province recording the second highest number of road deaths in the country with 238 lives lost in 195 accidents, DA MPL Marshall von Buchenroder believes.
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R2.6m loot found stashed in buried trash bags and ice-cream containers

An amount of R2.6-million, believed to have been stolen by cash-in-transit security guards employed by a company in ...

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DA billboard naming Life Esidimeni and Marikana victims vandalised

The DA billboard in Johannesburg unveiled on Wednesday listing the names of children who died after falling into pit ...

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WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

Here is your detailed five day weather forecast for some cities in the Eastern Cape. 

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Grieving families re-traumatised at EC mortuaries

A heat wave, switched-off fridges and staff shortages have been blamed for re-traumatising already grieving families.

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Social development staff on NPO payrolls

The department of social development will be investigating cases of internal fraud after a preliminary report into ...

Lifestyle

EL doctor suits up for the kids

While taking on Ironman 70.3 seems like enough of a challenge, East London doctor Jason Thoresen will be making most of ...

Opinion

OPINION | Jansen should update himself on education

Professor Jonathan Jansen and his ilk have made it their habit that when the National Senior Certificate results are ...

Sport

Tornado whip up preparations for last-32 Cup clash with Chiefs

Preparations for the David versus Goliath Nedbank Cup last-32 match between Tornado and Kaizer Chiefs are well underway ...

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WATCH | Residents, motorists loot overturned truck in EC

Motorists helped themselves to food products from a truck that overturned on the N6 between Cathcart and Stutterheim ...

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Body of man 'assaulted by police' found close to Lesotho border

The police watchdog is investigating the murder of a man whose body was found close to the SA-Lesotho border on ...

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Schweizer-Reneke teacher files court papers demanding her job back

Suspended Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen and trade union Solidarity have filed an urgent ...

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Families of inmates urged to bring their IDs for voter registration

The electoral commission has urged families of incarcerated offenders who are in possession of the prisoners’ identity ...

Politics

DA keeps ward held by councillor who joined De Lille walkout

The DA has retained a ward in the City of Cape Town where its councillor was one of 10 who quit when Patricia de Lille ...

Sport

Gun-toting cricketer to continue career in England

Qaasim Adams, cricket’s fastest gun in the Western Cape, is set to continue his professional career in England this ...

OPINION | Jansen should update himself on education

Professor Jonathan Jansen and his ilk have made it their habit that when the National Senior Certificate results are released and the nation celebrates their ...

OPINION | ANC’s 2019 manifesto: banging same drum?

The ANC manifesto has come to be known for its glitzy golden promises.As appealing as the document may be to the poorest South Africans, I’m in a state of ...

OPINION | Missed opportunity for real transformation

South Africans had hardly recovered from a controversy around claims of beach racism in the posh Clifton suburb of Cape Town when, in the North West province, ...

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Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in Zimbabwe on Monday as anger over the worst economic crisis in decades spilled onto the streets.

Fuel price hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in Zimbabwe on Monday January 14 2018 as anger over the worst economic crisis in decades spilled onto the streets.

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Blaze at ‘illegal’ tip sparks fury

Arson is believed to be behind two massive fires on the controversial and allegedly illegal municipal refuse tip in ...

"Illegal" BCM tip erupts into a blaze

The illegal BCM tip in Beacon Bay went up in flames on Monday. Flames leapt metres into the sky and a pall of grey and ...

Burning tip: threat to homes

Fish Eagle Crescent residents fear for their safety as a fire continues to smoulder at a municipal refuse site, a ...

Meter theft sees tons of water lost

Thousands of litres of municipal drinking water – enough to fill five swimming pools – flooded Selborne in East London ...

Living with trash stench intolerable

For two years, an illegal pile of trash outside an elderly Buffalo City Metro resident’s home has been so bad that it ...

Rubbish causes stink outside East London ...

Two weeks after the strike by Buffalo City Metro workers came to an end, the stench of large piles of uncollected ...

Patchy cleanup of strike rubbish annoys ...

Despite the end to the violent and expensive three-week Samwu strike last week Friday, some residents still face mounds ...

Electronic waste recycling grows in East ...

While getting the actual garbage collected from homes and suburbs has been uppermost in most Buffalo City Metro ...

Libraries closed for Christmas

Bookworms can cross “going to the library” off their holiday to-do list as Buffalo City Metro began to close the ...

Suspended official objects to BCM report

In a desperate move to clear his name, a former Buffalo City Metro senior official has instructed his lawyers to take ...

All BCM departments to help clean metro

Municipal workers from all departments will help their colleagues in the community services department clean up Buffalo ...

WATCH | Residents clean up East London ...

From glass bottles and polystyrene packaging to plastic cups and containers, over 50 people joined forces on Thursday ...

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EL doctor suits up for the kids

While taking on Ironman 70.3 seems like enough of a challenge, East London doctor Jason Thoresen will be making most of ...

MeatToo generation: What are flexitarians ...

The latest trend is for vegetarians who eat meat. Huh? Well, according to them, it makes perfect sense

Chefs will now have to pass trade tests ...

Chefs are now officially recognised as artisans and have to undergo a trading test prior to being awarded their ...

Grilled-up new BMW 7 Series facelift ...

BMW loves the barbecue culture of South Carolina second home so much that it is now slapping beef burners on the front ...

On the fast track: how to lose 10kg in 10 ...

Aussies find more evidence that intermittent fasting is a great way to lose weight quickly and boost health

Business

Grants to develop skills available

Private and public establishments in culture, arts, tourism, hospitality and sport have been encouraged to apply for ...

Taxify takes off in BCM

In its first three months ride-hailing service Taxify has “exceeded expectations” in East London.

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