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It's official: 2024 general elections will be held on May 29, says presidency

South Africa will go to the seventh democratic general elections on May 29.

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SA ambassador Vusimuzi Madonsela asks ICJ to find Israeli ...

South Africa on Tuesday urged the International Court of Justice to issue a non-binding legal opinion that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian ...

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Alarming report on scholar transport programme

A damning report tabled in the Eastern Cape provincial legislature has red-flagged the scholar transport programme’s funding model, saying at times ...

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Senior auditor-general official shot dead in his ...

A high ranking auditor-general employee was gunned down in broad daylight in East London on Sunday.The brazen shooting took place on the R72 in Cove Rock in East London, blocking the stretch of road until the body of the victim was removed from ...
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It’s all systems go for state of province address

It is all systems go for premier Oscar Mabuyane’s state of the province address at the Christian Centre in Abbotsford, ...

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East London estate now partially off the grid

More than 100 homes at Coral Beach Estate in Winterstrand near East London are partially off the grid following the ...

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Mthatha motorists to pay R15/h for parking

Motorists in Mthatha will soon be forced to pay as much as R15 an hour for a parking spot in town. King Sabata ...

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Gospel singer Mcinga dedicates latest award to mom

Award-winning gospel singer Betusile Mcinga attributes his recent international award to the influence of his mother, ...

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

Ongoing coverage of the impact of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy, where 21 Eastern Cape children died.

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UFH ranked among world's top 2,000 universities for 2024

SPONSORED | The University of Fort Hare showed a remarkable ascent in the latest URAP World Rankings measuring academic ...

Boxing Mecca

Nontshinga win saves embattled SA boxing

Sivenathi Nontshinga’s world title win in Mexico at the weekend may help restore SA boxing’s image after sports ...

Sport

Blind Cricket SA announce squad to face New Zealand

Blind Cricket SA (BCSA) has announced the squad to face New Zealand Blind Cricket in the upcoming series featuring six ...

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Hawks update reveals most accused were convicted for fraud

In the third quarter of the 2023/2024 financial year, fraud contributed to the highest number of convictions, with a ...

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Women inmates accuse EL prison warders of beatings, abuse

Serving and former female inmates at the East London Correctional Centre in Westbank have made damning allegations ...

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Woman still haunted by wrongful conviction and five years in prison

A former East London nurse who was wrongfully convicted and spent over five years in prison says the trauma still ...

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Residents concerned over dilapidated state of unused outdoor gyms

Two outdoor gyms promised to communities in Duncan Village a year ago are yet to operate and residents are concerned ...

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Protesting Fort Hare students vow to continue with action

Learning and teaching have been disrupted at the University of Fort Hare’s at East London and Dikeni campuses since ...

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Police come under attack while investigating alleged assault of youth

Police made seven arrests in East London on Friday afternoon. The charges include assaulting police officers.  The ...

For many, life of Tintswalo not even a distant dream

Tintswalo, the mythical “democracy’s child” created by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation speech to illustrate the similarly mythical ...

State collapse hurts the most vulnerable

EDITORIAL | The high cost of quality healthcare and its stark contrast with the appalling quality of public healthcare in the Eastern Cape leaves one feeling ...

Communities must help safeguard vital electricity infrastructure

EDITORIAL | The theft and vandalism of electricity infrastructure has reached alarming levels in SA, resulting in significant financial losses running into ...

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LISTEN | BCM's history lesson questioned

The Buffalo City Metro Development Agency has been left with an egg on its face after it put up incorrect information ...

LISTEN | Bafana Bafana will win - Ronwen ...

In this exclusive episode, Daron Mann chats to Ronwen's first coach, his father Rodney Williams about his son's heroics ...

LISTEN | Fury as Gonubie beach remains ...

The fallout over Buffalo City’s ailing infrastructure has reached Gonubie beach, which is still closed due to two ...

LISTEN | New year, same old problems for ...

The start of the academic year in the Eastern Cape was a tale of two nations on Wednesday last week.But while the urban ...

Rate cuts ‘augur well' for 2024

Liam Graham, the managing director of East London’s NVest Securities, is optimistic that 2024 will be the year that ...

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The business end of events like Buffalo ...

Sporting events held in East London are more than entertainment, they add millions to BCM coffers.East London’s Buffalo ...

BKCOB helps push for seat at Nedlac

The Border Kei Chamber of Business is in the vanguard of a push to strengthen the voice of commerce in governing South ...

EL engineer and author has a passion for ...

Engineering provides jobs across a number of sectors — but it could create a lot more if companies sourced their ...

Budget Day set for February 21

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana will table South Africa's 2024/2025 budget in parliament on Wednesday February 21, ...

Rate cuts ‘augur well' for 2024

Liam Graham, the managing director of East London’s NVest Securities, is optimistic that 2024 will be the year that ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

SPONSORED | The business events industry’s vital role in revitalising the economy is undeniable, highlighting the need ...

Top Fort Hare official in court

A University of Fort Hare director has been arrested and added to nine other accused in the dock for the spate of ...

Africa

LIVE UPDATES | Restaurants, hairdressers ...

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Gauteng is 13,023, with 3,716 recoveries and 87 deaths.

22,000 Edcon employees get retrenchment ...

SA's biggest non-food retailer Edcon has served 22,000 of its employees with notices of retrenchments as it blames ...

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'Thank you for loving me' — Mpho Popps ...

"Thank you for saving my life. Here is to forever with you Mrs Modikoane, happy anniversary," writes Mpho Popps.

Putin gifts North Korea's Kim Jong Un a ...

Vladimir Putin gave Kim Jong Un a luxury Russian Aurus limousine as a gift because the North Korean leader liked the ...

Consumers cannot afford fuel levy hikes, ...

The Automobile Association (AA) says finance minister Enoch Godongwana must think carefully about the negative impact ...

WATCH | Taking aim at SVI Engineering's ...

Join the Ignition TV crew as they take an in-depth look at SVI Engineering's factory-approved armouring kits custom ...

VW Kariega plant builds its 1.5-millionth ...

During the night shift on February 19, the production team of Volkswagen Group Africa celebrated a milestone when the ...

Natasha Thahane and Thembinkosi Lorch ...

"Thembinkosi Lorch and I have mutually decided to part ways romantically," Natasha announced.

World

Pakistan former PM Imran Khan and wife ...

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were each sentenced to 14 years in jail in a case ...

Iran warns of decisive response to any ...

Iran's envoy to the UN Amir Saeid Iravani warned that Tehran would respond decisively to any attack on its territory, ...

‘Whatever outcome, I salute SA’: Thuli ...

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela, who exposed corruption in the government during her tenure, is proud of the ...

Who are the veteran South African and ...

The UN's top court will rule on Friday whether it will grant emergency measures against Israel after accusations by ...

Dexter King, younger son of Martin Luther ...

Dexter Scott King, the younger son of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, ...

Pope Francis calls for release of nuns, ...

Pope Francis on Sunday called for the release of hostages, including six nuns, who were kidnapped on a bus in Haiti on ...

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Boxing Mecca

Nontshinga win saves embattled SA boxing

Sivenathi Nontshinga’s world title win in Mexico at the weekend may help restore SA boxing’s image after sports ...

SA sport basks in Nontshinga’s world ...

With the SA sports fraternity still basking in the glory of the national soccer team’s African Cup of Nations campaign, ...

BSA to add more pro boxers despite legal ...

The inactivity engulfing boxing in the country has not deterred Boxing SA from adding more boxers to the professional ...

Manzana undergoes shoulder surgery after ...

Bantamweight boxer Lusizo Manzana cried uncontrollably after a shoulder injury delivered him a knockout blow just as he ...

Buoyant Nontshinga jets off for Mexico ...

A buoyant team led by East London boxer Sivenathi Nontshinga jetted off to Mexico on Sunday evening determined to ...