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R500K for 50 braai stands in Nahoon

Fifty back-to-back braais – at a cost of half a million rand – may be installed at the municipal Nahoon Caravan Park in time for the festive season. Residents living close ...

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Omotoso judge says he won't stand down

A defence bid to unseat the judge in the rape trial of alleged sex predator pastor Timothy Omotoso was rejected on Monday and the matter now appears ...

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Taxi boss shot, 3 men in hiding as tensions simmer

An East London taxi boss is recovering in hospital after he was shot and wounded on Saturday evening outside his Mdantsane NU13 home. Three members ...

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Suspects buy toy guns before robbing shop across ...

Four suspects robbed a Port Elizabeth shop on Tuesday afternoon shortly after buying toy guns from a nearby shop. The incident occurred at around noon. Police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said two men entered H2O International on ...
Politics

Three ANC regions dissolved

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has dissolved two and disbanded one of its regions amid internal squabbles and protracted ...

Entertainment

WATCH | Trevor Noah's new Netflix show to tackle racism & other issues

There's just no stopping Trevor Noah‚ is there? While the rest of the world is struggling to beat the end-of-year ...

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Death threats‚ demon cleansing and knives: Krugersdorp murder trial

Cecilia Steyn was a leader of a cult church and had a collection of knives‚ the South Gauteng High Court heard in ...

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Nurse banned from company after criticising 'boere girl' for dating a black man

“We live in a wonderful country where racism is FINALLY punishable by law.” This was Larochelle Smit’s retort after a ...

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WATCH | Haibo! Armed police escort couple to a matric dance

Riot police officers who transported pupils to their matric dance in a police Nyala are facing the wrath of their top ...

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One dead after firefighting helicopter crashes in the Cape

A Working On Fire helicopter has crashed‚ killing one person‚ in the Vermaaklikheid area of the Garden Route. The ...

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Nursing malpractice claims under microscope at private hospitals in SA

A study of 122 nursing malpractice cases has raised red flags about the number of civil claims at private hospitals ...

City

BCM residents put mayor on spot

Disgruntled BCM residents on Monday accused the metro of folding its arms “while residents continue to die” of illegal ...

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Hundreds of bags of nyaope seized in Joburg CBD‚ five arrested

Johannesburg metro police have arrested five drug dealers in raids in the inner city‚ officials said on Tuesday. MMC ...

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Gartner admitted to playing part in writing terms of reference for lucrative Sars contract

Global consultancy firm Gartner has admitted to playing a part in writing the terms of reference for the lucrative IT ...

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Matrics at school for deaf delayed from writing exam

Exams at St Thomas School for the Deaf in King William's Town were delayed this morning by 30 non-teaching staff who ...

News

Bag drop initiative a boost for tourists

As a high-flying architect who is tuned to effective use of space, former East Londoner Bryce Henderson was inspired ...

Sport

Sports Minister Xasa asks DG Moemi to diffuse deepening crisis between SAFA and SABC

Sport Minister Tokozile Xasa has asked department Director General Alec Moemi to defuse the deepening broadcast rights ...

News

Law firm billed Sars R120‚000 - to read a book

Suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane had the tax agency pay a law firm R120‚000 to read a book ...

Sport

Soweto derby fun facts: All the figures from South Africa’s grand ‘classico’

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates resume their rivalry when the two most popular sides in southern African face off at ...

OPINION | Structural changes are needed for growth

Former central bank governor and now finance minister Tito Mboweni was in story-telling mood on Friday, from how much he lost in the Steinhoff collapse to how ...

OPINION | Do you know what your airline’s OTP is?

It was a Twitter exchange between Kulula and one of its passengers a few weeks ago which got me thinking about flight delays and how the major domestic ...

OPINION | Being stalked by fear and prejudice

The boy was lost. It was entirely his fault. The 14-year-old had woken up late. Realising that his school bus had already gone past his neighbourhood, he ...

Multimedia

Witness captures shooting on Johannesburg’s M1 freeway

The man shot in an apparent daylight robbery on the M1 highway in Johannesburg was a member of the elite Hawks crime-fighting unit. The man was an occupant of a BMW which came under fire on the freeway shortly before 1pm on Monday. A ...

City News

BCM residents put mayor on spot

Disgruntled BCM residents on Monday accused the metro of folding its arms “while residents continue to die” of illegal ...

Power outage in Wilsonia on Tuesday

Several businesses and households in Wilsonia will experience a power outage when Buffalo City Metro carries out ...

WATCH | Taxi fight disrupts services

A battle over a main taxi route has sparked a running battle between two main taxi associations which closed down East ...

WATCH | Police move in to quell East ...

Taxi violence erupted in East London’s city centre on Friday morning.

Legends marathon road closures

The N2 between King William’s Town and East London will be temporarily closed to traffic travelling from King ...

Wilsonia electricity outage on Sunday

The electricity supply will be interrupted to consumers supplied by the Buffalo City Metro in Wilsonia on Sunday from ...

BCM rates, services collection plummets

Rates and services collection in Buffalo City Metro plunged to 71.2% in September. Sluggish expenditure in a number of ...

East London security guard robbed of rifle

East London police are searching for man who made off with a rifle he robbed from a security guard at the Amalinda Post ...

Woman found dead under still-burning ...

A visually impaired woman in Buffalo City Metro died as a result of illegal electricity connections in Jamaica informal ...

Power outage alert for Cambridge residents

The electricity supply will be interrupted in Cambridge on Tuesday from 9am until 4pm, weather permitting

BCM to pay R13m more for toilets

After a two-year break, work has resumed on a controversial Buffalo City Metro project to eradicate pit toilets, which ...

EL zoo cops flak as worry grows over ...

As public outrage against the East London zoo grew with news of 35-year-old bear, Jenny’s euthanisation on Wednesday, ...

State Capture Inquiry

Hawks express ‘serious concern’ over ...

Hawks head‚ Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya‚ has expressed “serious concern” over allegations that a senior ...

Court slams state‚ but refuses to throw ...

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has won a crucial victory in its “State Capture” prosecution campaign – with ...

#StateCapture: Treasury official to take ...

Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula is expected to appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry as the ...

Whistleblower names top Zuma aide as ...

Jacob Zuma’s former trusted and powerful adviser Lakela Kaunda is being accused of facilitating a meeting between ...

Zuma wants to ‘meaningfully participate’ ...

Lawyers for former president Jacob Zuma say he wants to “make a meaningful participation” in the State Capture Inquiry ...

Sport

Lifestyle

Suspects buy toy guns before robbing shop ...

Four suspects robbed a Port Elizabeth shop on Tuesday afternoon shortly after buying toy guns from a nearby shop. The ...

WATCH | Trevor Noah's new Netflix show to ...

There's just no stopping Trevor Noah‚ is there? While the rest of the world is struggling to beat the end-of-year ...

Museum comes alive at market

The East London Museum will come alive after hours this weekend with the next instalment of the Fine and Fabulous ...

AKA lambastes insensitive comments after ...

AKA has slammed tweeps‚ who made light of the fatal shooting of a young man's death after the rapper had to cancel a ...

Comedians, musicians to keep Mdantsane ...

Music and laughter will be the order of the day when Umhlobo Wenene FMs DJ Silulami Bunu returns to his home township ...

This Merc’s pure class

“Hey Mercedes” is the most exciting element of the new, recently launched Mercedes-Benz A-Class, breaking barriers with ...

Boxing Mecca

Fuzile simply too good for Klassen

Azinga Fuzile had promised to hand Malcolm Klassen a severe beating and he stuck to that promise when he forced him to ...

The good, the bad and the ghastly

Televised boxing returned to Mdantsane when Xaba Promotions held their Heritage show at Indoor Centre headlined by ...

Lara beats Nxoshe in WBC international ...

Once again a Mexican journey man visited SA’s shores and dealt a beating to a local boxer.Ulises Lara, who has lost 16 ...

Business

Sars’ once 'beautiful' digital ...

The commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance at the South African Revenue Service this week heard ...

Rand firms to two-week high against ...

The rand was firmer against major global currencies on Tuesday morning‚ reaching a two-week high against the dollar‚ ...

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