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EL cop shoots wife, then himself

An East London police officer shot his wife before turning the gun on himself while their two children, aged five and three, slept in the next room in their NU13 Mdantsane ...

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BCM suspends top official in wake of sex scandal

A senior Buffalo City Metro manager has been suspended for allegedly making sexual advances towards one of the subordinates in his office. The ...

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Land activist, partner shot dead

An Eastern Cape land activist and her boyfriend were shot dead at her home at the weekend.

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Dimbaza residents in uproar over water woes

Residents had to fetch water from stagnant water streams and businesses and a clinic and a doctor’s practice were severely affected by days of water disruptions that hit parts of Buffalo City Metro last week.
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Council hits day zero

The troubled Amahlathi municipality is stony broke. It is so broke that all 253 workers, 30 councillors and six traditional leaders who are in council, were not paid their May salaries.
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Abusive wife ‘should’ve gone to jail’

The husband of an ANC councillor is unhappy that his abusive wife escaped direct jail time after she opted to pay a ...

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Court battle over axing of Bay’s legal firm

Gray Moodliar, a firm of attorneys that has investigated some of Nelson Mandela Bay’s most sensitive corruption cases, ...

Politics

WATCH | Majodina criticizes ANCYL in province

Newly appointed ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina is unhappy with the state of the ANC Youth League in the Eastern Cape.

Politics

What Ramaphosa is expected to say in his inaugural speech

President Cyril Ramaphosa will set the tone for his new administration tomorrow when he delivers his inaugural speech ...

Sport

Border to wade in Shark waters

The Border Bulldogs head into their second tough away match in a row short on form and struggling for consistency as ...

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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. 

Politics

Mabuza in high-stakes bid to clear his name

Deputy president is in a race against time to be sworn into parliament by this weekend

Business

BREAKING NEWS: Old Mutual suspends CEO Peter Moyo over ‘breakdown in trust’

The company has decided that ‘there has been a material breakdown in trust and confidence between him and the board’

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Outrage at rant over old SA flag and ANC

Posting the old SA flag and making disparaging comments about ANC voters have elicited online outrage against Komani ...

Politics

Pemmy not fazed by EFF

Newly appointed ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina arrived back from Cape Town Thursday saying the only way to deal with ...

Politics

Dali Mpofu slams ‘fools’ who mock EFF’s new MP Ringo Madlingozi

Mpofu said those mocking Madlingozi “can’t grasp the roles” of musicians.

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Man arrested for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl

A man is expected to appear in the Calvinia Magistrate's Court on Friday after he allegedly raped a seven-year-old ...

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Helen Zille tweets her way into hot water, again and again and again and again

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s controversial comments on Twitter continue to make headlines.

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Pupils taken to hospital with stomach pains

A total of  28 learners from an Atteridgeville high school in Pretoria were admitted to hospital on Thursday after ...

OPINION | Zuma-Magashule nexus laying booby traps

We have a new president, a new legislature and a new executive. The future is hopeful, but many uncertainties remain.

OPINION | PIC equities head needs balancing act

The head of listed equities at the Public Investment Corp (PIC) has a nice problem on his hands. Next week he will make the final decision on whether to allow ...

OPINION | Pandor for DP – Cyril’s first choice – or NDZ?

The exit of David Mabuza from the parliamentary stage, whether permanent or not, has thrown open the contest for the deputy presidency.

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Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as president of South Africa's sixth democratically-elected government on May 25 2019. The presidential Inauguration took place in the City of Tshwane at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration speech: "A new era is upon us"

Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as president of South Africa's sixth democratically-elected government on May 25 2019. The presidential Inauguration took place in the City of Tshwane at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

City News

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the ...

BCM has least murders but most sexual ...

Of all nine metros in South Africa, Buffalo City has shown the longest and most sustained decrease in its murder rate.

No respect for city’s cemeteries

East Londoners are too scared to visit city cemeteries to pay respect to their loved ones’ graves. That’s the shocking ...

Two more Bonza Bay beach knife muggings

Pristine Bonza Bay beach, one of East London’s mugging hot spots, claimed yet more victims this week when two women ...

Site of beauty falling into shoddy state

Buffalo Pass should be one of the shining lights of East London, but continues to be a site of some of the city’s most ...

Money-for-garbage a hit in EL

The first Eastern Cape-based Packa-Ching mobile buyback centre was launched at the Khaya Youth Community Development ...

DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on ...

An animal rights motion criticising the East London zoo vanished from council on Wednesday in a move that angered DA ...

‘No swimming’ at Quenera due to sewage ...

East London residents, including the thousands of children who are enjoying school holidays, have been warned against ...

WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in ...

While scores of people are expected to flock to East London beaches during the school holidays, the appalling state of ...

Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to ...

World-renowned South African conservationist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty is adding his voice – and those of his ...

Beach facilities fall apart

Just months after Buffalo City Municipality spruced up the city’s beaches for holidaymakers, complaints are circulating ...

BCM in court over city centre barriers

Two property companies have resorted to court in a bid to force Buffalo City Municipality to remove cement barriers ...

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Royal wedding extravaganza

A joyful three-day royal wedding saw a galaxy of guests witness the joining of the lives of Prince Banzi Tyali – a ...

Hashtag’s ‘Cupid’ helps find love

A Twitter hashtag created by an Eastern Cape social media influencer playing Cupid has reached more than 18,000 South ...

Nhlanhla Nciza pens heart-wrenching note ...

Nhlanhla Nciza pens a heartfelt tribute to her late daughter.

WATCH | Talent runs in DJ Arch Jnr's ...

It looks like DJ Arch Jnr's lil sis could soon be taking over his spot.

WATCH | This guy's proposal at The Soil's ...

The Soil helped a man propose to his girlfriend.

Fikile Mbalula slams Bonang Matheba over ...

ANC MP Fikile Mbalula has lashed out at celebrity Bonang Matheba for claiming that House of BNG would be the bubbly ...

Business

WATCH | A woman taking selfies on a Sea ...

A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after being arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea ...

BREAKING NEWS: Old Mutual suspends CEO ...

The company has decided that ‘there has been a material breakdown in trust and confidence between him and the board’

Comair 'put measures in place' to avoid ...

Comair, which operates British Airways (BA) in SA and low-cost carrier Kulula, says it is putting measures in place to ...

Tiger Brands plans to fight against ...

The plaintiffs’ claims for damages are being made under the Consumer Protection Act, claims in delict, and claims for ...

Rand improves past R14/$ despite mounting ...

The local currency has firmed to its best level against the dollar in two-months, although a series of risk-events on ...

JSE summoned to PIC inquiry following ...

The commission wants answers as to why Sagarmatha Technologies was not listed in 2018

Jobs of white-collar workers under threat ...

The disruptive impact of the technological age has shifted focus from slashing jobs in the blue-collar, repetitive-job ...

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