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BREAKING NEWS: Acting AmaXhosa King named

Nkosi Dumehleli Nongudle Mapasa, 83, of Centane, has been appointed as acting king of the amaXhosa after the passing of King Zwelonke Sigcawu.  Among those who appointed ...

Lifestyle

WATCH | KWT rapturous as Luyolo wins Idols

The community of King William’s erupted into celebration after Luyolo Yiba was announced the winner of Idols SA season 15. After a staggering 186m ...

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David-and-Goliath court battle over ELIDZ bottom line

A David-and-Goliath drama is playing out in the high court sitting in East London, with the ELIDZ former CFO dragging the entity's CEO, Simphiwe ...

Business

Action needed, more empty promises, say ...

While government action, or the lack of it, regarding land and property was the main subject of the Black Business Forum’s recent “Property Transformation  Forum” in East London last week, the equally vexing problem of financing emerged from ...
Opinion

Justice Malala weighs in on splinter parties

Maimane’s journey within the Democratic Alliance over the past five years has led to him now being, ideologically and historically, more ANC than many who sit in Ramaphosa’s cabinet.
Opinion

OPINION | NSFAS's missing billions a disgrace

We suggest that a more accurate conspectus of NSFAS is that its managers mostly are utterly incapable of doing the ...

Lifestyle

Luyolo Yiba is new ‘Idol SA’

King William’s Town singing sensation Luyolo Yiba, 25, is SA’s newest idol and millionaire. In a first for the Eastern ...

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‘Hang him high’ — Sentence not enough, say Uyinene’s family

Three life sentences for Uyinene Mrwetyana’s killer are not enough: only the death penalty will suffice.

Lifestyle

WATCH | KWT community stands together to support Luyolo in Idols finale

About 200 Club View residents in King William’s Town braved the cold to watch local Idols finalist Luyolo Yiba at ...

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John Steenhuisen elected DA interim leader

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has elected John Steenhuisen as the party's interim leader.

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Burial date set for late AmaXhosa king

The Xhosa royal family and AmaTshawe ruling clan will on Sunday morning remove the body of AmaXhosa monarch, King ...

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Allegations made against councillor before Fynbos blew up

A meeting between Buffalo City chief whip Mawethu Marata and a representative for Fynbos community members shows that ...

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Tributes pour in for late AmaXhosa king

A person to succeed the late AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu is expected to be discussed and probably announced ...

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Thornycroft Lodge owner’s killers found guilty

Two men have been found guilty of the murder of Thornycroft Lodge owner Elza Remant-Eyland in 2018.

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Climate change will engulf East London

East London under the waves. Nahoon River homes only habitable on the first floor. Table Mountain a rock in the middle ...

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Recall disgraceful Alfred Nzo mayor or else, EFF warns

EFF regional chair Mawande Magadla said on Thursday they had met the municipality’s political and administration ...

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Living on a prayer: rape-fuelled fears for women's safety

ALICETINE OCTOBER for Spotlight What is for most people a normal visit to a clinic, turned into a nightmare for a ...

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Rhodes student wins court battle with municipality after losing arm

A Rhodes student who spent hours with his mangled hand caught in waste filtering machine - eventually losing his arm -  ...

READER LETTER | BCM leadership absent in Fynbos housing fiasco

BCM leadership absent in Fynbos housing fiasco The housing debacle in Fynbos and Vergenoeg (War of the Houses, DD Nov 14) which is Buffalo Flats extension ...

Justice Malala weighs in on splinter parties

Maimane’s journey within the Democratic Alliance over the past five years has led to him now being, ideologically and historically, more ANC than many who sit ...

OPINION | NSFAS's missing billions a disgrace

We suggest that a more accurate conspectus of NSFAS is that its managers mostly are utterly incapable of doing the basic job entrusted to them, which is ...

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Calls for Motsepe to invest in sports for ...

Eastern Cape politicians and members of the public have called on generous billionaire Patrice Motsepe to stop his ...

Stutterheim a dismal disgrace

In the small town of Stutterheim the poorest of the poor compete with pigs for scraps at the sprawling public dump. ...

Gonubie traffic island given makeover

A small but prominent traffic island at Gonubie beachfront has been given a makeover by local residents. The traffic ...

R42m pothole mystery drives Mthatha ...

Frustration is mounting over potholes in the streets of one of the oldest suburbs in Mthatha, with a year having ...

Abandoned suburban mansions cause outrage

A bunch of suburban houses in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) have been abandoned by their owners and are falling into ...

Rain or no rain, BCM evicts scores of ...

Schoolchildren returned home from writing exams to find their family's belongings piled up and covered with bin bags as ...

Rescued otter pup on the mend at aquarium

After washing up on the West Bank injured and undernourished, a five month old Cape Clawless Otter has been given a ...

Nightclub closed after police raid

A popular East London nightclub, 19th Avenue in Vincent, has been forced to close its doors following a raid by Buffalo ...

Show us the money, demand residents of ...

Residents of at least two wards in Buffalo City Metro are up in arms, accusing their ward councillors of not accounting ...

Questions over how BCM Sports Club spent ...

Buffalo City Metro sports players are up in arms over the expenditure of millions of rands by the BCM Sports Club after ...

Nahoon pollution laid bare by report

High E.coli levels, invasive species and management-related problems are just some of the issues that have dogged the ...

Call to rein in festive season drinking ...

With just a few weeks left before the start of the festive season, calls to clamp down on bylaw transgressions at some ...

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Burna Boy, xenophobia and Africa: How did ...

Here is a timeline of how things got thus far.

Eight of Somizi's best & worst fashion ...

With the charismatic Somizi Mhlongo on the judging panel, it's easy to forget that 'Idols SA' is a singing competition ...

Artists call for Burna Boy concert ...

"We are concerned that failure to comply to the terms above will result in an unavoidable shut down which may require ...

Lobola and a Makoti! Itu Khune set to ...

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National award for EC mall

East London’s Vincent Park mall was recently honoured among the best shopping centres in the country when they took ...

Action needed, more empty promises, say ...

While government action, or the lack of it, regarding land and property was the main subject of the Black Business ...

Opportunities beckon for Eskom-trained ...

With government forging ahead with plans to reshape Eskom into three parts, fears are that job losses may be one of ...

Volvo Eicher opens 22nd SA outlet

Breaking into the SA truck market is a tough task, because few places in the world have such diverse first- and ...

From hobbyist to décor doyenne

TED KEENAN Hobbyists are often advised to turn their passions in entrepreneurial business start-ups. Not all ...

Motsepe pledges billions in fund to ...

The billionaire businessman wants the fund to help black farmers be part of ‘sustainable, commercially viable and ...

Gold slips to almost one-week low

Metal declines for a third straight session weighed down by a firmer dollar

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