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She's coming Home! East London Teen freed from China jail

Tristan-Lee Niemand, the Eastern Cape teenager detained in a Chinese jail for a month because of issues around her work permit, will be home for Christmas.

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Helen Zille violated ethics code by helping her ...

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Western Cape premier Helen Zille violated the Executive Ethics Code by assisting her maths teacher ...

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Villagers grieve as the road deaths mount

The Masameni administrative area in Libode was under a dark cloud of bereavement after 11 people died during the weekend. Six family members, ...

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EFF denies involvement in attacks on journalists

The Economic Freedom Fighters on Wednesday denied having anything to do with the recent attack on Tiso Blackstar journalist Ranjeni Munusamy.
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All is bright: Czech home sparkles under 50,000 festive lights

Do you find putting up Christmas decorations a bit of a chore? If so, spare a thought for Czech Vaclav Trunec, who's ...

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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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Dismal land policy 'will drive a million voters to Freedom Front Plus'

The Freedom Front Plus believes President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet have failed dismallyin performing their ...

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Fikile Mbalula violated constitution with Dubai trip, says public protector

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that former minister Fikile Mbalula violated the Executive Members Act ...

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Followed, sworn at, threatened - woman journalist tells of abuse by EFF supporters

On the evening of November 23, Tiso Blackstar political journalist Ranjeni Munusamy was at a Johannesburg store when ...

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Sanef charges Malema, EFF with hate speech and intimidation of journalists

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has lodged a complaint at the Equality Court against the EFF and its ...

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Trump mired in legal morass two years into presidency

Donald Trump rails on an almost daily basis against the federal probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia to ...

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KZN farmer grows 1,000ha of cannabis - but you can't smoke it

Cannabis sativa being cultivated on 1,000 hectares of a KZN farm may look like recreational marijuana but is in fact ...

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Twitter a 'toxic place' for women - Amnesty International

Twitter is a toxic place for women, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

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No more 'Big Mjohnana' - Twitter reacts to Chicken Licken ad ban

Social media users have slammed the ban on Chicken Licken's 'reverse colonialism' advert.

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Metro FM snubs Robert Marawa's radio sports show's 100th episode celebration

Popular sportscaster Robert Marawa’s radio sports show‚ ‘Marawa Sports Worldwide’‚ was pulled off air by Metro FM on ...

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OPINION | Eskom plays hardball when real change is needed

SA’s electricity system needs real change, and for years Eskom has played hardball to stop it. It lobbies political ...

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NPA U-turn will see man prosecuted for allegedly breaking wife's ribs

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has made a U-turn in the prosecution of the son well-known South African ...

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Passion drives this East London barber

Despite the lack of hair-dressing and barber academies in Buffalo City Metro, East Londoner Jeremy Leslie has not ...

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Dozens of sexual abuse victims turning to Cheryl Zondi Foundation

More than 30 people including young men and women have come forward to report being victims sexual abuse by religious ...

OPINION | Learn how things work, create own future

As South Africa winds down for the end of year holidays, we take stock of all the ups and downs of the year. But even more than this, we must look ahead and ...

OPINION | Court ruling on mining huge win for villagers

A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands in rural areas ...

OPINION | ANC stymies Ramaphosa in so many ways

Even his detractors would concede that Cyril Ramaphosa has greatly improved the political atmosphere in South Africa since assuming the presidency in February ...

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Up-coming designers show-cased in the presence in big names in the fashion industry like Gert-Johan Coetzee, Linda `Sithole and Sonwabile Ndamase.

Designers showcase at Buyel'Ekhaya Fashion Show

Up-coming designers show-cased in the presence in big names in the fashion industry like Gert-Johan Coetzee, Linda `Sithole and Sonwabile Ndamase.

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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 ...

BCM offer R10,000 to striking workers

Buffalo City Metro has offered to pay R10,000 to more than 5,000 of its employees as compensation after failing to ...

WATCH | Citizens join in to clean up ...

Over 50 people joined forces on Thursday morning to clean up East London’s Eastern Beach, after weeks of rubbish piling ...

Strikers issue ultimatum on offer by BCM

Striking Buffalo City Metro workers have threatened to intensify their action on Friday should the metro bosses not ...

WATCH | Buffalo City Metro workers ...

Hundreds of Buffalo City Metro workers tried to break into the East London City Hall on Tuesday morning in a desperate ...

Know when the power’s going off

Confused residents of Buffalo City have found themselves caught between Eskom loadshedding and an erratic BCM power ...

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When poetry and music combine

East London-born musician Aston Wylie and local poet Megan Ross will be giving their home town an intimate performance ...

Retired nurse reaches 100

A 100-year-old woman in Healdtown, Fort Beaufort, thanked God for her long life as she celebrated the rare milestone ...

The gripping sounds of a man on the rise

Just mention the name Nkunz’emdaka to anyone in the traditional music industry and they’ll know you’re talking about ...

Auditions for inspiring musical ...

Aspiring singers and actors will be given a chance to showcase their talent at auditions for the musical production, ...

Rasta sketches Slikour and it may be his ...

It's no secret that artist Rasta gets major shade when he attempts to immortalise people in death through his sketches. ...

Christmas choices revealed

Dear Santa, please don't bring sweets, toys, alcohol or cards for Christmas this year. Instead, South Africans would ...

Business

Time for carmakers to look to local ...

Economic development MEC Oscar Mabuyane is on a mission to grow the automotive industry in the Eastern Cape by getting ...

ANC wants VBS mayors gone, but the ...

Mayors who were fired last week over illegally investing municipal money with VBS refuse to step down

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