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Business boom as visitors flock to BCM and Wild Coast

The festive season is upon us, and it is all systems go. Thousands of holidaymakers flocking to Wild Coast beaches and seeking out East London’s festive parties have booked ...

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WATCH | 'Extremely irresponsible' Intercape bus ...

Intercape has suspended one of its bus drivers after a video of him driving recklessly went viral.

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R185m SABC security tender was 'irregular' - SIU ...

A preliminary Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe has found that a R185m SABC security tender was irregularly awarded by its interim board and ...

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Rewritten history curriculum on the cards for ...

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has approved the re-appointment of a  ministerial task team to amend the history curriculum at SA schools.
Daily Life

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 ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

Here is your detailed five day weather forecast for some cities in the Eastern Cape. 

Opinion

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 ...

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Cops favour the well-off, court rules

Equality Court says allocation of police resources discriminates against black and poor people in Cape townships

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WATCH | Woman killed after taxi ploughs into car outside KZN mall

Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment when a minibus taxi ploughed into a car in central Ballito, north of Durban, ...

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You could be driving into a Christmas nightmare

A labour dispute affecting driver's licences means 90,000 motorists are headed for a nasty surprise at a roadblock

Opinion

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 ...

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Home for Christmas: seven SA English teachers detained in China

Tristan-Lee Niemand and six other South Africans have completed their detention period and are expected to be deported ...

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Eastern Cape pathology in shambles

Forensic pathology services in the Eastern Cape are in shambles, with severe staff shortages, insufficient equipment ...

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Shock as taxi boss and his three children found dead

Residents of North Crest were left reeling in shock on Monday after a popular taxi owner and his three children were ...

Lifestyle

Top-class casino puts Mthatha on the map

A multimillion-rand, world-class casino has opened in Mthatha.

Sport

Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after a dreadful series of results, the Premier League club ...

Lifestyle

Auditions for inspiring musical production now open to public

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

Entertainment

Rasta sketches Slikour and it may be his best work yet

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

Lifestyle

Christmas choices revealed

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

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 ...

Multimedia

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.

City News

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 ...

WATCH | City filth: private firms accused ...

Buffalo City Metro has roped in private companies to clean its filthy streets, but some East London residents have been ...

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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 ...

Ferrari honours Schumacher's 50th ...

Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher will be honoured by Ferrari with a special exhibition to mark his 50th birthday on ...

Have yourself a scary little Christmas: ...

They may have been naughty not nice, but, hey, everyone can dream, can't they?

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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