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'Death trap' school shut

While the world yesterday celebrated the centenary of Nelson Mandela – a man who believed in equal education for all – parents kept their children home from the “death trap” ...

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EL Telkom mobile store robbed by armed gang

The Telkom mobile store at Vincent Park Mall in East London was the target of armed robbers this morning.

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Public works to claim back R1.2-billion from ...

The department of public works is approaching the High Court in an attempt to claw back more than R1.2-billion from tenderprenuers in over-stated ...

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NSFAS monitors student after R14M saga

While the National Student Fund Aid Scheme (NSFAS) continues to fund theft-accused Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani’s education, she has to submit monthly reconciliation statements about her spending. Mani, a third-year accounting ...
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ANC members go to court to stop KZN elective ...

History repeated itself on Thursday when a group of disgruntled ANC KwaZulu-Natal members attempted to halt the provincial elective conference again. A group of applicants‚ believed to be from the Moses Mabhida region‚ sought on Thursday to disrupt ...
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Ramaphosa lawyers accuse Moyane of ‘effectively sabotaging’ his own misconduct hearing

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers have accused suspended tax boss Tom Moyane of “effectively sabotaging” the speedy ...

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100 bicycles given to pupils

A senior Bhisho official has also raised his hand for Madiba by sourcing funding for and donating 100 bicycles for ...

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Joy as DV centre gets mini facelift

A home for vulnerable children in Duncan Village felt the positive impact of 67 minutes for Mandela Day by getting a ...

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Business loses out as landline down 16 days

The East London Coffee Company, based in Gonubie, has been without its Telkom landline for 16 days. Owner Alan Hawkins ...

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Defence Force denies losing control of airspace on Mandela memorial day

Despite preparations made ahead of the death of former president Nelson Mandela‚ South Africa’s military briefly “lost ...

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WATCH | Zanele tackles depression with gruelling 160km race

A Johannesburg-based woman will be running the gruelling 160km Washie 100 Miler race this year from Cathcart to East ...

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Wits drops Mr‚ Ms and Mrs titles

The University of the Witwatersrand has taken a decision not to use titles such as Mr‚ Ms or Mrs to reflect a student's ...

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Soccer World Cup is an honour to attend – even for a No 2 goalkeeper

SPONSORED | Being the understudy doesn’t mean it’s less of a big deal to represent your country, says former England ...

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2m dolphin found stranded

A long-beaked common dolphin, with a propeller scar, was found stranded on a beach near Chinsta East yesterday. Kevin ...

Politics

WATCH | Cyril, Zuma unite to defend Madiba on ‘sellout’ claim

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his predecessor Jacob Zuma used yesterday’s Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations to tell ...

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DA 'lighting fires' with calls for troops in Western Cape‚ says Cele

The DA is stirring trouble with its repeated calls for army deployment in the gang-infested Cape Flats‚ says Police ...

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Taxi blockade affects Mlungisi schools

Schools have been closed in Mlungisi location, Stutterheim after taxi drivers closed all access roads to the township ...

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Alfred Nzo fraud case struck off roll

The fraud case against eight Alfred Nzo district municipality employees and a businessman was earlier this week ...

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Youths at highest risk of HIV

While the country has recorded a decrease in the number of new HIV infections nationally, 770704 people are estimated ...

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ANC man linked to three heists - Cele

Police minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday that Errol Velile Present‚ who worked at Luthuli House‚ had been linked to ...

OPINION | Obama invites world to find its better angels

Did Barack Obama’s speech strike the right chord? Cheryl Hendricks: Obama was chosen because he represented a great deal of what Mandela stood for. His lecture ...

OPINION | Mark of a great leader is the pursuit of unity

One of my uncles on my father’s side, utatomncinci, consistently disagrees with me on how societies change.

OPINION | Cyril has Madiba magic‚ but needs a lot more Madiba grit

President Cyril Ramaphosa has to keep affirming that he is “not weak”.

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Mthatha was abuzz as dignitaries descended on Mvezo to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. The day saw exciting activities for the people of Mvezo, Mandela’s birthplace.

#MandelaDay celebrations at Mvezo

Mthatha was abuzz as dignitaries descended on Mvezo to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. The day saw exciting activities for the people of Mvezo, Mandela’s birthplace.

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2m dolphin found stranded

A long-beaked common dolphin, with a propeller scar, was found stranded on a beach near Chinsta East yesterday. Kevin ...

WATCH | Outrage over stinking sewage ...

Ratepayers in Egoli are living in squalor due to overflowing sewage drains that remain unfixed despite submitting ...

The cloud's silver silver lining for ...

The fourth industrial revolution is coming and it’s going to be in the cloud. At least that’s if the Amazon Web ...

Amalinda traffic lights fuel community ...

The small victory of newly erected traffic lights in Amalinda has been welcomed by residents and councillor Mzukisi ...

Anger over sex violence in city

Incidences of sexual violence against women in Buffalo City Metro are among the highest in the country, with sex ...

Power outages leave parts of EL in the ...

Large parts of East London remained in the dark on Monday night as rolling power outages hit the area, leaving ...

Post office workers in city protest

The national strike action affecting post office services throughout the country filtered to East London, as some ...

LISTEN | BCM residents’ water woes fall ...

It’s been near a month since Buffalo City Metro ratepayer Raymond Pieterse reported a leaking water meter at the ...

Batting Bridge closed for maintenance

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is advising motorists that the Batting Bridge will be closed for maintenance ...

Long wait for RDP homes a nightmare

When the illegal power connection trips in Moscow’s shacklands, Tozamile Tshokwe’s electricity-driven oxygen tank stops ...

Beacon Bay, Gonubie Road on target

The construction of the Beacon Bay and Gonubie Link Road, which is set to be completed in March 2019, is currently ...

Changes to diet help bears of EL Zoo ...

Gina and Jenny, the brown bears of the East London Zoo, are looking much better, according to Lionel de Lange, CEO of ...

Sport

‘Raging Bulls’ to get Mthatha buzzing

Mthatha will come alive today when a contingent of boxers arrive to participate in Sunday’s world title extravaganza.

Eastern Cape U21s bounce back with win

The Eastern Cape bounced back in the SAB league U21 National Championship with a 2-0 win against North West at King ...

The sporting fraternity joins hands with ...

From packing food parcels to handing out clothes‚ computers‚ school shoes and blankets‚ the sporting fraternity joined ...

Frustrated Ajax unsure whether they are ...

Ajax Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou says the club have been left in limbo ahead of the new 2018/19 season‚ unsure what ...

All hail Snoop Dogg‚ the king of emojis!

The world has voted the thinking face as the emoji that best describes 2018 so far. The emoji beat the poop‚ smirk‚ ...

Lifestyle

Future is bright for baby girl born on ...

Nokuthula Damba is convinced that the birth of her baby girl on late former statesman Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday ...

The Soil's Ntsika is going solo‚ but he ...

Fans of acapella group The Soil almost fell into a collective state of depression when they thought that talk of a solo ...

So‚ can Obama dance? Twitter has files

As President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the podium at the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture‚ he had a little fun at the ...

All hail Snoop Dogg‚ the king of emojis!

The world has voted the thinking face as the emoji that best describes 2018 so far. The emoji beat the poop‚ smirk‚ ...

World flocks to EL to spend holiday cash

Sardine runs, cruises, fresh fish and trampoline parks are some of the attractions that prompt visitors and tourists to ...

Olympian shows families how fencing is ...

In an effort to show off what fencing is all about, the Buffalo Fencing Club held a clinic at the Beacon Bay Country ...

Boxing Mecca

‘Raging Bulls’ to get Mthatha buzzing

Mthatha will come alive today when a contingent of boxers arrive to participate in Sunday’s world title extravaganza.

Fists of fury to headline Madiba show

The annual Madiba Birthday Celebrations tournament is in full swing with the organisers promising an event to ...

Konkco vows to be all the rage in his ...

It has been a while since Simpiwe Konkco was seen plying his trade inside a ring. This even though he is a world ...

Mayweather to knock Tete into the right ...

By all intent and purposes the composition of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) in the bantamweight seems to be have ...

Last chance saloon for Mthalane to hit ...

Redemption beckons for boxer once accused of chickening out of fight

Business

Eskom sticks to its guns over wage demands

In what could be its last round of negotiations until a deal is struck‚ Eskom has stuck to its guns in reviewing the ...

Gupta link 'killed the business'‚ says ...

TNA Media’s association with the Gupta family created an unshakable perception that it was an integral part of “state ...

World News

How the rest of the world is marking ...

From musical tributes and gala dinners to rousing exhibitions‚ the world will join South Africans to celebrate late ...

WATCH | Vegas bodycam footage shows ...

Las Vegas police on Monday released dramatic body camera footage of an officer firing through his own windshield as he ...

WATCH | Trump vows ‘extraordinary ...

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin began an historic summit on Monday vowing their determination to forge a ...

WATCH | Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid ...

A treacherous rescue bid to free a youth football team trapped in a flooded Thai cave entered its second day Monday, ...

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa ...

The clearest indication yet that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces [ZDF] could be stakeholders in elections due to be held in ...

WATCH | Agonising rescue ahead for Thai ...

Rescuers braced for a long and difficult evacuation for 13 members of a Thai youth football team found alive in a cave ...

UPDATE | Reports of attempt on Zimbabwean ...

Reports have emerged that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly survived a bomb blast at a ZANU-PF rally he ...

Number missing in Indonesia ferry ...

As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, the ...

WATCH | Python selfie puts Indian forest ...

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with ...

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda eyeing ...

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, said on Monday ...

Clashes halt oil loadings at major Libyan ...

The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday due to attacks by armed ...

Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp ...

News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, ...

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