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Each year drier than last

The Eastern Cape’s water is drying up, forcing farmers into a crisis.

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Baby stolen by woman posing as Samaritan

 A woman in about her 50s, who identified herself only as “Mambathane”, has allegedly kidnapped a one-month-old baby boy, Iyana Nkumbi, in East ...

News

EC mayor’s sons laid to rest

In a speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa read at the funeral of OR Tambo district mayor Nomakhosazana Meth's two sons, he urged young South Africans ...

Politics

Want to compete in this year's national election? ...

The deposits to be made by political parties wanting to contest the 2019 national and provincial elections will remain the same as they were in 2014‚ the Electoral Commission of SA said on Friday.
Politics

Amcu lashes out at DA over 'insensitive' billboard

DA leader Mmusi Maimane‚ as a South African and "in particular as a black person"‚ should respect the cultural protocol of dealing with those who lost their lives.
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Sport

Wydad ‘are smarter than us’‚ admits Sundowns coach Mosimane

For a third successive year Mamelodi Sundowns find Wydad Casablanca of Morocco looming large directly ahead of them as ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

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

Business

A ‘tshisa nyama’ for families

After more than 15 years of working in government communications, Lwazi Jiba has finally followed his dream of being a ...

News

‘Snubbed’ after offering to help zoo

Lionel de Lange, the Ukraine-based bear expert who offered to assist with upgrades to the East London Zoo, says he has ...

News

WATCH | Racist? No‚ Kulula's baggage ad is just funny‚ watchdog rules

A TV ad in which a black neighbour drives over a white couple's luggage is just a good laugh‚ the ad watchdog has ruled.

News

Private school sacks teacher for 'inappropriate behaviour'

A posh private KwaZulu-Natal school has denied that a married teacher it dismissed for "inappropriate behaviour" had a ...

Opinion

OPINION | Bosasa ‘monopoly money’ does not bode well for ANC

The ANC’s election campaign just took a harrowing turn for the worse.

Motoring

Audi steps it up with fresh innovations

Abu Dhabi is the home of oil and gas, a shiny city reliant on the income from fossil fuels and which is making token ...

Lifestyle

Living in style at 45

Situated on the coast between Gonubie and Chintsa East is Waterside Country Village, an over 45’s estate which adds a ...

Sport

Banyana happy to be paid

South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Russell Paul says the issues around outstanding bonus payments to Banyana ...

Sport

Proteas to fine-tune

South Africa begin their quest to fine-tune their World Cup squad with a tricky five-match one-day series against ...

News

Boreholes feel strain from lack of rain

Boreholes hydrating coastal villages and tourist venues on the east coast north of East London are drying up or ...

News

City gardeners rise to challenge of drought

Urban gardens have been severely affected by the drought.

Business

Emerging, communal farmers plead for help

Emerging and communal farmers are praying and calling for government help in the interior.

OPINION | Bosasa ‘monopoly money’ does not bode well for ANC

The ANC’s election campaign just took a harrowing turn for the worse.

OPINION | Grass not always greener on other side

The value destruction at investment house Brait after its ill-fated 2015 acquisition of UK fashion retailer New Look shows the grass is not always greener on ...

OPINION | The obvious is oozing from those manifestos

Election manifestos might try to dazzle voters with promises or distract them with smoke and mirrors, but usually they really are what it says on the box: ...

Multimedia

Don't be a #TravelHater Baggage

A TV ad in which a black neighbour drives over a white couple's luggage is just a good laugh‚ the ad watchdog has ruled.

City News

Constant cable theft ‘ignored’

Fed-up with rampant electricity cable theft in his neighbourhood, an East London man has drawn a line in the sand and ...

BCM’s cleanup gathers steam

The Buffalo City Metro cleaning initiative that has kept the East London Settlers Way and and the beachfront clean, has ...

Blaze at ‘illegal’ tip sparks fury

Arson is believed to be behind two massive fires on the controversial and allegedly illegal municipal refuse tip in ...

"Illegal" BCM tip erupts into a blaze

The illegal BCM tip in Beacon Bay went up in flames on Monday. Flames leapt metres into the sky and a pall of grey and ...

Burning tip: threat to homes

Fish Eagle Crescent residents fear for their safety as a fire continues to smoulder at a municipal refuse site, a ...

Meter theft sees tons of water lost

Thousands of litres of municipal drinking water – enough to fill five swimming pools – flooded Selborne in East London ...

Living with trash stench intolerable

For two years, an illegal pile of trash outside an elderly Buffalo City Metro resident’s home has been so bad that it ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Lifestyle

Audi steps it up with fresh innovations

Abu Dhabi is the home of oil and gas, a shiny city reliant on the income from fossil fuels and which is making token ...

Living in style at 45

Situated on the coast between Gonubie and Chintsa East is Waterside Country Village, an over 45’s estate which adds a ...

WATCH | ‘Suzelle’ to visit East London

For East Londoners wanting to learn how to “shake up your make up” or make the perfect “Braai pie” like South African ...

New Mini 60 Years Edition celebrates six ...

For Mini's 60th anniversary, the company will be releasing the Mini 60 Years Edition, a vibrantly green version of the ...

Law clear on new domestic worker wage

Where you live in will no longer determine how much you pay the woman who cleans your house, irons your clothes, cooks ...

East London doctor suits up for the kids

While taking on Ironman 70.3 seems like enough of a challenge, East London doctor Jason Thoresen will be making most of ...

Business

A ‘tshisa nyama’ for families

After more than 15 years of working in government communications, Lwazi Jiba has finally followed his dream of being a ...

Emerging, communal farmers plead for help

Emerging and communal farmers are praying and calling for government help in the interior.

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