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Families in tears after BCM tears down homes of land invaders

Scores of East London families were left homeless on Friday when Buffalo City Metro executed a dramatic demolition court order, flattening about 20 newly-built brickhouses at ...

Politics

Oscar weighs options

The hunt is on for five “capable” women and one man to serve in Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s cabinet.

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WATCH | Education ‘should connect Africans’ and rest of the ...

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has called for an education curriculum that connects all Africans throughout the continent.

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Big bogus cops hit poor

Heartless swindlers are preying on poor, uneducated families by pretending to be police officers who are prepared to take a bribe to release relatives being held in police custody.
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Death row man’s family helpless

The Eastern Cape family of a South African man on death row in Vietnam for drug smuggling are in a race against time to save his life.
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WATCH | Member of sky diving free-fall team crashes into pole during presidential ...

A member of the South African National Defence Force’s sky diving free-fall team crashed into a pole during the ...

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Mafu has more reasons to smile

Lukhanyo Mafu, the former University of Fort Hare gardener turned graduate, will soon have even more reason to smile ...

Sport

Bulldogs up against it

A fired-up Border Bulldogs team are aiming to produce a drastically improved performance when they take on the Sharks ...

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Ramaphosa will have DA's full support if he's genuine about economic reform, says Maimane

President Cyril Ramaphosa will have the DA’s full support if he does what is in the interest of South Africa and is ...

Sport

Jantjies stars as Stormers down Highlanders

The Stormers can dare to dream of a Super Rugby play-off after an inspired 34-22 win over the Highlanders at Newlands ...

Lifestyle

Hashtag’s ‘Cupid’ helps find love

A Twitter hashtag created by an Eastern Cape social media influencer playing Cupid has reached more than 18,000 South ...

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Cyril's promise: 'There will be action'

President Cyril Ramaphosa promised South Africans a presidency of “action” as he delivered his inauguration speech in ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

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

Lifestyle

Connect to the world

Growing up with a fascination and appreciation for Native American Indian culture, Angela Rieger is using her spare ...

Sport

Top cricket set for Buffalo Park

International cricket is set for a return to Buffalo Park in the coming Proteas home season when the hosts will take on ...

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Tow truck driver killed in hit and run

A 38-year-old Algoa Towing and Recovery driver was killed in a hit and run in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Helen Sauls-August ready for the Bhisho hot seat

She sits in the engine room of the ANC in the Eastern Cape where positions are usually discussed and decided upon, but ...

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Zuma 'too busy staying out of jail' to attend Ramaphosa's inauguration

Former president Jacob Zuma has snubbed the inauguration of his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, which is currently under ...

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Durban man dies after ramming car into two children

A motorist was killed when he lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into two children north of Durban on Saturday.

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TS Galaxy player dies in car accident

TS Galaxy player Thembinkosi Mbamba has died in a car accident.

OPINION | PIC equities head needs balancing act

The head of listed equities at the Public Investment Corp (PIC) has a nice problem on his hands. Next week he will make the final decision on whether to allow ...

OPINION | Pandor for DP – Cyril’s first choice – or NDZ?

The exit of David Mabuza from the parliamentary stage, whether permanent or not, has thrown open the contest for the deputy presidency.

OPINION | Retaining young talent must be a priority

When my son and his family decided to leave South Africa for a teaching assignment in New Zealand, I had mixed feelings.

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Eastern Cape Public Works staffers paid tribute to outgoing MEC Pemmy Majodina

Grand sendoff for outgoing MEC Pemmy Majodina

Eastern Cape Public Works staffers paid tribute to outgoing MEC Pemmy Majodina. Video SUPPLIED

City News

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the ...

BCM has least murders but most sexual ...

Of all nine metros in South Africa, Buffalo City has shown the longest and most sustained decrease in its murder rate.

No respect for city’s cemeteries

East Londoners are too scared to visit city cemeteries to pay respect to their loved ones’ graves. That’s the shocking ...

Two more Bonza Bay beach knife muggings

Pristine Bonza Bay beach, one of East London’s mugging hot spots, claimed yet more victims this week when two women ...

Site of beauty falling into shoddy state

Buffalo Pass should be one of the shining lights of East London, but continues to be a site of some of the city’s most ...

Money-for-garbage a hit in EL

The first Eastern Cape-based Packa-Ching mobile buyback centre was launched at the Khaya Youth Community Development ...

DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on ...

An animal rights motion criticising the East London zoo vanished from council on Wednesday in a move that angered DA ...

‘No swimming’ at Quenera due to sewage ...

East London residents, including the thousands of children who are enjoying school holidays, have been warned against ...

WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in ...

While scores of people are expected to flock to East London beaches during the school holidays, the appalling state of ...

Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to ...

World-renowned South African conservationist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty is adding his voice – and those of his ...

Beach facilities fall apart

Just months after Buffalo City Municipality spruced up the city’s beaches for holidaymakers, complaints are circulating ...

BCM in court over city centre barriers

Two property companies have resorted to court in a bid to force Buffalo City Municipality to remove cement barriers ...

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Lifestyle

Hashtag’s ‘Cupid’ helps find love

A Twitter hashtag created by an Eastern Cape social media influencer playing Cupid has reached more than 18,000 South ...

Connect to the world

Growing up with a fascination and appreciation for Native American Indian culture, Angela Rieger is using her spare ...

Rural school Lujilo voted most inspiring

The seventh annual Inspiration Awards saw a hall filled with hope, happiness and one truly inspirational organisation ...

Mo Flava defends himself from backlash ...

"She got called out because those were her words not mine"

Honda is recalling 137,000 SUVs over ...

Metal burrs on the interior surface of the steering wheel may result in damage that could lead to a short circuit and ...

REVIEW | The 2019 Porsche Macan is an ...

This year's offering is a competent and relatively affordable SUV

Business

WATCH | A woman taking selfies on a Sea ...

A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after being arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea ...

BREAKING NEWS: Old Mutual suspends CEO ...

The company has decided that ‘there has been a material breakdown in trust and confidence between him and the board’

Comair 'put measures in place' to avoid ...

Comair, which operates British Airways (BA) in SA and low-cost carrier Kulula, says it is putting measures in place to ...

Tiger Brands plans to fight against ...

The plaintiffs’ claims for damages are being made under the Consumer Protection Act, claims in delict, and claims for ...

Rand improves past R14/$ despite mounting ...

The local currency has firmed to its best level against the dollar in two-months, although a series of risk-events on ...

JSE summoned to PIC inquiry following ...

The commission wants answers as to why Sagarmatha Technologies was not listed in 2018

Jobs of white-collar workers under threat ...

The disruptive impact of the technological age has shifted focus from slashing jobs in the blue-collar, repetitive-job ...

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