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WATCH | Women students carry knives

Women students at the University of Fort Hare’s Alice campus are arming themselves with knives and pepper spray in what they believe is a fight for survival. This drastic ...

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Govt bakkies destroyed by protesters

Three vehicles belonging road and transport department were torched during service delivery protest in Maluti near Matatiele on Tuesday. Road and ...

City

Mdantsane warned of water cuts due to maintenance

Thousands of Mdantsane residents will be without water on Wednesday as Buffalo City Metro will be conducting  planned maintenance on its reservoir ...

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Eradicating pit latrines will cost R6.8bn

It will cost government more than R6.8-billion to eradicate pit toilets at schools throughout the country. The bulk of that budget is set aside for the Eastern Cape, the province with highest number schools with pit latrines.
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Suicide note found at scene where Mark Minnie’s ...

A suicide note was found on the scene where the body of Mark Minnie‚ a former Port Elizabeth policeman and co-author of the recently released book‚ The Lost Boys of Bird Island‚ was found. The body of Minnie‚ 58‚ was found near a bush at the back of ...
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Cop hurt in bar-room brawl with a Hawks officer

An East London Warrant Officer attached to the West Bank police garage, is on the brink of losing his eye site, after a ...

Politics

AfriForum stands by list of properties to be 'expropriated'

Civil rights organisation AfriForum remains adamant that a list of properties earmarked for “expropriation” that it ...

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Flying car hits house

An out-of-control Avanza flew through the air into a Mdantsane house, entering through the roof and wrecking the walls ...

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SABC unable to foot full legal bill for defending Motsoeneng

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is unable to pay the DA for all of the legal fees incurred while ...

Sport

Kaizer Chiefs jersey in demand globally after being voted as the world's best

Kaizer Chiefs are receiving increased international interest for sales of their jersey after it was voted UK football ...

Politics

Protect workers’ interests or ‘pay the price’ – Cosatu warns ANC

Cosatu has issued the ANC with an ultimatum ahead of the national elections in 2019‚ saying the party will “pay the ...

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WATCH | Judge holds out little hope for Van Breda appeal bid

The faint scars on Henri van Breda’s body came back to haunt him in the High Court in Cape Town on Tuesday — as did the ...

Lifestyle

It’s Wild Coast Jikeleza Fest time

Now in its 17th year, the annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival is undergoing a facelift with more live music, more sport ...

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WATCH | UFH determined to take action on behalf of assault victim

The University of Fort Hare is looking at taking drastic action against final-year fine arts student Anathi Madikane, ...

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Mercedes-Benz test drivers hold picket

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) employees in West Bank have threatened a total production shutdown if their wage ...

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Masked gang shoots detainee in police cell

Residents of Ngangelizwe township in Mthatha have been left terrified after the local police station was attacked by ...

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Nxasana must 'find' R10m to repay golden handshake

Former head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Mxolisi Nxasana needs to “find” the R10-million the ...

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UPDATE: ‘Bird Island’ exposé co-author found dead

Former Port Elizabeth policeman and co-author of the explosive book The Lost Boys of Bird Island‚ Mark Minnie‚ has been ...

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Women call for accused to be released

A crowd of 20 women has gathered outside the East London magistrate’s court ahead of the bail application of publicist ...

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Anger over dumped animal remains

Komani farming company KDC Trading has admitted it dumped diseased piglet and chicken carcasses on open ground near ...

OPINION | Move past stereotypes to build better society

Our society is moving at breakneck speed. So much is changing that we barely have time to think through anything. As a result we look at issues, only briefly, ...

OPINION | All this talk and no action gets SA nowhere

Why is South Africa so dull, so poor at growing its economy and creating jobs? Why is it that, quarter after quarter now for a decade, the release of the ...

OPINION | Make sure your car insurance covers you

When last did you shop around to make sure your car insurance premium is still market-related? It’s essential to do that, because when it comes to car ...

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Judge Siraj Desai laid into Henri van Breda’s defence advocate, Piet Botha, during an application for leave to appeal against his convictions and three life sentences. Van Breda is serving his sentences in Drakenstein prison in the Western Cape. Desai will announce his decision on the application for leave to appeal on Monday August 20 2018.

5 powerful quotes from Judge Desai in Henri van Breda’s leave to appeal application

Judge Siraj Desai laid into Henri van Breda’s defence advocate, Piet Botha, during an application for leave to appeal against his convictions and three life sentences. Van Breda is serving his sentences in Drakenstein prison in the Western ...

Land Debate

Crucial pieces of land ownership ...

In broad terms 36% of the Eastern Cape is owned by the state and 64% privately, though the real situation is more ...

WATCH | Diverse views on land during ...

The public hearings on land expropriation without compensation are under way at the Orient Theatre in East London on ...

OPINION | Leave land that is already in ...

The Hegebe Traditional Council has discussed the raging debate on expropriation of land without compensation, the ...

Almost 17 000 land claims settled in EC

Amid intense land debates and hearings, the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights has revealed that about 16 960 ...

Komani hearings on land delayed by EFF ...

The expropriation of land without compensation hearing in Komani was delayed after EFF disrupted proceedings with the ...

'Expropriation' call for land and all ...

Land expropriation should not only consider farmland but all SA land and water and its minerals, according to a call ...

'Expropriation' call for land and all ...

Land expropriation should not only consider farmland but all SA land and water and its minerals, according to a call ...

Speed up or we take the land by force

Drama unfolded at the land hearing at the Komani City Hall yesterday when EFF members disrupted the parliamentary ...

OPINION | Land redress need not be a ...

While land redress is a genuine issue, expropriation of land without compensation has become nothing more than a ...

OPINION | Use dialogue to stop land issue ...

Since time immemorial, one of the problems confronting mankind is how to share the land on a just and equitable basis ...

City News

Mdantsane warned of water cuts due to ...

Thousands of Mdantsane residents will be without water on Wednesday as Buffalo City Metro will be conducting  planned ...

BCM draft bylaws are ready for public ...

Residents of the Buffalo City Metro will have their chance to comment on, and possibly influence, newly drafted ...

Recruitment draws frowns as Highway store ...

Fifty-one jobs were created in Mdantsane with the opening of the Builders Superstore at the Highway business hub late ...

Highgate hijinks headache

An East London landmark, the Highgate Hotel, has undergone a revamp – but the new owners have raised the ire of their ...

More protests over stripping saga

Irate Mdantsane residents on Monday marched to the NU1 police station, demanding that the three women who allegedly ...

Residents march again for Kamva justice

A second march calling for #JusticeForKamva was held in Mdantsane on Monday, this time to the Mdantsane police station ...

Alleged robbers nabbed in North End

Three alleged robbers were not as lucky when their stolen car crashed into a lucky bean tree during a police chase in ...

‘They tore my dress off me’

The 22-year-old college student who was allegedly stripped naked and humiliated on Monday by three women who accused ...

Grieving wife tells of Brett’s love

The wife of slain East London businessman Brett Pope, who was gunned down by two robbers on Wednesday, said he was a ...

Eviction threat for Fynbos residents

Disgruntled Fynbos residents who invaded a housing project have dug their heels in. After they illegally occupied RDP ...

Own Haven tenants in tariffs protest

Own Haven tenants took to the streets on Wednesday, calling for a review of increase in rental and utility tariffs that ...

WATCH | Factional battles erupt in BCM ...

ANC factional politics reared its ugly head when a reconvened Buffalo City Metro council meeting meant to discuss ...

Sport

Chippa to give Leopards more than they ...

Chippa United midfielder Daine Klate says playing a hungry side like Black Leopards will be a challenge but believes ...

Kaizer Chiefs jersey in demand globally ...

Kaizer Chiefs are receiving increased international interest for sales of their jersey after it was voted UK football ...

Billiat in a class of his own

Khama Billiat at his optimum is the best player in South Africa‚ Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has said. Billiat ...

EL fighters shine in Johannesburg

Three East London boxers kept the flag flying high in their bouts in Johannesburg at the weekend when they romped to ...

Local teen champ the youngest ever in SA

East London's newest surfing star Zoe Steyn put in the performance of her life when she upset the odds at Nahoon Reef ...

Lifestyle

AKA set to dazzle EL audiences

The World Is Yours hit-maker AKA is bringing his Touch My Blood tour to East London’s latest entertainment spot, Roots ...

It’s Wild Coast Jikeleza Fest time

Now in its 17th year, the annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival is undergoing a facelift with more live music, more sport ...

Chintsa set for band invasion

Be ready for a band invasion, thanks to The C-Club in Chintsa. The club has already brought East London the likes of ...

WATCH | I discovered AKA‚ says 'people's ...

Businessman Malcolm X has not only handed out over R4-million to those in need over the years‚ but also “discovered” ...

WATCH | Lasizwe's In My Feelings ...

Youtube personality Lasizwe has taken the #InMyFeelingsChallenge to a whole new level.

From the dusty streets of Luhewini to ...

Although Bongekile Nqiyama grew up writing poems and lyrics, he never truly saw himself as an author.

Boxing Mecca

EL fighters shine in Johannesburg

Three East London boxers kept the flag flying high in their bouts in Johannesburg at the weekend when they romped to ...

Funeka not off the hook over his Russia ...

The war between Boxing SA and veteran Mdantsane boxer Ali Funeka is set to continue unabated after the regulatory body ...

Double bill kept fans bewildered and ...

The past weekend was abuzz with boxing activity leaving plenty to talk about including controversial issues about ...

Fuzile bout was pretty Dullsville

Once again there were complaints about Azinga Fuzile’s level of opposition after a disappointing showing by his ...

Local boxers suffer different fight ...

Local boxers fighting in the Nelson Mandela boxing tournament at International Convention Centre in East London on ...

Business

WATCH | Samsung eyes young buyers with ...

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York on Thursday in a key product launch that it ...

Meet SA's R145-million Powerball winner

The winner of the R145-million PowerBall jackpot is a 34-year-old engineer based in Secunda.

World News

Let's put elections behind us and work at ...

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa presided over Heroes’ Day celebrations in Harare on Monday and urged the nation ...

At least 100 security forces killed in ...

At least 100 security forces have been killed in the ongoing struggle to push the Taliban from the embattled Afghan ...

Bangladesh detains online activists over ...

Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumours on Facebook during ...

Tendai Biti arrested by Zimbabwe police ...

Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti’s lawyer says he was arrested on Wednesday morning by the country’s police - ...

BREAKING | Riot police stop Chamisa press ...

HARARE: Riot police briefly stopped a press conference that was set to be held at the Bronte Hotel‚ in Harare on ...

WATCH | Zimbabwe opposition rejects ...

Zimbabwe’s opposition on Friday rejected what it said were the “fake” results of the landmark election in which ...

WATCH | How the rural vote carried The ...

It was the sheer strength of numbers in rural Zimbabwe that carried Emmerson Mnangagwa to the Zimbabwean presidency ...

WATCH | Ramaphosa congratulates new ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called Emmerson Mnangagwa to congratulate him on being elected as president of the ...

Chaos breaks out in Harare as post-vote ...

Police fired teargas at MDC Alliance supporters on Wednesday as tensions escalated in the capital‚ Harare. Supporters ...

OPINION | Despite the negativity there is ...

So Zimbabweans went to the polls yesterday. I could not help, in the run-up, but to reflect on the journey Zimbabwe has ...

Mugabe’s vote met with chants of ...

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe cast his vote at Mhofu primary school in the Harare suburb of Highfield just ...

Voter's roll not always quite sorted out ...

About 50 people were turned away in Karoi’s ward 3‚ which falls under the Hurungwe Central constituency‚ over alleged ...

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