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Downpours bring joy to some, misery for others

Homes were flooded and evacuated while roads were completely washed away or submerged by water, as heavy downpours lashed several Wild Coast towns and other parts of the ...

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Cops swoop on 4 in fiery village feud

Three women and a man have been arrested for attempted murder and arson in Sicambeni village in the troubled Kwakhanyayo administrative area near ...

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‘Pardon all prisoners’ if king is set free

A prison-based human rights group which fights for the release of prisoners, does not want AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo pardoned.

Lifestyle

Easter love for cancer patients

Children at Frere Hospital’s oncology ward put the fact that they battle various cancers to the back of their minds and enjoyed a special Easter celebration while they were pampered with toys and showered with love.
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No vote on R1.5m security

The financially struggling King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality has been spending a small fortune on private guards for mayor Dumani Zozo’s suburban house in Hillcrest, Mthatha.
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Ukraine comedian Zelensky wins presidency in landslide

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election, drawing ...

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Sri Lanka PM not alerted to warning of attack because of feud, - minister

A rift between Sri Lanka's president and prime minister, which sparked a crisis last year, came under scrutiny on ...

Sport

Top-class fare as teams give it stick

A ferociously competed annual KC March Easter Hockey Festival came to a cracking conclusion on Sunday when the finals ...

Opinion

OPINION | ANC to blame for ANCYL losing its spark

As things stand, the ANC’s campaign leading towards the May election rests solely on the shoulders of President Cyril ...

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Heavy rains brings misery and relief to EC residents

Homes were flooded and evacuated while roads were completely washed away or submerged by water, as heavy downpours ...

Politics

DA's Trollip says king's pardon must not be a political ploy

The presidential pardon sought by jailed Abathembu King Buyelakhaya Dalindyebo is unlikely to receive the backing of ...

Sport

Sundowns face anxious wait ahead of Chippa United encounter

Mamelodi Sundowns face an anxious wait to see whether the key midfield duo of Hlompho Kekana and Tiyani Mabunda will be ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

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

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Three children drown while playing in abandoned illegal mine

The parents of three children - two siblings and a friend all younger than 10 - are in mourning after the youngsters ...

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'We are still crying': Anger at poor public services 25 years into SA's democracy

Inside the conical brick tower looming over Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, Busi Hlatshwayo thoughtfully ...

Sport

Young confident misfiring Man United will be ready for City

Manchester United’s players are well aware of the importance of Wednesday’s Premier League clash against champions ...

Motoring

FIRST DRIVE | 2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class offers space & luxury aplenty

New cushy-riding MPV should be in South Africa in the third quarter of 2019

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Cafés serve youngsters in the Cape a main course that tastes of hope

Since passing matric more than three years ago, Axola Dungulu, 22, has never worked for more than two months in any one ...

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'Free at last!': when black South Africans could finally vote

Remembering the first free and fair elections in April 1994 - 25 years ago

OPINION | ANC to blame for ANCYL losing its spark

As things stand, the ANC’s campaign leading towards the May election rests solely on the shoulders of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

OPINION | Preparing to die is part of living bravely

Since it’s Good Friday – can we have a conversation about life after death?

OPINION | We must use the measures to end this graft

When prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi took office in February she spoke at length about what she believed was at the heart of SA’s rampant corruption and ...

Multimedia

WATCH | J'Something puts an SA spin on a Portuguese fave in this recipe for milk tart rissois

Milk tart rissois

WATCH | J'Something puts an SA spin on a Portuguese fave in this recipe for milk tart rissois

City News

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 ...

Smelly, illegal dumpsite makes life ...

King William’s Town resident Thobela James is at the end of his rope with illegal dumping occurring outside his ...

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Lifestyle

Easter love for cancer patients

Children at Frere Hospital’s oncology ward put the fact that they battle various cancers to the back of their minds and ...

Gonubie-born star Asemahle aims to have ...

East London-born star Asemahle Malotana,16, will head to the World Championships of Performing Arts in California in ...

7 EL swimmers brave Robben Island waves

Seven East Londoners braved chilly Table Bay waters on Thursday to swim 7.5km from Robben Island to shore.

FIRST DRIVE | 2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class ...

New cushy-riding MPV should be in South Africa in the third quarter of 2019

Is this the most 'gangsta' minivan yet?

Seven-seater Lexus LM at launched Auto Shanghai is anything but subtle, in both style and luxury

Who are Africa’s top artists really?

How does one make sense of the art world? How do you tell the real deal from the fads and duds?

Business

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 ...

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