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Murder, mayhem at Eastern Cape schools

Violence and terror have gripped two schools, one in East London, the other in a rural area near Qumbu.

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Fort Hare student uproar over NSFAS funding shuts Alice campus

Two students were apparently injured when police fired rubber bullets to disperse a NSFAS protest at the University of Fort Hare's Alice campus on ...

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East London mom turns rap promoter

A grieving mother has embraced her late son’s passion for ATM trap music and adopted a local trap artist group from Pefferville, East London.

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Illegal wires hinder water pipe fix

Thousands of residents in Vincent and Beacon Bay were without water on Tuesday morning as a result of a massive break to a water main.
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Zimbane people fear more deaths

The leaders of committees entrusted with fighting for land restoration and compensation for the Zimbane community in Mthatha are living in fear as no arrests have been made in the killings of four prominent land claimants.
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'Lying' East London child rapist found guilty

A man who raped a 12-year-old schoolgirl three years ago cast his eyes to the ground as he was found guilty by the ...

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State tender blunder to cost well over R120m

The taxpayer will have to foot a more than R120m damages bill to an East London firm of architects after 16 years of ...

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EC teen dies after being hit by rock in school 'faction fight'

A 16-year-old schoolboy was killed after he was hit on the head with a rock, allegedly by a fellow pupil after a ...

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Trevor Noah raked in more than R430-million from comedy last year

SA-born funny man is the fourth highest paid stand-up comedian in the world.

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Nearly half of grade 2 pupils can’t read

Almost half of grade 2 pupils in the Eastern Cape cannot read a single word – and 52% of grade 1s cannot identify the ...

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I did not ask her age, says ‘husband’ of 13-year-old bride

A man accused of buying a 13-year-old girl as his wife claimed on Monday that he had never asked the child her age.

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Rainy day shelters for hawkers

Bukelwa Maliphale has been running her own small business as a hawker selling fruit and frying Russians and chicken ...

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Daycare uplifts kids from village

Every morning begins with a prayer at Uthixo Unathi Daycare Centre in Kwelerha village east of East London.

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Successful innovator an inspiration

An address by the 31-year-old electrical engineer who created the Pelebox smart locker, which cuts down queuing times ...

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Eastern Cape's metros face takeover

Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay metros have been threatened with being dissolved and placed under provincial ...

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Seven life terms in jail for Krugersdorp teen roped into murder by mom

Marcel Steyn's warped childhood led to her involvement in a cult and a string of grisly murders.

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South Africans think corruption increased during Ramaphosa’s first six months as ...

Sixty-four percent of South Africans think corruption increased in the past 12 months.

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EL physiotherapist killed in R72 crash

Well-known East London physiotherapist Gerda Bence was killed in a car accident on the R72 outside Alexandria on ...

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Eskom, Sasol fingered over ‘world’s second-worst sulfur dioxide hotspot’

Emissions in the Kriel area of Mpumalanga only lag the Norilsk Nickel metal complex in the Russian town of Norilsk, ...

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'Please Call Me' inventor wants R10bn - refuses Vodacom's R47m offer

‘Please call me’ inventor Nkosana “Kenneth” Makate wants to get involved with certain projects with the R10.25 billion ...

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