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Pensioners forced to walk the gauntlet

Residents at Kennersley Park South – a retirement village in East London – have had a tough time crossing the street safely for more than two years as Buffalo City Metro has ...

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Gonubie boardwalk is on its last legs

After years of little to no maintenance, the Gonubie boardwalk is finally on its last legs and Ward 29 DA councillor, André Swart and ratepayers are ...

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Outrage as foul leaks slowly kill Buffalo City’s rivers

A number of Buffalo City Metro’s rivers have been exposed to raw sewage and are contaminated – something that fills many residents with rage.

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R47m Berlin site a dump

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers had to fork out at least R47m on the rehabilitation of the Roundhill waste landfill site in Berlin – but some trucks are not using the facility and are illegally dumping, just metres away.
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Unfenced fields being misused

It is a free for all at an East London sports field with vagrants living in nearby bushes, while driving schools also use the fields to teach learner drivers, damaging the grass in the process.
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Beacon Bay outcry over cell tower proposal

A proposal to erect two cellphone tower masts in Grace Crescent and Sandpiper Road in Beacon Bay has been put forward ...

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City’s power revenue drops by over R50m

Buffalo City Metro’s 2019/20 projected revenue for electricity sales has decreased by more than R50m, after the ...

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Massive raw sewage spill affects part of Nahoon River

Thousands of litres of raw sewage spewed into the Nahoon River on Tuesday, leaving a stinking, concentrated slick of ...

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Cameras fail to net crime

Different stories are being told why none of Buffalo City Metro’s CCTV cameras recorded a hit-and-run crime in which ...

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R500k needed for repairs as hall ‘stripped bit by bit’

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

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BCM has least murders but most sexual crimes

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on zoo

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

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‘No swimming’ at Quenera due to sewage spill

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

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WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in shambles

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

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Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to close East London’s zoo

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

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Beach facilities fall apart

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

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