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Minister steps in, takes over mental health in the Eastern Cape

The national government has taken over administration of the Eastern Cape’s mental health directorate. Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday acted on the health ...

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Concern for East London teacher held in China

East London teen Tristan-Lee Niemand has been held in a Chinese detention centre for almost a month, and according to family waiting back home for ...

Politics

ANC allows Pule Mabe to go on leave amid sexual ...

ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe has asked to be placed on leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the party's grievance panel into ...

City

Electronic waste recycling grows in East London

While getting the actual garbage collected from homes and suburbs has been uppermost in most Buffalo City Metro residents’ minds these past few weeks, there is one form of waste not normally dumped on the rubbish heap but is a nuisance to get rid of ...
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Sport

REVEALED: Why gatvol Kaizer Chiefs finally decided to show Giovanni Solinas the door

Kaizer Chiefs’ defeat against amateur part-timers from Zanzibar Zimamoto was the final straw for the club ahead of ...

City

Libraries closed for Christmas

Bookworms can cross “going to the library” off their holiday to-do list as Buffalo City Metro began to close the ...

Politics

ANC Women's League wants Mabe suspended over sexual harassment claims

The ANC Women's League said it believed that party spokesman Pule Mabe should stop reporting for duty until accusations ...

News

Double life terms for killer rapist

A courageous woman of 59, who fought to the death against her brutal, drunken 29-year-old neighbour, ensured that her ...

Multimedia

WATCH | EXCLUSIVE: CCTV footage shows child killer dumping 3-year-old Courtney Pieters' ...

CCTV footage of Mortimer Saunders carrying and dumping Courtney Pieters' body was received from the Western Cape high ...

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WATCH | Mom collects degree earned by son who died of cancer

It will be a bittersweet moment when Amanda Kotze steps up to the stage at Stellenbosch University on Tuesday evening ...

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Father who mistook son for hijacker in court for tragic shooting incident

An Ennerdale father who shot dead his teenage son - believing him to be a hijacker outside a school - returns to the ...

City

Suspended official objects to BCM report

In a desperate move to clear his name, a former Buffalo City Metro senior official has instructed his lawyers to take ...

Sport

Son rising: Rugby turns a blind eye to nepotism

The latest case at the Sharks reminds us that why sound rugby decisions shouldn’t be clouded by family matters

News

WATCH | Family 'steal' handbag in slick restaurant takeaway trick

You can keep the money and my daughter's Christmas present - just please return the handbag you took at a restaurant in ...

Business

‘Mining is a slow poison’: Xolobeni wins case, but is still wary

Community still views government with suspicion despite the court victory that halts mining on their land

Opinion

OPINION | Michelle Obama is wrong: Women still need to Lean In

The truth is that in the battle of feminisms, it’s Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, not Michelle, who wins

Opinion

ANALYSIS: How the timeshare report affects you

The National Consumer Commission has drawn up a list of ways to wipe the dazzlingly fake smile off the industry's face

News

Giant fail: matric exam markers caught drunk on job

What happens to examiners who hit the bottle? Eight of them found out

’Twas a fortnight ’til Xmas. St Cyril came bearing ... niks

SA deserves its own, new poem of yuletide cheer

OPINION | Michelle Obama is wrong: Women still need to Lean In

The truth is that in the battle of feminisms, it’s Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, not Michelle, who wins

ANALYSIS: How the timeshare report affects you

The National Consumer Commission has drawn up a list of ways to wipe the dazzlingly fake smile off the industry's face

Multimedia

EXCLUSIVE: CCTV footage shows child killer dumping 3-year-old Courtney Pieters' body

CCTV footage of Mortimer Saunders carrying and dumping Courtney Pieters' body was received from the Western Cape high court. The grainy footage shows Saunders attempt to cover up the murder of 3-year-old Courtney Pieters after he killed ...

City News

Electronic waste recycling grows in East ...

While getting the actual garbage collected from homes and suburbs has been uppermost in most Buffalo City Metro ...

Libraries closed for Christmas

Bookworms can cross “going to the library” off their holiday to-do list as Buffalo City Metro began to close the ...

Suspended official objects to BCM report

In a desperate move to clear his name, a former Buffalo City Metro senior official has instructed his lawyers to take ...

All BCM departments to help clean metro

Municipal workers from all departments will help their colleagues in the community services department clean up Buffalo ...

WATCH | Residents clean up East London ...

From glass bottles and polystyrene packaging to plastic cups and containers, over 50 people joined forces on Thursday ...

BCM offer R10,000 to striking workers

Buffalo City Metro has offered to pay R10,000 to more than 5,000 of its employees as compensation after failing to ...

WATCH | Citizens join in to clean up ...

Over 50 people joined forces on Thursday morning to clean up East London’s Eastern Beach, after weeks of rubbish piling ...

Strikers issue ultimatum on offer by BCM

Striking Buffalo City Metro workers have threatened to intensify their action on Friday should the metro bosses not ...

WATCH | Buffalo City Metro workers ...

Hundreds of Buffalo City Metro workers tried to break into the East London City Hall on Tuesday morning in a desperate ...

Know when the power’s going off

Confused residents of Buffalo City have found themselves caught between Eskom loadshedding and an erratic BCM power ...

WATCH | City filth: private firms accused ...

Buffalo City Metro has roped in private companies to clean its filthy streets, but some East London residents have been ...

Gonubie traffic department still shut

The Gonubie Traffic Department is still closed to the dismay of many. Notices stuck to the door and window of the ...

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Lifestyle

Flight fiasco leaves DJs seething

DJ Mahoota and Vetkuk are contemplating legal action against the organisers of the Metro FM Heatwave event in East ...

Eastern Cape beauty queen has animal ...

Mount Ayliff-born Thinasingalakha Nota was crowned this year’s Miss Eastern Cape – Beauty With a Purpose over the ...

Campaign to boost EC choral heritage

The Eastern Cape government is mounting a strong campaign to restore unity in the fragmented choral music sphere. The ...

Craft beer industry takes off

Three out of the 200 craft breweries in South Africa are to be found in East London and along the coast east and west ...

Keeping tabs on food prices

With Christmas only three weeks away, retailers’ shelves are heaving with specials, although most of these specials ...

Poor plans do not fly

The plane tickets are booked, bags packed and the call of your dream holiday loudly beckons on the horizon, much like ...

Business

‘Mining is a slow poison’: Xolobeni wins ...

Community still views government with suspicion despite the court victory that halts mining on their land

Fenn kayaks ride wave of global success

If there were a manufacturer’s championship in ocean ski racing, as there is in Formula 1 motorsport, there would only ...

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