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Oscar: I’ve paid back the money

Newly sworn-in Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane wasted no time in tackling the “elephant in the room” on Wednesday, stating publicly that he had “paid back the money” ...

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Woman in court after R2m jewellery heist

One of the people accused of robbing Browns Jewellers in East London’s Hemingways Mall of diamonds worth more than R2m last Thursday appeared in ...

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Mvula Trust steps away from row over toilets

The Mvula Trust has distanced itself from the row between a contractor and the department of education relating to the closure of toilets at four ...

Politics

Another record for DA’s Cassim as youngest Bhisho ...

Yusuf Cassim, who at the age of 24 held the record of being the youngest member of the fifth democratic parliament in 2014, has done it again.
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Mayor who faced Sindiso Magaqa murder charges ...

The apppointment of Mluleki Ndobe as deputy speaker in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature on Wednesday has ruffled a few feathers.
Politics

Ramaphosa set to bite the Bathabile bullet and dump Dlamini from cabinet

When President Cyril Ramaphosa announces his new cabinet next week expect the unexpected - including the possible ...

Sport

League saga irks Tornado no end

Tornado team manager Simphiwe Magongo says the appeal lodged by Mthatha Bucks against Tornado has taken a toll on their ...

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'Ethnic fights cost lives,' says prosecutor in black business mogul's k-word trial

Businessman Peter-Paul Ngwenya's use of a derogatory racial term was meant to insult and "dehumanise" his former best ...

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Mzansi not impressed with Nomvula Mokonyane's return to Parliament

South Africans are far from impressed by the return of Nomvula Mokonyane to parliament as its chair of chairpersons.

Opinion

OPINION | Retaining young talent must be a priority

When my son and his family decided to leave South Africa for a teaching assignment in New Zealand, I had mixed feelings.

Lifestyle

EL actor De Villiers scoops prestigious Naledi for breakthrough performance

Another accolade was heaped upon East London actor Ryan de Villiers at the Joburg Theatre on Monday night, when he won ...

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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Eastern Cape vows to pay to save Magwa and Majola farms

The provincial government will not allow the Magwa and Majola Tea estates to be liquidated, says acting head of the ...

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Bailed after 4 years awaiting trial in jail

An Eastern Cape armed robbery accused was given bail of R5,000 after being held in police custody for more than four ...

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New plan to curb EC initiate deaths and injuries unveiled

Boys who have been medically examined in other provinces will not be allowed to undergo traditional circumcision in ...

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WATCH | Clarendon girls look to the future at new discovery centre

“This is so cool,” beamed Grade 5 Clarendon Primary School pupil Aisha Mxokozeli as she walked into the school’s new ...

News

Henri van Breda loses another bid to appeal family murder conviction

Henri van Breda has lost yet another bid to appeal his murder conviction.

Politics

Mmusi Maimane: DA will tackle Helen Zille on her 'black privilege' tweets

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday his party would take action against outgoing Western Cape premier Helen Zille ...

News

Mogoeng supports smaller cabinet, calls on MPs to take oath seriously

Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng used an interview with the SABC on Tuesday to lambaste public representatives for not ...

Motoring

FIRST DRIVE | 2019 Lamborghini Huracán Performante is a track slayer

Nurburgring-taming Huracan Performante arrives in SA with R6.1m pricetag

OPINION | Retaining young talent must be a priority

When my son and his family decided to leave South Africa for a teaching assignment in New Zealand, I had mixed feelings.

OPINION | Ramaphosa must deliver on promises

It was German statesman Otto von Bismarck who said the great problems of his day would not be solved by speeches and majority votes, but “by iron and blood”. ...

Makhanda looked a Gift horse of the Givers in the mouth

There's a whiff of double-dealing about the aid group being stiffed by the town - but it is surely not surprising

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MPs who make up South Africa's sixth parliament were sworn in on May 22 2019. The ANC claimed 230 seats while main opposition parties the DA and EFF claimed 84 and 44 seats respectively.

SA's sixth parliament sworn in

MPs who make up South Africa's sixth parliament were sworn in on May 22 2019. The ANC claimed 230 seats while main opposition parties the DA and EFF claimed 84 and 44 seats respectively.

City News

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

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

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 ...

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Lifestyle

EL actor De Villiers scoops prestigious ...

Another accolade was heaped upon East London actor Ryan de Villiers at the Joburg Theatre on Monday night, when he won ...

FIRST DRIVE | 2019 Lamborghini Huracán ...

Nurburgring-taming Huracan Performante arrives in SA with R6.1m pricetag

WATCH | East London gqom sensation shoots ...

Mdantsane gqom sensation Zintle Kwaaiman has taken her career to the next level and worked with a member of the ...

Choirs combine for youth at the Orient

With the aim of reviving a praise and worship culture among youth, the Mdantsane Gospel Choir and the Tshwane Gospel ...

Varied entertainment wows East Londoners

East London came alive with entertainment at the weekend. Revellers rolled around laughing at comics, bopped to DJs’ ...

‘Hear my songs and not scandals’ says ...

For much of 2019, Eastern Cape-born afro-soul singer Zahara’s personal life has hogged the headlines. But, as she ...

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 ...

Rand improves past R14/$ despite mounting ...

The local currency has firmed to its best level against the dollar in two-months, although a series of risk-events on ...

JSE summoned to PIC inquiry following ...

The commission wants answers as to why Sagarmatha Technologies was not listed in 2018

Jobs of white-collar workers under threat ...

The disruptive impact of the technological age has shifted focus from slashing jobs in the blue-collar, repetitive-job ...

Tough second half for Tiso Blackstar ...

Company says it has prioritised cost management and disposal of noncore assets

Naspers plans to list international ...

SA’s largest public company says it wants to assets on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange, with a secondary listing on the ...

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