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Meet Mthatha beekeeper Thoko Njemla

2017-01-19 09:01

Thoko Njemla, 51, who took up beekeeping 15 years ago after struggling to find work, now has five people from her village working for her and harvests tons of honey every year.

Our movement is under severe strain - Ramaphosa

2017-01-15 16:10

In what seemed like an attack on President Jacob Zuma's administration, his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa fell short of saying that Oliver Tambo would have been disappointed by the ANC's leadership.

Eastern Cape man held for allegedly stabbing his mom to death

2017-01-09 19:25

A 31-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his mother to death at her home in Willowvale, Eastern Cape police say.

Eastern Cape man held for fatal tavern stabbing

2017-01-06 12:16

A man has been arrested for stabbing a 19-year-old to death at a village tavern in the Eastern Cape, police say.

Man arrested after woman is dragged into bushes and raped

2017-01-02 12:49

Police in Butterworth say they have have arrested a man who allegedly grabbed a woman from outside her home, dragged her into bushes and raped her.

Eastern Cape ambulance stoned on Christmas Day

2016-12-26 14:34

The Eastern Cape Department of Health is speaking to rural community elders after an ambulance was stoned on Christmas Day.

No arrests after Eastern Cape hospital shooting

2016-12-18 15:38

No arrests have been made yet after a suspected robber who was recovering in the Frere Hospital was shot and killed in his ward by two unknown men, Eastern Cape police say.

EC church pastor in court for rape

2016-12-13 06:20

A church pastor who is accused of raping the 18-year-old girl he was tasked with healing has appeared in the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court.

Woman raped by 'good Samaritan'

2016-12-10 09:27

An Eastern Cape woman has been raped in her home by a supposed good Samaritan, police say.

Construction company denies using cheap materials after school starts crumbling

2016-12-01 17:04

A construction company which renovated Mjila Primary School in Ntabankulu, about 156km north of Mthatha by road, has been accused of using cheap materials and of failing to pay employees their full salaries.


ANC leaders are divided, causing destruction - Ramaphosa

2017-01-15 19:53

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says “internal ANC processes have been infiltrated by individuals and companies seeking preferential access to state resources". He also mentioned that party leaders are divided and fighting over money.

8% matric pass rate - and this year could be worse, warn teachers at Libode school

2017-01-13 05:45

Some Eastern Cape schools do not have enough teachers and there are fears that already low matric pass rates will fall even more because of this.

Eastern Cape man, 20, arrested for rape of woman, 76

2017-01-08 11:23

Eastern Cape police say a 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 76-year-old woman in Willowvale.

Man killed, 70 injured in Eastern Cape storm

2017-01-04 06:57

Eastern Cape weather forecasters have warned of another severe thunderstorm in the area, after a 54-year-old man was killed and at least 70 people were injured in an earlier storm.

Man allegedly beats girlfriend to death with stick

2016-12-27 10:29

A man is expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court after he allegedly beat his girlfriend to death with a stick, Eastern Cape police say.

Crafty gogos discover you can have your cake and eat it too

2016-12-23 14:25

A group of 42 gogos have discovered you can have your cake... and eat it, thanks to their phenomenal crafting success.

Confiscated meat 'disappears' with police in East London

2016-12-13 13:50

Hawkers selling fresh meat in East London have said police habitually raid them, usually on Thursdays and Fridays, and confiscate their meat, which disappears without a trace.

Rivals serve up boxing treat

2016-12-11 06:08

Eastern Cape boxing fans will enjoy an early Christmas bonanza when two local boxers battle for the SA junior lightweight title in East London.

More than 20 'collapse and vomit' after drinking mystery liquid provided by Mthatha pastor

2016-12-08 21:29

More than 20 congregants "collapsed and vomited" after drinking a mystery liquid given to them by their pastor in Mthatha, the Eastern Cape health department says.

ECape school's ceiling fell on class during lesson

2016-12-01 12:39

Eastern Cape pupils and teachers want Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to keep her word and get rid of mud schools, pit toilets, and collapsing ceilings.

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