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SA fossils may be earliest known multicellular life - study

2017-04-26 14:59

Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers say.

Five hour wait for ambulance that never arrived

2017-04-25 14:47

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has said they're awaiting delivery of over 100 emergency vehicles, to better service the East London area where members of rural communities are lucky if an ambulance shows up at all.

Eastern Cape granny, 72, and granddaughter killed in axe attack

2017-04-22 11:11

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an elderly woman and her granddaughter, Eastern Cape police say.

Woman raped on way to Easter Sunday church service

2017-04-17 12:32

A Butterworth resident has been raped as she was walking to church with her boyfriend late on Easter Sunday, Eastern Cape police have confirmed.

Shop assistant killed in robbery in Eastern Cape

2017-04-02 16:42

A 24-year-old shop assistant has been killed during a robbery in the Willowvale area, Eastern Cape police have said.

Street lights don’t work in Mdantsane

2017-03-25 10:20

Most of the new street lights recently installed in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, do not work.

Eastern Cape woman arrested for allegedly stabbing brother to death

2017-03-22 12:21

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her brother to death in Dutywa, Eastern Cape police say.

We have no right to pull the country backwards - Zuma

2017-03-21 11:41

South Africans have no right to pull the country backwards, President Jacob Zuma has said at the unveiling of a memorial gravesite for Steve Biko in the Eastern Cape.

Smuts ton sets Warriors up for Knights win

2017-03-17 22:32

Jon-Jon Smuts struck a second successive century to script another vital win for the Warriors in their quest to reach the One-Day Cup playoffs.

Disabled 72-year-old trapped alone in her shack all day

2017-03-07 08:16

Beauty Qamata, 72, lost her legs to diabetes three years ago. She spends her days immobile, alone in her shack near Mdantsane, with no running water, no electricity, and no toilet.


Buffalo City ex-mayor in court on fraud charges

2017-04-25 19:10

A former Buffalo City metro mayor, four senior municipal employees and a local lawyer have appeared in the East London Magistrate's Court on fraud charges.

Long-awaited Porsche Parade returns to East London

2017-04-25 14:12

After a decade of waiting, the Porsche parade will be headed to the Eastern Cape later in April.

CSA concludes groundsmen's conference

2017-04-21 13:05

The annual Cricket South Africa (CSA) Groundsmen’s Conference has concluded after a comprehensive overview of the state of playing fields in the country.

Man arrested after allegedly raping girl on open field

2017-04-09 21:10

A man is expected to appear in the Centane Magistrate's Court after being arrested for allegedly dragging a 14-year-old girl to a field and raping her.

German tourist, 58, missing in Cape St Francis

2017-03-30 22:38

A National Sea Rescue Institute rescue team has been unable to find a 58-year-old German tourist believed to have been swept out to sea.

Knights, Warriors seek showdown with Titans

2017-03-24 17:16

The Knights and the Warriors will meet in the One-Day Cup Qualifier at the Mangaung Oval on Sunday looking to book a spot in the final against the Titans.

Never fear, you will get your grant money - Zuma

2017-03-21 14:37

President Jacob Zuma has used his Human Rights Day address to reassure the elderly and recipients of grants that they will get their money at the end of the month.

Warning that farmers may take law into their own hands over stock theft

2017-03-20 17:20

Stock theft is threatening to spiral out of control and there is a possibility that farmers will take the law into their own hands, the Eastern Cape Red Meat Producers' Organisation has warned.

Rain has the final say at Kingsmead

2017-03-10 21:56

Some outstanding batting from the Dolphins yielded no return as their One-Day Cup clash with the Warriors was rained out at Kingsmead.

Titans beat Warriors after collapse

2017-03-05 18:40

Henry Davids spearheaded a strong batting display that was key to lifting the Titans to victory over the Warriors in their One-Day Cup clash at Buffalo Park.

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