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Gale force winds to batter east coast

2014-08-22 12:23

Gale force winds are expected to batter the east coast spreading from Cape St Francis to Kei Mouth, the Eastern Cape provincial government warned.

Fire, strong winds warning for Eastern Cape

2014-08-18 11:36

The Eastern Cape provincial government has warned residents in certain parts of the province of strong winds and veld fires.

Eastern Cape man held over drugs

2014-08-11 18:51

Eastern Cape police have arrested a 26-year-old man found in possession of drugs in Bhisho.

AbaThembu king's son may accede to throne

2014-08-08 08:53

AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's 22-year-old son could succeed his father if the monarch is jailed over a 2009 culpable homicide conviction, according to a report.

7 in court for killing girl, 6, aunt, 41

2014-08-06 19:57

Seven people accused of killing a 6-year-old girl and her 41-year-old aunt appeared briefly in two groups in the Hankey Magistrate's Court, Eastern Cape police have said.

Winnie wants Mandela's Qunu home - report

2014-08-05 08:03

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is challenging Nelson Mandela's estate, seeking the rights to his home in Qunu, according to a report.

Man kills wife, self in Eastern Cape

2014-08-04 19:40

A man has allegedly shot his police constable wife dead and then killed himself at their home in Ezibeleni, near Queenstown.

E Cape govt feeds Mandela's dying cattle - report

2014-08-03 16:19

The Eastern Cape government fed starving cattle at former president Nelson Mandela's homestead in Qunu, the Sunday Times has reported.

Madonsela investigating Mandela funeral claims

2014-07-22 20:13

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating alleged corruption by Eastern Cape municipalities relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Ntini opens cricket academy

2014-07-22 17:30

Former Protea cricket legend Makhaya Ntini has officially opened the Makhaya Ntini Academy in Mdantsane, outside East London.

Man appears for rape, murder of teen

2014-07-21 15:34

An Eastern Cape man has appeared in the Willowvale Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping and killing a 14-year-old girl.

Media casts dark cloud over Mandela funeral - premier

2014-07-18 21:02

The media continues to "cast a dark cloud" over how the Eastern Cape leadership carried out the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, the office of Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

3 killed in Eastern Cape shoot-out

2014-07-16 16:54

Two suspected robbers and a resident have been killed during a shoot-out after a robbery in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape.

Three escape from Eastern Cape prison

2014-07-14 19:26

Three prisoners awaiting trial for murder have escaped from the Queenstown prison, the Eastern Cape correctional services department says.

Griffons ease past Border

2014-07-11 22:22

The visiting Griffons outplayed a game Border Bulldogs side in the pair's Currie Cup qualifier at Buffalo City Stadium in East London.

Man appears over initiates' deaths

2014-07-09 18:37

The case of a man charged with murdering two initiates he circumcised has been postponed in the Libode Magistrate's Court.

Clean sweep for Fourie in East London

2014-07-07 08:23

John Fourie dominated Round 4 of the 2014 South African Production Car championship that was raced in East London on July 5 - but it was a bumpty meeting....

Eastern Cape man held for rape

2014-07-05 22:23

An Eastern Cape man has been arrested for allegedly raping his former girlfriend in Teko Springs village in Centane.

Botched circumcision death toll rises

2014-07-04 22:37

Twenty-six boys have died since the start of the winter initiation season because of botched circumcisions.

Nun's alleged killers in court

2014-07-04 14:30

Two men accused of the murder of a Roman Catholic nun have appeared in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court.

Minister condemns illegal initiation schools

2014-07-03 14:03

Twenty-three initiates have died since the start of the winter initiation season because of botched circumcisions and 104 others have been admitted to hospitals for related injuries.

Eastern Cape education HOD suspended

2014-07-02 16:44

Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula has placed the head of department Mthunywa Ngonzo on precautionary suspension.

Parents blamed as 13 initiates die in Eastern Cape

2014-07-01 11:02

The Eastern Cape health department says 13 initiates have already died since the beginning of the winter initiation season, and has blamed parents for some of the problems.

Growing concern as initiates' death toll rises

2014-06-30 16:09

Ten initiates have died in the Eastern Cape since the beginning of the winter initiation season, the provincial health department says.

Overall-wearing EFF barred from legislature

2014-06-27 18:09

Economic Freedom Fighters members in the Eastern Cape legislature have been barred from the State of the Province address because they were wearing red overalls.


Fatal head-on collision on N2

2014-08-22 07:40

Two people died and four others were injured when two vehicles collided head-on on the N2 outside of Grahamstown.

Minister receives Eastern Cape land claim

2014-08-15 07:30

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has received a land claim from more than 170 000 households dispossessed of their land in the former Ciskei and Transkei.

Winnie should have approached elders - AbaThembu

2014-08-08 23:17

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela should have approached the elders in the AbaThembu before launching a claim on the estate of former president Nelson Mandela, the AbaThembu clan says.

Zuma not dethroning AbaThembu king - SACP

2014-08-06 21:12

President Jacob Zuma did not initiate moves to remove AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, the SA Communist Party in the Eastern Cape says.

No warrant of arrest for AbaThembu king

2014-08-06 10:47

No warrant of arrest has yet been issued for AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Eastern Cape police have said.

Man who accidently shot nephew granted bail

2014-08-04 19:40

An Eastern Cape man arrested after he allegedly shot dead his 18-year-old nephew by accident has been granted bail by the Dutywa Magistrate's Court.

4 held for killing girl, aunt

2014-08-04 16:35

Four people have been arrested for allegedly killing a 6-year-old girl and her 41-year-old aunt in the Eastern Cape.

Group of 10 wanted for killing Eastern Cape family

2014-07-28 11:43

Eastern Cape police say they are searching for a group of 10 people who allegedly killed three family members and burnt their homestead.

6 held for teen's death

2014-07-22 18:53

Six men have been arrested for allegedly stabbing a teenager to death in Bongweni, Mthatha.

Alleged nun killers denied bail

2014-07-21 18:02

Two men accused of the murder of a Roman Catholic nun have appeared in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court.

Mandela remains symbol of hope - Zuma

2014-07-18 21:02

President Jacob Zuma says former president Nelson Mandela remained a symbol of hope to South Africa as it celebrated his birthday.

Woman killed by pitbulls in E Cape

2014-07-18 15:50

Eastern Cape police say a woman has been killed by pitbulls in Baysville, East London while walking along a road.

Initiations becoming a 'money-making scheme'

2014-07-16 14:33

The number of initiates who have died in the Eastern Cape since the beginning of the winter initiation season has risen to 35, the province's health department says.

Teen, 17, arrested for raping woman

2014-07-14 16:51

A teenager has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted a man and raped the man's 23-year-old girlfriend, Eastern Cape police say.

Families have role in keeping initiates safe - premier

2014-07-09 21:07

Families and communities have a role to play in keeping initiates safe, Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

Eastern Cape initiates' deaths on the rise

2014-07-08 18:37

The number of initiates who have died in the Eastern Cape since the beginning of the winter initiation season has risen to 25.

Police search for hijacked man

2014-07-06 08:01

An Eastern Cape man has been hijacked in New Look village in Butterworth.

4 in court for illegal circumcisions

2014-07-05 10:00

Four people have appeared in the Libode Magistrate's Court in the Eastern Cape in connection with illegal circumcisions, the National Prosecuting Authority has said.

Eagles soar past Bulldogs

2014-07-04 21:31

The Border Bulldogs remain winless after four Currie Cup qualifying matches after losing to SWD Eagles.

4 men held for illegal cycad possession

2014-07-03 22:32

Four men have been arrested in Jansenville, Eastern Cape, for illegal possession of cycads with an estimated value of R170 000.

Alleged nun killers to apply for bail

2014-07-02 20:41

Two men accused of murdering an 82-year-old Roman Catholic nun did not appear as scheduled in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court.

Report details Mandela funeral overspending

2014-07-02 09:19

An East London company was paid R49 000 to supply cleaning and sanitary materials for the funeral of Nelson Mandela in December last year, it has been reported.

Man to appear in court for killing robber

2014-06-28 20:45

An Eastern Cape man will appear in court for killing a man who he caught stealing in his house.

Eastern Cape man in court for raping woman

2014-06-26 07:19

A 20-year-old man has appeared in the Bityi Periodical Court for allegedly raping a 59-year old woman while she was on her way home from a relative’s house.

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