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Malema apologises to Mbeki’s mother

2014-04-13 10:35

EFF leader Julius Malema has apologised to former president Thabo Mbeki’s mother and to the people of the Eastern Cape for having helped recall the former president and for replacing him with “nothing”, says a report.

Eastern Cape miners get one-stop service centre

2014-04-07 19:10

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has opened a one-stop service centre in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, for former and present miners.

4 armed robbers arrested in Eastern Cape

2014-04-05 12:44

Four suspected armed robbers have been arrested in Dutywa following a robbery at a cafeteria, Eastern Cape police say.

Eastern Cape farmer, daughter shot

2014-04-03 22:34

A farmer and his daughter were shot and wounded in Maclear, Eastern Cape.

Legal Aid covers arson cases

2014-04-01 21:13

Legal aid is provided for people charged with arson, Legal Aid SA says.

WSU to break even - Nzimande

2014-03-25 18:41

The Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape had a break-even budget for 2014, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

Family in 2nd phase of mourning for Mandela

2014-03-24 08:05

The Mandela family has observed a second phase of mourning for former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

Fatal shark attack at Port St Johns

2014-03-22 20:57

Another fatal shark attack has taken place at Port St Johns’ notorious Second Beach.

We were high on drugs - Mpofu attackers

2014-03-17 21:01

Two men accused of assaulting human rights lawyer Dali Mpofu have told the East London Regional Court that they abused drugs and may not have been fully aware of what they were doing.

Buses set alight in Eastern Cape

2014-03-10 12:42

A case of malicious damage to property is being investigated after three buses were set alight in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, police say.

Dolphins push for victory

2014-03-08 21:51

The Dolphins have set up a final-day victory push in their Sunfoil Series clash against the Warriors at Buffalo Park.

Chetty, Van Wyk carry Dolphins

2014-03-06 19:34

Centuries by Cody Chetty and Morne van Wyk have carried the Dolphins on Day 1 of their Sunfoil series match against the Warriors.

2 appear for Mpofu stabbing

2014-02-24 21:25

Two men accused of robbing and stabbing lawyer Dali Mpofu have appeared in the East London Regional Court.

3 held for unlicensed firearms

2014-02-24 17:03

Eastern Cape police have arrested three men in Reeston, near East London, for the possession of unlicensed firearms.

Aiken wins Africa Open

2014-02-16 17:21

Thomas Aiken has holed a long birdie on the first play-off hole to maintain a South African monopoly of the Africa Open.

Hahn flies to lead Africa Open

2014-02-14 20:19

John Hahn has shot a superlative 61 to lead the Africa Open before bad light forced a suspension in play during the second round.

Mpofu attack 'a struggle over pants'

2014-02-13 13:04

Two men accused of attacking advocate Dali Mpofu have told the East London Regional Court it was not a robbery but a struggle over pants.

Walters has point to prove

2014-02-10 18:39

Justin Walters heads to East London Golf Club for this week's Africa Open still contemplating what could have been.

Cops held for stealing crime scene exhibits

2014-02-05 16:56

A police constable and a switchboard operator at the Mthatha police station have been arrested for allegedly stealing exhibits, say the Hawks.

MPs to visit Eastern Cape varsities, colleges

2014-02-04 14:09

MPs are set to visit universities and FET colleges in the Eastern Cape, Parliament's higher education portfolio committee says.

Former municipal officials arrested for fraud

2014-02-03 09:58

Four former municipal officials and 11 businesspeople have been arrested for alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering in an Eastern Cape municipality, according to the Hawks.

Bogus doctor held at Eastern Cape hospital

2014-02-01 09:18

A man claiming to be a doctor has been arrested after walking into a Mount Frere hospital and trying to treat patients, the Eastern Cape health department says.

IBO gives Joyi easy ride

2014-01-30 19:30

Nkosinathi Joyi has been handed an easy ride back to title prominence when he meets Filipino Rey Lorito in Monaco.

Man stabs wife after argument over matches

2014-01-28 13:21

A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, after an argument over matches.


Top SA singer's brother shot dead

2014-04-15 09:38

The brother of an award-winning singer Zahara's brother has been murdered, Eastern Cape police say.

Hawks probing theft from Mandela burial funds

2014-04-07 19:10

The Hawks are investigating reports that the girlfriend of an Eastern Cape ANC official received R350 000 from funds earmarked for the burial of former president Nelson Mandela.

Boats continue search for E Cape man

2014-04-06 14:00

The search for a 45-year-old St Francis Bay man continues after the man disappeared about 10km up Krom River, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Mantashe rally turns volatile - report

2014-04-04 09:31

The ANC has declined to comment on a report that ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe had to be protected by armed police officers when an election campaign in the Eastern Cape turned volatile.

Man appears for killing mother

2014-04-02 18:31

The case of a man accused of killing his 70-year-old mother has been postponed in the Centane Magistrate's Court, Eastern Cape.

WP crush Border Bulldogs

2014-03-29 08:17

Western Province have beaten the Border Bulldogs in their Vodacom Cup match at Buffalo City Stadium in East London.

Shark attack victim 'fought to the end'

2014-03-24 13:30

An elderly Austrian tourist who was killed in a shark attack at a beach in Port St Johns fought to the very end of his life, witnesses have said.

Mourning period for Mandela ends

2014-03-23 15:48

The family of former president Nelson Mandela have gathered at his ancestral home in Qunu for a traditional ritual to mark the end of their mourning period.

Eastern Cape boy shot by his friend

2014-03-22 14:05

A 7-year-old boy has been shot in the KwaNobuhle township, allegedly by his 12-year-old friend, Eastern Cape police say.

Port St Johns becomes a battle zone

2014-03-16 14:56

Port St Johns turned into a war zone after a shooting match between bank robbers, security guards and South African National Defence Force soldiers broke out, says a report.

Rain thwarts Dolphins

2014-03-09 16:06

Bad weather has prevented the Dolphins from administering the killer blow to the Warriors in their Sunfoil Series match.

Off-duty cop arrests tyre thief

2014-03-07 22:35

A 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car wheel and tyre in Butterworth.

Man hands himself in after killing cop

2014-03-03 07:40

A man has handed himself in after he killed an off-duty police officer following an argument, Eastern Cape police say.

Trial date set for Mandla Mandela

2014-02-24 19:29

Former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela will go on trial on a charge of assault in May.

Cop killer caught

2014-02-18 17:55

A man has been arrested in Elliot in the Eastern Cape in connection with the murder of a police officer. officer

Man gets 15yrs' for killing his daughter

2014-02-15 22:59

A man has been sentenced in the Butterworth Regional Court to 15 years imprisonment for killing his 15-year-old daughter when she allegedly refused to cook for him.

Santos grabs Africa Open lead

2014-02-13 19:54

Ricardo Santos has dominated in the windy afternoon conditions of round one at the Africa Open Golf Challenge.

Van Zyl eyeing another title

2014-02-12 20:01

Jaco Van Zyl says he hopes to improve on last year's performance when he tees up for the Africa Open Golf Challenge.

Police keep watch on municipal strikers

2014-02-05 20:22

Police were keeping an eye on striking municipal workers in East London after earlier violence, Eastern Cape police have said.

Eloff to coach Border Bulldogs

2014-02-05 14:25

Former Baby Boks, Lions and Boland coach Eugene "Loffie" Eloff will coach the Border Bulldogs in this year's Vodacom Cup.

Dead baby found in parent's bed

2014-02-03 17:29

An eight-month-old baby was found dead in her parents' bed in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape.

Finances at 4 metro municipalities a mess

2014-02-02 11:04

Four metropolitan municipalities have failed to achieve clean audits from the Auditor General in the past financial year.

Eastern Cape farm murder charge withdrawn

2014-01-30 22:15

Charges have been dropped against one of three people accused of killing a farmer in Rooipoort, Eastern Cape.

Aircraft missing in Eastern Cape

2014-01-30 17:00

A search has been launched for a single-seater light aircraft that went missing near Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.

3 held after Eastern Cape teen gunned down

2014-01-27 22:26

Eastern Cape police have arrested three men for allegedly shooting dead a 16-year-old youth near Mthatha.

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