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6-month promise on RDP houses stretches to 9 years and counting

2017-09-21 08:30

Nine years ago, families moved to Mdantsane on the understanding that RDP houses would be ready for them in six months. They are still living in container homes.

'Our government does not care about us - they only take care of wild animals'

2017-09-09 09:37

Residents of KwaGubevu Village near King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape accuse wild animals of destroying their crops and eating their livestock.

Theft case opened over student's R14m bonanza

2017-09-05 14:42

The police have confirmed they are investigating a case of theft in connection with the alleged overpayment of NSFAS funds to a Walter Sisulu University student.

Alleged Eastern Cape rapist chased by villagers

2017-09-03 19:03

An alleged rapist has been arrested in Mkhonjane Village in Butterworth after his victim alerted the community, who then chased and caught him, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

Eastern Cape Municipality requests military intervention to contain ongoing protest

2017-08-29 21:14

The Matatiele Municipality in the Eastern Cape has requested the deployment of the South African National Defence Force to the area after protest action.

Female sangoma executed, another wounded, dumped off cliff in East London

2017-08-23 18:04

A 54-year-old female sangoma, shot and left for dead in East London, crawled up a cliff she had been thrown from onto the main road in search of help, while her friend lay dead in the bushes below.

Couple’s newborn baby went missing from the hospital

2017-08-08 12:42

No sign of their baby nine years after it went missing at a hospital.

Parents, pupils shut down East London high school

2017-07-31 19:29

Parents and learners have shut down their East London school, after their requests to the Department of Education for scholar transport went unanswered.

Eastern Cape plans to buy less red meat from other provinces

2017-07-29 09:02

The Eastern Cape government intends to ensure that black farmers in red meat production become part of the country’s mainstream economy.

Family hopeful for answers following teen son's disappearance

2017-07-18 11:38

Four years after 15-year-old Liyabona Makana disappeared from a Phakamisa initiation school, his parents have asked police to reopen their investigation to find their missing son.


Ramaphosa invokes Madiba, Biko

2017-09-17 19:23

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has invoked the names of Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela in his address at the official opening of the Empilisweni HIV/Aids and orphans centre in Ndevana in the Eastern Cape.

Children in 2 households witness mothers', grandmother's murders

2017-09-06 19:53

An Eastern Cape village has been rocked by three murders within minutes of each other after two gunmen opened fire inside two homes in Centane.

'Show your R14m smile' - students to WSU student

2017-09-04 23:01

The student who made headlines after R14m was deposited into her student account, and of which she is said to have spent about R800 000, has fled for her life after students at a media conference in East London threatened to assault her.

WATCH: Moving truck fails to shake off looters

When 15-year-old Tom Kruger saw several men clambering about on the back of a moving truck, trying to loot its load, he decided to film the incident. Not in the hopes that it would go viral, but because he wanted the driver to have some proof that he tried his best to thwart them. Watch.

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Massive waves cause havoc along SA coast

2017-08-25 12:44

Abnormally high waves and rough swells off the South African coast wreaked havoc for several buildings with some people and animals getting caught up in the flurry.

Seven dead in Eastern Cape crash

2017-08-12 15:46

Seven people have died in an accident involving a bakkie on the N2 in the Eastern Cape near the town of Dutywa.

Macman quits boxing to serve schools

2017-08-06 06:06

Former South African featherweight champion Macbute “Macman” Sinyabi has hung up his boxing gloves to pursue the business of delivering stationery to schools.

Farmers in Eastern Cape village have to give their crops away

2017-07-29 22:06

About 35 maize farmers in Ngxingxolo Village, Mooiplaas, outside East London, say they can't sell their harvest and have been asking government for 10 years to help find them a market.

Official threatened me with old age home, says granny in leaking RDP house

2017-07-20 08:04

Elsie Dopholo, 75, of Unifound Location in Queenstown, says she has been threatened with being sent to an old age home if she does not shut up about her cracking and leaking RDP house.

Hawks boss demands apology from newspaper over 'sex scandal' article

2017-07-16 17:46

Acting Hawks head Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has demanded an apology from an Eastern Cape newspaper for publishing a story about a senior Hawks official involved in a so-called "sex scandal".

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